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Is the Princeton Review Practice Book harder than the collegeboard book?than the SAT?

AK81493AK81493 Registered User Posts: 111 Junior Member
edited November 2011 in SAT Preparation
Ive been taking Princeton review practice tests and I do significantly better on the college board tests. Is the college board book easier than the SAT or is the princeton review harder?
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Replies to: Is the Princeton Review Practice Book harder than the collegeboard book?than the SAT?

  • toxic93toxic93 Registered User Posts: 2,684 Senior Member
    The college board book is the question from previous SAts the real stuff, the Princeton Review are fake copies of them. It can just mean your getting better at taking the Sat questions.
  • NewAccountNewAccount Registered User Posts: 1,882 Senior Member
    The College Board book (what I predominantly use) is more reflective of your actual SAT score than the Princeton Review tests (which I have taken as well).
  • JakeusJakeus Registered User Posts: 369 Member
    I wasn't a very strong advocate of the "CB only" attitude until recently. PR's books have mistakes in them (as in they give the wrong answers). This wasn't really a problem for me for the math section, since I know my math, but it gave me an uneasy feeling for the Critical Reading section since I couldn't exactly "prove" my answer.

    I generally thought the PR tests were harder than the CB tests though.
  • Caruso707Caruso707 Registered User Posts: 581 Member
    I got a 670 in math on the real thing, and granted I was tired when I took the practice test after, I only got a 550 on the PR. And I looked back over it, especially the CR section and i'm thinking to myself, how the heck is that the answer. I have since stopped using it.
  • Fat_NerdFat_Nerd - Posts: 941 Member
    Do not consider your score on an unofficial exam to be an accurate indicator of your true capabilities. What people don't realize, is that these "fake" exams, inaccurate as they may be, are beneficial to some extent. They copy the real exams, word for word, but occasionally making the problem more challenging. As a result, you're subject to much higher material than usual, and that in my opinion can build some worthwhile endurance.

    But in regards to your question, yes, PR exams are significantly more difficult than CB/Real exams.
  • LegatusLegatus Registered User Posts: 71 Junior Member
    ^ Agreed with the poster above.

    PR does have benefits because its slightly harder, but it does not correctly predict one's score.
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