I apologize for the delay and appreciate everyone’s patience. This is the fastest I have ever had to revise such a huge quantity of material (there was no way for me to begin serious work on the updates until the College Board released the first full digital practice test at the beginning of October). And because I am an actual person who sometimes has to deal with life beyond test preparation, I needed to take a break for a couple of weeks during the holidays.
Happy New Year, congratulations to everyone who got done with testing or into college, and wishing you a good 2023.
Update 12/1: As of the beginning of December 2022, I have completed drafts of new editions of The Ultimate Guide to SAT Grammar (6th edition) and The Critical Reader (5th edition).
While the books retain many key elements, they have been substantially overhauled and are now fully aligned with the digital exam—based on the four practice tests released by the College Board—and will be available for purchase for international test-takers in some capacity by late December or January 2023.
Both books will be in something very close to their final form; the only major difference will be in the number of exercises (particularly in certain chapters of the Reading book) and the presence of detailed explanations for every question in the end-of-chapter exercises, which are likely to be too time-consuming to produce in full for both books by the end of the year.
Also, full disclosure: there will only be time for the books to undergo one round of proofing, so there may be a few lingering typos (this is the unfortunate price for getting them out so quickly).
Otherwise, as in previous editions, each guide contains a full chapter devoted to each question type; numerous worked, in-chapter examples with step-by-step explanations; and numerous strategies for simplifying questions and zeroing in on key information.
I’ve worked incredibly hard on the revisions over the last couple of months, and I feel confident that they will provide thorough preparation for students taking the digital test in March.
I expect finalized versions that have detailed explanations for the end-of-chapter exercises and that have undergone multiple rounds of proofing to be available sometime in the spring of 2023. Current sophomores who are preparing for the digital PSAT next fall should have plenty of time to work with them over the summer.
I appreciate everyone’s patience and will be posting previews of both books as soon as possible.
As an international student studying in Finland, I wanted to ask if we will have the opportunity to have this book in online form since release of book + delivery date will be at least months from now on, and I will not have enough time to study or have to rush.
Thanks for your effort 🙂
Im a student from Bangladesh, will the book be available here? When are you launching the book? Thanks!
?Hello Ms. Meltzer!! I am a student planning to take the digital SAT the next March. However, after trying some practice tests given in the official Bluebook App, I feel a bit overwhelmed since I had never done a test digitally before. Therefore, I would like to kindly ask for the estimation of around when the digital version preparation book would be ready for us to purchase. I appreciate your diligence and knowledge!! Thank you so much and wish you a wonderful rest of the day! ?
Ooo~sorry for putting an emoji at the beginning of my comment. That emoji just turns into a question mark after my posting 🙁