Which SAT books are best?

<p>I'm going to take the SAT in January without taking a prep course. I'm thinkin' that if I can do well enough without spending $1000+ for a course, hey, look at all the money I saved. I think I am going to get the College Board book (with eight practice tests) but I've heard it doesn't really have any strategies; the only thing it is good for is the practice tests. So I think I will buy another book more strategy oriented. My question is which one to buy? Princeton Review, Kaplan, Barron's, or another one? </p>

<p>FYI, I need more of the advanced strategies, and not the "basic" stuff that is supposed to raise your grade if you have like a 1600 or 1800. I'm shooting for the 2300's. O_o</p>

<p>Look into McGraw-Hill's— it's my personal favorite.</p>

<p>Grammax (<a href="http://www.grammatix.com%5B/url%5D"&gt;www.grammatix.com&lt;/a&gt;) was helpful. Maybe you should give it a try.</p>

<p>Rocket Review, Mcgraw Hill, and the College Board book is the BEST combination</p>

<p>Rocketreview teaches you the pure strats</p>

<p>Mcgraw Hill teaches you ALL of the underlying concepts</p>

<p>CollegeBoard gives you thousands of REAL sat questions</p>

<p>These covers all your bases to get a coveted 2400.</p>

<p>Try taking the free practice test. You might find that you do not need any of the prep books. I scored 2200+ on that, so I just bought the Blue Book and practised. Now I score 2300+. (I just hope I can get that on Saturday)</p>

<p>arggg i score 2300s on my practice tests but i dont think i'll get that on saturday!</p>

<p>dang it!</p>

<p>The CB tests along with the PR Cracking book are a great combo.</p>