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u/IamChurchill · 3 pointsr/Sat

Hey you can use any or all of the below mentioned resources:


  1. Khan Academy; Official partner of the College Board. It consists of videos & questions related to each & every section of the SAT Test with detailed explanations & performance tracking. And it's totally free!
  2. UWorld; This websites boasts of having a collection of more than 1800+ questions. with detailed explanation, detailed rationales for incorrect answers, performance tracking, vivid illustrations, track time to improve your speed, compare your results to peers and a lot more. PAID.
  3.; Offers multidimensional online instruction for the SAT. In addition to it also offers course-by-course basis preparation. It covers about 3,000 real SAT questions in 200 hours of video instruction. Although I don't have an experience with this site but it's highly appreciated by other test takers. PAID.


  • Mathematics: Personally I don't fine this section on SAT abstruse so I think following books are more than enough to ace the SAT-Maths section;

  1. The College Panda's SAT Math: Advanced Guide and Workbook for the New SAT; The best thing about this book is that it focuses on every particular section of SAT making it easy to comprehend & more helpful than the books that randomly talks about all the topics at once. Practice questions are incredible and are backed-up with Nielson's very simple & easy to understand answers & explanations. Also, there is a Website and any errors made in printing are mentioned on it.
  2. The College Panda's 10 Practice Test For The SAT Math; Running out of Practice test? Want something more? Well this book has some relatively realistic versions of the SAT's mathematics sections (both calculator and no-calculator).
  3. PWN The SAT: Math Guide; Still not satisfied with your SAT preparation? Longing for something more? When you're done with this book you'll be able to approach the SAT with confidence - very few questions will surprise you, and even fewer will be able to withstand your withering attacks.

  • Writing:

  1. The Ultimate Guide To SAT Grammar, 4th Ed; It isn't about drilling as most of them (books) are. It's about the philosophy of the SAT. Author backs up her advice with relevant questions from Khan Academy in each chapter & provides comprehensive coverage of all the grammar & rhetoric tested on the redesigned SAT Writing & Language Test. Two things that you'd miss - lack of enough practice questions & its overpricing (Especially for International Students). She had a Website where you can look-up for Errata & other college related information. You'll also get a practice question each day prepared by Erica herself!
  2. The Ultimate Guide To SAT Grammar WB, 4th Ed; Fall short on practice questions? Need something to execute what you've learned so far? This accompanying workbook to The Ultimate Guide to SAT® Grammar contains six full-length tests in redesigned SAT format, each accompanied by thorough explanations designed to reinforce the concepts and strategies covered in the main grammar book.
  3. The College Panda's SAT Writing: Advanced Guide & WB, 2nd Ed; This one is truly geared towards the student aiming for the perfect score. It leaves no stones unturned. It has clear explanations of all the tested SAT grammar rules, from the simplest to the most obscure, tons of examples to illustrate each question type and the different ways it can show up, hundreds of drills and practice questions to help you master the concepts and a lot more. AND, THREE PRACTICE TESTS.

  • Reading: Probably the "hardest-to-score" section on the SAT test.

  1. The Critical Reader, 3rd Edition; Intended to clearly and systematically demystify what is often considered the most challenging section of the SAT, this book provides a comprehensive review of the reading skills tested on the redesigned exam for students who are serious about raising their scores. Meltzer's explanations and tricks are very descriptive and include hints to easily discern the correct answer through process of elimination. Major drawback? Well, it lacks enough practice questions & is highly overpriced!

  • ESSAY: For this section I'd say Khan Academy + these 2 books are more than enough. If you work with these modestly I guarantee you can easily achieve a perfect score on SAT Essay;

  1. The College Panda's SAT Essay; The writer covers all of the main facets of the new SAT Essay, including the scoring, structure and key elements of a rhetorical analysis, combined with more strategic advice regarding such topics as paragraph structure, transitions, vocabulary usage, length, writing speed, quotations, examples, and the elements of persuasion. Author's high-scoring essay from the May 2016 exam is included where he shares everything from what he did right as well as the subtle things he initially missed.
  2. SAT Vocabulary: A New Approach; Covers key vocabulary for the Reading Test, Writing and Language Test, and Essay. This book offers an approach that is aligned with the new SAT’s focus on vocabulary in context. The concluding chapter on the Essay is short but outstanding. The chapter features a particularly helpful presentation on 6 persuasive devices, a list of 25 top Essay vocabulary words, and best of all a real Level 24 essay written by a real student on the November 2016 SAT.

