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Barrons or PR?

kboatengkboateng 81 replies23 threads Junior Member
im in the market for SAT prep books and i was wonder which one is the most effective (or toughest) prep book. I want something that doesn't sugar-coat the test.

HELP!?! PLEASE!
THANKS!
edited April 2008
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  • theglassumbrellatheglassumbrella 17 replies5 threads New Member
    Princeton Review! :P
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  • kboatengkboateng 81 replies23 threads Junior Member
    did it work for u?
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  • mutha5050mutha5050 73 replies3 threads Junior Member
    I have the PR book and I really like it. It makes a lot of fun of the test, pokes holes in it, has good strategies for beating the built-in traps. From what a lot of people here say, the PR tests are closer to the real thing than Barron's, which seems to be unusually hard.
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  • kboatengkboateng 81 replies23 threads Junior Member
    PR isn't easier than the SAT is it? cuz i really need something to measure my capabilities and for me, hard is better than easy
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  • anhtimmyanhtimmy 3168 replies89 threads Senior Member
    Barron for beginners, it has explanations for each problem.
    after Barron, get the blue book, its more like the actual SAT
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  • az1698az1698 1800 replies100 threads Senior Member
    Princeton review
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  • gibson101gibson101 102 replies38 threads Junior Member
    i have barrons and its good, its helped me understand and comprehend the material a lot better, and barron's winnows out all of the difficult questions which will help you if your looking to do better on the more complicated questions. I suggest you get Barron's 2400 and Barron's hot words for the sat....they really help.
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  • E.OlenskaE.Olenska 36 replies11 threads Junior Member
    I think PR is easier than Barrons.
    P.S. Using Kaplan and the blue book together may be a good idea. Our teacher strongly recommend the writing sections on Kaplan.
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  • LZfanLZfan 97 replies1 threads Junior Member
    Start off with PR then work on Barrons.
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  • Jblue3220Jblue3220 126 replies34 threads Junior Member
    I've used both extensively, for AP, SAT subject, and regular SAT. I'd have to say Barron is definitely harder, sometimes to the point that doing some of the practice problems are near pointless, since you won't get them on the real thing. Princeton Review is more accurate (albeit easier), which good explanations and tips. I'd recommend Princeton Review altogether, but if you're only looking for hard, go for Barron.

    Have you also looked at Sparknotes study guides? They're no bad either.
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  • kboatengkboateng 81 replies23 threads Junior Member
    hmm i'll consider it. thanks
    any tips on studying?
    any success stories?
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  • mutha5050mutha5050 73 replies3 threads Junior Member
    I think everything is easier than Barron's!
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  • arduouspallorarduouspallor 992 replies114 threads Senior Member
    PR is great for tips and techniques, but I think Barron's is better because it's so tough on you and gets you really prepared.
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  • TheIndividualTheIndividual 286 replies50 threads Member
    Barrons is tougher -- but I'd just go with the Bluebook (seeing as it's actually published by collegeboard)
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  • kboatengkboateng 81 replies23 threads Junior Member
    so would u guys say that a CB practice test score is reminiscent of ur actual SAT score potential
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