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Barron's New York City SHSAT: Specialized High School Admissions Test (Barron's Shsat) 2nd Edition
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I think going over the trickier problems helped my daughter become better at solving easier problems and also better at attacking more difficult ones. I would say go through Kaplan (great test prep tips and sample tests), go through Barron's and then do the actual sample test that is online. Give your child enough time to really go through the books (wish I had started my kid earlier than the summer before the test) with sufficient time to review incorrect answers and he/she should be ok.
Ps. My daughter got into Tech
Okay, I did also have an awesome tutor from Central Park Tutors, who explained a lot of it to me, but, it was a good book.
Here's the trick you have to do ALL the exercises in the book. You can't just read it. And its good to use extra old tests from the handbook as well. One prep book is not enough for sure! or it wasn't for me...good luck!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It gives you really hard questions that aren't on the test and puts you in a different mindset resulting in a much lower score than the dumber kids.Published on July 20, 2014 by Chris E.
She was able to study with this book, solve questions and analyze the answers. She got into the school of her choice. Highly recommend.Published on September 8, 2013 by Jackie
Bought this for my 7th grader to use for SHSAT practice and although the problems were somewhat similar she said she didnt find that the content was remotely near what the actual... Read morePublished on July 30, 2013 by Amazon Mom
A good book for an enthusiastic student who is driven to work on their own. Recommended for self-starters willing to carefully review their own work.Published on June 6, 2013 by Lucky Reader
I think absolutely everyone buys this as a starter book for the SHSAT. Excellent foundation. Just add it to your shopping cart. You won't regret it!Published on February 23, 2013 by Kp
heped me a lot. the test seemed realy easy because of this and i think i did pretty well on the testPublished on February 18, 2013 by CJ
Not bad. Not enough...but it does address the issues. I would have preferred the option to download pdf files and larger practice tests. However, it was acceptable.Published on December 4, 2012 by Diana Newman
I took the test, and the stuff inside this book was not on the test. So, two stars.... Also, the explanations were hard to understand..Published on November 24, 2012 by Marcia Collins