Hack the SAT

Hack the SAT

A Private SAT Tutor Spills the Secret Strategies and Sneaky Shortcuts That Can Raise Your Score Hundreds of Points

By Eliot Schrefer

Gotham Books, Paperback, 9781592403691, 236pp.

Publication Date: July 17, 2008

A top SAT coach whose high-scoring strategies earned him $300 an hour from Manhattan's elite private-school students now makes his unique, proven secrets available to all.
Money can buy academic success, and the SAT is no exception. Harvard honors graduate Eliot Schrefer discovered this lucrative truth when he took a job at the nation's most exclusive test-prep firm. He has helped hundreds of his clients raise their scores an average of 300 points and reel in admission to exclusive colleges. Now, in a guide that is as unique as his tricks, Schrefer brings his extraordinary pointers to every anxious applicant.
This user-friendly rescue manual delivers such scoreboosting features as: a killer vocabulary list, including words the SAT has repeated for decades (and why readingVanity Fairmagazine is smart test prep)cheap tricks to master the math section (surprise you learned all you needed to know about SAT math by the eighth grade)how to be a grammar genius without cracking another book (bonus: discover the tiny subset of grammar rules that is the SAT's secret lover)Schrefer writes in a snappy, conversational tone, dishing gossipy anecdotes about former clients while presenting advice not found in competing books. With a design that is as vibrant as a gamer's virtual world, this is the ultimate weapon in the quest for test-score triumph.

About the Author
Eliot Schrefer graduated from Harvard College in 2001 and lives in New York City. "Glamorous Disasters" is his first novel.