The “SAT Prep Black Book” gives you unique, effective SAT strategies from Mike Barrett, a SAT tutor with clients all over the globe who pay him hundreds of dollars an hour for phone tutoring. The Black Book is a must-have, whether you need to make a perfect 2400 to be competitive at an Ivy, score a 450 in each section to claim a sports scholarship, or anything in between.
The Black Book works best when used with the authentic SAT questions in the “Blue Book,” which is the College Board’s Official SAT Study Guide. The Black Book shows you how to beat the SAT, while the Blue Book gives you real SAT questions to practice with. (The SAT Prep Black Book has no affiliation with the College Board.)
The Black Book and the Blue Book are all you need to get your best possible SAT score.
The Black Book is the ideal SAT book for 3 major reasons:
It actually works, making it unique in the SAT prep field. There are no lists of “SAT vocab” to memorize or anything like that. Instead, you’ll exploit design flaws in the SAT, using its own “SAT tricks” against it.
The Black Book contains 250+ solutions for real SAT questions from the Blue Book, so you know it actually works. (You’ll need the 2nd edition of the Blue Book to use these solutions.)
The Black Book is a clear, concise road map to the SAT. (See the table of contents below). It explains exactly how every SAT question works, and how to beat it in the least time possible.
SAT Book Table Of Contents.
Here’s a selection from the table of contents:
- Setting (the right) goals
- How to train for the SAT—mastering the ideas in this book
- Only work with SAT questions from the College Board!
- A word on SAT guessing: Don’t
- How to avoid “careless errors”
- Where to find “missing points”
- Time management
- The SAT’s big secret
- SAT Passage-Based Reading
- The big secret of SAT Reading
- SAT Sentence Completion
- 5 reasons memorizing vocabulary isn’t the best idea
- What if we don’t know enough words?
- SAT Math
- The big secret of SAT Math
- The 2 critical components of SAT Math success
- The SAT Essay
- SAT Writing multiple-choice
- How to improve on the Writing section
- Being an SAT machine
- 8 things you thought you knew about the SAT are wrong
- The nature of elite scores
- Advice for non-native English speakers
- A final piece of advice