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Sasha Banks, Tutoring students for SAT since a decade.


Answered Jun 7

First and foremost, signup at Unacademy. There are a LOT of topics related to CAT
that are covered there. Now, following are the books I recommend for SAT.

1. The Ocial SAT Study Guide, 2018 Edition

Get a copy of this wonderful book. I suggest all SAT aspirants to grab a copy of this
book rst and foremost.

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The ocial practice tests (8 in number) in this book are extremely valuable.
(Although I will reveal that the practice sets are also available on Khan Academy). But
then I still recommend this book. The prime reason is that students should take
practice tests using pencil and paper because that is how the SAT is administered.

Please note that this book does not contain answer keys and scoring curves. You will
have to take a photo of your bubble sheet and use an app to calculate your score, or
view the answer keys and scoring curves on the College Board web-site to calculate
your score by hand.

2. Barron's NEW SAT, 28th Edition

Another excellent book, highly recommended!

This book contains:

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A diagnostic test and four full-length practice tests with all questions
answered and explained

An overview of the SAT, an explanation of the tests scoring method, and


study advice

Test-taking tactics for the exam as a whole, and special strategies for each
part of the test

Subject reviews covering all of the sections on the new test

Detailed instruction in writing the optional SAT essay

This is a comprehensive book for the SAT, and is highly recommended.

3. SAT Premier 2017 with 5 Practice Tests - Kaplan

This is another good choice for SAT preparation. You can opt for this book from
Kaplan, or the book from Barron mentioned above, but I would not really advise
buying them both.

Word of warning--the online tests included "with" this book are ONLY available online
and cannot be retrieved in full (just question by question) or downloaded. When
practicing to take a test, it is very important to take it in the same format and the SAT
is still a paper test, so making the majority of these practice tests only available online
is counter-intuitive to the process. This is the exact reason I recommended the rst
book as a must-buy for all serious SAT aspirants.
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Huzefa Kapadia, Private tutor for the SAT; scored 1540 (800 math) on the
May 2016 SAT

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There is one book that stands above the rest on all counts: The College Boards Ocial
SAT Study Guide.

It contains ocial test questions from the makers of the test, and comes with 4
practice tests. When I took the actual test back in May, I was pleasantly surprised to
nd that the real test was very similar to what I found in the Study Guide. Start with
this book, and once you make your way through these problems, then you can explore
other reseources.

Best of luck.

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Saurin Pandya, Founder, Readyum.com


Answered Jan 9, 2016

Collegeboard's own book is usually the best out there. If the past is any guide, it will
remain in that position compared to other private-publishers' books. The primary
reasons CB books are "good" are that:

1. They closely resemble actual tests

2. CB material is of high quality - i.e. the questions and problems are stated
precisely, without any errors or ambiguities. They must spend a whole
bunch of money, time and research to make sure their questions are properly
worded.

Generally, Barron's books are harder than CB's. So far, Barron's rst New SAT book
seems to be getting some ak for repeating math questions from the old SAT. Though
you should read the author's explanation as well on Amazon.

After that, there are whole bunch of books whose "goodness" (diculty level, or
ability to mimic/represent actual tests closely) will have to be proven over time.

By the way, when one asks for "good" books - there is an implied assumption that one
does not have time to practice all the books. While I do not disagree with this
approach, I would recommend the following approach for a serious student of SAT:

1. Take one College Board test initially as a diagnostic. Fully timed.

2. Then do other books. Reserve remainder of CB for the end. I generally ask
my students to use Barron's - because they are dicult, they act like a boot
camp to train you with hard problems.

3. Do 2-3 other books as well. I know people have denite opinions about
specic books - which ones are good, which ones are a waste of time etc. But,
in my opinion, one can benet from all books. Essentially, these dierent
books can expose you to a whole variety of problems, passages and essays.

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That improves your versatility and makes you thick-skinned - i.e. you will not
be shocked or surprised by any new stu they throw at you in the actual test.

