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<p>Trinity</p>

<p>Here’s a summary of the what’s been posted so far, consolidated and organized:</p>

<p>General Advice</p>

<p>Xiggi’s time-honored preparation methods:
<a href=“http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/68210-xiggis-sat-prep-advice.html[/url]”>http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/68210-xiggis-sat-prep-advice.html</a></p>

<p>Silverturtle’s Guide
<a href=“http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/955109-silverturtles-guide-sat-admissions-success.html[/url]”>http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/955109-silverturtles-guide-sat-admissions-success.html</a></p>

<p>Noitaraperp’s Guide to Critical Reading
<a href=“http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/750399-how-attack-sat-critical-reading-section-effectively.html[/url]”>http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/750399-how-attack-sat-critical-reading-section-effectively.html</a></p>

<p>The basics: the best prep books, useful strategies, etc.:
<a href=“http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/633765-arachnotrons-sat-prep-advice.html[/url]”>http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/633765-arachnotrons-sat-prep-advice.html</a>
<a href=“http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/754126-bigb14s-sat-faq-v1-0-a.html[/url]”>http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/754126-bigb14s-sat-faq-v1-0-a.html</a>
<a href=“http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/538932-what-sat-prep-book-should-i-get-ultimate-answer-thread-sat-book-reviews.html[/url]”>http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/538932-what-sat-prep-book-should-i-get-ultimate-answer-thread-sat-book-reviews.html</a></p>

<p>What in the world is the Blue Book?
<a href=“http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/766531-description-college-board-study-guides-blue-book-others.html#post1063114999[/url]”>http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/766531-description-college-board-study-guides-blue-book-others.html#post1063114999</a></p>

<p>Where do I find more online official practice tests and answers:
<a href=“http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/766525-official-sat-practice-booklets-past-current.html#post1063114942[/url]”>http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/766525-official-sat-practice-booklets-past-current.html#post1063114942</a></p>

<p><a href=“http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/1277787-links-additional-official-sat-practice-tests-collegeboard.html[/url]”>http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/1277787-links-additional-official-sat-practice-tests-collegeboard.html</a></p>

<p>Some improvement stories and advice:
<a href=“http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/602755-tips-2400er.html[/url]”>http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/602755-tips-2400er.html</a>
<a href=“http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/552828-how-i-improved-170s-psat-eventual-2310-sat-i.html[/url]”>http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/552828-how-i-improved-170s-psat-eventual-2310-sat-i.html</a></p>

<p>Section-Specific</p>

<p>Critical Reading:
<a href=“http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/750399-how-attack-sat-critical-reading-section-effectively.html[/url]”>http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/750399-how-attack-sat-critical-reading-section-effectively.html</a></p>

<p>Writing:
<a href=“http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/747042-strangecamuss-sat-grammar-guide.html[/url]”>http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/747042-strangecamuss-sat-grammar-guide.html</a>
<a href=“http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/645763-how-write-12-essay-just-10-days.html[/url]”>http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/645763-how-write-12-essay-just-10-days.html</a></p>

<p>Math:
<a href=“http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/759703-math-help-center.html[/url]”>http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/759703-math-help-center.html</a></p>

<p>Consolidated Answers</p>

<p>Answer explanations for CollegeBoard’s Official Guide:
<a href=“http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/94911-consolidated-answers-10rs-math-problems.html[/url]”>http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/94911-consolidated-answers-10rs-math-problems.html</a>
<a href=“http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/339734-consolidated-list-original-blue-book-math-solutions.html[/url]”>http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/339734-consolidated-list-original-blue-book-math-solutions.html</a>
<a href=“http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/380105-consolidated-list-original-blue-book-critical-reading-solutions.html[/url]”>http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/380105-consolidated-list-original-blue-book-critical-reading-solutions.html</a>
<a href=“http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/380106-consolidated-list-original-blue-book-writing-solutions.html[/url]”>http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/380106-consolidated-list-original-blue-book-writing-solutions.html</a></p>

<p>Subject Tests</p>

<p><a href=“http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-subject-tests-preparation/358168-list-best-review-books-10.html[/url]”>http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-subject-tests-preparation/358168-list-best-review-books-10.html</a>
<a href=“http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-subject-tests-preparation/512788-some-advice-those-taking-chem-physics-june.html[/url]”>http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-subject-tests-preparation/512788-some-advice-those-taking-chem-physics-june.html</a>
<a href=“http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-subject-tests-preparation/585615-how-ace-literature.html[/url]”>http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-subject-tests-preparation/585615-how-ace-literature.html</a>
<a href=“http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-subject-tests-preparation/544092-complete-guide-sat-subject-tests-mathematics.html[/url]”>http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-subject-tests-preparation/544092-complete-guide-sat-subject-tests-mathematics.html</a></p>

<p>Outside Resources</p>

<p>Past SAT curves:
<a href=“http://www.erikthered.com/tutor/SAT-Released-Test-Curves.pdf[/url]”>http://www.erikthered.com/tutor/SAT-Released-Test-Curves.pdf</a></p>

<p>BB math explanations & official essay prompts:
[Preparing</a> For SAT Test](<a href=“http://www.onlinemathlearning.com/sat-test-prep.html]Preparing”>http://www.onlinemathlearning.com/sat-test-prep.html)</p>

