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Barron VS Kaplan

DinaZhangDinaZhang Posts: 723Registered User Member
edited July 2006 in SAT Preparation
i want to buy a CR workbook?

so which one is better?

i heard that Prin's CR sections on the 11 tests are not very accurate, is that true?

thanks in advance
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Replies to: Barron VS Kaplan

  • thecomisarthecomisar Posts: 2,124Registered User Senior Member
    I finished the Kaplan workbook, and it's not too bad... a little easier than the Blue Book, though.
  • skywalker99skywalker99 Posts: 627Registered User Member
    get barrons its tougher and theres no harm in overpreparing..
  • stuck-on-1700stuck-on-1700 Posts: 6,065Registered User Senior Member
    barron's may be harder but i think that it's the best in CR and Math.
    Kaplan is too easy; I get 750 reguarly when doing practice tests but got 550 in the actual test (in CR)
  • thecomisarthecomisar Posts: 2,124Registered User Senior Member
    As basis for comparison: on the two practice tests in Kaplan, I got 730 and 770. In the two tests I've taken out of the blue book, my ranges were 660-760 and 700-800. But people say that you should take the lower end of the blue book range, so that would make Kaplan too easy.
  • stuck-on-1700stuck-on-1700 Posts: 6,065Registered User Senior Member
    lower range in CR only

    take the median of the range for math
    average of the median and lower end of the range for the W

    a teacher member on CC recomended it.
  • tennisisfun1234tennisisfun1234 Posts: 89Registered User Junior Member
    do they even show u the median?...or r u talking a/b the avg of the range??
  • DinaZhangDinaZhang Posts: 723Registered User Member
    thank you .

    i will get the barron one
  • thecomisarthecomisar Posts: 2,124Registered User Senior Member
    "lower range in CR only

    take the median of the range for math"

    Yeah I know, I was just talking about CR :)

    And tennisisfun, if you only have two numbers the median is the average of the range.
  • virtuoso_735virtuoso_735 Posts: 1,876Registered User Senior Member
    Barron's definetly for CR.
  • Psionic VisionPsionic Vision Posts: 101Registered User Junior Member
    What does CR stand for?
  • brand_182brand_182 Posts: 7,589Registered User Senior Member
    cryogenic rabbits
  • Psionic VisionPsionic Vision Posts: 101Registered User Junior Member
    And what does that mean?
  • brand_182brand_182 Posts: 7,589Registered User Senior Member
    freezing cold rabbits

    you're a good sport so you win the prize...it means critical reading.
  • DinaZhangDinaZhang Posts: 723Registered User Member
    you guys really have a sence of humour, huh?
  • brand_182brand_182 Posts: 7,589Registered User Senior Member
    yeah i thought so...ya know i give these people gold (or maybe silver) and i get nothing...NOTHING!
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