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How to Get a Perfect Score Q&A

Posted by Suniti Mathur on Mon, Feb 26, 2018

TestRocker holds free live events all year around. We present on tips, strategies and special SAT & ACT information. Most events are geared towards students while some are geared towards parents. See our entire list of upcoming events. Each live event has a set amount of time for a Q&A.  Below is the summary of the Q&A for our most recent live event How to Get a Perfect Score.

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Is it easier to get a perfect score on the SAT or ACT?

It’s hard to say, because they are two very different tests. For example, there is more reading on the SAT, while the ACT gives you more of a chance to show off your quantitative skills. The best way to know which test you’ll do better on is to take our 5-minute propensity quiz. It can be a good idea to take both, especially if you are applying to highly competitive schools. To learn read more about the differences and which one may be easier you can read this article. 

When have you taken the test too many times?

We recommend that you don’t take the test more than 3 times. There are other important aspects of your application that you need to focus on, namely your GPA and your essays.

Should I take the SAT again if I've already scored 1500?

A 1500 is a great score, but it can’t hurt to take it again. You can take a look at what you got wrong and see if you can’t do even better. Colleges will like that you put in the extra effort. If this is you then you should watch the entire How to Get a Perfect Score Seminar.

When should I study for the SAT/ACT?

Focus on your grades first. Then worry about your test scores. TestRocker is designed for the busy students who have small pockets of time, even if it’s just 15 minutes a day. Regular practice is the name of the game. You can try it out for free here. 

Can I ask the teacher questions on TestRocker?

Yes! Click on the “Community” tab to ask a question, and you’ll get an email response within 24 hours. You also have live access to our teacher every Tuesday during our Live Practice Classes.

Do Ivy League schools require perfect test scores?

The best thing to do is to go to the school’s admissions website and look at the distribution of scores of the admitted class from the previous years. Obviously, the higher the better, but admissions committees may make exceptions for truly exceptional students, even if they have lower scores.

Can an average score become an awesome score?

TestRocker’s average score increase is 4 points on the ACT and 180 points on the SAT. If you’re an average scorer because of test-taking skills, we’ll help you conquer that.

Is it true that the SAT can get harder in different months?

To some extent, yes, because you are competing with the other people who are taking the test. So if you’re taking the test during less popular months, like in the summer, you have an advantage. However, the difference is so minimal, that this should not be your deciding factor. You should take the test when you feel ready.

Is there a point at which you can’t improve your score anymore?

If you have enough time to practice and you are using an effective tool, there is no reason you can’t get a perfect score. However, there are practical reasons you should not take the test more than 3 times, most importantly that you need to allocate your time to other aspects of your application.

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Can you talk about stress management?

The best way to alleviate stress is to know what’s going to be on the test, practice your weaknesses, manage your time, take the test multiple times, and pay special attention to the reading section.

We have an article about test taking anxiety. In this you will find more tips on how to manage your anxiety for test day.

If I’m running out of time, can I answer more questions quickly and correctly?

This is a bad strategy if you’re trying to get a perfect score. You want to try to get these harder questions correctly, so make sure you allocate your time properly according to the level of difficulty.

Does TestRocker have anything for the essay?

Yes! First of all, do not see the essay question as optional. We show you examples of the essays that score well and then let you practice. You can submit 2 practice essays, and then we give you handwritten feedback within 2 business days.

What is a decent score for SAT subject tests?

Usually a 700 or above shows that you know the subject well. It is best to take the subject tests right after you’ve covered the material in school. Choose the tests you are going to take wisely—subjects that you are strong in and are taking higher-level classes in. For example, preparing for an AP exam is also great preparation for the SAT subject test in the same subject. Just take the SAT subject tests once, as they don’t superscore and you won’t have enough test attempts. Because the SAT subject tests cover material you’ve learned in school, you will be less nervous and are more likely to do well with just one attempt.

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If you have more questions, send us an email at contactus@testrocker.com.

Tags: For Students, For Counselors, sat, act, International Students

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Suniti is the creator of TestRocker, an online learning platform that helps you unlock your dream SAT and ACT scores. TestRocker is based on Suniti’s highly successful and proven method of teaching students how to maximize their SAT and ACT scores, a method she has perfected through tutoring thousands of students globally for more than a decade. 

TestRocker is a one of a kind online SAT/ACT program that empowers students to take control of their test preparation. After taking our diagnostic test a customized study plan, individualized to students' strengths/weaknesses, allows them to track progress as they work through the program. Each of the 1,200 SAT & 2000 ACT questions on TestRocker are accompanied by video explanations from Suniti. Parents are able to track their child’s progress through biweekly reports.

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