CR practice

<p>I need serious practice focusing and analyzing CR passages within 25 minutes. I want to get Barron's but it's too hard. Are there any other books dedicated to CR practice?</p>

<p>There's the blue book.</p>

<p>There's a book I know that's really popular on this site........ what's it called again.. Oh yeah the blue book</p>

<p>Princeton Review should make all their books blue in order to catch some confused CCers.</p>

<p>OP: Official tests are really important for CR.</p>

<p>I thought this was kind of funny</p>

<p>blue</a> book</p>

<p>Really, this forum has not sympathy towards people who already used the blue book. =(</p>

<p>It's not a matter of sympathy. It is simply that unofficial practice for CR is not very effective.</p>

<p>What should I do then?</p>

<p>I am also wondering about this.. I have exhausted all of the BB tests and I am onto other previously administered ones but honestly my CR scores don't improve much between tests... I also have the Barrons book and I was wondering how is the CR section for that??</p>

<p>Aside from the blue book and the illegal-to-get QAS, what is the best prep for 1) CR and 2) model tests? Kaplan? Barron? PR? SPARTA?!</p>

<p>I still have mystery tutor's Sentence completion guide if you find that of any use.</p>

<p>Google</a> Docs</p>

<p>Re: the blue book, was it the 2010 edition? If not, the three tests at the beginning of the 2010 edition are also new. They're the actual tests from October 2006, January 2007 and May 2007. Conversely, if you've done the 2010 edition only, there should be three practice tests in the older edition that weren't recycled over to the new one. Just ask a friend who has a copy of the book or something to lend you his.</p>

<p>Other online resources:
[url=<a href=""&gt;]2007-08&lt;/a> Official Practice Test (aka March 2005 SAT)<a href="with%20answers">/url</a></p>

<p>[url="<a href=""&gt;]2008-09&lt;/a> Official Practice Test (aka October 2005 SAT)<a href="with%20answers">/url</a></p>

<p>[url="<a href=""&gt;]2009-10&lt;/a> Official Practice Test (aka January 2006 SAT)<a href="with%20answers">/url</a></p>

<p>Have you considered purchasing old PSATs? Eight of them are available in the College Board online store for $3/each, though you have to request the answer keys separately. If you're focusing on the critical reading section only, the level of difficulty/content is the same.</p>

<p>You should also make sure to thoroughly review your answers in the tests you've already taken. If you've just taken the tests and scored them, you should go over your answers again and figure out the logic behind not only what you missed, but what you got right. If your main problem is focusing, just reading more will help. Pick up a newspaper or magazine, choose an article that doesn't grab you right away, and ask yourself as you read what's the main point, the author's POV, etc.</p>