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How to Survive the SAT (and ACT)

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SAT: it's a high school rite of passage. Your score on the test (or its cousin, the ACT) will help predict your fate in the college-admissions Olympics. Whether you respect or despise it, you can't afford to ignore it. Face it-you need help to survive the SAT. Help is here. How to Survive the SAT (and ACT) collects the stories, tips, and advice of hundreds of students who scored high and got into their top-choice colleges. Offering tested techniques for prepping for the test, psychological tricks to get you ...
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Overview

SAT: it's a high school rite of passage. Your score on the test (or its cousin, the ACT) will help predict your fate in the college-admissions Olympics. Whether you respect or despise it, you can't afford to ignore it. Face it-you need help to survive the SAT. Help is here. How to Survive the SAT (and ACT) collects the stories, tips, and advice of hundreds of students who scored high and got into their top-choice colleges. Offering tested techniques for prepping for the test, psychological tricks to get you through, and test-day rituals to ensure success, these students share what worked (and what didn't) in conquering Mount SAT. With expert advice from Jay Brody, Harvard Law School grad, SAT counselor, and college admissions guide for About.com.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933512068
  • Publisher: Hundreds of Heads Books
  • Publication date: 8/28/2007
  • Series: Hundreds of Heads Survival Guides
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents


Introduction     vii
A Rite of Passage: The SAT & You     1
Getting Started: The First Steps to a High Score     13
Hitting the Books: Studying for the Big Test     27
Friends, Family & Your School: Do They Help?     61
Tricks & Strategies: Tips for Besting the Test     77
The Test: Critical Reading Section     97
The Test: Math Section     109
The Test: Writing Section     119
Apples & Oranges: Differences in the SAT & ACT     131
Your No. 2 Pencil and -? Last-Minute Preparations     141
Start Your Engines: Taking the Test     165
Anticipation: Getting Your Scores     185
Random SAT Wisdom     203
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