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Product Details

  • Series: Barron's How to Prepare for the SSAT/ISEE
  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series (May 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764129007
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764129001
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.4 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 2.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,069,024 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

[back cover]


Choose Barron’s Method for Test Success on the SSAT and ISEE

  • Read and understand the overview of the test you plan to take

  • Devise your personal study plan to strengthen your weak areas

  • Use this book’s subject reviews to improve your skills in all test topics

  • Take the book’s practice tests and score your results

  • Review the answers and explanations for all test questions



    It’s Your Path To a Higher Test Score
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    The tests are riddled with errors - do not buy this book unless you are prepared to check the answers before you have your child do the tests!
    W. J. Booth
    Barron's is a respected test prep company and they do publish good guides for other tests/subjects -- but not the SSAT/ISEE.
    Alishya Kirshara

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    26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By West Coast on December 21, 2005
    Format: Paperback
    I've coached reviews for the SAT I, SAT II subject tests, AP exams, PSAT and the SSAT/ISEE. I've used almost all of the test prep guides available. Barron's SSAT/ISEE 2005 edition has more typos and errors on the practice tests than any guide I've ever encountered. It's as if the authors made zero effort to proofread the practice sets. Very discouraging for the student.
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    10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Alishya Kirshara on October 6, 2007
    Format: Paperback
    I've tutored students for the SSAT and ISEE for over 5 years now. Thankfully, I've only had the misfortune of having to use this book a few times. Barron's is a respected test prep company and they do publish good guides for other tests/subjects -- but not the SSAT/ISEE.

    It's not just that there are too many errors in the book -- which there are. (There are far, far more than other test prep books.)

    No, it's also that the questions in this book do NOT actually prepare you for the SSAT or the ISEE. Other test prep books (Princeton Review, Kaplan, etc.) for the SSAT/ISEE do a pretty good job of mirroring the question types, styles, and difficulty levels that are present in the official test prep books (which are only available from the SSAT and ISEE websites, and I highly recommend them). But the Barron's book seems to have barely attempted to mimic the real test questions. I remember trying to work through a math section with a student and giving up after about five questions because the questions were written so poorly AND clearly required the use of a calculator -- but calculators aren't allowed on the test! Obviously the test-makers thought they could just throw together a book of easier SAT problems and call it a day. Shameful.

    Maybe someday I'll be able to update this review and say that they've completely updated the book and it now measures up. But that day hasn't yet come. For now, if you buy this book for your student, you will be doing them a disservice.
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    10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Peregrinn VINE VOICE on November 25, 2006
    Format: Paperback
    I agree with the West Coast reviewer that this book is full of errors! On the math section, answers for the questions are often wrong! Wrong explanations are given, for THREE of the twenty questions in just one section I did (before throwing the book away). Some of it is poor editing, as the problem they solve is different from the problem presented in the test. Other errors just make no sense but are based on an incorrect understanding of the math concepts involved. Put this one in the trash!
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By W. J. Booth on September 8, 2007
    Format: Paperback
    The tests are riddled with errors - do not buy this book unless you are prepared to check the answers before you have your child do the tests!
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By D. Sykes on December 5, 2007
    Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
    This book does not include lower level test prep. It would be nice to know that in advance.
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