Pass Key To The SAT, 9th Edition

Overview


Revised and updated, this shorter version of Barron's brand-new full-length SAT test preparation manual presents:
  • Two full-length SAT practice tests with all questions answered and explained
  • Detailed advice on writing the required SAT essay
  • Subject reviews covering Critical Reading, Writing Skills, and Math

Students will also find help in the form of a list of important ...

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Overview


Revised and updated, this shorter version of Barron's brand-new full-length SAT test preparation manual presents:
  • Two full-length SAT practice tests with all questions answered and explained
  • Detailed advice on writing the required SAT essay
  • Subject reviews covering Critical Reading, Writing Skills, and Math

Students will also find help in the form of a list of important math facts they need to know. Every title in Barron's extensive Pass Keys test preparation series packs a lot of help in a relatively small package.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781438000213
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/1/2012
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 638,126
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface v

SAT Format vii

SAT Test Dates viii

Acknowledgments ix

1 About the SAT 1

Commonly Asked Questions About the SAT 1

2 Tips and Strategies for the SAT 5

Guessing 5

Timing 6

How to Use This Book 7

Before the Test 12

During the Test 12

3 The Critical Reading Sections: Strategies, Tips, and Practice 14

General Tips for Answering Critical Reading Questions 14

The Sentence Completion Question 14

Tips to Help You Cope 15

Practice Exercises 21

The Passage-Based Reading Question 33

Tips to Help You Cope 34

Practice Exercises 37

4 Building Your Vocabulary 66

SAT High-Frequency Word List 67

5 The Writing Skills Sections: Strategies, Tips, and Practice 91

General Tips for Answering Multiple-Choice Writing Skills Questions 91

The Improving Sentences Question 91

Tips to Help You Cope 92

The Identifying Sentence Errors Question 95

Tips to Help You Cope 95

The Improving Paragraphs Question 97

Tips to Help You Cope 98

Common Grammar and Usage Errors 99

Practice Exercises 103

The 25-Minute Essay 121

Tips to Help You Cope 128

6 The Mathematics Sections: Strategies, Tips, and Practice 132

The Use of Calculators on the SAT 132

Memorize Important Facts and Directions 134

An Important Symbol 136

Important Definitions, Facts, Formulas, and Strategies 136

General Math Strategies 147

Practice Exercises 155

The Multiple-Choice Question 161

Practice Exercises 167

The Grid-in Question 170

Testing Tactics 173

Practice Exercises 175

Summary of Important Tips and Tactics 180

7 Practice SAT Exams 182

Test 1 188

Answer Key 246

Answer Explanations 248

Test 2 282

Answer Key 337

Answer Explanations 339

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