The SAT test can seem daunting at first, but through plenty of preparation and studying you’ll find that you can tackle even the most difficult questions. In this post we will discuss some of the best books that you can use to help you prepare for the exams. The SAT has changed in recent years, which means that your selection is limited when it comes to updated material, but many of the concepts and problems covered in previous issues are universal and can be of great help when practicing for the new test.
The books published by the College Board, MCGRAW-HILL, and the Princeton Review have proven time and time again to be extremely effective in improving test scores.
The SAT book provided by the College Board is a relatively inexpensive book at the prize of around $16 on Amazon, but since they now provide free practice materials online it would be a waste because the online tests are the same as the ones provided in the book. However, the tools provided serve as great practice tools and include four practice tests.
The MCGRAW-HILL books provide detailed explanations of the test, strong breakdowns of mathematical concepts, and demonstrate very similar questions to the ones given in the real test. If math is the subject you’re most struggling with, McGraw-Hill is probably the best choice for you.
The Princeton Review covers the grammatical concepts that many struggle with in the reading section. These books give an overview on the entire test, but if you are only struggling with one subject and prefer an in-depth analysis on either Reading or Math, you may want to check out more comprehensive test prep books.
Steve Warner’s series of SAT Math books are clear, split into the College Board’s 4 major topics, and give individualized practice based on your level.
Khan Academy also offers free math modules that can be of great help for those struggling with core mathematical concepts.
Erica Meltzer’s SAT Grammar books have a vast array of practice questions and really hone in on the skills needed to effectively answer the questions on the test.