The SAT I for Dummies

The SAT I for Dummies

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This title covers the new writing section and expanded math. Get the skills you need to score big on the new exam. Scared of the new SAT? Relax! This friendly, easy-to-follow guide arms you with tons of practice questions, detailed answers, and plenty of savvy test-taking techniques, as well as two practice exams. From reading comprehension and sentence completion to math and grammar essentials, you'll be fully prepped to take on the new exam and score your best. This guide helps you discover how to: prepare well in advance; sharpen your reading, writing, and math skills; stay calm and focused during the exam; avoid SAT tricks and traps; decide which questions to double-check.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 205.74 x 271.78 x 25.4mm | 544.31g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 6th Revised edition
  • 0764571931
  • 9780764571930

Table of contents

Introduction. Part I: Surveying the Field. Chapter 1: Pouring Your Brain into Little Ovals - the SAT. Chapter 2: Getting Ready, Set, and Going: Preparing for the SAT. Part II: Reading Critically. Chapter 3: Reading Between (and on) the Lines: Preparing for the Critical Reading Section. Chapter 4: The Long and the Short of It: Answering Critical Reading Passage Questions. Chapter 5: Reading for Points: Practicing Full-Length Critical Reading Passages. Chapter 6: Abbreviating the Agony: Practice Questions for Short Reading Passages. Chapter 7: Filling In the Blanks: Sentence Completions. Chapter 8: Practicing Sentence Completions. Part III: Writing for Fun and Profit. Chapter 9: Speed Writing without Shorthand: The Essay. Chapter 10: Practice Essays. Chapter 11: Joining the Grammar Police. Chapter 12: Recognizing Your Mistakes: Practice Grammar Problems. Part IV: Take a Number: The Math Section. Chapter 13: Picking a Number, Any Number: The SAT Math Sections. Chapter 14: Numb and Numbering: Everything You Need to Know About Numbers and Operations. Chapter 15: Practice Problems in Numbers and Operations. Chapter 16: X Marks the Spot: Algebra and Functions. Chapter 17: Practice Problems in Algebra and Functions. Chapter 18: Checking More Figures Than an IRS Agent: Geometry Review. Chapter 19: Practice Problems in Geometry. Chapter 20: Playing the Odds: Statistics and Probability. Chapter 21: Practice Problems in Probability, Statistics, and Logic. Part V: Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Practice Tests. Chapter 22: Boring You to Tears: Practice Exam 1. Chapter 23: Facing the Music: Checking Your Answers to Practice Exam 1. Chapter 24: Slightly More Fun Than a Root Canal: Practice Exam 2. Chapter 25: Arriving at the Moment of Truth: Checking Your Answers to Practice Exam 2. Part VI: The Part of Tens. Chapter 26: Ten Things to Double-Check. Chapter 27: Ten Ways to Calm Down. Index.
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About Geraldine Woods

Geraldine Woods has prepared students for the SAT, both academically and emotionally, for the past three decades. She also teaches English and directs the independent study program at the Horace Mann School in New York City. She has written more than 40 books, including English Grammar For Dummies, Research Papers For Dummies, and College Admission Essays For Dummies, all published by Wiley. She lives in New York City with her husband and two parakeets.
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