    Hope this helps. If liked, please don't forget to up-vote. And all the best for your preparation and test.
u/darnforgotmypassword · 11 pointsr/Sat
  1. Khan Academy

    Nothing can substitute for pure experience. With the exception of reading, after a while you start to see patterns and trends and those help a large amount. Since you have all summer try that study planner gimmick that they have now (it wasn't available before I took the test) and connect your recent SAT with the Khan Academy webpage for personalized review. The best thing is that it is free.


    This was the first thing I used, and I found the practice tests very useful. The review sections can be useful if you've forgot how to do certain things (grammar rules and math formulas) but I mostly used it for the practice tests. The practice tests on here will be the best representation of the questions that you'll find on the actual test, and vastly outclasses those of other testing companies. However apparently the practice tests can now be found on the Khan academy website so I guess that makes this obsolete.


    Like a lot of people I got absolutely massacred on the english section due to the obscure pedantic of the language. Now, I'm pretty sure no one else has recommended this (Erica Meltzer seems to be popular but I've never heard of her until now) but it's short, sweet, and to the point. It brought me from clueless to missing 0 on the last writing and english section. I would start with this book because it is very eye opening, then progress on by applying the knowledge during practice tests.


    A beast with 8 practice tests, enough to keep you busy for a while. The downside is that there is no "review section," or a section where they go over strategies and other things. Personally, I find that refreshing because those sections are generally useless and it's often better to developed your own strategies by repeatedly taking practice tests. The practice tests were generally well designed but there were some parts that were bad prep, but take this with a grain of salt since I had a very early version.


    Ahh, the good ol' Barrons book. The only reason I bought this is because I ran out of practice tests. I bought the very first version actually, so personally I thought the practice tests weren't very well designed. Even more coincidentally, I used to attend an ACT class taught by one of the authors (which I felt was a waste of time, the class). Personally would only use it for the practice test but there's some other goodies in it if you have time.


    Overall, 1.3k with no prep is very good overall, placing you well above the national average. But that also means that you have a lot of room to grow, and grow you should. Honestly, for most people there's no substitution for hard work (aka repeatedly taking practice tests) and I really would not recommend to push studying back any further. So:

    Make a study schedule using Khan academy
    Force yourself to follow the Schedule

    Start with the short passages, like where they give you 10 to 15 minute sections of questions to do, to get yourself adjusted. Then, after you're getting a good feel, you can move on to the practice tests. I would:

    Start with an official practice test (from Collegeboard)
    Do some ones from other misc. test providers. (1 -3)
    Do another official practice test
    Do some misc tests.

    Before your test you should take one last official test. The reason for alternating these tests is because while the tests created by the other providers can be useful, they are generally not the most accurate representations.


    I guess one thing I have not addressed is how to utilize the feedback from practice tests effectively. If you already know then skip this part. It goes something like this.

    Take a whole test (or a section, but I generally take a whole test)

    Go back and grade it

    Check answers

    Go back and try to figure out how you got the answer wrong WITHOUT looking at the explanations given by the book (because those frankly mostly suck) and if you still can't figure out what's wrong then go and check.

    Make a mental note to never make a similar mistake

    Make a similar mistake

    All jokes aside though the most helpful thing is to try and figure out by yourself why someone may not have been right, rather than rely on the explanations of the book, for the book may not think the way that you think. However, there are some grammar rules which you just have to know.

    Another thing I use is a question mark system, where I put question marks on my answer sheet near problems which I'm not sure of. It goes like this

    ? = educated guess

    ?? = a lot less education in the guess

    ??? = wtf

    Generally I would get about ~70% of ?'s right and ~40% of ??'s right and about ~25% of ???'s right. More importantly, I always go back and look at them regardless of whether I got them right or wrong, either to reinforce my thinking (if it was correct) or try to change it (if it was wrong).

