A second edition fully updated for the current SAT (2018 and beyond)

This book brings together everything you need to know for the SAT writing section, from the simplest to the most advanced grammar rule. Unlike most other test prep books, this one is truly geared towards the student aiming for the perfect score. It leaves no stones unturned.

Inside, You’ll Find:

  • Clear explanations of all the tested SAT grammar rules, from the simplest to the most obscure
  • Tons of examples to illustrate each question type and the different ways it can show up
  • Hundreds of drills and practice questions to help you master the concepts
  • The most common mistakes students make (so you don’t make them)
  • Three practice tests
  • Fun illustrations

Changes from the 1st edition include:

  • Additional chapters on topics that have been added to the exam (faulty comparisons, pairs, singular plural noun inconsistency)
  • An overview of the present perfect and past perfect tenses (with additional exercise questions)
  • More tips, common traps, and examples in the “Topic, Conclusion, & Transition Sentences” chapter
  • A completely revised “Odds & Ends” chapter now with two exercises (now encompasses question mark errors, point of view errors, and more)
  • Removal of paragraph placement section and exercises (seemingly no longer tested)
  • Fleshed out “Data Interpretation” chapter with tips and examples
  • Removal of “Comparatives vs. Superlatives” chapter (not tested)
  • An even easier to understand section on Dashes and Colons
  • More strategies in the “Combining Sentences” chapter
  • Fixes for all known typos in the 1st edition
  • Improvements to the “Word Choice” chapter
  • More answer explanations to questions that students have frequently asked about
  • A handful of edits to the practice tests

This is the most thorough SAT prep out there. For more sample chapters and information, check out http://thecollegepanda.com/books

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  1. toledopirate

    You need these books! We also purchased and this past AugustJAN 2017 SAT 1420 690/730 essay 6/5/6 using paid online SAT prep software and free Khan Academy resourcesMAR 2017 SAT 1400 700/700 (in-school SAT, so no…

  2. Amazon Customer

    Serious book for serious scores without the fluff It’s a little intimidating writing a review for a writing/grammar book, but here goes.(note: this review is largely repeated for the companion book, , but the words/review is every bit as applicable. We have been using both).Some people get perfect scores and really know how to take these tests. Others know how to explain concepts and…

  3. Veronica Zheng

    so far we enjoy their 1) reasonable volume not too long or short We bought the Math and Writing books for my high school student based on 1) current reviews; 2) reasonable price.We started using them since March 2018, so far we enjoy their 1) reasonable volume not too long or short; 2) precise reviewing lessons in each chapter; 3) helpful tips and pitfalls to watch for; 4) practice tests that follow the actual testing style.Wish to have in the book 1) a diagnostic test in the beginning to lead to the right area and chapter to review; 2)…

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