101 Ways to Score Higher on Your SAT Reasoning Test: What You Need to Know Explained Simply

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Atlantic Publishing Company, 2010 - Education - 312 pages
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Each year millions of high school students dedicate a Saturday morning to taking the Scholastic Aptitude Test, more commonly referred to as the SATs. These tests are important because 92 percent of colleges require applicants to report their scores. Recently the average score for critical reading was 502, for math 515, and for writing 494. How can you boost your scores and stand out from the crowd when applying to college? Reading 101 Ways to Score Higher on Your SAT Reasoning Test, and employing the practices found within, is one way to do so.
In this new book, you will learn about and understand the scoring system, as well as the format and content. You will learn how to read questions correctly, how to control your anxiety, and how to approach each section. In addition, you will be presented with a list of resources to help you prepare and dozens of teacher-recommended strategies.
101 Ways to Score Higher on Your SAT is filled with math, English, and writing practice questions; step-by-step instructions on writing an effective SAT essay; reviews of critical reading, grammar, and correct usage; and reviews of the most important math concepts. Some of the study strategies included are answering the easy questions first, making educated guesses, and budgeting your time. This book also directs you to a variety of resources for more practice tests, guidelines, and information about the standardized test which was taken by more than 1.5 million students recently.
Instead of panicking and worrying about the SATs, pick up this book and be confident in your test-taking abilities. Whether you are taking the test for the first time or for the fifth, you will learn valuable information and practical tips for improving your score.

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Contents

Mastering Math Content Geometry
183
The Writing Section Essay Strategy
195
HoW essays are scored
197
Writing tricKs for a HigHer score
199
preparing for an essay Before test day
204
The Writing Section MultipleChoice Strategies
225
all aBout grammar
227
Critical Reading WordPlay Strategies
235

Choosing Which Score to Report
48
Countdown to the Test
55
testtime considerations
62
SAT Preparation
71
deciding WHat you Want to accomplisH
75
WorKing toWard your goal
79
SAT Strategy is Half the Battle
89
timesaving tecHniques
90
tHe different types of questions on tHe sat
99
Racking up the Points
113
tHe guessing game
114
Winning the Numbers Game
135
WorKing out proBlems tHe long Way
136
tHere are no cHoices
145
using ansWer cHoices WHen you are stucK
154
Mastering Math Content Arithmetic
157
perfecting Basic sKills
158
Mastering Math Content Algebra
171
tacKling a Word proBlem
176
increasing your reading score
236
compreHending eacH passage
243
SAT Mindset Zen Warrior
261
test day and Beyond
265
What to do After You Take the SAT
277
defining yourself
288
colleges
292
KiWanis retired teacHers
295
Keeping tracK of it all
296
Internet Resources for the SAT overall sat preparation
299
matH resources
300
reading and Writing resources
301
Bibliography
302
Glossary
303
marti anne maguire
307
Jaclyn Bissell
308
Index
309
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Marti Anne Maguire is a freelance writer and teacher in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she lives with her husband and two children. A former newspaper reporter and high school journalism teacher, she taught her first SAT prep course more than a decade ago, and still teaches test-prep courses from time to time. She earned her master‚e(tm)s degree in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and her bachelor‚e(tm)s degree in English from the University of Florida.

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