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000ike
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9/15/2012 6:40:06 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
What are some good prep books for the SAT? Please don't mention anything by College Board (all their books are crappy)
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9/18/2012 2:32:55 PM
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Take a practice test every weekend: http://www.amazon.com...

Get the "SAT Vocab Cards" iPhone App by Lucidifi. It is addicting, fun, and you can use it anywhere you go.

Get the SAT Subject Test Math Level 1 book. It explains every concept necessary in mathematics in a clear and concise format: http://www.amazon.com...

That's what I did, and I scored a 2150, with a 760 in math (missing 2 questions). Take a practice test every week (or twice a week), keep up on your vocabulary, write constantly, and explore mathematic concepts. If I knew this when I was your age, I probably would have scored 2300+.

P.S. Barrons sucks balls.
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9/18/2012 8:11:00 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 9/18/2012 2:32:55 PM, Wallstreetatheist wrote:
Take a practice test every weekend: http://www.amazon.com...

Get the "SAT Vocab Cards" iPhone App by Lucidifi. It is addicting, fun, and you can use it anywhere you go.

Get the SAT Subject Test Math Level 1 book. It explains every concept necessary in mathematics in a clear and concise format: http://www.amazon.com...

That's what I did, and I scored a 2150, with a 760 in math (missing 2 questions). Take a practice test every week (or twice a week), keep up on your vocabulary, write constantly, and explore mathematic concepts. If I knew this when I was your age, I probably would have scored 2300+.

P.S. Barrons sucks balls.

thanks, people usually say that Barrons has the most and hardest practice tests, but Princeton Review has the best explanations and teaching. How many years/months/weeks did you start studying before you took the test?
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9/18/2012 8:35:48 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 9/18/2012 8:11:00 PM, 000ike wrote:
At 9/18/2012 2:32:55 PM, Wallstreetatheist wrote:
Take a practice test every weekend: http://www.amazon.com...

Get the "SAT Vocab Cards" iPhone App by Lucidifi. It is addicting, fun, and you can use it anywhere you go.

Get the SAT Subject Test Math Level 1 book. It explains every concept necessary in mathematics in a clear and concise format: http://www.amazon.com...

That's what I did, and I scored a 2150, with a 760 in math (missing 2 questions). Take a practice test every week (or twice a week), keep up on your vocabulary, write constantly, and explore mathematic concepts. If I knew this when I was your age, I probably would have scored 2300+.

P.S. Barrons sucks balls.

thanks, people usually say that Barrons has the most and hardest practice tests, but Princeton Review has the best explanations and teaching. How many years/months/weeks did you start studying before you took the test?

which is why you go with Barron. I studied a few months before studying for the test.

The math section is pretty easy to study for. Same with writing section. The reading section though seems to a section that's more difficult to study for, especially vocab words. I guess the trick to the SAT reading is to read more bookds that are also difficult to read. However note that difficult reads =/= old english books (like shakespeare). That's just difficult to read because the langauge and grammar is different from modern day language.
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9/19/2012 9:16:38 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 9/18/2012 8:11:00 PM, 000ike wrote:
At 9/18/2012 2:32:55 PM, Wallstreetatheist wrote:
Take a practice test every weekend: http://www.amazon.com...

Get the "SAT Vocab Cards" iPhone App by Lucidifi. It is addicting, fun, and you can use it anywhere you go.

Get the SAT Subject Test Math Level 1 book. It explains every concept necessary in mathematics in a clear and concise format: http://www.amazon.com...

That's what I did, and I scored a 2150, with a 760 in math (missing 2 questions). Take a practice test every week (or twice a week), keep up on your vocabulary, write constantly, and explore mathematic concepts. If I knew this when I was your age, I probably would have scored 2300+.

P.S. Barrons sucks balls.

thanks, people usually say that Barrons has the most and hardest practice tests, but Princeton Review has the best explanations and teaching. How many years/months/weeks did you start studying before you took the test?

Yeah, I used Princeton review for my AP tests, on which I scored mostly 4's and 5's, but I scored one 3 :(

I started studying about four months before. I mostly did math studying because I wanted to get a perfect score in that category. I was pretty confident in my English ability, so I only did those sections in the practice tests every other weekend. I used to rip out a practice test from the princeton review book every other school day, and take the math sections during free time until the problem types were like second nature to me. I was scoring 720+ on every math section, and soon started scoring perfects and 790's every time. Moral of the story: practice yourass off.

Make it a quest to get over 720 on every section, and compete with yourself.

Also, here's a great grammar workbook I used: http://www.amazon.com...

Good luck, bro.
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