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Top 7 SAT Self-Study Books

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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 Official SAT Study Guide Second Edition
The Official SAT Study Guide Second Edition
"A great book with lots of practice tests--no matter how much time you spend studying, you won't get anywhere without lots of realistic practice. Practice makes perfect!"
Barron's SAT 25th Edition
Barron's SAT 25th Edition
"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."
Kaplan Word Power: Score Higher on the SAT, GRE, and Other Standardized Tests
Kaplan Word Power: Score Higher on the SAT, GRE, and Other Standardized Tests
"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."
Ace the SAT Using Your TI Calculator: Using the TI-84 Plus and TI-89 to Crack the SAT Math Section
Ace the SAT Using Your TI Calculator: Using the TI-84 Plus and TI-89 to Crack the SAT Math Section
"This book really helped my son to learn to use his calculator and I followed along as well. It's such a complicated advice but it has helped his math scores so much since he used to run out of time."
Dr. John Chung's SAT II Math Level 2: SAT II Subject Test - Math 2 (Dr. John Chung's Math Book Series)
Dr. John Chung's SAT II Math Level 2: SAT II Subject Test - Math 2 (Dr. John Chung's Math Book Series)
"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."
McGraw-Hill's Top 50 Skills for a Top Score: SAT Critical Reading and Writing
McGraw-Hill's Top 50 Skills for a Top Score: SAT Critical Reading and Writing
"This book is a great help for tackling SAT critical reading because it breaks things down into bite sized pieces, making it manageable to practice one skill a day."
The Sat Essay Formula: That Gets High Scores
The Sat Essay Formula: That Gets High Scores
"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."