SAT II Prep Books

<p>Hey everyone. I'm taking SAT II writing and math II C in November. What are the best books to prepare with? I already took math once, but I got a 690, and i figure if i can pull off an A in my calculus class i should be able to do better than that on the class. Or not. I dunno. Any suggestions?</p>

<p>I heard that Barrons is really good at Math IIC I am gonna use it and personally I took Math IIC as a sophomore and I did horribly...I got a 560 But I have Calculus BC now...and I already took AB so I MUST improve.
I heard that Barrons is harder but prepares you really good for the test.
It overprepares you.</p>

<p>Barrons' is great for Math IIc if you're decent at math and want to make sure you cover everything they might possibly throw at you. If you're short on time or just don't do math very well, it'll drive you insane. Their curves are a bit harsh, too; I averaged mid-30s, if I remember correctly, on their practices and went in and got an 800.</p>

<p>I liked Barrons' for Writing (at least the essay), though they had some iffy grammar calls. Then again, you can find that information in any English textbook in the country.</p>

<p>Does anyone know which is the best prep book for Writing and Physics??</p>

<p>I used Barrons for the Math 2c, and I didn't really find it that helpful. The difficulty level of the book was good because it did give you an in depth understanding of the topic but a lot of the questions were irrelevent to the test questions. As a result, I spent an excessive amount of time memorizing formulas and practicing super difficult problems. I would recommend the Princeton Review or Kaplan because they both cover what you need to know to get a decent score. Also, it's really helpful to use a TI89. If you have little or no experience with a graphing calculator, there's a book out there called SAT II Math with TI that goes through how to solve around 20 out of the 50 math 2c questions with a calculator. It's worthless if you know how to work an 83 plus or higher though.<br>
For writing, I used the Princeton Review and got an 800.<br>
I hope this helps. :-)</p>

<p>Personally, I liked the barrons one because it was simply so much harder than all the other prep books out there (it's hard to be complacent with studying when it's kicking your ass). Count on the actual test being in between the difficulty of Princeton Review/Kaplan and Barrons.</p>

<p>I heard that Princeton Review was best for Physics.
Kaplan was very good for Writing.</p>

<p>Yes, PR is definitely the best for physics</p>

<p>PR is definitely the best for Physics and Writing. I also have the Math one and it's pretty good too. Haven't gotten too far in it, but so far so good!</p>

<p>Do not get Sparknotes for Math IIC or Writing. There are tons of errors in the books, and the questions are too easy.</p>