PSAT books ???

<p>Which book would you suggest:</p>

<p>Barron's PSAT/NMSQT (4 tests)
Kaplan PSAT/NMSQT 2012 (3 tests)</p>

<p>I'd recommend Kaplan for the tests, Barron's for the lessons and overall information. Barron's tests are too hard, and won't help you, but the lessons are wonderful. Kaplan's test are a bit easier than the actual PSAT, and are much more lenient when it comes with conversions (aka, you'll get a higher score than on the official PSAT) but the tests are more accurate than Barrons.</p>

<p>I have both books. Definitely Kaplan is kid-friendly.</p>

<p>Unless you think you can get National Merit Scholarship type scores, I don't really see any point in studying for the PSAT.</p>

<p>My son did not, and ultimately wound up with very high regular SAT scores.</p>

<p>What do you mean kid-friendly? Do you think that the tests are a lot easier than the actual PSAT?</p>

<p>Would you also recommend the Kaplan SAT book? I heard that those tests are a lot harder than the actual SAT.... so maybe not...?</p>

<p>I have both, and here are my thoughts:</p>

<p>*Kaplan PSAT book: * Very accessible review of all concepts covered on the PSAT. The Kaplan book Just watch out for the typos - I posted the typos on another thread. </p>

<p>Barron's PSAT book: The Barron's book is more through than the Kaplan book. The Barron's book has a really solid math review section. But the questions in the Barron's book are a notch harder some of the questions in the Kaplan book.</p>

<p>Ultimately, both are good PSAT preparation books.</p>