It has material to cover the topics in detail, strategies to tackle the test questions, and ample practice sets.
The verbal section is also pretty good, yet some of the verbal advice is way off-the-mark.
Buy it on Amazon: Click here It is a good introduction for students who want to warm-up to the test without deep-diving into the details.
It serves as a question bank for the folks who are just starting with their preparation.
If you’re an extraordinarily talented and/or hard-working student, buying just the Official Guide might suffice (or even just the free online SAT practice tests).
As the book ignores the Pareto principle, it is not the best choice for students with limited time for preparation.
Many books provide decent overall coverage, while some are good for covering specific portions/learning.
If you’ve already taken a diagnostic test, you should ideally be “in-tune” with your strengths and weaknesses.
The exact practice content for SAT (link) is provided online for free by College Board, hence folks who just want to get the tests can skip the book.
Buy it on Amazon: Click here What it is: Barron’s does a good job of replicating the structure of the test and gets the explanation of core concepts right.