I am in your shoes. I started in the 130's, bought a book, started working each question slowly, untimed as everyone says (BTW that is great advice they gave) and took a timed practice test
and got a 151. Since I know that I am old, I don't try to make excuses for that, some people are just good at this test, some aren't. Age could really only factor in if we didn't recently go back to school at the same time the younger kids are graduating. If you were out of school for a long time, that would make it tough, but not impossible. It's been 3 weeks since I got the 151, and haven't took a timed test since. I am still working on problem areas. If there is a question you just don't get, even if it is explained to you in a book, post it on the BBS, everybody does it, and everybody likes to answer them. You'll be fine if you take your time. If you are constantly not understanding WHY you got them wrong and WHY you got them right, then you are in trouble. That's what happened to me, and i am getting closer every day. Good luck Also, it maybe too late, but there are some real good prep courses out there, cost about a grand, but you can try that too if there are any left before the OCT. test. I knwo some weekend crash courses are still available.