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@eh1234 I totally hear you! It's so hard to know how much is enough prep and practice.
Since returning from his summer program earlier this month, my son has taken 2 timed College Board practice tests (5 and 6) and scored 1590 on each. So we could either stop the practice, or order harder tests to make sure these aren't some crazy guessing flukes. So I ordered Kaplan's 6 test book and we'll see how he does not those (I want to save the College Board ones for next month as we get closer to the test date and he can take timed tests with his sister when she gets back from her research program). I'll let you know how it goes.
Oh my S doesn't have the patience to read through any of the prep material either. Akin to your son @eh1234 he's content to just take the test, check his answers and make the determination that "that was a stupid question" and move on.
My D on the other hand has the patience and read through most of the Meltzer reading before taking some CB practice tests. Hitting in the mid 1550 range, she went over each question she got wrong, then turned back to the prep material to cover the materials she got wrong. Very thorough this one.
We have both Meltzer books as well and my D indicated they were helpful. She's used the Ivy Global as well. As indicated, I've heard good things about PWN math, but have no experience with it. For tests, College Board for sure. My daughter didn't think the Barron's tests were helpful (mistakes here and there and a bit different than the CB tests). We get the Kaplan tests tomorrow and will see what my S thinks.
@homerdog Totally judge free here. I forewarn all that I type faster than I speak and hit the post button faster than I should, so please forgive all typos.
@OrangeFish Totally on the same boat. The twins have a full plate their junior year and thus, we'd love to be done with this SAT test by winter. With this all in approach, we've been lucky to not have to retake any of the SAT Subject tests...hope it holds true for the SAT as well.
9 mile run? Good grief, I'm exhausted just thinking about it.
D19 was part of a non-school affiliated track team a few years ago and based on the workout regime those kids engaged it day in and day out, I have mad respect!! D trained for the 3000m race and after qualifying for the Jr. Olympics, declared she didn't want to go (it was held in Louisiana in Aug that year, so who could blame her). She runs recreationally now, but I do miss the competitive aspect and the team work the girls displayed for the relays (don't miss those all day meets though held in the far corners of the state).