How to Survive the SAT (and ACT)

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Hundreds of Heads Books, Mar 1, 2009 - Study Aids - 256 pages
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This guide seeks to encourage and instruct students faced with the daunting first step of the college admissions process: the SAT and ACT tests. More than just a test-prep guide, How to Survive the SAT is a compendium of anecdotes and tips from past test-takers with high scores. From advice on everything from getting into the frame of mind, to crucial test-day rituals, this guide offers practical help for those ready to achieve their best possible scores.
 

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Contents

The SAT You
1
The First Steps to a High Score
13
Studying for the Big Test
27
Do They Help?
61
Tips for Besting the Test
77
Critical Reading Section
97
Math Section
109
Writing Section
119
Differences in the SAT ACT
131
10 Your No 2 Pencil and ___? LastMinute Preparations
141
Taking the Test
165
Getting Your Scores
185
13 Random SAT Wisdom
203
Credits
211
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About the author (2009)

JAY BRODY is a full-time college admissions counselor based in Chicago. He works with dozens of families each year on applications, essays, interviewing, scholarships, SATs, and ACTs. In addition, Brody manages a number of SAT courses and tutoring programs, and is the College Admissions Guide for About.com. Brody is the author of a popular admissions essay guide available in bookstores and used in public school programs. He has appeared on national television to discuss issues concerning the SAT and learning disabilities. He earned an English degree from Williams College and a law degree from Harvard.

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