Below is a list of the top study guides and SAT books that students can use to prepare for their SAT test.
[This article was written in or before Dec. 2013]
Official SAT Study Guide with DVD.
This guide is considered to be ‘the bible’ of the SAT test preparation books, its author, makers of the SAT. This book contains ten authentic practice tests in full length that has the actual SAT exam questions. Also provided is free online access to notes and answers as well as website score reports. As far a substance goes, its main strength is contained in the math section with sample problems and useful description features. This guide is a ‘must have’ simply because it contains practice test with a reliable prediction of your SAT scores. However, test-takers are advised to use this book with other top SAT guides since the questions are not accompanied with explanatory notes.
Gruber’s Complete SAT Guide 2014.
This is a highly popular book authored by Dr. Gary Gruber, SAT preparation expert and guru. This guide is notable for following critical thinking approaches that aims at giving students the necessary tools for getting correct answers within a short period of time. Additionally, this book is organized with a clear style in writing and 5 full length practice tests featured.
Barron is among the top trusted standard testing guide providers. It is the best SAT book which offers a mix of general techniques in test taking, reviews in SAT subjects, study advice and strategies in approaching every individual test question. This guide provides a no-nonsense, straight forward manual to necessary guidance. Barron’s SAT covers all the SAT sections and also includes 5 full length test models with clearly explained answers and in details. This book ensures to get the work well done.
Tutor Ted’s Guide to the SAT.
If you are searching for a conversational friendly approach, Tutor Ted’s Guide is the book to get. The author believes that writing the book in a personable humorous style makes studying easier by making it fun and interesting. This guide book contains over 700 exercises and problems giving room for enough practice and skill refining. For students in search of a less serious approach, Tutor Ted’s Guide is the best choice. You are advised to supplement this guide book with other top books.
McGraw-Hill’s SAT, 2014 Edition.
It is an improved study guide that utilizes plenty of practice exercises and instructions to aid you in mastering SAT. The book mainly focuses on 8 essential reasoning skills in order to achieve high scores and conquer the SAT. They include analysis and problem mapping, identifying and simplifying problem patterns, considering alternatives and thinking in logic. More so, this manual contains 6 practice tests in full length, online coaching video access and an added bonus of an interactive test-planner application, easily downloadable which allows the student to have in preparation a customized study schedule for SAT. McGraw-Hill’s SAT 2014 Edition is the tools for a successful preparation for SAT.