Time is over!

<p>Yes time is over, now I have to start to study for SAT I and SAT II.
I have ordered all the book that I need on amazon.com, they will be here on 29th June. (I should improve my english as well.)</p>

<p>Do you have any tips and tricks for me?</p>

<p>I have bought:</p>

<p>SAT's Barrons
SAT collegeboard (blue book)
SAT's Barrons: Aiming for the perfect score
SAT II MATH leve 2 barrons
SAT II Physics barrons</p>

<p>I am planning to take Physics and Math in December/January and SAT I in may/june..</p>

<p>PrincetonReview is said to be great. I don't know, I screwed up my SATs! :D</p>

<p>My advice is probably too late for you, but it might help others who are just getting started on the college admissions process. </p>

<p>(1) Consider taking the ACT instead of the SAT. I struggled a lot with the Critical Reading section of the SAT, and found the English and Reading sections on the ACT much more manageable. </p>

<p>(2) Take a practice test before you buy any prep books. Then get prep material that specifically addresses your weaknesses, rather than the general books. I found the big general test prep books rather unhelpful. </p>

<p>(3) Take lots of practice tests. This helped me more than anything else. Make sure to work through the <em>official</em> practice tests (past tests released by ETS or ACT) very very carefully - many questions on my exams were almost identical to questions from past released exams.</p>

<p>(4) For the subject tests, make sure you know the subject-specific vocabulary. You might know physics inside out, but that doesn't help you if you don't understand the question. Taking several practice tests will help you find gaps in your vocabulary.</p>

<p>Yes, you are right; but I'm not too worried for SAT II math and physics, I think that SAT I is harder ( Critical Reading and Write should show your english skills, for an international it's not so easy).</p>

<p>If you're taking the SAT, get a book by college board called "10 real SATs"...they are past SAT questions. The only thing that I did to prepare for the SAT was take a lot of practice tests. it increased 200 pts for me.</p>

<p>Agreed, simply practising past SAT papers makes a hell of a difference (this is where the Collegeboard bluebook is very handy). Like sixstringsrocker, that's really the only thing I did while preparing for my SAT Is.</p>

<p>Infact I've bought the collegeboard blue book even if I don't like the Official Math study guide.</p>

<p>When do you suggest me to take exams? I will apply in the class of 2016.</p>

<p>I don't know if I can do it, but I have thought in this way---> Math 2 and Physics (december/january), SAT I (may/june). I should have time to retake exams..</p>

<p>I dont know how it works, but I took the SAT only once, in december 2009 and i'm class of 2014. Though, I dont suggest you do the same.</p>

<p>I think you should REALLY get Direct Hits Volume 1 and 2. Helped me loads in CR.</p>

<p>Barron's have been known for being unrepresentative of actual SAT questions because they are so difficult. [working more difficult questions does not necessarily mean you will improve...]</p>

<p>I've bought 4 barrons books xD.</p>