<p>Some Inspiration</p>

<p><a href=“http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/764166-conquering-sat-personal-story.html[/url]”>http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/764166-conquering-sat-personal-story.html</a>
<a href=“http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/336074-biggest-improvment-sat-stories.html[/url]”>http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/336074-biggest-improvment-sat-stories.html</a></p>

<p>Warning</p>

<p><a href=“http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/545446-warning-links-description-sites-offering-pirated-materials-trading-tests-qas.html[/url]”>http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/545446-warning-links-description-sites-offering-pirated-materials-trading-tests-qas.html</a></p>

<p>Just posted yesterday, xiggi gives links to his old threads of word lists:</p>

<p><a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/764274-vocabulary-lists-pros-cons-old-links.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/764274-vocabulary-lists-pros-cons-old-links.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p><a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/1191190-top-400-vocabulary-words.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/1191190-top-400-vocabulary-words.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>This should go under Section-Specific-->Writing:</p>

<p><a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/764514-sat-essay-prompt-archetypes.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/764514-sat-essay-prompt-archetypes.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>How about real essays from students?</p>

<p><a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/409070-sample-sat-12-essays.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/409070-sample-sat-12-essays.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>More for essays:</p>

<p><a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/695237-steamedrices-essay-scoring-help-thread.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/695237-steamedrices-essay-scoring-help-thread.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>I like to use ::</a> College Planning Made Easy | Inside Source for College Admissions Requirements 's question of the day</p>

<p>anyone have the posts where someone did the "hit parade list" to see which book company got the most hits on past SATs.. i know direct hits won it all the time but links would be nice here.</p>

<p><a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/523820-best-vocab-list-results-recommendations.html?highlight=words+appeared+SAT+march%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/523820-best-vocab-list-results-recommendations.html?highlight=words+appeared+SAT+march&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>here's one</p>

<p>^Here are some others:</p>

<p><a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/591431-vocab-book-list-performed-best-nov-08-sat.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/591431-vocab-book-list-performed-best-nov-08-sat.html&lt;/a>
<a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/582880-vocab-list-performed-best-08-psats.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/582880-vocab-list-performed-best-08-psats.html&lt;/a>
<a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/575758-oct-sat-vocab-list-performed-best.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/575758-oct-sat-vocab-list-performed-best.html&lt;/a>
<a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/526379-vocab-list-book-performed-best-may-sat.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/526379-vocab-list-book-performed-best-may-sat.html&lt;/a>
<a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/524714-vocab-list-performed-best-march-08-sat.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/524714-vocab-list-performed-best-march-08-sat.html&lt;/a>
<a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/520799-vocab-list-did-best.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/520799-vocab-list-did-best.html&lt;/a>
<a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/1191190-top-400-vocabulary-words.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/1191190-top-400-vocabulary-words.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Section for writing
<a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/782128-post-writing-questions-here.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/782128-post-writing-questions-here.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p><a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/309616-common-sat-idioms.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/309616-common-sat-idioms.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Helpful outside sources</p>

<p>Solutions to the tests from '10 Real SATs':
New</a> Page 1</p>

<p>vocab drill-help donate grains to the UN World Dood Program:
FreeRice:</a> Levels</p>

<p>Explanations for questions in the Official SAT Study Guide, Second Edition: Welcome</a> to the Official SAT Study Guide Book Owner's Area.</p>

<p>What to expect on Test Day - complete proctor script from beginning to end:
[SAT</a> Test Day Simulator - What to Expect on Test Day<a href="except%20they%20no%20longer%20ask%20for%20your%20SSN">/url</a></p>

<p>Test Day Schedule - breaks, section times, starting time & ending time of SAT test: <a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/845911-test-day-schedule.html?highlight=schedule%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/845911-test-day-schedule.html?highlight=schedule](&lt;a href="http://sat.collegeboard.com/register/sat-test-day-simulator#tdsFlashContainer%5DSAT"&gt;http://sat.collegeboard.com/register/sat-test-day-simulator#tdsFlashContainer)&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>A search engine that would allow you to browse through 360 official SAT questions by keyword, section, and difficulty: SAT</a> Question of the Day Archive Search | A Tekkie</p>

<p>All the SAT prompts from 2005 to present. <a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/764514-sat-essay-prompt-archetypes.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/764514-sat-essay-prompt-archetypes.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>This should be added to the inspiration section:
<a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/925004-rags-riches-my-journey-2300-a.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/925004-rags-riches-my-journey-2300-a.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p><a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/757034-college-board-sat-test-links.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/757034-college-board-sat-test-links.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Add under subject tests as a quick review
<a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-subject-tests-preparation/972152-schoolisfuns-sat-mathematics-level-ii-guide.html?highlight=Schoolisfun%27s+math+guide%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-subject-tests-preparation/972152-schoolisfuns-sat-mathematics-level-ii-guide.html?highlight=Schoolisfun%27s+math+guide&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>MTAsid: Khan Academy offers FREE video solutions to the official guide's math questions( 1st edition). I've recommended it on this board two years ago, now even Bill Gates endorses it!</p>

<p>Khan</a> Academy</p>

<p>Sal</a> Khan: Bill Gates' favorite teacher - Aug. 24, 2010</p>