Susan E. Coryat, Secondary Ed. English, M.Ed., Reading Specialist, and Parent!
Prepping for a test is like anything else; you have to know yourself! Picking a prep book that will suit you requires that you spend some time looking through them. Do you want several practice tests? Do you want more tips and/or exercises to work with? Do you want a nice combination of both? Picking a prep book with which to work also depends on how you plan to prepare. Will you work through the book on your own? Will you work with a tutor? Taking a full preparation course can be incredibly expensive and a large time commitment. You really should personalize your preparation to your situation. If you haven't taken one yet, start by taking a practice test online. There are many sites which can give you a general idea of your strengths and weaknesses, such as 4Tests. Begin with no preparation and look at your results honestly. When you evaluate your greatest areas of need and compare those to your goals for scores, then you can plan your preparation. A personal one on one tutor can personalize your sessions and help you get the most benefit for the amount of money and time you are spending. If you are working with a tutor, you may want to use whatever materials he or she recommends or prefers using. If not, pick a book you have looked through and feel is accessible. A preparation tool can only be as good as your work with it. If you aren't comfortable with your book, course, tutor, etc., then you won't find the results you want. Tester, know thyself! :-D Good luck.