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Quite a useful book
on August 22, 2012
I have to say that this book is definitely worth 10 bucks. Here are the pros and cons
- Lots of quick practice problems to do. There are plenty of quizzes for each topic (like sentence completion, short reading, identifying errors...etc.) The quizzes only have 4-6 questions, so they are really quick and easy
- The difficulty of these questions, in my opinion, are pretty close to those made by CollegeBoard. The questions in this book aren't too easy or too hard.
- Detailed explanations for each quiz question
- Every topic starts out with example questions and tips
- Has a "hit parade" of commonly tested words; flash cards... kind of. It does have a nice section in which the book gives you a situation, and appropriate SAT vocabulary to use. For example: "Homework Excuses" or "At the Dinner Table". It's pretty fun to read!
- No practice tests
- Not enough explanation on the types of reading questions, grammar mistakes, or sentence completion tricks.
- The book needs more practice questions in general. You'll be done with this book in at most a week.
- Just a personal pet peeve: For some quizzes, the questions are on the left hand side while the answers are on the right. I can't help but accidentally look at the answers and remember them. You'll need to cover up the answers with something...