McGraw-Hill's PSAT/NMSQT

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McGraw-Hill's PSAT/NMSQT gives you the all-important test-taking skills to carry you through the SATs, college exams, and beyond. Designed to develop your command of the eight critical reasoning skills—the very skills the PSAT is constructed to measure—this valuable resource will help you outthink the test and find the right answers even for unfamiliar question types. Written by test-prep experts with years of experience,...

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Overview

We want to help you get your best score on the PSAT/NMSQT

McGraw-Hill's PSAT/NMSQT gives you the all-important test-taking skills to carry you through the SATs, college exams, and beyond. Designed to develop your command of the eight critical reasoning skills—the very skills the PSAT is constructed to measure—this valuable resource will help you outthink the test and find the right answers even for unfamiliar question types. Written by test-prep experts with years of experience, McGraw-Hill's PSAT/NMSQT explains the test and analyzes all the crucial subject areas it covers—math, critical reading, and vocabulary. It also features 40 top strategies that can help you on test day!

McGraw-Hill's PSAT/NMSQT includes:

  • 4 full-length simulated PSATs with fully explained answers in the book and 2 more practice PSATs online
  • Daignostic test to pinpoint your strengths and weaknesses
  • Techniques to develop the essential critical reasoning skills
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071742115
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/25/2010
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 486
  • Sales rank: 110,380
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 1.00 (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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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. What You Need to Know about the PSAT/NMSQT; Chapter 2. Smart Training for the PSAT/NMSQT and Beyond; Chapter 3. Diagnostic PSAT; Chapter 4. How to Build an Impressive Vocabulary; Chapter 5. Critical Reading Skills for the PSAT and SAT I; Chapter 6. Sentence Completion Skills; Chapter 7. Math Reasoning Skills: What the PSAT Math Test is Really Testing; Chapter 8. Essential Pre-Algebra Skills; Chapter 9. Essential Algebra I Skills; Chapter 10. Special Math Problems; Chapter 11. Essential Geometry Skills; Chapter 12. Attacking the PSAT Writing Questions; Chapter 13. Essential PSAT Grammar Skills; Chapter 14. Three Practice PSATs with Detailed Answer Keys; Online: More Practice PSATs with Explanations

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  • Posted July 31, 2012

    AMAZING! Get this! Better than Princeton Review, Barrons, Sparknotes, Kaplan, or Up Your Score!

    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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