Up Your Score: The Underground Guide to the SAT
It's the SAT guide that kids will actually enjoy using. And it's the one that works: The students who developed Up Your Score all aced the SAT and went to the colleges of their choice. Irreverent, credible, delivered with attitude, Up Your Score combines the best math, critical reading, and essay preparation with strategies and tips designed to help kids psych out The Test. Its witty, peer-to-peer voice—like getting advice from a good (and really smart) friend—makes the material so much easier to retain than the dry text of traditional test guides. And priced at $11.95, it's an economical alternative to expensive test-preparation courses, and an affordable addition, breath of fresh air, and reality check for the student who has a Princeton Review or Kaplan book.
Includes: How to think like the SAT. How to prepare the essay in advance. Six hundred key vocabulary words (and proven tricks for actually remembering them). Insider math tricks. The best way to fill in answer circles, and other strategies to save precious minutes. Plus, tips for maintaining concentration, why it's always better to guess than to leave a question unanswered, and a recipe for energy-boosting Sweet & Tasty 800 Bars (and how to smuggle them into the testing hall).
FREE: An online diagnostic test from PrepMe.com and an iPod download that helps students learn the 600 key vocabulary words.
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Before We Begin Any Questions?
An Authors Note Intended to Build Confidence
The Story of the Evil Testing Serpent
How to Practice
Getting in Gear
Up Your Score Cheat Sheet
The Three Question Types
The 13 Rules of the Writing Test
Guessing or The ETS Strikes Back Impostors from Hell
Impostors from Hell
Guessing the SAT and the Specter of World Destruction
The Six Rules of Guessing
The Critical Reading Section
Four Key Rules and a Tip
Critical Reading Passages
About SAT Words
Memorizing SAT Words
The Word List
Important Literary Terms
The Math Section
Theory of Study
The Funny Symbol Question
Heinous Miscellaneous Math
The Writing Section
The Story of LittleRead Writing Serpent
A Final Word on Guessing
But Wait You Also Get
Mindless Slaves of the ETS
Yoga and the SAT
Is the SAT Biased?
SATing for Dollars
Dont Let Your Parents Read This
The SAT and the Internet
Fashion and Beauty Tips
Stick It in Your Ear
Some Other Thoughts on Getting into College
Parting Words of Advice
Who Are These People Anyway?
Free PrepMecom Diagnostic Test and the iPod Vocab List
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