# Barron's PSAT/NMSQT

Barron's Educational Series, 2010 - Study Aids - 534 pages
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 Copyright