Barron's PSAT/NMSQT

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Barron's Educational Series, 2010 - Study Aids - 534 pages
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This updated manual prepares high school students for the preliminary version of the SAT college entrance exam, the PSAT. The test also functions as the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT), which gives students a chance to qualify for valuable college scholarships. The opening section of Barron's updated fifteenth edition familiarizes students with the PSAT test format, and includes sample questions and detailed test-taking advice. Students are shown how the test is scored, and are offered tips on how to approach each of the test's different question types.

The book's main features include:
  • A Diagnostic Test with answer key and explanations to help students pinpoint areas where they need further study
  • Critical Reading Review offering practice exercises for the Sentence Completion Question, tips on improving reading comprehension, and vocabulary-building exercises
  • Writing Skills Review with exercises to help students avoid grammatical errors and sharpen their paragraph writing style
  • Detailed Math Review covering arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and related math topics including probability, data interpretation, and more
  • Four full length practice tests that reflect the PSAT format with answer keys and answer explanations
 

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Contents

How to Approach the PSATNMSQT
6
It introduces you to the nonmultiplechoice questions in the Mathematics section
7
Sample PSAT Questions
12
Section 2
17
Writing Skills
21
KNOW YOUR STRENGTHS
27
Section 3
31
Section 4
59
Fractions and Decimals
272
Averages
291
Solving Equations and Inequalities
302
Word Problems
308
Triangles
318
Quadrilaterals
328
Coordinate Geometry
346
Miscellaneous Topics
354

Building Your Vocabulary
133
It contains a separate chapter that reviews every math topic you need to know
186
Expression
207
high on the PSAT
211
Improving Paragraphs
213
Section 5
228
CRITICAL READING
229
Tactics and Strategies
241
Practice Exercises
257
Mathematics
261
Interpretation of Data
363
Functions
369
Four Practice Tests
375
Practice Test 2
413
This
426
Practice Test 3
451
Practice Test 4
491
After the PSATNMSQT
529
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About the author (2010)

Ira K. Wolf is President of PowerPrep, a test preparation tutoring service. He formerly taught math subject on both high school and college levels.

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