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 […]
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!
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!
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!!!!
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 […]
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! 🙂
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]