    With enough practice tests, you can actually start graphing your progress and see which areas you need to improve.


    If this task seems daunting, that's because it is, and the fact that 50% of the nation get's below an 1000 proves it. But, it's the fact that everyone else sucks that makes getting a good score so much more rewarding, imagine what a 1600 would be worth if everyone got one (I didn't, just to tell you right now). As long as you work hard and put your heart into it I think that you have a lot of potential to succeed :)

    Also, sorry for the awful formatting and the wall of text.


    tl;dr study hard
u/asiandad1010 · 7 pointsr/Sat

I really respect the time and effort you are putting into studying for the SAT. That is quite a number of practice tests you have completed.

To bump up that reading, I highly recommend Erica Meltzer's SAT Critical Reading (2nd Edition). It's been an outstanding book for many to bump up that score. I find her to be a very outstanding author.

If grammar/writing seems to be the issue, fortunately, Erica Meltzer offers a book covering this topic! Link to her 3rd edition grammar. To reiterate, Erica Meltzer is an outstanding author who really uncovers tips to score high for SAT.

As for math, your best option is College Panda's SAT Math Workbook. I have heard great reviews about this book and I am looking to purchase this book, too. This book should really help you for the math section.

I hope you find these options helpful. You should continue to use Khan Academy daily for general practice on the three categories.
Always remember, quality over quantity. A person that practiced with 4 tests could outperform a person that practiced with 21 tests. I appreciate your studying and wish you the best luck to improve your great score!

u/cd_0819 · 5 pointsr/Sat

hmm so you’re pretty evenly split there. 41 days may not seem like a lot, but it is plenty of time for a large improvement if you study well and consistently. i can’t truly predict any one number since i don’t know you or your work ethic/capabilities but i’ll try and give u some tips for each section to maximize ur time before the august test :)

math: if you haven’t already, purchase the college panda SAT math book ( The College Panda's SAT Math: Advanced Guide and Workbook for the New SAT ). it’s truly a godsend. work through this entire book over the course of around two weeks, highlighting, taking notes in the margins, and doing EVERY PRACTICE PROBLEM. you’ll see significant results right away. use khan academy to practice individual problem types if you still have trouble after using this book (i swear this book & uworld — which is sadly no longer free but if you can afford it it’s a great resource — got me -0M)

Writing: you really need to get a strong foundation in “standard” american english grammar. i put standard in quotes cuz college board keeps its own grammar rules and likes them a distinct way. all of the rules you need to know (as well as helpful tips for the other section) i learned from the SAT black book ( SAT Prep Black Book: The Most Effective SAT Strategies Ever Published ). again, highlight and take notes in the margins and read through a couple of the walkthroughs this book provides

Reading: this is the toughest to improve in, but not impossible. really work on math and writing before attempting to tackle this section. if you don’t know this already, the best advice any person on this sub can give you for this section is that THE ANSWER IS ALWAYS IN THE PASSAGE, AND IS 100% SUPPORTED BY THE PASSAGE AND CAN BE BACKED UP WITH EVIDENCE FROM THE PASSAGE. that being said, CB is a nasty bitch that excels at making tricky answers that readers with poor comprehension skills tend to choose. this is best remedied by reading a lot in your free time, specifically high level texts

u/DrRoger1960 · 4 pointsr/Sat

Your son is at the right age to prepare for the SAT. The sidebar contains recommended resources, based on a survey of r/SAT users, and I would recommend that you consider each of them. Some of the best resources are free, and some of the best are paid. Some students do better with interactive online resources, while others like working from a book. The two of you should decide, but here are our recommendations:

"The resources provided in these lists are ones that are highly and regularly recommended by the community. Refer to the survey link below for more information on resources"


>Large-scale data analysis of the community including average test and practice test scores, recommended resources, hours studied and improvement, etc.
10 official practice tests + 10 additional real tests from QAS dates. This link contains every SAT practice test that can be found on this subreddit
Khan Academy's SAT page
Dr. Roger's Math Neighborhood has video explanations to each question on the official practice tests, some QAS tests, as well as math 1 and 2
Official SAT discord
CollegeBoard's Daily Practice for the New SAT available on the App Store or Google Play


