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Hello CC community. I have been lurking around the SAT prep forums for a while as I am a sophomore and will be taking the SAT's 2-3 times during my junior/senior years of high school. I have been reading a lot of test prep posts and it seems as if people can't stress enough how important is it to start studying early. I wish I would have known last year, but now is still pretty early.
Contrary to what my older brother would say, "There's no way to study for the SAT, if your good at it you will do good, if your not, you wont." Many of the CC'ers are living proof that you can dramatically change your scores through studying.
I understand how to study for CR - vocab sets, reading, etc.
The essay, well, I am going to read up how to study for that. LOL
It is math that is my problem. I am a fairly decent math student in general. But my school does the classes weird for some odd reason. Freshman year I took Honors Algebra I, and this year I am taking Honors Algebra II. Junior year I will take Honors Geometry/Trigonometry. I can remember formulas for solving once I know how to do the problem. But my problem is, and this hurt me on the PSAT, is that I don't know any geometry. I obviosuly know I am going to learn it next year. But I want to get a jump start on it.
There are many practice books for the math part of the SAT, but are there SAT math books that actually teach the concepts of the problems, or do they all just give practice problems. I need to actually learn HOW to do the problems. I want to start now so I can get a year of practice and studying under my belt and hopefully can break 2000 on the SAT!
If you have any specific books in mind, please post links (I already have the CB Blue Book). Thanks