SAT For Dummies, with CD

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John Wiley & Sons, Nov 29, 2011 - Education - 576 pages
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Sharpen your SAT test-taking skills with this updated and expanded premier guide with CD

Are you struggling with math, reading, or writing essays while preparing for the SAT? SAT For Dummies, Premier Edition with CD is a hands-on, friendly guide that offers easy-to-follow advice for tackling the toughest questions, as well as hints and tips for making the most of the time available to complete each section. This test guide includes 7 tests plus 500 interactive vocabulary flashcards on the CD. SAT For Dummies, Premier Edition with CD gives you the edge you need to get your best possible SAT score!

  • So you're taking the SAT — get an overview of the SAT, find out how to register for the right test at the right time, and understand how your score will be interpreted

  • Read between the lines — gear up for the critical reading section and get plain-English explanations of the types of questions you'll face and how best to tackle them

  • Get down with grammar — discover how to apply grammar rules to error-recognition questions and sentence and paragraph revisions

  • Demystify math — take a tour of the math concepts you'll need to know to tackle the math section with ease

  • Fill in the blanks — get great tips for building your vocabulary and answering sentence completions, and tune up your word skills with 500 interactive vocabulary flashcards on the CD

  • Practice makes perfect — take five practice tests in the book, plus two more tests on the CD, complete with answers and explanations

Open the book and find:

  • What the SAT tests

  • Things to bring with you on exam day

  • The best way to examine reading passages

  • Practice sentence completions and essays

  • Grammar error-recognition problems

  • Math strategies that work

  • Practice problems in algebra, geometry, probability, statistics, and logic

  • Ten ways to eliminate exam stress

CD Includes
All five practice tests from the book plus two additional tests and 500 vocabulary flashcards

See the CD appendix for details and complete system requirements

Learn to:

  • Score higher on the SAT and get into the school you want

  • Avoid common pitfalls

  • Test your skills with practice problems for every question type

  • Premier Edition features 7 practice tests and 500 interactive vocabulary flashcardsTake 7 full practice tests on the companion CD

  

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Part of Tens 525
5
Surveying the Field An Overview of the SAT
7
Getting Ready Set and Going Preparing for the SAT
17
Reading between and on the Lines The Critical Reading Section
27
Practicing Critical Reading Passages Reading for Points
37
Filling In the Blanks Sentence Completions
55
Practicing Sentence Completions
61
MultipleChoice Writing
361
Critical Reading
366
Mathematics
370
MultipleChoice Writing
374
Practice Exam 3 Answers and Explanations
377
Critical Reading
378
Mathematics
380
Critical Reading
382

Getting the Write Answers The Writing Sections
67
Writing Your Way to a High Score The Essay
69
Practicing Essays
77
Joining the Grammar Police
83
Practicing Grammar Problems Recognizing Your Mistakes
93
Take a Number Any Number
107
Numb and Numbering The Ins and Outs of Numbers and Operations
117
Practicing Problems in Numbers and Operations
127
X Marks the Spot Algebra and Functions
135
Practicing Problems in Algebra and Functions
147
Checking More Figures Than an IRS Agent Geometry Review
157
Practicing Problems in Geometry
175
Playing the Odds Statistics and Probability
183
Practicing Problems in Probability Statistics and Logic
193
Where the Rubber Meets the Road Practice Tests
201
Section
234
Practice Exam 1 Answers and Explanations
245
Critical Reading
246
Mathematics
248
Critical Reading
251
Mathematics
253
MultipleChoice Writing
256
Critical Reading
259
Mathematics
260
MultipleChoice Writing
262
Answer Key for Practice Exam 1
264
Practice Exam 2
267
Answer Sheet
269
The Essay
273
Critical Reading
274
Mathematics
279
Critical Reading
284
Mathematics
288
MultipleChoice Writing
292
Critical Reading
298
Mathematics
303
MultipleChoice Writing
307
Practice Exam 2 Answers and Explanations
311
Critical Reading
312
Mathematics
315
Critical Reading
318
Mathematics
320
MultipleChoice Writing
323
Critical Reading
325
Mathematics
327
MultipleChoice Writing
330
Answer Key for Practice Exam 2
331
Practice Exam 3
335
Answer Sheet
337
The Essay
341
Critical Reading
342
Mathematics
347
Critical Reading
351
Mathematics
357
Mathematics
385
MultipleChoice Writing
387
Critical Reading
390
Mathematics
392
MultipleChoice Writing
393
Answer Key for Practice Exam 3
395
Practice Exam 4
397
Answer Sheet
399
Section
400
Section
401
The Essay
403
Critical Reading
404
Mathematics
409
Critical Reading
413
Mathematics
418
MultipleChoice Writing
422
Critical Reading
427
Mathematics
431
MultipleChoice Writing
435
Practice Exam 4 Answers and Explanations
439
Critical Reading
440
Mathematics
443
Critical Reading
445
Mathematics
447
MultipleChoice Writing
449
Critical Reading
452
Mathematics
454
MultipleChoice Writing
456
Answer Key for Practice Exam 4
458
Practice Exam 5
461
Answer Sheet
463
The Essay
467
Critical Reading
468
Mathematics
473
Critical Reading
478
Mathematics
483
MultipleChoice Writing
487
Critical Reading
492
Mathematics
496
MultipleChoice Writing
500
Practice Exam 5 Answers and Explanations
503
Critical Reading
504
Mathematics
506
Critical Reading
509
Mathematics
511
MultipleChoice Writing
514
Critical Reading
517
Mathematics
519
MultipleChoice Writing
521
Answer Key for Practice Exam 5
523
Ten Ways to Maximize Your Score
527
About the CD
541
EndUser License Agreement
553
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

Geraldine Woods has prepared students for the SAT, both academically and emotionally, for the past three decades. She also teaches English and directs the independent-study program at the Horace Mann School in New York City. She is the author of more than 50 books, including English Grammar For Dummies, 2nd Edition; English Grammar Workbook For Dummies, 2nd Edition; Grammar Essentials For Dummies; Research Papers For Dummies; College Admission Essays For Dummies; AP English Literature & Composition For Dummies; and AP English Language & Composition For Dummies, all published by Wiley. She lives in New York City with her husband and two parakeets.

Peter Bonfanti has taught high school math in New York City since 1996. Before that, he lived in Pennsylvania and was a monk. Before that, he went to school in New Jersey, where he was born and hopes to return someday.

Kristin Josephson survived the college admissions process only to drop out of MIT 16 months later to attend circus school in San Francisco. While there, she studied flying trapeze, trampoline, and acrobatics. Kristin discovered her passion for teaching while she was tutoring in the Bay Area, a passion that led her to complete her degree at Colorado College. Kristin eventually landed at the Horace Mann School, where she has been teaching high school mathematics since 2007.

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