Barrons SAT II writing?

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By Cheershopgrl (Cheershopgrl) on Tuesday, July 13, 2004 - 08:36 pm: Edit

I took a practice Barrons SAT II writing test, and I did not score that well :( However, I felt very confident that my answers were correct until I corrected them with the answer key.
I took a Princeton Review practice writing test and I got totally different results. For example, I scored only "fair" on barrons improving paragraphs section where I aced the one with Princeton Review. Could anyone tell me which test is more like the SAT II writing, and which one is harder? Thanks!

By Jshifton (Jshifton) on Tuesday, July 13, 2004 - 08:58 pm: Edit

Barrons is much more realistic as far as question content, but it is also much harder. Keep working with Barrons and ignore your score. I consistently missed 20-25 multiple choice with Barrons, then missed 9 on the real thing.

For the essay, write a boring five paragraph essay with an introduction, personal example, current event, literary example, then conclusion.

Good Luck!

By Isabella (Isabella) on Wednesday, July 14, 2004 - 07:04 pm: Edit

PR is closer to the real thing.

By Chidimma (Chidimma) on Wednesday, July 14, 2004 - 08:56 pm: Edit

barron's is harder than it needs to be. that can help, though. :) I'm using Kaplan's book

By Studyguy346 (Studyguy346) on Wednesday, July 14, 2004 - 09:21 pm: Edit

yeah, i liked kaplan

By Skiowad (Skiowad) on Tuesday, July 20, 2004 - 05:30 pm: Edit

Can someone tell me how the Writing is scored? I have Barron's but I can't find out how everything is converted. thanx

By Skiowad (Skiowad) on Wednesday, July 21, 2004 - 08:02 am: Edit


By Shjanama77 (Shjanama77) on Wednesday, July 21, 2004 - 08:38 am: Edit

use barron's for the list of common errors...that's awesome..!!!!

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