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Are Kaplan and Princeton Review reliable sources for PSAT/SAT preparation?

xxeliza321xxxxeliza321xx Registered User Posts: 408 Member
edited August 2011 in SAT Preparation
I use the Collegeboard's big, blue book, as well as its online course, but I am also enrolled in Princeton Review and Kaplan courses. Are Princeton Review and Kaplan good companies when it comes to the PSAT/SAT? Thanks.
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Replies to: Are Kaplan and Princeton Review reliable sources for PSAT/SAT preparation?

  • HossainHossain Registered User Posts: 292 Junior Member
    Kaplan is great for SAT only if you do everyhing thing and are dedicated enough to all of em. They give great material and the 4 practice tests they hand out during the live sessions are harder. This may not seem good but it actually helps. Before I took my first sat I got a 1590 on their last practice test in the course, but when I took the sat it seemed much easier than the courses matierial. I ended up with a 1740 on the actual test. I'm aiming for a 2000+ now for October. Make sure you do all of the online homework and quizzes cuz that's like 50% of the class, the live classes r just summed reviews of general concepts, you really have work with the material they give you on your ur own including all the online stuff. I didn't complete all their online stuff, in a mater of fact I barely did any of em, now I'm doin all of it and it's really helping cuz I finished the blue book with many 2000s and 2100s and even one 2250-2300. but remember kaplan does not replace the blue book completley beacuse you still need that for lots of practice only. That's what the book is mainly good for anyways, nothing else. Many will say kaplan is unreliable cuz a lot of em just go through the clas sessions and that's it. If you really work hard with their matieral it'll help profoundly. There not a big name for no damn reason. Anyways it helped for me the first time and it's sill def helping me now. Idk about PR, I've never tried it.
  • herozero1234herozero1234 Registered User Posts: 624 Member
    I would not advise using PR at all, for SAT atleast. For ACT, 1296 is great.
  • xxeliza321xxxxeliza321xx Registered User Posts: 408 Member
    Ok thanks!
  • ZombieDanteZombieDante Registered User Posts: 3,895 Senior Member
    why wouldn't you use PR?
  • DorkyelmoDorkyelmo Registered User Posts: 1,770 Senior Member
    PR is pretty good. I'm using the practice test. It seems harder than the real BB
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