I have used the Barrons series of books for the past 8 years as my go-to for all of my company’s SAT and ACT prep classes and was STUNNED when I just opened this book. THE PROBLEM SETS FOR THE MATH PORTION OF THIS NEW BOOK FOR THE REDESIGNED SAT ARE THE EXACT SAME ONES THAT THEY HAD FOR THE OLD VERSION OF THE SAT! I mean EXACTLY the same.They literally copy and pasted 18/20 of the math problem sets from old to new. What in the heck are these people at Barrons thinking? How is it possible to use the EXACT SAME problem sets for a RADICALLY REDESIGNED test? They did add a Trigonometry and an Imaginary and Complex number section to the math problem sets but the rest of the math practice sets are useless.
Barron’s NEW SAT-Also the diagnostic test does not have each question labeled as say “Coordinate Geometry” or ” Ratios and Proportions/Word Problems” like their previous books did. This allowed students and myself to easily highlight specific weaknesses and go to a particular section of the book to work on those areas.
What is weird is the diagnostic test math problems do look like the redesigned test problem sets but they do not correlate with the practice sets they carried over from the old version.
Seriously how in good conscience can they sell this book to students preparing for such an important test? This is a rip-off-STAY AWAY!