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Overview

The new 22nd edition of this test prep manual for the all-important SAT college entrance test has been heavily revised and updated to reflect the exam's major changes, beginning in March 2005. The old Verbal section's name has been changed to Critical Reading, with all analogies questions now eliminated, and with short reading passages now added to the existing long reading passages. An entirely new Writing section has been added to the SAT, which is similar to the current SAT II Writing test. It consists of multiple-choice questions on grammar and usage and a required student-written essay. The math section has been expanded to include topics from third-year college preparatory math, and the old quantitative comparisons questions have been dropped. Reflecting the updated test format, Barron's new manual presents a diagnostic test and seven full-length practice tests, all with questions answered and explained, plus extensive review material covering all three test sections. An added feature is a set of vocabulary flashcards bound into the book's spine on perforated card stock.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764113901
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2001
  • Series: Barron's Test Preparation Series
  • Edition description: 21ST
  • Edition number: 21
  • Pages: 824
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.32 (h) x 1.65 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface vi
Countdown to the SAT I vi
SAT I Format and Test Dates ix
Acknowledgments x
Part 1
Get Acquainted with the SAT I
1 Let's Look at the SAT I 3
The Verbal Sections 4
The Mathematics Sections 6
The Use of Calculators on the SAT I 9
2 Winning Tactics for the SAT I 12
Setting Goals 12
Pacing Yourself 14
Guessing 15
Tactics for the Test 19
Part 2
Pinpoint Your Trouble Spots
3 A Diagnostic SAT I 25
Diagnostic Test 29
Answer Key 52
Self-Evaluation 53
Answer Explanations 57
Part 3
Tactics, Strategies, Practice: Verbal
4 The Sentence Completion Question 71
5 The Analogy Question 86
6 The Critical Reading Question 104
7 Build Your Vocabulary 142
The SAT I High-Frequency Word List 143
The SAT I Hot Prospects Word List 144
The 3,500 Basic Word List 145
Basic Word Parts 247
Tactics, Strategies, Practice: Mathematics
8 General Math Strategies 272
9 Multiple-Choice Questions 294
10 Quantitative Comparison Questions 307
11 Grid-in Questions 321
12 Reviewing Mathematics 330
Part 4
Test Yourself
13 Seven Model SAT I Tests 479
Model SAT I Test 1 483
Model SAT I Test 2 525
Model SAT I Test 3 567
Model SAT I Test 4 607
Model SAT I Test 5 647
Model SAT I Test 6 687
Model SAT I Test 7 727
Part 5
Organize Your Admissions Game Plan
14 Getting into College 769
15 Writing Your Application Essay 775
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2004

    Waste of money

    This book is an absolute waste of money. The sentence completion questions arent even accurate. Ive checked the dictionary, i can site questions that are flat out wrong. If you are looking for a book to use as a good doorstoper, this is the book for you!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2004

    Absolutely the best SAT book I've seen

    I first saw the Barron's SAT book a few years ago when my brother took the SAT. He was using it in a course at his high school. His teacher told the class that it was by far the best book out there. Still he bought a few others to do some extra studying, and he told me that his teacher was right---the other books weren't nearly as good. He particularly liked the vocabulary cards and list and all of the math tactics. When I starting to get ready for my SAT this year, I decided not to take a course at all and just go through the entire Barron's book. It really worked-- my PSAT scores were 1080....my SAT scores were 1330. There is no way I would have gone up 250 points on my own or with one of the other books my brother had. And, went up way more than he or anyone in his class did! If you are taking the SAT, get this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2004

    You could do better than this book

    This is a good book. It's helpful. I liked that they gave you a lot of tactics. My major problem with the book is that, after taking practice tests, you don't get a score that corresponds with the SAT system of numbers. That way, you can't tell if you've reached your goal yet and how much more work you need to do. Also, the system of 'just memorizing' all the vocab words, prefixs, etc. for the verbal section is unrealistic for the busy High School student.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2003

    i hate this book!

    don't waste your time on this book -- the math section is ridiculously HARD!! plus they don't even give you your SAT score at the end of each practice test. the only good pt. about the book was its math explanations which i found helpful. i also liked the pre-made vocab flash cards in the back just bc i'm quite lazy. as for that 3500 VOC LIST---- YOU MUST BE INSANE, BARRONS!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2003

    necessity for raising your score!

    its difficult to finish the entire book because it is so thorough. but once you finish it, you can really feel how much you have learned. for those who finds this book incredibly dull, i recommend Princeton Review as a easy starter. i raised my score from a 1230 to a 1500!! =)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2003

    WOW

    Im an international student and sat prep isnt taught at school, this is the only thing i used to get my 1500 on the sats, the vocab was great and the explanations for the answers in the practice tests was so helpful, i recommend this book to ANYONE thats taking the sats.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2003

    Best SAT prep book

    Hi~ let me start out by saying I am no genius, or some 12 year old kid who wants to start preparing for the SATs early ... I got this book 2 weeks before I was about to take the SATs my second time and wow ... this is one of the most rigerous (see i cant even spell that!) books, and it helped me so much! it has amazing techniques, and the ahrdest problems which really get you to think! 10 Real SATs isn't that good because most books offer practice tests at the end, KAPLAN was okay, Princeton Review has too much talk and easy problems which are nothing like the SATs ... I would suggest this book~ its worth every penny, and if you don't want to spend this kind of money get it from your library!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2003

    Good basis

    A good book to build your skills on. A very good classic SAT review book and it will increase your score, more or less.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2002

    it's great

    this book raised my score by 400 points! i knew nothing about the sat and with princeton review and 10 real sats, i got 1400.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2002

    This works!

    My friend actually improved by 180 points on her SAT I by using this book. She got a 1490 on her SAT I. This book will definitely help you if you really study. I recommend this over the Real 10 SAT book because it gives you explanations on the problems and it help you to expand your vocabulary skills.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2001

    This Book Is Ok

    This book taught me a few things I didn't know about the SATs but there wasn't much that I learned

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