Here are my recommendations based on the materials I’ve reviewed to date:
Two independently published specialty guides lead the pack:
PWN the SAT Math Guide by Mike McClenathan
The Ultimate Guide to SAT Grammar by Erica Meltzer
They are simply the best books available in their respective subjects.
Although I have not reviewed them, I keep hearing great things about these (from SAT experts around the country):
Direct Hits Core Vocabulary of the SAT
Direct Hits Toughest Vocabulary of the SAT
Of course, there’s more to the SAT than math, grammar, and vocabulary, so you’ll need a comprehensive SAT guide to cover the entire test. The winner (by a nose) is:
A close second is:
I placed McGraw-Hill’s book first because the practice tests are a little more realistic. However, I am listing the Barron’s book here because there are two useful accessory tools available:
Vocabulary flash cards are also available from both Barron’s and McGraw-Hill.
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