Test-Prep Books

                                                 

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Use Prep Books?

We do NOT recommend buying a used prep book. Most of the value in a prep book is the paper-and-pencil practice problems. If someone has already done them, you won’t get that value.

SAT (and PSAT)

We recommend you start with the official prep guide:

Then, use these to get extra practice after you’ve completed all of the official guide’s practice tests:

Princeton Review

Kaplan

Use these if you’re looking for targeted content work:

The College Panda’s SAT Math: Advanced Guide and Workbook for the New SAT

The College Panda’s SAT Writing: Advanced Guide and Workbook for the New SAT

The Critical Reader, 3rd Edition

 

ACT

We recommend you start with the official prep guide:

Then, use these to get extra practice after you’ve completed all of the official guide’s practice tests:

Princeton Review

Kaplan 

Use these if you’re looking for targeted content work:

The College Panda’s ACT Math: Advanced Guide and Workbook

The Complete Guide to ACT Reading, 4th Edition

The College Panda’s ACT English: Advanced Guide and Workbook

For the Love of ACT Science: An innovative approach to mastering the science section of the ACT standardized exam

The College Panda’s ACT Essay: The Battle-tested Guide for ACT Writing

 

HSPT (for Catholic High School Entrance)

Master the Catholic High School Entrance Exams

Barron’s Strategies and Practice for the HSPT

Kaplan’s Catholic High School Entrance Exams: COOP * HSPT * TACHS

 

ISEE

Official ISEE prep materials and information (all levels)

Printable PDF versions of the official ISEE prep books (all levels)

ISEE & SSAT Prep, all levels in one book. (Kaplan)

ISEE & SSAT Prep, all levels in one book. (Princeton Review)

Lower Level (applying to middle school as a 5th grader)

The Best Unofficial Practice Tests for the Lower Level ISEE

Lower Level ISEE: 1000+ Practice Questions

Middle Level (applying to middle school as a 6th grader or older)

The Best Unofficial Practice Tests for the Middle Level ISEE

Middle Level ISEE: 1000+ Practice Questions

Upper Level (applying to high school as an 8th grader or older)

The Best Unofficial Practice Tests for the Upper Level ISEE

Upper Level ISEE: 1500+ Practice Questions

 

SSAT

We strongly recommend starting with the official prep book, and expanding beyond that only after you use up the material in the official book.

Official SSAT prep books (all levels) *

*Note: You do NOT need the online prep they offer. The paper book is preferred.

SSAT & ISEE Prep, all levels in one book. (Kaplan)

ISEE & SSAT Prep, all levels in one book. (Princeton Review)

Elementary Level

SSAT Elementary Level Grade 4: 3 Full Practice Tests

SSAT Lower Level Prep Book: Study Guide & Practice Test Questions for the SSAT Elementary Level Test

Middle Level (applying to middle school as a 5th grader or older)

The Best Unofficial Practice Tests for the Middle Level SSAT

Middle Level SSAT: 1000+ Practice Questions

Upper Level (applying to high school as an 8th grader or older)

The Best Unofficial Practice Tests for the Upper Level SSAT

Upper Level SSAT: 1500+ Practice Questions

 

GRE

5 lb. Book of GRE Practice Problems (Manhattan Prep GRE Strategy Guides)

GRE Premier 2017 with 6 Practice Tests: Online + Book + Videos + Mobile (Kaplan Test Prep)

500 Essential Words: GRE Vocabulary Flash Cards (Manhattan Prep GRE Strategy Guides)

 

LSAT

10 Actual, Official LSAT PrepTests Volume VI: (PrepTests 7281)

LSAT Prep Book: Study Guide & Practice Test Questions for the Law School Admission Council’s (LSAC) Law School Admission Test

 

AP Exams

AP World History: Modern

Barron’s

Princeton Review

AP US History

Barron’s

Princeton Review

AP Human Geography

Barron’s 

Princeton Review

AP Calculus

Princeton Review AP Calculus AB Prep

Princeton Review AP Calculus BC Prep

AP Calculus Premium: With 12 Practice Tests (Barron’s Test Prep)

AP Statistics

Barron’s

Princeton Review

AP Chemistry

Barron’s

Princeton Review

AP Biology

Barron’s

Princeton Review

AP English Language & Composition

Barron’s

Princeton Review

AP English Literature & Composition

Barron’s

Princeton Review