From Quora: My Answer to "Are CollegeBoard SAT practice tests harder than the real SAT? I am currently taking the ELITE program; my scores have been rising consistently but I’ve been having a hard time with the practice tests even when the ELITE test a
The difficulty of any particular test going to vary from test to test, and student to student. Elite Prep is a good SAT program, if it’s the one I’m thinking of. I worked for Elite Prep for a while, and I was impressed with them. Now I run my own prep company. They’re not likely to make easier tests, since generally, test prep companies use questions harder than real SAT questions, so you’ll be better prepared to take the real SAT. Think of it as similar to baseball players using those “donut” weights on their bats - when they’re at bat, they’re swinging a lighter bat without the donut, so they can swing faster. The same logic applies to SAT problems - hopefully, you’ll think “Wow, these questions are EASY!” when you take the real SAT.
If you’re having problems with certain SAT problems, use the answer explanations to see where you went wrong, use the Khan Academy SAT problems/videos to study, and perhaps try other people’s videos, such as mine: John Linneball Tutoring . There are many SAT tutoring channels and videos available on YouTube for free - why not try some? Hope this helps.
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