>UWorld question bank with 2400+ questions and explanations has video explanations to each question on 20 official practice tests and QAS tests. The first 4 practice tests and a strategy course are free
Reading and Writing books from Erica Meltzer (author)
Math, writing, and essay books from College Panda (author Nielson Phu)

Textbook companies with a large number of prep products (such as Princeton Review and Kaplan) are not highly recommended


Note: I am a full-time math teacher and part-time tutor. I am a fan of high-quality tutoring, but I am also well aware of just how variable the quality of tutoring can be. Make sure you screen any potential tutors and check references if you are considering that route.

u/SATaholic · 5 pointsr/Sat

For Reading:

For Writing: or

For Math: or

For Essay (if you’re taking it):

For General Strategy:

For Practice Tests: (NOTE: These practice tests are available online but I prefer having them on paper, which is why I bought this book.) and

Good online resources include Khan Academy, UWorld, and Also, I recommend taking a timed practice test often to follow along with your progress and see what you need to work on. Make sure to do the practice test all at once (don’t break it up into section) and try to do it in the morning like you would in the real SAT. Then, go over your mistakes very carefully (this is VERY IMPORTANT) until you truly understand the mistake so that you won’t make it again in the future. This is the most important step. If you skip this, it’s unlikely that you see any meaningful score improvement. Also, It’s up to you which resources you buy/use based on what sections you need help with. Good luck!

u/bananaman911 · 3 pointsr/Sat

Make sure first that the resources you are working with are top-notch. According to the sub, the best online resource to learn concepts (across all the sections) is Khan Academy. In terms of Reading, this means doing the practice with the various passage types (fiction, social studies, and science). In terms of Writing, this means learning the various conventions of the English language. Feel free to also download the free official SAT Question of the Day App for daily questions (every other day will have an English question).

If you are a book person and willing to spend some money ...

The best Reading resource, according to the sub, is Erica Meltzer. My personal recommendation is that you stick with official practice sections for this one because, quite simply, no one makes questions like the CollegeBoard. Mark off select practice tests for use as full-length exams ... the other tests' sections can be used individually. In the case of Reading, use those for practice. If you're afraid of running out of official material, maybe start with PSATs, which are also easier and can ease you in. Make sure you do deep analyses of your errors (know HOW you picked the wrong answer, HOW to avoid doing that again, WHY the correct answer is right, and WHY the incorrect answers are wrong ... you must do all of those things to really obtain value from your practice) and also examine the questions you were not super confident in. Even take a second look at questions you got right to see if you could find a faster way of arriving at the answer. Note down any vocabulary that might have impeded your ability to understand the passages/questions/answers. Make sure to keep a log of all your analyses.

For Writing, the best resources are Erica Meltzer (if you prefer a very dense writing style) or College Panda (if you prefer something more to the point). Meltzer also has a separate workbook of practice tests. Work through either of these by chapter. After every couple of chapters, do a practice section for a mixed review to see if you can handle dealing with the concepts when you no longer have the benefit of being told what to look for. Keep in mind that Writing isn't all just grammar ... there is a reading component to it in which you must think about adding a relevant detail, shifting a sentence, or replacing a word in context ... this is where your Reading skills should blend in as well.

For explanations to the official tests, use Only the first four tests are free, but the site is quite highly regarded. Give that free trial a go, and see if you think it's worth the money.

Be aware that you'll likely see quick gains with Writing, but I promise that once you get the hang of Reading, that score will also see similar improvement. It just takes some time for most people to grasp it. The main thing is accepting that the correct answer is always supported by something in the passage ... you cannot rely on outside assumptions.

Good luck!

u/Lunaprate · 2 pointsr/Sat

Alright, since you're not going for any electronic resources, I'll list a couple of books. Your main problem seems to be English in general. While the books might help you, I recommend reading a lot. Try historical and scientific articles online or even in a book. Read a couple of classics by Charles Dickens or Victor Hugo.

1- Kaplan
This book has exceptional EBRW practice and thorough explanation with multiple methods of approaches. The math section is alright, but I feel that it is a little easier than the actual test.

