Pass Key to the PSAT/NMSQT, 7th Edition

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This shorter version of the full-size Barron's PSAT/NMSQT prepares high school students for the preliminary version of the SAT college entrance test. Helpful features include:
  • Two full-length practice tests with all questions answered and explained
  • Subject reviews covering critical reading, math, and writing skills
  • Additional practice questions with answers in all subjects
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Overview


This shorter version of the full-size Barron's PSAT/NMSQT prepares high school students for the preliminary version of the SAT college entrance test. Helpful features include:
  • Two full-length practice tests with all questions answered and explained
  • Subject reviews covering critical reading, math, and writing skills
  • Additional practice questions with answers in all subjects
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764147982
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/1/2012
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 982,102
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface v

Acknowledgments vii

PSAT/NMSQT Test Time ix

1 The PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test 1

Some Basic Questions Answered 1

How to Approach the PSAT 5

Test-Taking Tactics 5

Reducing Anxiety 8

Guessing 9

Sample PSAT Questions 13

Critical Reading 13

Mathematics 21

Writing Skills 26

2 The Sentence Completion Question 33

Tips for Handling Sentence Completion Questions 33

Practice Exercises 40

Answer Key 48

3 Improving Critical Reading Comprehension 49

Frequently Asked Questions 49

Tips for Handling Critical Reading Questions 50

Practice Exercises 53

Answer Key 66

4 Building Your Vocabulary 67

PSAT High-Frequency Word List 68

5 The Mathematics Sections: Strategies, Tips, and Practice 90

An Important Symbol 90

Use of the Calculator 91

Directions for Mathematics Sections 94

Instructions for Grid-in Questions 98

Important Definitions, Facts, Formulas, and Strategies 103

Math Tactics and Strategies 113

Practice Exercises 127

Answer Key 130

Summary of Important Tips and Tactics 130

6 Improving Written Expression 133

Improving Sentences 133

Identifying Sentence Errors 137

Improving Paragraphs 140

Common Grammar and Usage Errors 141

Practice Exercises 145

Answer Key 155

Answer Explanations 155

7 Two Practice Tests 162

Practice Test 1 166

Practice Test 2 228

After the PSAT/NMSQT 287

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