Scholastic Aptitude Test or Scholastic Assessment test is the widely used for admission in the colleges and universities in United states. Now a days, SAT is also known as SAT reasoning test. SAT is mainly given by high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. It can be given 7 times a year in a selected months only. Internationally, it can be given 6 times a year. There is a fees difference also for USA students and international students. You can check it out at college boards website.
Recently college board announced about the pattern change in SAT exam. Normally there are 3 section namely Writing, Mathematics and reasoning of 800 marks each along with essay. The total time given is 3 hours and 45 minutes. According to the new pattern, the total marks will be 1600 marks instead of 2400 hundred while essay writing will be optional. You will be given 3 hours to complete the test and an additional 50 minutes to write the essay. Check the wikipedia article here for more.
Here is the list of best prep books for SAT exam 2014 :
- The Official SAT Study Guide with DVD by The College Board
- SAT Prep Black Book: The Most Effective SAT Strategies Ever Published by Mike Barrett
- SAT, 26th edition (Barron’s Sat (Book Only)) by Ira K. Wolf Ph.D.
- Cracking the SAT with 5 Practice Tests, 2014 Edition by Princeton Review
- Kaplan SAT 2014 Strategies, Practice, and Review with 4 Practice Tests by Kaplan
- Kaplan 12 Practice Tests for the SAT 2014 (Kaplan Test Prep) by Kaplan
SAT Vocabulary Flash Cards by Sharon Weiner Green
You can choose any book for studying for SAT exam but you must also take practice set books which will give you enough practice for the real time exam. You will be able to know as how to manage the time and attempt all the section. Practice is always important otherwise you will leave questions in the exam.
You can also give SAT subject test along with SAT exam. SAT II subject scores are accepted by many colleges. If you have a SAT II score then you can submit it to colleges of your choice. It will certainly give you a benefit over other students in getting admission to that college. A high SAT score means you will get the best college of your choice. The average scores for all sections will change as they new pattern exam will be taken. You can see the average scores on college boards website.
Get the books and start your preparation. Make a daily time table for each section and solve as much as possible before the exam. Try to learn shortcut tips, tricks and methods to solve mathematical and reasoning questions so that you can save your time during exam. We will be coming up with some study material PDF for free download on this website. Keep visiting and keep preparing. Do check out the subject test books on our website.