|By Ben123 (Ben123) on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 11:13 pm: Edit|
I am about to take the S.A.T I reasoning test november.
I need to focus on my verbal skills (vocabulary + reading)
and would also like to use a math book that would show me how to solve every exercise they include in the book.
Anyway i was thinking about buying these books:
Kaplan SAT Math Workbook : Fifth Edition
Kaplan SAT Verbal Workbook : Fifth Edition
are these books any good does the verbal workbook contain useful voacbulary bank?
Note that i am taking the "old" s.a.t test not the new one with the essay.
if the kaplan books aren't good for whatever reason or gruber's are better or anyother book i'd like to hear about it so please be sure to tell me whats wrong with them
also note that the i need to focus on the critical reading + vocabulary so please i want to make sure that the kaplan sat verbal workbook does contain these parts.
if you think that there are better books please write their names and what edition.
Thanks for any replies.
|By Neelesh (Neelesh) on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 11:22 pm: Edit|
those books are very good.
get Hot Words for the SAT I, by Linda Carnavale or something like that. its by barrons. that is the best book to buy, cuase so many words from that book is on the test. also, look at the words from this site
100 most common SAT words:
also, go to sparknotes.com because they have a very good vocab list:
1000 most common SAT words
good luck! im takin the test tomorrow :-)
3rd time! so i know what words have been used
|By Ben123 (Ben123) on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 11:54 pm: Edit|
Hi neelesh ,
thanks for the quick answer!
Do you think that the kaplan verb manual would have a sufficient amount of words ( assuming i'll learn them + the 100 most common sat words in the link you gave me + the 1000 most common words at sparknotes.com) or would it be better if i bought the "Hot Words " book too ?
i want to focus on the critical reading + vocab.
thanks in advance,
|By Ben123 (Ben123) on Saturday, October 09, 2004 - 01:27 pm: Edit|
Guys i would really appreciate any help.
|By Collegebound123 (Collegebound123) on Saturday, October 09, 2004 - 11:31 pm: Edit|
Perhaps my most useful book for practicing was 10 Real SATs. I took about 4 practice tests from the book.
There may be old threads concerning this topic. Perhaps you could search for it.
|By Geoguy (Geoguy) on Saturday, October 09, 2004 - 11:36 pm: Edit|
I saw an entire analogies section from 10 Real SATs on the June SAT. I kicked myself for not having gone over my wrong answers when I took the test at home.
|By Ben123 (Ben123) on Sunday, October 10, 2004 - 06:36 am: Edit|
Hi so whats your recommendation regarding a good verbal book(workbook) that have a comprehensive word bank and a lot of critical reading question with answers ...
|By Ben123 (Ben123) on Monday, October 11, 2004 - 01:21 am: Edit|
|By Studyguy346 (Studyguy346) on Monday, October 11, 2004 - 01:58 pm: Edit|
If you could manage to get your hands on the workbooks Princeton Review gives to kids taking courses or tutoring lessons, it could really help you. Those books have good strategies and practice questions. Unfortunately, these workbooks are not sold in stores, so you'll have to find someone who took the course or was tutored. Good luck in november.
|By Ben123 (Ben123) on Monday, October 11, 2004 - 05:07 pm: Edit|
Hi Studyguy346 ,
I have the princeton review manuals.
I want to buy another VERBAL book because the vocabulary bank in the princeton review verbal manaul is very deficient.thats why i am looking for another verbal book to extend my vocabulary and most importantly to imporve my score in the critical reading section because it find it to be very difficult for me..
any suggestion PLEAse I really need to buy something so i could start practicing
|By Neelesh (Neelesh) on Monday, October 11, 2004 - 05:28 pm: Edit|
Kaplan + the stuff i told you is sufficient enough. it has very good critical reading passages. you could also try arco for that if you want: they have like 100+ critical reading questions and analogies + sentance completions.
|By Irish200 (Irish200) on Monday, October 11, 2004 - 06:54 pm: Edit|
Get 10 Reals
|By Ben123 (Ben123) on Monday, October 11, 2004 - 07:29 pm: Edit|
I have a question.
Right now i have studied 1000+ words but since my english is not my first langague there are a lot of times when i am failing to answer simple analogy questions because i am lacking fundamental words that americans use on a daily basis so thats really frustrates me , but thats ok i am going to continue studying and hope for the best thanks for your help i am gonna get the kaplan workbooks for both math and english
hope i'll do well in the upcoming exam
thank you all.
|By Astrix (Astrix) on Monday, October 11, 2004 - 07:44 pm: Edit|
I answered BERET:CAP wrong on a practice test, which was the very first analogy, even tho got the rest of them right. Didn't know what a freakin beret was.
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