I have taken some practice test and it turns out, that i am good at maths like real good with 1-2 wrong but my reading is a disaster with me getting on average 3-4 wrong per paragraph wich really drags my score down but I can't buy expensive books like erica meltzer which costs about 200 bucks here in india, only books i have is black book and blue book(which is bad) but any tips on how to increase my score. I am targeting 1530
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I actually have the opposite situation, I'm really good at reading and ok at maths. Princeton Review, Kaplan, and Barron's ACT/SAT practice books are really helpful for studying, but again, those might be a little pricey. If you want free practice problems, you can try to find tests online. I found that the Khan Academy SAT free tutoring is an excellent self-paced tool for studying. I hope this helped. Best of luck on the SAT.
Great question, and nice job on the math section! I see people below have already linked the Khan Academy, which is definitely a good free resource for SAT prep. Personally, I'm a big Princeton Review fan. Buying physical copies of these might be a little expensive, but digital versions might be rather more affordable. Additionally, they have some free resources as well as practice tests (and past tests) on their website. See here: https://www.princetonreview.com/college-advice/sat-practice-tests, for instance.
In general, I'd employ a multi-pronged approach to increase your SAT score. That means finding a few different ways to study. You might read a couple prep books, do some practice tests, use Khan Academy, and also try forming a study group and talking over the more difficult questions with friends. Courses and private tutors can be great as well, of course, but they can be rather expensive.
For more tips, check out our blog post on this topic: https://blog.collegevine.com/10-tips-to-improve-your-sat-score/ and our prep guides: https://blog.collegevine.com/category/standardized-tests/sat-guides/
I know this has already been said, but the Khan Academy SAT prep section is incredibly useful. It helped me boost my score by 200 points!
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