McGraw-Hill's PSAT/NMSQT

McGraw-Hill's PSAT/NMSQT

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by Christopher Black, Mark Anestis
     
 

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Master the essential skills to get your best score on the PSAT/NMSQT

The PSAT/ NMSQT is the official launch of your academic career, as well as a test run for the SAT and qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship Program. McGraw-Hill’s PSAT/NMSQT will give you the expert-developed, all-important test-taking skills to carry you through the SATs,

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Master the essential skills to get your best score on the PSAT/NMSQT

The PSAT/ NMSQT is the official launch of your academic career, as well as a test run for the SAT and qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship Program. McGraw-Hill’s PSAT/NMSQT will give you the expert-developed, all-important test-taking skills to carry you through the SATs, college exams, and beyond. Designed to develop your command of the 8 critical reasoning skills—the very skills the PSAT is constructed to measure—this book will help you out-think the test and find the right answers even for unfamiliar question types.

McGraw-Hill’s PSAT/NMSQT includes a complete introduction to, and explanation of, the PSAT, with an analysis of all the crucial subject areas — math, critical reading, and vocabulary. It also features a full description of the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying program–and what score you need on the test to qualify!

McGraw-Hill’s PSAT/NMSQT is the only test-prep guide to include:

  • Diagnostic tests that pinpoint your strengths and weaknesses
  • 5 full-length sample PSATs fully adapted to the new exam
  • Techniques to develop the essential critical reasoning skills you need to analyze questions and come up with the correct answers
  • College Hill’s breakthrough method for increasing your score

Christopher Black, MA, is the founder of College Hill Coaching and co-author of McGraw-Hill’s SAT I.

Mark Anestis, MA, is co-author of McGraw-Hill’s SAT I, and author of 5 Steps to a 5 on the AP Biology Exam.

College Hill Coaching provides high-quality academic tutoring and standardized test preparation, and is one of the foremost providers of individualized tutoring services in the United States.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071454124
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
08/22/2005
Series:
McGraw-Hill's PSAT/NMSQT Series
Pages:
672
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.97(d)

Meet the Author

Christopher Black, MA, is the founder of College Hill Coaching and author of McGraw-Hill's SAT.

Mark Anestis, MA, is the coauthor of McGraw-Hill's SAT and author of 5 Steps to a 5: Biology.

College Hill Coaching is one of the foremost providers of individualized tutoring services in the United States.

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McGraw-Hill's PSAT/NMSQT 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Student97 More than 1 year ago
The most amazing book out there!!! A great supplement to the Blue Book. Get these 2 books and you will kill two birds with 1 stone! This is a long review, brace yourselves! A review for each section! Better than Sparknotes, Barrons, Princeton Review, Kaplan or Up Your Score. (BTW I tried them all). I went online and stumbled on Mcgraw Hill PSAT, I admit, I was a little nervous buying yet another PSAT book, after I bought Sparknotes and Barrons and College Board and borrowed Princeton Review and Kaplan from a friend, but after looking at some reviews I said "Why not try one more." I am SO glad I did. The way they teach is like they are actually teaching, not giving some tips. Even the book mentioned that their competetors like to give "tips or help crack the SAT" but that will only work to an extentant. You have to actually understand how to solve the problems. They even have things broken up into lessons. They explain things so well, that I feel like I have a private tutor sitting next to me. Critical Read They teach vocab in the best way. Why? Well, McGraw Hill teaches you to make a flash card with front having a word in a phrase with the SAT word capitalized and the back of the card having the definition and the root definiton in (). For example on the front of a card it would say: "The lawyers SCRUTINIZED the contract" with "SCRUT being underlined then the back of the card: "to examine closely" (to examine). This is so much easier then having just a plain list of words. Barrons and Sparknotes have a great vocabulary list, but not a good way to learn it. Sure, they have "the most common roots in the back of the book" but no one ever looks there! The way McGraw Hill teaches every section is the best. I hate math, but they way they taught is amazing. PROS: Amazing explanations for every section Fits your schedule, a lesson a day 4 practice tests PLUS 2 online A guranteed score boost CONS: There are NONE! All in all, I wish I would have only gotten this book instead of all the others. This just taught that a "famous name" doesn't neccesarily mean "the best." Sure Barrons, Princeton, and Sparknotes all have tricks, but they won't get you very far. Go with MCH for sure!
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I'm a sophomore this year and I did this entire book over the summer. It is organized very nicely and did improve my score in the math and grammar/sentence completion section but I still need some work in Critical Reading but that has always been weak for me. It helps you learn a very expanded vocabulary with lessons separated by roots. I definitely recommend this! Try it! It will help!!