Prepping for the SATs!
October 27, 2013 12:19 AM Subscribe
Three-part question: 1) what is the most effective way to prepare for the verbal section of the SAT test, 2) what are some good prep books to buy, and 3) where would I find them cheap?
posted by dragonfruit to education (15 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My cousin is prepping to take the general SAT test soon, and I want to get him some books to prepare. It's been ages since I've taken any standardized testing myself, and I heard that they came out with a new version (?) recently.
My questions are:
1) How to prep for the verbal section most effectively? Is it still all about the vocabulary? Should I tell him to read more so he can absorb vocabulary organically? My cousin has no problems with the math section, but he's a slow reader and he doesn't really like to read for fun so the verbal sections are hard for him.
2) What are some prep/practice test books that I can get him? Is there any advantage to getting the really recent editions (2012/2013)? Should I get a lot of books so he can see all the types of questions, or is one/two basically enough?
3) Where can I find the books cheap? I'm ok with used, as long as there's no marks written in them. I've checked ebay and local craigslist, but the shipping/driving-to-pickup kind of makes it expensive. What other places should I check? Would used bookstores have these types of books?