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Does Kaplan SAT Prep REALLY Work?

Lakers2416Lakers2416 Posts: 60Registered User Junior Member
edited December 2010 in SAT Preparation
I'm taking the Kaplan Test Prep from Feb-Mar, does it help and does it work?
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Replies to: Does Kaplan SAT Prep REALLY Work?

  • MirindaMirinda Posts: 134- Junior Member
    ^Kaplan is rubbish. Never rely on it. If you score a 750 in its exams, on reality, your score is 600 or 650.
  • SakataGintokiSakataGintoki Posts: 418- Member
    Kaplan really works itself to failure. So it works, but it's just that the result is phail.
  • jimyjimjimyjim Posts: 233Registered User Junior Member
    blue book, real tests, and princeton review
  • MirindaMirinda Posts: 134- Junior Member
    ^Even PR isn't that vigorous.
  • Apoc314Apoc314 Posts: 1,288Registered User Senior Member
    I have taken a Kaplan SAT Prep course last summer. It isn't as terrible as most CC members claim it is, but you are able to achieve the same results by self-studying from the blue book. The main part of the prep that actually helped was just taking practice tests under timed conditions to simulate the real SAT testing conditions. This helped me improve from 2070 to a 2240, but I only scored a 2360 on the October 9 SAT by self-studying the rest of the way with the Blue Book.
  • IWantAn800IWantAn800 Posts: 132Registered User Junior Member
    wait Im taking the janurary SAT and im using the kaplan practice tests book but the tests seem different from princentons. which one is more reliable? cause I dont want to waste my time doing those tests if they suck

    and by blue book, do you mean the college board one? (hahah sorry im stupid)
  • Apoc314Apoc314 Posts: 1,288Registered User Senior Member
    Use the college board one over Kaplan and Princeton review. Your first choice of practice book should be the College Board Official SAT Study Guide. I've heard that Princeton Review seems to be more reliable than Kaplan, but don't use those until you fully exhaust the tests in the Blue Book (College Board's book).
  • ATLMOM13ATLMOM13 Posts: 260- Junior Member
    There is also a free SAT Practice Test on the College Board website whith explanations that is a previously administered test and will be a very good resource.
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