2- Dr. John Chung's SAT math book.
A phenomenal book. It has challenging question in the math section that will over prepare you. If you can get a 700 on his tests, you're set up on getting an 800 for the math section.

3- Barron's New SAT 28th edition
Great book for learning the entirety of standard English convention and reading strategies. The EBRW questions might be a little easier than the actual thing, but the information it provides is meritorious. The math section also has some challenging problems that will over prepare you.

The official SAT study guide (alias blue book.)
This is the best book to test all you've practiced for. After you complete all other books, take all 8 practice tests. This will prepare you well.

Now for some tips:
1- Focus on your writing section more at the begining. Getting 44/44 in this section while missing 10 on the reading puts your score at 740-760. It weighs more.

2-Write some essays and have someone check them. It'll help you spot mistakes easier.

3-Calm down, you can always take it again.

Good luck!

u/dr_lucia · 3 pointsr/Sat

Do the practice test at the College board first. It's somewhere on their site. Meanwhile order the other one.
I got a new paperback version for $13 because there were no used at the time I ordered. But there seem to be used ones for $6.99+ $3.99 right now.

If there are some you get wrong and don't understand, give me a holler. I sometimes help people-- and I may be able to point you to something that helps you understand or just explain it. (I'm waiting to hear how some of the kids on the AP thread did! Fingers crossed!)

I'll be out of internet distance from July 10-July 29 so ask sooner rather than later. But you can private me or ask here and hope someone else might help. Other people sometimes help too. (It may seem amazing, but it never hurts to ask.)

Barron's is fine. But some of the Barron's questions were fine but sometimes hilarious. I read them answers to my husband and we just laughed. (It was the type that gives a bunch of things that might be true. Then the answers are like
(a) I, II, and IV
(b) I and II only.

And so on for c-e. But some of the options were like:
I "X is larger than Y"
II "Y is larger than X"
Obviously I and II can't both be true! So you could narrow down without knowing any physics. The actual SAT test never had anything like that. (But the content was mostly the same.)

That said: The SAT book is best for its practice tests. What it's not good for is teaching. It explains answer but really it's just practice tests.

None in the SAT book where that bad.

u/Issa_missa_vissa · 1 pointr/Sat

Chemistry: taking AP chem and studying for that would be really helpful, but not required obviously (that’s just what I did and I feel like the help it gave was immense since AP chem really explains WHY everything is what it is not just knowing that it is). Also, I read both Barron’s and the Princeton book. After reading them and doing the practice questions for every topic I looked over them again lightly to see if I remember the gist of the chapters and everything I didn’t know from school. I did both Princeton’s tests as simulations and looked at the Barron’s tests going “yup yup yup” if I knew the method to solve until I got to something I know I can’t do quick and looked at how to do it. Then, the night before, I increased my confidence (at this point really there wasn’t any point actually studying) by doing one the college board tests they have in their small book for the chem subject test (not the big one, they have one for chem I think it’s blue colored iirc). Okay yeah it is I just looked it up for you here. I planned on going over my mistakes as you would usually do, but I got it all right and got an 800 so I happily went to bed knowing I got this. I took the test the next day. Overall, my advice would be do what I did but give yourself more time since I did it all in a week lmao.

u/absoluwuteunit · 7 pointsr/Sat

Top score is a 1600, lowest score is a 400. Theres 3 sections (Math, Reading, & Writing/Language) and an optional essay (max score is a 24). The average score is a 1060, most colleges are okay with just about anything between an 1100-1300, though more selective colleges will have an average of 1350, and top colleges usually have an average of 1520 or so.

Practice is always the best way to prepare: The Official SAT Study Guide is the most realistic practice you're going to get. It includes 8 full-length tests (though you can get those for free on the CollegeBoard website) and review of all the topics on the test.

I'm going to be taking the June SAT tomorrow and I've been using Erica L Meltzer's Grammar and Reading Guides (which are worshiped on this subreddit, for good reason), as well as the QAS Released Tests on this subreddit (scroll down and you'll see "Prep Materials" on the right-hand side. They're real tests!)

