Up Your Score (Paperback)
SAT, 2015 Edition: The Underground Guide
Workman Publishing Company, 9780761179764, 336pp.
Publication Date: July 15, 2014
More college-bound seniors than ever are taking the SAT—in 2012, 1.66 million of them. Up Your Score: SAT is the only guide written for students, by students. Filled with expert advice and proven strategies, it injects a feisty attitude into the dry business of test prep, fending off test anxiety with humor. Its four authors and guest editor achieved perfect or near-perfect scores and attended the colleges of their choice, and the book shows readers how they can do the same.
Discover the eight core ways the test approaches math. Learn 600 key vocabulary words with proven tricks to make definitions memorable. Master the 13 most important grammar rules, and find out how to prepare your essay in advance. Plus, Up Your Score shows how to “psych out” the test. How to think like the SAT. The best ways to fill in answer circles and other strategies to save precious minutes. Tips for maintaining concentration. Why it’s always better to guess than to leave a question unanswered. And a recipe for energy-boosting Sweet & Tasty 800 Bars.
Up Your Score is the inexpensive complement—and reality check—to the institutional tomes by Princeton Review and Kaplan. It’s the guerrilla guide that students recommend to each other—the only one kids actually want to use. But don’t take our word for it—check out these posts from Up Your Score’s Facebook page:
“OMG, with this book, my second SAT score went up 220 points from my first score . . . thanks for the awesome tips. everyone should buy this book!:)”
“Just bought the book for my SAT test . . . I’m already laughing and it’s making studying a little less terrible <3.”
“I got a 1900 partly because of you guys, thank you SO much!”
About the Author
Larry Berger is a Yale graduate and Rhodes Scholar and the CEO of Amplify Learning.
Michael Colton, a Harvard graduate, writes for film and television.
Ada Throckmorton applied Early Action to Stanford University.