WHICH SAT PREP BOOK IS THE BEST?

WHICH SAT PREP BOOK IS THE BEST?
Preparing for an exam involves strategy. A good strategy will deliver good results when the right tools are used. The SAT is no exception too. The tools needed are really good quality Prep Books. How will you know which prep book is good for your SAT prep? I am sure this question crossed your mind too. More so, now that there are so many prep books in the market promising all kinds of things.

We decided to put together this blog post for you to get a sneak peek into the various SAT Prep Books in the market. We’ve added the benefits of each of these prep books too. Read on to understand which one fits your strategy and help you reach your goal.

The Official SAT Study Guide (College Board)

The Official SAT Study Guide definitely needs the very first mention in this list of best prep books for SAT. After all, it is from the makers of the SAT – the College Board. The key highlight of this prep book is that it has four sample tests on the lines of the new SAT format. This is a feature that cannot be taken lightly as authors of these samples are the same ones who design the actual SAT. You should definitely give these four sample tests a serious thought.
The flip side to this prep book is that the explanations to the answers are not done in great detail. Plus, all the four tests are online too. This prep book is still a worthy buy as it covers the structure of the new SAT and tips on cracking the sections.

SAT Math Problems (Dr. Steve Warner)

While on the section of Math, it is important to talk about Dr. Steve Warner’s SAT Math Problems prep book for the SAT. This book is probably the best out there to help you drive away your Math worries. The content includes questions on Algebra, Advanced Math, Data Analysis, Geometry and Trigonometry. All questions are dealt with in a systematic manner which helps get a strong understanding of the concepts. The best feature of this book is that these concepts are categorized based on the level of difficulty, 1 being the least difficult and 4 the highest. Different ways of solving the questions are discussed too. A sure buy to drive away Math blues.

New SAT Reading (Khalid Khashoggi)

As the title of the book aptly puts it, this series of books by Khalid Khashoggi are important tools in your arsenal to get the best scores in the SAT English section. Unlike other books, these books are not readily available to buy and have to be ordered. These books cover SAT grammar, SAT Verbal sections and are the brain child of Khalid Khashoggi, alumni of Princeton University. His experience and expertise of 15+ years comes through in the way the prep books are designed. They are highly regarded for the value they add to your SAT prep.

Complete SAT Guide (Gruber)

This particular prep book is designed by Dr. Gary Gruber and is a popular SAT Prep Book. The popularity is to do with the extensive practice this book allows. There are five full length test practice tests and close to 1900 questions. If you are a person who has major test anxiety, this book is your best friend in bidding farewell to these anxiety pangs. This books includes a 90 question diagnostic test and 18 question practice test. On top of it, this books comes with a 101 most important questions in math section. In addition, it has a mini and complete refresher on math.

Summing Up

There are SAT Prep Books by Princeton Review, McGraw Hill, Ivy League and from experts like Mike Barrett too. The important thing to understand is that all these books will have practice tests and questions in different formats. Before you settle down to understanding what is the best SAT prep book for you, it is important to self-assess your strengths and weaknesses. Pick the prep book that addresses your weakness and solidifies your strength.

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