Score Higher on the New SAT

Score Higher on the New SAT

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Score Higher on the SAT is like having a tutor looking over your shoulder as you study for your SAT exam. This innovative new book is authored by Teresa Stephens, a high school teacher who has tutored hundreds of SAT students over the past 20 years, will help you refine your math, writing, and test-taking skills before the big day. Teresa will share with you the insider info that you need to score higher on the SAT, including strategies for overcoming test anxiety, beating your worst fears, and mastering the Math, Critical Reading, and Writing sections.



The book features 50 exclusive Power Tips, which are invaluable tidbits of information that are guaranteed to make a difference come test day, as well as 501 vocabulary words from actual SAT exams and over 100 practice questions to help you drill and practice your way to a higher score. Score Higher on the SAT also features the inside scoop from college admission counselors, interviews with students who have taken the exam, and a special SAT HelpDesk (answers to your basic questions about the SAT exam). You will also receive exclusive access to additional practice questions online!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 350 pages
  • 210.8 x 271.8 x 17.8mm | 453.6g
  • Pearson It Certification
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0789734540
  • 9780789734549

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"Score Higher on the SAT "is like having a tutor looking over your shoulder as you study for your SAT exam. This innovative new book is authored by Teresa Stephens, a high school teacher who has tutored hundreds of SAT students over the past 20 years, will help you refine your math, writing, and test-taking skills before the big day. Teresa will share with you the insider info that you need to score higher on the SAT, including strategies for overcoming test anxiety, beating your worst fears, and mastering the Math, Critical Reading, and Writing sections. The book features 50 exclusive Power Tips, which are invaluable tidbits of information that are guaranteed to make a difference come test day, as well as 501 vocabulary words from actual SAT exams and over 100 practice questions to help you drill and practice your way to a higher score. "Score Higher on the SAT "also features the inside scoop from college admission counselors, interviews with students who have taken the exam, and a special SAT HelpDesk (answers to your basic questions about the SAT exam). You will also receive exclusive access to additional practice questions online!
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Table of contents

Key Facts.

SAT 101

Writing.

4 tricks to matching subjects and verbs

9 ways verbs are commonly used

The 5 most common participle problems

54 common word/preposition pairs

10 things to remember about correcting sentences

4 grammar rules you won't find in the new Writing section

3 secrets to scoring higher on your essay!

24 transitions that will make your essay silky smooth

Our 6-step process to writing a better essay

13 keys to writing success

How to grade your practice essays

The good, the bad, and the ugly: 3 essays analyzed

Math.

Brain Joggers that help you understand Median and Mode

Definitions of 41 common math terms that will help you score higher

The 5 types of numbers, including definitions and examples

6 rules for mastering the grid-in

Key words and phrases for word problems

7 things you can do if you're clueless on a problem

Critical Reading.

5 steps to selecting correct answers

Understanding the 5 logical relationships in sentences

74 common prefixes, suffixes, and root words

How to identify the 3 types of reading passages

6 basic literary terms that help you crack Critical Reading questions

3 things to remember about reading long passages

6 ways to maximize your reading time

Practice Test.
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About Teresa Stephens

Teresa Stephens, a veteran high school teacher who holds a B.S. in engineering and a Master's in teaching math and natural sciences, has helped hundreds of students sharpen their math, writing, and test-taking skills for nearly 20 years as a teacher, tutor, and test-taking class instructor. She has delivered test-taking training classes for many exams, including the SAT, ACT, GRE, and GMAT. She currently offers individualized instruction for the SAT and ACT, including summer short courses to help students improve their math and writing skills in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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