By Sarah Gearhart
Hoping to ace the SAT? Prep with one of these top-notch books, recommended by Chris Sumner, communications director for College Entrance Exam Advisors and Educators.
Best test-only book: The Official SAT Study Guide [$19.95, collegeboard.com]
Features: Eight full-length practice tests; practice essay questions and sample essays; extra practice questions for math, critical reading and writing skills sections
Best strategy book: Gruber’s Complete Preparation for the New SAT [$18.95, harpercollins.com]
Features: Key strategies for math, writing skills and critical reading sections; expansive vocab builder; an inside look at how SAT questions are created
Best single prep book: Cracking the SAT (The Princeton Review) [$19.95, randomhouse.com]
Features: Customized study plan; online lessons, drills and three full-length practice tests; list of frequently used SAT vocab words; test strategies
For more information, check out ceeae.org and to download a free SAT, visit collegeboard.com.