One thing that helps is identifying my mistakes and reviewing them, making sure they don't happen again the next time I practice. Typically a (responsible) person will begin preparing for the SAT about 3 months in advance, and they'll take the test about 3 times.

I hope this helps!


Erica Meltzer:


u/Thatshaboii · 5 pointsr/Sat

I have personally only used Meltzer's english book, CP's english book, and CP's math book and can vouch that all of these are amazing, but others on this sub also recommend other books. Here is a list of many of them. I hope they serve you well :] (Edit: I apologize for how huge this post is, lol)


u/OfficialTriviaTom · 1 pointr/Sat

No, I don't think it's short. It covers all the topics necessary on the new SAT.

On the last page of the book you're ordering, it even says "If it's not in this book, it's not on the test."

Make sure you thoroughly complete each exercise on each page. It is especially important you go through the pages slowly. Do not go through many chapters a day -- unless you are absolutely confident you know them well.

If you still insist it may not be enough, College Panda can reassure you with their assisted "10 Practice Tests for the new SAT Math". You may not find this book necessary but the practice tests look very accurate to the actual test.

Good luck! Enjoy the book.

u/Garbingerby · 2 pointsr/Sat

By one sitting do you mean one test or one practice test? because my goal is to get a 1300 overall on the actual SAT when I take it, not on my next practice test.

Thanks for the resources! This is what I gathered from your response.

-College Panda Math Books for a higher math score. Complete parts I'm weak on for 650+ and whole book for 700+

-Uworld for more Math prep.

-QAS' for more practice and study mainly tests 5-8 in the Blue Book. for Reading.

Would you recommend any reading strategies? I've used RUNNERS in the past when attempting to dissect passages but I'm starting to feel like it takes too long.

I've also heard that the practice tests are easier than the actual tests. Is this true or is it just a myth used to ease test anxiety?

EDIT: By The College Panda do you mean books like this?, If so is there a certain website where I can find the latest editions?

u/JS0D · 2 pointsr/Sat

Unfortunately right now it’s $28 but this is a really good review book that covers every math topic that could be on the test. If you are going to buy review books this is a good one to get but it’s also possible to improve at math for free using khan academy so don’t feel like you have to spend that money

u/sanjayisboss · 1 pointr/Sat

The Sat is definitely doable without taking an SAT prep class. I took mine this October and I'm pretty sure I did fine (I hope). You should definitely grind khan prep class or not. If you're struggling in reading or writing I recommend purchasing the SAT Black Book. It really changes how you see the test and after reading this gem I started getting consistent high 1500's on my practice tests. Remember it's not just reading this book that gets you that dream score, you have to actually apply it and practice the techniques they give you. It ultimately comes down to how much effort you put in. No SAT prep class is gonna be a substitute for actual practice.


u/773333 · 2 pointsr/Sat

All the real CB exams you'll have a very hard time finding online but they are available in CB books.

US History:

There are 4 released exams here,204,203,200_QL40_&dpSrc=srch


The most recently released exam is in here,204,203,200_QL40_&dpSrc=srch

For simulation exams use Barron's. The PR book is way too easy.


Same situation as French. For simulation exams I recommend Kaplan (8 practice tests) and Princeton Review (4 practice tests).

u/theschizophreniac · 3 pointsr/Sat

My advice would be the sidebar + the blue book. Try taking one of the practice tests in the sidebar. If you score above a 1300 , you should be fine studying with whatever you can find on the internet. Otherwise, I'd recommend taking extra practice tests.

Also as someone from Turkey, I know that not all colleges require a 1200. I believe Kocaeli University only requires a 1000 with a 550 in math. Ankara only asks for a 1100 with 650 in math. The best state university in Turkey (boğaziçi) requires a 1250 with 680 in math. If you need help finding the requirements of specific colleges, feel free to PM me.

u/internationaltester · 2 pointsr/Sat

Biology and whichever subject you can do the best at with the least work. Chemistry may be a good match if you have been doing chemistry throughout high school. The College Board has recently released dedicated books for the Subject tests. The prep in the book is not extensive and you may want to use another book to ensure you understand all of the tested topics.



u/amazingpeak25 · 1 pointr/Sat

Just in case there's anyone still interested in this thread, I asked this question on Quora and got these answers.

