The SAT Test and Study Guide Books

imageIn the US, we have a test called the SAT that you take as part of the process for getting into college.

American parents out there might not realize that the test has changed.  There are now three parts to the standard SAT: Reading, Math and Writing (with an Essay section).  You can score up to 800 points on each section for a total of 2400.  When I was a kid there was only Reading and Math for a total of 1600 points.  The Writing (essay) part became part of the SAT test in 2005.

Here are two SAT Prep books that have been recommended…


500 Key Words for the SAT, and How to Remember Them Forever! – This book has helpful ways to remember the words, including some drawings.  You can see some pages of it on Amazon by clicking on the book. (FYI My nephew was asked to buy this book through his gifted class… interesting use for it.)

The Official SAT Study Guide, 2nd edition put out by The College Board (they make the SAT tests) – This is the one my son’s teacher recommended.  We ordered it from Amazon.  It contains 10 Tests.

If you or your child found any particular SAT Study Books helpful, please let us know in the comments below.

Good luck to all of you SAT test takers out there!

Mama Lisa

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