SAT For Dummies, with Online Practice
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The easy way to prepare for the SAT The College Board has announced a redesign to the SAT in the spring of 2016. There's no doubt that students, parents, and educators are clamoring for a revised and authoritative resource on the latest iteration of this important standardized test. Packed with loads of concept review and practice questions that cover everything you can expect to encounter on the math, reading, and writing sections and complemented with one-year access to additional SAT practice online this 2016/2017edition of SAT For Dummies covers everything you need to increase your chances of scoring higher and getting into the college of your dreams. The SAT is administered annually to more than 2 million students at approximately 6,000 test centers located in more than 170 countries. Nearly every college in America accepts the SAT or SAT Subject Test as part of its admission process. Written by veteran For Dummies author and test preparation guru Geraldine Woods, 2016/2017 SAT For Dummies breaks down the topics covered on the redesigned SAT into easily digestible parts and gives you ample practice opportunities to pinpoint where you need more help and go on to master every subject. * Offers strategies to stay focused on SAT test day * Helps you gauge how you measure up as you prepare for the SAT * Includes tips on how to manage your time wisely * Provides practice problems and exercises in print and digital formats to take your skills to the next level If the thought of preparing for the SAT makes you sweat, fear not! 206/2017 SAT For Dummies takes the intimidation out of the exam and arms you with the confidence and know-how you need to make it your minion.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 408 pages
  • 150 x 210 x 22mm | 666.78g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 9th Revised edition
  • 1118911490
  • 9781118911495
  • 1,376,347

About Geraldine Woods

Geraldine Woods has been preparing students for the SAT for the past four decades. She has written more than 50 books and blogs on grammar at www.grammarianinthecity.com. Ron Woldoff spent time as a corporate consultant before launching National Test Prep, where he helps students succeed on the GMAT, GRE, SAT, ACT, and PSAT.show more

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Features: Go online for one year of access to 4 SAT practice tests to prepare you for the real deal Score higher on the SAT and get into the school you want Avoid common pitfalls Test your skills with practice questions of every type Preparing for the SAT? Here's the study partner you need! The SAT you'll take is a new version, and this up-to-the-minute guide is packed with aids to help you tackle the test with confidence and prove what you know. You'll discover exactly what the test-makers are looking for, get analyses and samples of each type of question, and learn from detailed explanations of each answer. Plus, the online practice tests prepare you for the real thing! Get set for the SAT -- learn how and when to register, what the SAT measures, and how the different sections are scored Read for comprehension -- find out what to expect in the reading portion and learn key strategies for answering the questions Write on -- brush up on grammar and punctuation, sharpen your style, and practice with writing and language questions Conquer the essay -- learn to organize your thoughts, consider your audience, draft your essay, and annotate effectively Make friends with numbers -- refresh your knowledge of algebra, geometry, statistics, and trigonometry Practice, practice -- access your free one-year subscription to the online practice tests and study the answers and explanations Go online to access even more practice questions to prepare you for test day Open the book and find: When and how test scores are reported What to look for in the reading portion A strategy for multiple-choice writing questions Suggestions for writing a powerful essay Advice on solving algebra equations Geometry essentials: triangles, circles, polygons, and more Tips to tame test-taking tension One-year access to additional practice onlineshow more

Table of contents

Introduction 1 Part I: Getting Started with the SAT 5 Chapter 1: Erasing the Worry: Getting to Know the SAT 7 Chapter 2: Slow and Steady (Breathing) Wins the Race: Preparing for the Test 19 Part II: Comprehending SAT Reading Sections 27 Chapter 3: Decoding the SAT Reading Section 29 Chapter 4: Reading for Points: Practicing Critical Reading Passages 43 Part III: Getting the Write Answers: The Writing and Language Section 63 Chapter 5: Getting It in Writing: Answering Multiple Choice Writing and Language Questions 65 Chapter 6: Bragging Writes : Practicing Multiple Choice Writing and Language Questions 77 Chapter 7: Writing Your Way to a High Score: The Essay 93 Chapter 8: Practicing Essays 107 Part IV: Take a Number, Any Number: The Mathematics Sections 119 Chapter 9: Meeting Numbers Head-On: The SAT Math Section 121 Chapter 10: Numb and Numbering: The Ins and Outs of Numbers and Operations 129 Chapter 11: Practicing Problems in Numbers and Operations 141 Chapter 12: X Marks the Spot: Algebra and Functions 149 Chapter 13: Practicing Problems in Algebra and Functions 161 Chapter 14: Checking More Figures Than an IRS Agent: Geometry and Trigonometry 171 Chapter 15: Practicing Problems in Geometry and Trigonometry 191 Chapter 16: Playing the Odds: Statistics and Probability 201 Chapter 17: Practicing Problems in Probability, Statistics, and Logic 211 Part V: Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Practice Tests 221 Chapter 18: Practice Exam 1 223 Chapter 19: Practice Exam 1: Answers and Explanations 265 Chapter 20: Practice Exam 2 289 Chapter 21: Practice Exam 2: Answers and Explanations 325 Part VI: The Part of Tens 349 Chapter 22: Ten Ways to Maximize Your Score 351 Chapter 23: Ten Ways to Calm Down 355 Appendix 357 Index 365show more

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