Hack the SAT: Strategies and Sneaky Shortcuts That Can Raise Your Score Hundreds of Points

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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 ...

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Hack the SAT: Strategies and Sneaky Shortcuts That Can Raise Your Score Hundreds of Points

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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 reading Vanity Fair magazine 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.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781592403691
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/17/2008
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 149,735
  • Product dimensions: 6.92 (w) x 8.86 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Eliot Schrefer worked as a tutor for six years. He has been profiled in Newsweek and New York magazine and on National Public Radio. He is a contributor to USA Today and the author of the novels Glamorous Disasters and The New Kid (September 2007).
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2009

    It will really help you raise your score!

    This book is easy to understand and use, its well organized and most of all, it will really boost your SAT score. I was able to get a 2320 after studying this book (my initial try was a 2080). Not only does it go over everything on the SAT you'll need to know, it includes really useful tips and tricks to quickly solve math problems, critical reading problems, and everything else to save time on the exam. After reading this book (and looking over the math example problems in it several times) I felt like the SAT was easy!

    This book is not missing anything; it definitely covers everything. I would recommend buying this book and a book of practice tests for your SAT preparation. This book is really all you need!

    Also, its extremely funny. I actually had a lot of fun using this book because it is so funny and also very interesting and honest about the SATs.

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  • Posted May 6, 2010

    Good SAT supplement

    I bought this book to provide a different perspective on the SAT exams that will be coming up for my kid in the next couple of years. It is an excellent foil to the dryer but more comprehensive Barron's SAT 2400 book that I bought at the same time. This book is told from point of view of a somewhat rebellious but top former student and SAT tutor. The sarcastic approach makes the book much more appealing to my teenage son, who picks this book up on his own, which he never does with the other book, even though the other book appears more comprehensive. I particularly like how the book has a vocabulary word and its definition at the bottom of each page.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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