<p>Should I prep from this website? My english teacher thinks so... What do you all think? Are the questions from it easier/harder/same as the real SAT?</p>

<p>i thought the writing mc's were much harder than the actual sat.. havn't done the other ones but the vocab lists seem reliable since our school's SAT prep class takes lists from the website</p>

<p>Math questions looked extremely unreliable. First question of the first practice test is "What number is greater than 1/2?"</p>

<p>The critical reading and writing questions are much more difficult than the actual questions, and some of the writing ones focuses on weird grammar concepts. You should practice using it if you have time (I used it to practice a few days before actual SATs because I ran out of things to do), but definitely don't sweat it if you don't find the time. It might be alright to follow their schedule, though, but do so with a grain of salt.</p>

<p>ok, that makes me feel better; i thought the CR and reading questions were also difficult relative to the SATs.</p>

<p>You should only use official practice questions. Ones that aren't official, regardless of their difficulty, aren't nearly as useful, and can actually harm you in the long run. SAT questions have tons of trends and subtleties that prep companies' do not capture. The most overt reason not to use other SAT questions is that they often test you on things the SAT doesn't. They'll use "non SAT" words, ineloquent, but undeceiving math, and test you on grammar concepts that the real SAT does not. </p>

<p>Most importantly, the passage questions are often flawed. In the real SAT, every answer choice is either 100% wrong or 100% right. They go to a LOT of work to make sure they don't get 10,000 emails from angry students justifying their incorrect answers. Yet money hungry prep companies will often use flawed passage questions, which can be extremely harmful to study from. If you get the right answer, you didn't notice the subtle evidence supporting the "wrong" answers. Then when you take a real SAT, failing to notice the evidence will guarantee you an incorrect answer.</p>