6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Decent Study Guide,
This review is from: The Official SAT Study Guide Second Edition (Paperback)
My main problem with this book is that it is from the test-maker. At first, I thought that would be a good reason to buy it. When I received it, I realized that was not so. I was expecting tips on how to recognize the tricks used and how to avoid them. After reading through the first few chapters, I was thoroughly disappointed. Then I realized, this book is published by the test maker. Why would the writers of the test want to provide a resource that teaches you their tricks and traps? The tips recommended in this guide are general test taking tips that you could find in any test prep book. I did not receive any enlightening information from them. The practice SATs are the component that pushed my rating up to a four. The practice tests are great for preparation, because they are exactly like the real thing. If you work through a few of these, you will know exactly what to expect come test day. Overall, I recommend this for the practice tests. Do not buy this if you are looking for guidance on avoiding test-maker traps. I would look elsewhere.