Home Stretch SAT Prep Advice
Taking the October or November SAT? Hey, even if you’re taking it in December or later (but before March 2016), please follow this advice. DON’T JUST DO THE TESTS. If your review book has chapters that teach grammar, math techniques, and test-taking tips, READ THEM. The official SAT guides from the College Board have gotten better, and actually have useful advice these days. If you are using the Barron’s SAT book (Sharon Weiner Green & Ira Wolf), definitely READ THE CHAPTERS.
You really want to practice the math tricks and techniques in Chapter 8, do the math review in Chapter 9, and do the chapters on sentence completion, sentence correction, and passage reading. You’ll do better on the test if you’ve had the techniques explained to you, rather than just figuring them out intuitively by working out problems. You also should review the vocabulary sections, especially the word roots, and use the yellow flash cards in the back to learn vocabulary words. If you don’t have this book, and you need a review book, you can easily get it at Barnes & Noble or online (it’s cheap on Amazon.com – less than $11 – its price is dropping because the new SAT is coming in March 2016). Barron’s SAT (27th Edition). I strongly recommend that you get it and read it!
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