Cracking the Sat & Psat

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아이피에스, Jun 1, 2000 - Study Aids - 672 pages
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The Princeton Review realizes that acing the SAT is very different from getting straight A's in school. They don't try to teach you everything there is to know about math and English -- only the techniques you'll need to score higher on the SAT. There's a big difference. In Cracking the SAT, The Princeton Review will teach you how to think like the test makers.

This is accomplished by teaching you how to:
Eliminate answer choices that look right but are planted to fool you
Solve SAT analogies when you're not sure what all the words mean
Tackle verbal problems by using clues in the questions
Cracking SAT algebra by "plugging in" numbers in place of letters
Ace the geometry problems by "guesstimating" and "sketching"

*This book includes 2 full-length, simulated SAT exams. Plus, it will show you how to go online and take an additional exam with instant analysis. The questions in these tests are exactly like the ones you'll see on the actual SAT, and every solution is fully explained.

Contents include:

I Orientation
How to Think About the SAT
Cracking the SAT: Basic Principles
Cracking the SAT: Advanced Principles
Intro to the PSAT
II How to Crack the Verbal SAT
Joe Bloggs and the Verbal SAT
Sentence Completion
Critical Reading
Writing Skills
III How to Crack the Math SAT
Joe Bloggs and the Math SAT
The Calculator
Algebra: Cracking the System
Quantitative Comparisons: Cracking the System
Grid-Ins: cracking the System
IV Taking the PSAT/SAT
V Vocabulary
VI Answer Key to Drills
VII The Princeton Review Diagnostic Test and Explanations
VIII The Princeton Review Diagnostic Test and Explanations II
IX Writing Skills Sample Section

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Adam Robinson graduated from Wharton before earning a law degree at Oxford University in England. Robinson, a rated chess master, devised and perfected the Joe Bloggs approach to beating standardized tests in 1980, as well as numerous other core Princeton Review techniques. A freelance author of many books, Robinson has collaborated with the Princeton Review to develop a number if its courses.

John Katzman graduated from Princeton University in 1980. After working briefly on Wall Street, he founded the Princeton Review in 1981. Beginning with 219 high school students in his parents' apartment, Katzman now oversees courses that prepare tens of thousands of high school and college students annually for tests, including the SAT, GRE, GMAT and LSAT.

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