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It’s almost here. The completely reorganized, revamped, new SAT is scheduled to be released upon the nation’s high schoolers in March 2016. No longer will students be able to skate by using their older siblings’ study guides, which means the need for Up Your Score: SAT has never been greater. And we’re talking about a lot of kids. Last year, more than 1.7 million college-bound seniors took the test (the most ever), and 2016’s group will be just as big. A complement and reality check to the mainstream study guides, this is the only book written by students (all of whom achieved perfect or near-perfect scores and went on to the colleges of their choice) for students. It’s the book that kids recommend to one another, because it’s as entertaining as it is effective.
This completely rewritten edition of Up Your Score: SAT is a comprehensive course on how to dominate the new SAT—for only $14.95. It’s packed with upto- date information, smart strategies, and proven advice, and written with a sharp sense of humor and in the irreverent voice of a peer, engaging kids, not putting them to sleep. Here are tips on improving memory and maintaining peak concentration, insider math tricks to master, key grammar rules to remember, and how to think like the SAT. Plus, lots of ways to get time on your side, including preparing your (now optional) essay in advance and how best to fill in the answer circles. And, to keep that energy up, a recipe for Sweet & Tasty 800 Bars.
Thoroughly overhauled for the new SAT, Up Your Score is the only test-prep guide written by students—all of whom achieved perfect or near-perfect scores and went on to the colleges of their choice. A complement and reality check to the mainstream SAT study guides, it’s the book that kids recommend to each other, because it’s as entertaining as it is effective, showing students how to:
• Think like the SAT
• Master insider math tricks
• Remember the 13 most important grammar rules
• Hone their speed and timing
• Be a better guesser (and why it’s always better to guess)
• Vanquish anxiety and improve concentration
• Best fill in the answer circles, saving nearly six minutes
• Unwind with SAT Yoga
Packed with up-to-date information and smart strategies for the redesigned SAT, this new edition of Up Your Score is written with a sharp sense of humor in the irreverent voice of a peer, so it engages kids, rather than puts them to sleep. And, to really keep that energy up, it includes a recipe for Sweet & Tasty 800 Bars.
About the Author
Larry Berger is a Yale graduate and Rhodes Scholar and the president of Amplify Learning.
Michael Colton, a Harvard graduate, writes for film and television and most recently the animated Web series “Zoolander: Super Model.”Manek Mistry graduated from Cornell Law School and is in private practice.Paul Rossi is a Cornell graduate.