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How to kick ass on the SAT

I’m going to list and show different resources I’ve found to help you get a 1500 on the SAT.  I’ve scoured the internet for my son to find all the best resources to ace the test.  I wanted to provide my readers an all in one place to save time and money.

I’m going to pack in books, courses and videos that I’ve found useful.  If you find this useful please leave a comment on our Facebook page

The Best Books to get a 1500

Here are a list of books that are the most useful.

The Official SAT Study Guide – AKA The Blue Book

SAT Prep Black Book

Cracking the SAT Princeton Review

The Critical Reader – This is for Reading Section of the SAT – Best Book!


PWN the SAT: Math Guide

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

The Best Courses to get a 1500

Here is a list of the best courses that we think will get you the best results.

1. Prep Expert – Still our favorite course.  Use coupon TigerPrep200 to get $200 discount  Read our review here.

2. Magoosh – A great inexpensive course that we highly recommend.

3. Khan Academy – The best Free Course.  We recommend using this in combination with another course to  maximize results

4. UWorld – A very good course that is recommended by many online.  Good price

5. – A site I found that has amazing content.  Lots of free as well as paid content.

The Best Videos to get a 1500

These are mostly videos from students that took the SAT and have insights into what worked for them. I included these more for motivation then actual tactics. 


The Best Sites to get a 1500 on the SAT

Quora – This site provides a Q and A format that provides good information from actual students that are then answered by either other students or teachers.  Has information on almost anything that you can think of.  Highly Recommended!

Reddit – There sub reddits on the SAT.  We used this to get instant feedback on the actual tests that we took.  Kids would put up questions on the real SAT they just took to see how other kids answered them. 

College Confidential – Some threads on the SAT not as much as the other two but still worthwhile

The best way to get a 1500 on the SAT

The best way to get 1500+ on the SAT is to use all of these resources in combination.  I would recommend getting some books, flashcards, taking a course, using Khan Academy and watching YouTube videos of kids who successfully received high scores.  You need to take as many practice tests as possible, to become used to taking the test.  You will see similar questions and know how to attack the more difficult ones to get the answers. 

Why do you need a 1500 on the SAT

Why do you even need a 1500?  If your aiming to get into one of the best schools, anything below a 1500 will not be a competitive score.  To have the best chance to be selected in a top 30 school you must be at least in the 50 to 75 percentile of their admitted student profiles.  There are always exceptions to the rule, athletes, URM and legacies.  However, if you have no hook and you score less than 1500 you have a much lower shot.  Get to studying and make your parents proud!  😉