SAT Advice (General) Post
|Brian R. McElroy at 2017-04-03 22:11:26
General SAT Strategy and Additional (Non-Official) SAT Practice Tests - Barron's New SAT / Barron's 6 Practice Tests for the New SAT / Ivy Global New SAT Guide, 2nd. Ed.
Real SAT questions are of course always better to practice with, but for the new SAT, they are currently in short supply. So you should also try to get your hands on a copy of the 2015 practice PSAT, as well as the actual October 2015 PSAT (copies were sent to students who took the test). Professional SAT tutors like me will obsessively collect every real SAT or PSAT we can find, and at the moment, there are very few of them, so of course they are especially precious.
You can also find free SAT Prep Tips on the McElroy Tutoring Blog and free SAT videos on the McElroy Tutoring YouTube page. You should also subscribe to the SAT Question of the Day.
Or, even easier (and possibly cheaper): just go to the College Board website, download those same 4 PDFs for free, and simply print them out at home. The drawback to this is that the pages will be harder to organize.
Working with a private tutor is the very best way to maximize your score, for a variety of reasons:
1) You are given personalized attention, lessons tailored to fit your schedule, and the opportunity to discuss each question in-depth until you are fully satisfied.