Ace the Verbal on the SAT

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R&L Education, 2005 - Education - 255 pages
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Many students are not accepted in to certain colleges and universities because of low SAT scores. Loren Meierding has written Ace the Verbal on the SAT to help students with minimal preparation do well by improving their vocabulary and use better techniques for finding the answers to the questions. This book provides strategies needed to score high on the Verbal Reasoning section of the New SAT by offering: words (organized by Indo-European roots) with definitions and sources needed to expand vocabulary of more than 2,000 important words, advice on how to prepare for the new writing section of the SAT, an understanding of what to look for in the critical reading passages. Although most useful to students, this guidebook will be also be of interest to parents, teachers, and administrators to help prepare test takers.
 

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the study is good, but if it could expand the indo-European roots, it colud have been more interesting

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Contents

Improving on the Verbal Section of the SAT
3
Improving on the Writing Section of the SAT
9
Critical Reading
12
Sentence Completion Questions
19
Writing Sample MultipleChoice Questions
29
The WritingSample Essay
36
Learning Vocabulary
44
Vocabulary Word Groups 1
54
Roots Referring to Perception and Thought
143
Roots Referring to Attitudes Feeling and Emotion
154
Roots Referring to Simple Action or Motion
160
Roots for Actions Affecting Possession
174
Roots Referring to Cutting and Object Deformation
185
Roots indicating Setting Placing Circular Motion Throwing and Thrusting
199
Roots Referring to Doing Working Leading Joining and Washing
210
ADDITIONAL VOCABULARY FROM DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
225

Vocabulary Word Groups 2
67
VOCABULARY ORGANIZED BY ROOTS
79
Roots Indicating Physical Temporal or Logical Relations
81
Roots Referring to Actions of Nature and Natural Effects
95
Roots Naming Objects and Qualities
103
Roots Referring to Life Death and Growth
114
Roots Referring to Power Religion and Social Relations
125
Roots Referring to Speech and Writing
134
Words with Latin Roots AJ
227
Words with Latin Roots LV
235
Words with Greek Roots
241
Words with Germanic Roots
245
Words with Miscellaneous Origins
251
References
255
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About the author (2005)

Loren Meierding, now a caregiver, was previously a system engineer designing defense and transportation systems for Hughes Aircraft Company. His studies specialized in analytic philosophy, epistemology, logic, and philosophy of science writing a Ph.D. dissertation on the argument from evil.

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