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SAT: Check Best Books for Preparation

SAT 2019 - 2020: Are you preparing for the SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test)? If yes, then check out some useful tips and important books recommended by subject experts and teachers to score well.

Aug 20, 2019 16:03 IST
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Best SAT Prep Book
Best SAT Prep Book

Many students who want to study abroad and preparing for the SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test) often ask questions related to the best books for SAT (earlier known as the SAT I). After talking to subject experts and teachers here we are going to provide details of some important books that will help you to score well in SAT. 

Most of the students preparing for the SAT must be having the idea of the exam pattern. Here is a brief overview of the test for reference.

SAT Pattern:

It contains the following four sections:

⇒ Reading

⇒ Writing & Language

⇒ Math (No Calculator & Calculator Sections)

⇒ Essay (Optional)

More details about each section are given below:

Reading Section of SAT:

In this section you will get, 52 Multiple Choice Questions (5 Passages) to be attempted in 65 minutes. Variety of questions are asked in this section, from discovering the meaning of words in the given context to obtaining the main idea of a whole passage. Pinpointing the message on a graph, comparing two passages. 

Writing & Language Section of SAT:

In this section candidate need to attempt 44 multiple–choice questions in 35 minutes. Grammar, vocabulary in context, and editing skills of a candidate is tested in this section.

Math Section of SAT:

58 multiple-choice questions are asked in this section. 58 questions are divided into two subsections, one subsection is No-calculator section and the other is Calculator-allowed section. In No-calculator section, candidates need to attempt has 20 questions in 25 minutes. In Calculator-allowed section, candidates need to attempt 38 questions in 55 minutes. Questions asked in this section are based on algebra, geometry and trigonometry.

Essay (Optional*) Section of SAT:

This section is optional but is essential to get admission in many colleges. Candidates need to pay additional fee to write this test. In this section, candidates need to write an essay in 50 minutes.

Best Preparation Books for SAT 2019 - 2020

Here are some of the best preparation books which are recommended by subject experts and teachers

Barron’s 1100

SAT Power Vocab: A Complete Guide to Vocabulary Skills and Strategies for the SAT (College Test Preparation) 

The Official SAT Study Guide, 2020 Edition 

8 Practice Tests for the SAT: 1,200+ SAT Practice Questions (Kaplan Test Prep)

Cracking the SAT Premium Edition with 8 Practice Tests, 2020 (College Test Preparation)

Barron's SAT with Online Tests (Barron's Test Prep)

Barron’s 1100 and Princeton Review’s SAT Power Vocab, these are some of the best books for vocabulary. Rest of the books mentioned above are helpful in understanding complete details, instructions and practice.

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