|By Mcheng331 (Mcheng331) on Tuesday, June 22, 2004 - 11:06 am: Edit|
Hi! How is everyone? I have some questions and everyone seems so informed on prep books.
I'm going to be taking Writing/Math IIC/Physics(?) I guess in October 2005 and I need to start prepping. I was just wondering which book you guys felt helped you the most. I have Sparknotes for Math IIC and Physics right now, and PR for Chemistry. I was reading other convos and I got the best:
Writing: Princeton Review?
Math IIC: Barrons? and PR?
I have a 1430 on the SAT now (630V, 800M) I'm hoping they don't look too heavily on my verbal since I'm not going into ANY field with writing/lit. So, I'm really anxious about the SAT II, since I really need to do well on them. (I suck at writing/verbal/grammar, etc. *asian* lol) does any1 have ANY tips at ALL for the Writing SAT II?!?!
Thanks so much everyone
|By Studyguy346 (Studyguy346) on Tuesday, June 22, 2004 - 07:33 pm: Edit|
October 2005? Do you mean October 2004, this October? If it really is October 2005, you have PLENTY of time.
|By Mcheng331 (Mcheng331) on Wednesday, June 23, 2004 - 11:15 am: Edit|
|By Isabella (Isabella) on Wednesday, June 23, 2004 - 04:11 pm: Edit|
For Writing definitely get the PR book. It rocks. For help on grammar, use your high school English textbook or get Grammar Smart.
|By Joshjmgs (Joshjmgs) on Thursday, July 01, 2004 - 11:43 pm: Edit|
IIc, barrons and your pre-calc book (to fill in the gaps) is sufficient
Physics, NOT SPARKNOTES
|By 007 (007) on Friday, July 02, 2004 - 03:29 am: Edit|
how's the Kaplan Writing Book??
|By Smkumar0 (Smkumar0) on Saturday, July 03, 2004 - 12:29 pm: Edit|
The Kaplan Writing book is great. It has lots of essays and practice essays. Plus, it has two sections completely devoted to developing your writing and grammar skills. I used the Kaplan Writing book and managed to pull off a 780. Hope this helps, good luck!
|By Number9 (Number9) on Saturday, July 03, 2004 - 01:54 pm: Edit|
I've got the Kaplan book and Barrons book for writing. I am making my way through Kaplan, and it is very helpful. I recommend it.
|By Iplayoboe (Iplayoboe) on Saturday, July 03, 2004 - 03:04 pm: Edit|
i use barrons for everything, SAT, SAT II, AP... they really cover the material in depth, and because their practice tests are so hard, it makes taking the real tests a lot more relaxing. I tried Sparknotes and i didnt like the way they were set up at all. Barrons rocks
|By Hewashere (Hewashere) on Saturday, July 03, 2004 - 03:20 pm: Edit|
writing, iic: barrons
physics: princeton review and shaum's outlines for college physics
|By Missj (Missj) on Saturday, July 03, 2004 - 09:35 pm: Edit|
hi. i agree- barron's and kaplan for SAT2writing. practice writing the 20min essay often and perhaps have a basic idea of what examples you're going to use but just shape it to go with the topic.
i'm not sure about SAT2math2c but probably not just sparknotes =P my friends who took it all used barron's. hm but they said it overprepares you...which is good i guess...but does anyone else think another prep book is better or more accurate? or barron's is good. thanks for anyone's help!
as for physics i don't know but i would say sparknotes isn't your best choice. heh.
GOOD LUCK! =)
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