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Category: SAT Book Reviews

Chris Lele

Best SAT Books 2016 – 2017 | Book Reviews

By this point, all the big test prep book publishers (I’m talking College Board, Princeton Review, Kaplan, and Barron’s) have released a book for the redesigned SAT. But not all New SAT prep books are created equal: some you’ll want to use in their entirety (though only a few), others you’ll want to use only […]

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Thomas Broderick

How to Use the College Board Blue Book for New SAT Prep

The College Board Blue Book is nearly 800 pages long. In this article, learn how to make it a valuable study aide in getting ready for the SAT!

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Chris Lele

Best SAT Books 2016 – 2017

SAT Expert, Chris Lele, reviewed the best SAT prep books on the market to come up with his annual list of Best SAT Prep Books. Save yourself some time and money by reading this post before heading to Amazon!

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Myka Yamasaki

Book Recommendation for SAT Vocab

Studying vocab isn’t really fun. Studying for SAT vocab is especially boring. Trust me, I hardly found any dry vocab book enticing. However, if you want to score well on the SAT reading sections you will want to challenge yourself to learn some fancier vocabulary. Given this reality, I have found the perfect set of books. Drum roll please… Vocabulary Cartoons Word Power I and II!!!!

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Chris Lele

The Princeton Review—11 Practice Tests for the SAT

Overview Unlike most of the other SAT prep books on the market, The Princeton Review’s 11 Practice Tests for the SAT and PSAT is not about strategies and test tips—it’s simply about questions. Lots of them. So if you bought this book, you are probably wondering how accurate these questions are, and how well they […]

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Margarette Jung

Free Video Explanations: SAT Blue Book, 2nd Edition’s Practice Test #1

Hi, all! We just recorded video explanations for every question in Practice Test #1 of the 2nd Edition SAT Blue Book! You can find all of the videos here. Let us know how you like them (and whether you’d like us to record more of these) by commenting below :). Happy studying! 🙂

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Chris Lele

Barron’s SAT

Overview: Dense, vast, and comprehensive, Barron’s SAT is to test prep what the dictionary is to vocabulary. It’s got everything you need (and some stuff you don’t). Yet, when all (and there’s a lot!) is said in done, Barron’s may not be the most efficient—or pleasant—way to prep for the SAT. First, there is Barron’s […]

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Chris Lele

Book Review – Insider’s Complete Guide to SAT Vocabulary

Even I—SAT vocabulary teacher—have bad memories when it comes to learning SAT Vocabulary. I was probably in the 9th grade when my Dad told me to go into my room and memorize this long list of words; I could only come out when I learned them all. It took awhile (I could come out for […]

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Chris Lele

Review: PWN the SAT – Math Guide

We rarely know the face behind an SAT test prep book. Big name companies will slap their name on the cover without ever giving us a sense of who exactly the contributor(s) were. Are they perfect SAT scorers? Do they have years of experience refining the techniques they trumpet between the covers? One might argue, […]

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Rita Neumann

New SAT Book Reviews

With so many SAT Prep Books on the market these days, it can be time-consuming (and very expensive) finding one or two that you like. Now that the College Board is revamping the SAT, many of the SAT prep book offerings that are known and loved are about to be come completely outdated. The redesigned […]

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