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1. The College Board Official SAT Study Guide

Buy this book and have your child take several timed SAT test sections for all components of the test; math, critical reading and writing. By doing timed practice sections, your child will familiarize him/herself with the test format and the caliber of questions. Knowing what to expect on the exam always helps a child gain confidence on test day.

2. Word Smart 1 and 2 by Princeton Review

By using this book your child will learn hundreds of high-voltage SAT vocabulary words that appear on the SAT. There are also plenty of helpful drills and quizzes at the end of each chapter to reinforce learning.

3. College Board Website

This free website contains many real SAT Practice Test questions.


Your child can further strengthen his/her SAT vocab by taking Free Rice’s multi-level multiple choice vocabulary quiz. For each question answered correctly, Free Rice donates 10 grains of rice to the United Nations World Food Program.

5. The SAT Essay Basic Principles

This is one of the best articles I’ve read about how to confidently approach the SAT Essay. This article will show your child how to wow the essay judges by writing a cohesive essay within the time constraints.


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