4. For last few weeks, go back to the College Board tests you had skipped. If you
have worked hard in the interim, you will see your CB score has improved.
Plus, going back to CB book at the end will acclimatize you with their specic
diculty level and so you will feel at home when you take the actual test.

All this works, of course, if you are able to carve out serious daily/weekly time for
SAT. You have to treat SAT prep seriously and devote some daily work to it over
months. How long it takes you to get to your goal depends on where you are starting
from, how intensely you work and how carefully you record and eliminate your
errors. Once you begin practicing, don't stop until the day before the test. Otherwise ,
your scores might fall o and you will have to work even harder to get the scores back
up.

Oh and one nal point: in my experience, it is ALWAYS better to rst clean up your
fundamentals before jumping into practice. If you have forgotten Algebra, Geometry,
grammar, reading, rhetorical analysis etc - then, in the long term, it would be much
more ecient for you to brush up on all that before you begin practice.

Good luck!

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Sydney DeVore, studied at 11th Grade Homeschooler, Has Taken ACT/SAT,


SAT Subject Tests, and APS
Answered Jun 10

Thanks so much for giving me my rst A2A!

The Ocial SAT Study Guide, 2018 Edition is an absolute must have. It is the only
book created by the publishers of the SAT and contains the only ocial practice tests.
You can get other guides from Barrons, Princeton Review or Kaplan. (Barrons is my
favorite.) These books all have made-up SATs that are great for practice, but inferior
to the real College Board Tests. If you are doing pretty well (above 1400) you may want
to get SAT Elite 1600: For the Redesigned 2016 Exam or Barron's SAT 1600: Revised
for the NEW SAT , to provide extra information to take your scores even higher.

Khan Academy also has excellent free resources that are online.

Hope this helps! Good Luck!

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Pranav Dave, Grad student. Writes about GRE, GMAT, SAT, ACT etc
Answered Nov 3, 2016

Here is my list from Gregurublog .

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The Ocial SAT Study Guide (2016 Edition) | Best Seller

It is one of the best SAT prep book, It includes four full length practice test as per the
new SAT exam. It is written by test makers of the actual SAT exam.

Barrons New SAT (28th Edition)

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Jerusha Wall, founder of prepACTSAT.com, experienced SAT tutor


Answered Sep 8, 2016

The College Boards book which contains 4 practice tests. You can also get the exact
same tests online here, plus two extra: SAT Practice Tests

If you want to buy a book for additional practice, Barrons, McGraw Hill, Kaplan and
Princeton Review generally publish decent quality resources. My favourite of those is
usually Barrons.

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Nishant Todi, 1490 (99th NR percentile)


Answered Dec 20, 2016

Best SAT Prep Books 2016 (Updated for New SAT)

The 10 Best SAT Books Recommended for SAT Prep

Go through these links. They have a well curated list. I am appearing for my SAT this
january and found these books personally insightful and extremely helpful. You dont
need to purchase them all; only those that suit your study type well. All of them can
be found on Online Shopping: Shop Online for Mobiles, Books, Watches, Shoes and
More but you need to place the order keeping 13 weeks in hand for the shipping.

Best of luck preparing for the SAT.

Cheers.

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Steigen Stern, Yeah, I know a lot about the SAT.


Answered Aug 9, 2016

For SAT prep, I would stick to these books:

1. Barrons new SAT by Ira K. Wolf and Sharon Green

2. The Princeton Reviews Cracking the New SAT

3. The Princeton Reviews Elite 1600

4. College Boards The Ocial SAT Study Guide

Note: I have not personally tried The Princeton Reviews Elite 1600, but I have read
several other Princeton Review books and they seemed to be written very well.

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Brandon Na, worked for 3 of the Top Test Prep cos in China
SanLiEducation.com.hk
Answered Jul 25, 2016

I wrote another post addressing a related question (Brandon Na's answer to What are
the top SAT prep books to use?)

However, if I had to answer only one book, it would be the OG (ocial guide) or what
it's been called in the past, the blue book.

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It has a brief primer all the subjects covered and will always have the most
comprehensive set of practice tests on the market that represent real questions -
which is why all the other books pale in comparison.

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