Panic Plan for the SAT: Prepare for the New SAT in Just 3 Weeks

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ARCO Panic Plan for the New SAT has been completely rewritten to reflect the changes to theSAT. A brand-new SAT will be administered for the first time in March 2005. Changes to the test include: the elimination of analogy questions, as well as the math quantitative comparisons. Also, the verbal sections are now called “critical reading”. In addition, the new SAT will include short reading passages and math will be expanded to cover Algebra II along with algebra I and geometry. ...
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Overview

ARCO Panic Plan for the New SAT has been completely rewritten to reflect the changes to theSAT. A brand-new SAT will be administered for the first time in March 2005. Changes to the test include: the elimination of analogy questions, as well as the math quantitative comparisons. Also, the verbal sections are now called “critical reading”. In addition, the new SAT will include short reading passages and math will be expanded to cover Algebra II along with algebra I and geometry.

Panic Plan for the New SAT helps students prepare for the SAT in as few as two weeks. Newly revised by Joan Carris (SAT Word Flash) and Michael R. Crystal (SAT Math Flash), provides test-taking tips and practice exercises for all areas of the new SAT I exam. The book includes How to Answer Sentence Completion Questions, How to Answer Critical Reading Questions, and Exercises for Basic Math, Fractions, Exponents, Square Roots, Geometry, Algebra I, Algebra II, and more.

  • Updated for the new SAT with practice for all types of questions that appear on the exam: sentence completions, critical reading comprehension, math multiple choice, and grid-ins
  • Two-week study plan and checklist
  • Vocabulary and math reviews
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780768915341
  • Publisher: Peterson's
  • Publication date: 12/15/2004
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 1,458,809
  • Product dimensions: 6.25 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments v
Plan of Attack: A Three-Week Study Plan vi
Unit 1 First ... Some Vital Must-Know Info 1
Why Is the SAT Changing? What Will Be Different? What Should I Do? 4
Vital Tips for Test-Taking 7
Current Scores 8
College Applications 9
List of Abbreviations 10
Unit 2 Presto-A Better Vocabulary 11
What's the Plan? 11
How to Decode an Unknown Word 12
Helpful Prefixes 13
Vocabulary Review: Wonderful Words and Necessary Roots 14
Unit 3 Critical Reading 33
Success with Reading Passages 33
Success with Sentence Completion Questions 82
Unit 4 Writing 99
A Review of Grammatical Terms 100
Identifying Sentence Errors 103
Improving Sentences 107
Improving Paragraphs 115
Writing the Essay 127
Glossary: Diction and Idiom 142
Unit 5 Math Familiarity for an SAT or PSAT 149
The New Test 150
The Two Question Formats 152
Helpful Hints 154
Arithmetic 155
Fractions 165
Exponents and Square Roots 180
Geometry 186
More Geometry 199
Algebra 210
More Algebra 219
Word Problems and Functions 228
Algebraic Applications 237
Probability and Statistics 242
Graphs 251
Unit 6 The Practice SAT 263
Section 1264
Section 2265
Section 3269
Section 4284
Section 5290
Section 6300
Section 7304
Section 8315
Answer Section 323
Answers to Practice Critical Reading Questions 324
Answers to Practice Sentence Completions 327
Answers to Practice Writing Questions 330
Answers to Math Questions 336
Computing Your Score 357
Self Evaluation for SAT Practice Test 360
Answers to Practice Test 365
Exercises
Practice Critical Reading 1-7 60
Practice Sentence Completions 1-4 88
Practice Identifying Sentence Errors 1-2 104
Practice Improving Sentences 1-2 108
Practice Improving Paragraphs 1-2 117
Practice Problems in Arithmetic 162
Practice Problems in Fractions 174
Practice Problems in Exponents and Square Roots 183
Practice Problems in Basic Geometry 195
More Practice Problems in Geometry 206
Practice Problems in Algebra 216
More Practice Problems in Algebra 225
Practice Problems in Word Problems and Functions 234
Practice Problems in Algebraic Applications 244
Practice Problems in Graphs 257
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