Of those answers, the one from Zoë Martin ended up helping me the most, and I did end up buying the Ivy Global New SAT Guide, alongside PWNtheSAT's Math Guide (the latter of which really is the answer to my prayers).

Thanks, everyone, and good luck!

u/officiakimkardashian · 1 pointr/Sat

Hey, I'm glad you're enjoying College Panda's Advanced Math workbook guide. If you want even more exposure to math problems, you should check out College Panda's 10 Practice Tests for SAT Math. It's a great companion book and I'm sure you can then get an 800 on math.

u/_tnxm · 2 pointsr/Sat

Have you tried The Critical Reader: The Ultimate Guide to SAT Reading by Erica Meltzer? I recently bought it after seeing many recommendations and great reviews. While I haven’t used it yet, I’ve looked over it and its seems pretty helpful, goes over many areas I’m struggling with and has lots of examples and explanations etc. Most people will recommend this so if you haven’t already, I suggest you give this a try. Good luck!

u/lukabuzaladze · 1 pointr/Sat

Here is Erica Meltzer's chapter about colons and dashes from her book The Ultimate Guide to SAT Grammar. I would definitely recommend the book, it does an awesome job of easily explaining every type of question you might see on the test.

u/anoxicator · 1 pointr/Sat

Here is the updated one (I think). Also, I highly recommend using uWorld for the math. Brought me from ~670 to ~780/800 on practice tests. Best of luck!

u/MathM · 1 pointr/Sat

What you're doing sounds good. I recommend doing practice tests. I can't tell you what to study because I don't remember, plus practice tests would be way better for studying than anything I could provide. Here's the book I used if you're interested

u/CEOofWakanda · 4 pointsr/Sat

You’re in 11th Grade. You can most def improve. Here is what you should do. First, go to Khan Academy and review the math concepts you don’t understand. Actually, before that, go through the practice test. Look at all the questions and think to yourself “did I make a dumb mistake or did I not understand a concept” write down the concept. For example If it was about triangles write down, “triangles questions” then go to YouTube and type in “introduction to triangles” then when you understand that expand it to “special triangles” and then last “triangle questions on the SAT” once you understand those videos practice on Khan Academy. That’s how you improve in Math.

For the reading, buy Black Book this book will help your in reading and math. This book helps in math a lot. What you should do is buy this book and go to the chapter which talks about all the math concepts that’s tested on it. Go through it. Read the concept and in your head think “do I understand this concept” if yes move on. If no, write it down and do the YouTube thing I said above like for example “introduction to (topic)” and then more specific video on that topic and last “(topic) questions on the sat” then practice that topic on Khan Academy. For reading, read the chapter on reading in the black book. Once you do that and understand what he’s saying, practice it on a practice test you already took. Don’t take a practice test after reading the black book. Only do it after you’ve practiced a lot on practice test you’ve already took and understand the mistakes you’ve been making. Please message me if you have any more questions.

u/Br0wnDwarf · 1 pointr/Sat
  1. Yeah, you can take two subject tests on the same day (at least in the U.S.).

  2. 1490 is in "the range" for like every school (at least 25th percentile). But if you think you can do significantly better, I guess you can take it again in October. Just look at the score ranges for the schools you're interested in. It's available on their websites.

  3. There is official material for the subject tests. They make books for it.
u/She-Man69 · 1 pointr/Sat

Not the SAT 1600. I mean the "New SAT" book by Barron's. Looks like this : I'd suggest just going to a bookstore and just taking pictures of the charts for the essay section. Those charts are really all you need. I've never used IvyGlobal or Kallils, so IDK how those are. Sorry. For me, Khan Academy was my only source from which I studied, and I studied a bit from Barron's new SAT (link above). Good luck on your tests!!!

u/spike12385 · 1 pointr/Sat

4th Edition, The Ultimate Guide to SAT Grammar

The Critical Reader, 3rd Edition: The Complete Guide to SAT Reading

These are some rather expensive books but they really do work. Good luck!