The list author says: "I have been helping my son who is a high school junior prepare for the SAT for the past several months. In that time he has seen his practice scores improve from the mid 1900s to consistent 2250+. Here are the books which we both agree have been the most helpful for helping him prepare without paying $1000s for an expensive study course. Having tried over 40 books, I can say that these are some of the best on the market."
"The best non-official overall study book, since it has more good review than the official test, and the practice tests are good too. They seem a bit harder than the real SAT book, but that's good practice too as well."
"A great book for vocabulary with important words for the SAT. While the trick to acing the reading section seems to be repeated practice until you're used to the types of questions, there's no replacement for knowing the vocabulary used."
"I'm trying to enter the normal Dr. John Chung's math for the SAT (ISBN 1439234973) and it won't let me, but in any case this book is useful to practice the math section since it has lots of practice tests and the problems are very hard, which helps to provide extra practice beyond the regular SAT. One problem is that the questions aren't always exactly like the SAT, but they are still useful."
"Unfortunately the SAT essay counts heavily for your writing score, but this book teaches you exactly what you need to do to write a "12" essay, which will greatly boost your writing score no matter how you do on the multiple choice questions, which looks great on your overall score."