Tampa English Tutor Recommends McGraw Hill SAT Book

Posted on 20th July 2009 in Tampa SAT Preparation

I have been helping students prepare for the SAT in Wesley Chapel, FL and New Tampa for a few years. I have used materials from Kaplan, Princeton Review, Barron’s, and a few other companies.

Although, I have found many of the SAT Prep guides put out by these companies to be of good quality and exceptionally useful, the McGraw Hill SAT 2009 book is better than most of the other SAT prep guides.

It’s broken down into lessons that include ample practice on the skills learned. It’s clear and concise. Questions are a good approximation of the test.  It includes detailed answers to all the sample SAT questions.

I have consistently found a little better coverage in the McGraw Hill book than in other SAT prep books.

For example, McGraw Hill’s book includes coverage of several points of grammar that will not be tested on sentence correction questions.

Knowing which grammar rules won’t be the source of sentence errors helps students approach the questions with more confidence and avoid choosing answers that are wrong.

(Photo taken by Kevin Wong's brother and licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Only, No Derivative Works license. See more of Kevin Wong's photos on Flickr.) Personally, the Tampa English Tutor is more inclined to try to sell SAT guides and get some money back on Amazon, but it's a free country and no animals were hurt in the creation of this photo....

Anyway, back to the review:

According to the McGraw Hill SAT book, pronoun case errors with who and whom will not appear on sentence correction questions. Many of my students stress over pronoun case and who and whom. Knowing that if they see a pronoun case error on sentence correction questions, it will involve he and him or she and her, and not who and whom helps.

If you are shopping for an SAT preparation guide, I would certainly recommend McGraw Hill’s 2009 SAT book. If you need some one-on-one SAT tutoring in Tampa, FL, call 813.787.8959 and ask for Eric, Tampa English Tutor.

Posted by Tampa English Tutor at 7/20/2009 8:52 PM


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