The SAT’s test is a standardized test which is administered and conducted by the College Board in the USA. The SATs, which is the Scholastic Assessment Test, is required for admission in undergraduate study in the United States of America and Canada. SATs examine writing, verbal and mathematical skills of the student.
The SATs’ exam is structured to assess the four sections, reading, writing and language, calculator-allowed mathematics calculation and without-calculator mathematics. One can take an optional essay exam along with those four sections. The total score of the SATs can be in the range of 400-1600. The SATs’ test requires 3 hours and 45 minutes to complete the test.
The SATs is conducted 6-7 times in a year. Books are the best companion to guide a candidate for SATs and for scoring high. A candidate must choose a book wisely based on the requirements of the student. Students should also follow some critical books during preparation. Along with critical books, a student should have subject specific books (verbal, writing and mathematics), as well as books for top scoring, books for low scorers and low motivation, etc.
The first book a candidate must have is The Official SATs’ Study Guide. The book explains test structure, basic strategies and answer explanations. The rest of the book is full of practice tests of the SATs. The advantage of having this book is that it follows the exact structure of the SATs’ exam, but almost all the tests are available online at the official site of the College Board.
Kallis’ SATs’ Pattern Strategy book is highly recommended by students and experts.
This book contains 6 full-length practice tests along with the preparation material. The book provides step-by-step explanations of the questions and fundamental concepts in grammar, literature, and math. The book is relatively expensive and does not focus much on the key strategies to score high marks in the SATs’ exam.
A highly recommended book for the SATs is the SATs’ Prep Black Book: The Most Effective SAT Strategies Ever Published. This book helps all students, providing the structure, format, and tricks of the SATs. It also provides practical strategies to score high and save time. It also contains the first four officials SATs’ questions.
Dr. Jang’s SAT 800 Math Workbook for the New SATs is a book to enhance the mathematical problem-solving skills. The book contains more than 1500 numerical problems with all levels of difficulty and realistic examples from the SATs.
The Ultimate Guide to SATs’ Grammar and The Complete Guide to SATs’ Reading are ideal books which offer realistic questions from SATs to help improve grammar skills and skills of locating important information from a given text quickly and respectively. Dr. Steve Warner’s 500 New SATs’ Math Problems, PWN The SATs: Math Guide are some other books to practice numerical problems.
McGraw-Hill Education SATs book contains practice questions, strong presentation of SATs’ Math concepts and a proper study plan for the candidate. Barron’s SATs offers four, full-length practice tests, two additional online tests and a few diagnostic tests to improve the skills and performance.
The Princeton Review’s Cracking the SATs is another highly recommended book which contains four full-length practice tests and one additional practice test with full answer explanations. Finally, efficient and effective use of these books ensures a high SATs’ score.