- Paperback: 642 pages
- Publisher: BookSurge Publishing; 9 edition (September 3, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1439234973
- ISBN-13: 978-1439234976
- Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 1.4 x 10.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (109 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #536,941 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Dr. John Chung's SAT Math 9th Edition
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The good part of the book comes once you flip past the cover. I didn't care enough to go through all fifty "perfect tips" before the tests. If you feel as if you know how to attack SAT math problems but just need more practice, I recommend you do likewise. The problems in this practice book differ from actual SAT math problems in that they are more difficult and more conceptual. You will not stumble across any "read the pictograph" problems. Although some problems are relatively complex, the vast majority of the explanations do them justice.
The transition from this book to practice SATs from the CollegeBoard Blue Book should be relatively easy. After taking 7 practice from this book, I noticed that SAT math problems were much easier and I could do them much faster. When I took the SAT for the first time, I scored a 650 on math and I had actually run out of time on the math sections. After finishing seven practice tests from this book I scored a 760 on the math section of the SAT the second time I took it. Also, I had approximately five minutes to spare on every math section of the real SAT.
If you can devote half an hour each day to doing one practice section out of this book, your SAT scores will improve. But make sure that you understand why you got a certain question wrong so that you won't make the same mistake twice.
Want a higher SAT math score? Willing to work? Buy this book!
Here is a testimonial: I gave my son Dr. Chung's book a month ago. He went over it during his spare time. Then, I timed him on a college board SAT practice exam. I was concerned because he was done in about half of the time. I thought maybe he wasn't checking his work. But then I graded it...and there were ZERO wrong answers. That, my friends, is what we are going for. My son said that the book made it just that easy.
I got this book after previously purchasing the Kaplan guide, Barrons and the College Board On-line test prep. I had started with a modest 550 math and verbal and gradually climbed up to the 650 range. (I was still having problems with the high difficulty math problems, and finishing the math section within the slim time limit.
The books starts with fifty tips. These tips could fit on 3x5 note cards and they elegantly capture the most common brain benders. Each tip is followed by three to four practice problems that were typical SAT nightmare problems - a three minute problem with two minutes to finish. Following these fifty tips are twenty practice math tests. The math tests have 3 math sections and resemble the SAT test format; however, these are head bangers. I didn't even bother to follow the time requirements because these test questions start out hard and stay hard.
I took each test with the goal of being able to answer each of the questions and applying the related tip. After five or six tests, the questions became less intimidating. I was able to finish 11 tests and the 50 tips in a three week period. Two days before the test I relaxed and got caught up on some TV and chores. I took the test with time to spare. It felt like an entirely different test - a breeze.
The early tips are very helpful, but there are quite a few typos. You can still get the idea with the typos, and I hope that Dr. Chung can touch them up with a future edition of the book. There's very little writing of encouragement and counseling: the book goes straight to business. Just get to work and the anxiety will take care of itself.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My first math score was 760 but i got 800 by studying this :) if your score is above 700 and you want to get perfect score, use this book thoroughly. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Jimin Kim
My son like it but explanation are too short to grasp basic concept of problems if you are not familiar with the problemPublished 14 days ago by mahmudall
This book really is the ultimate book for scoring an 800 on the SAT math section. I improved my score by over one hundred points. The real SAT will feel easy after using this book. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer