PSAT/NMSQT For Dummies

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The fast and easy way to ace the PSAT/NMSQT exam

Similar to the SAT, the PSAT/NMSQT measures critical reading skills, math problem-solving skills, and writing skills. The tips and plain-English information presented in PSAT/NMSQT For Dummies are designed to give readers of all skill levels the edge they need to perform their best on this important exam.

Here, you'll find the easy-to-understand information you need to prepare for the PSAT/NMSQT....

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Overview

The fast and easy way to ace the PSAT/NMSQT exam

Similar to the SAT, the PSAT/NMSQT measures critical reading skills, math problem-solving skills, and writing skills. The tips and plain-English information presented in PSAT/NMSQT For Dummies are designed to give readers of all skill levels the edge they need to perform their best on this important exam.

Here, you'll find the easy-to-understand information you need to prepare for the PSAT/NMSQT. You'll get a review of foundational concepts for every section, from identifying root words and correctly using commas, to solving math word problems and using the quadratic formula. Plus, four full-length practice tests with detailed answers and explanations help you assess your skills as you prep for exam day. So what are you waiting for?

  • Includes a review of foundational concepts for every section
  • Practice problems for each of the test's three sections allow you to test your comprehension as you study
  • Includes four full-length practice tests with detailed answers and explanations

If you're one of the 3.5 million students preparing for the PSAT/NMSQT exam, this hands-on guide has everything you need to score your highest!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118424292
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/25/2013
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 420,763
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Geraldine Woods teaches English and directs the independent study program at a high school for gifted students. She has helped students prepare for the SAT for more than 30 years. She is the author of more than 40 books for students and educators including English Grammar For Dummies, SAT For Dummies, and several AP test prep books.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Soaring Over the PSAT/NMSQT 7

Chapter 1; Introducing the Exam 9

Chapter 2: Getting Practical: PSAT/NMSQT Logistics 19

Part II: Word Up!: The Critical Reading and Writing Sections 27

Chapter 3: Blanking Out on the PSAT: Sentence Completions 29

Chapter 4: Exploring the Secret Passage: Reading Comprehension Questions 39

Chapter 5: As Easy as ABC and D and E: Writing 57

Part III: Assembling a Math Tool Kit 69

Chapter 6: When 2 + 4 = 1 Great Score: Preparing for PSAT Math 71

Chapter 7: Counting Down and Adding Up: Numbers and Operations 79

Chapter 8: Mastering the X Factor: Algebra and Functions 95

Chapter 9: Getting in Shape for Geometry Questions 113

Chapter 10: Against All Odds: Probability and Statistics 133

Part IV: Practice Makes Perfect: Practice Exams 143

Chapter 11: Practice Test 1 145

Chapter 12: Practice Test 1: Answers and Explanations 175

Chapter 13: Practice Test 2 191

Chapter 14: Practice Test 2: Answers and Explanations 221

Chapter 15: Practice Test 3 237

Chapter 16: Practice Test 3: Answers and Explanations 269

Chapter 17: Practice Test 4 285

Chapter 18: Practice Test 4: Answers and Explanations 315

Part V: The Part of Tens 331

Chapter 19: Ten Ways to Improve Your Test-Taking Skills 333

Chapter 20: Ten Mistakes to Avoid on the PSAT/NMSQT 337

Appendix: Scoring the Exams 341

Index 347

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