PSAT/NMSQT For Dummies [NOOK Book]

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The fast and easy way to score higher on the PSAT/NMSQT

In PSAT/NMSQT For Dummies, you'll get a review of foundational concepts for every section of the test, from identifying key words and matching subjects and verbs, to solving math word problems and using your calculator efficiently. Plus, four full-length practice tests with detailed answers and explanations help you assess your skills as you prep for test day.

  • Prep for the big day — find ...
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PSAT/NMSQT For Dummies

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Overview

The fast and easy way to score higher on the PSAT/NMSQT

In PSAT/NMSQT For Dummies, you'll get a review of foundational concepts for every section of the test, from identifying key words and matching subjects and verbs, to solving math word problems and using your calculator efficiently. Plus, four full-length practice tests with detailed answers and explanations help you assess your skills as you prep for test day.

  • Prep for the big day — find out when and where to go, what to bring (including the kind of calculator you're allowed), and what you're likely to see on the test
  • Easy as ABC — get familiar with the critical reading and writing sections of the test: sentence completions, passage-based questions, and paragraph and sentence improvement and error recognition questions
  • What's your number? — discover amazing techniques and get sample problems for every topic you'll discover in the math section: operations, algebra, geometry, statistics, and probability
  • Practice makes perfect — test your skills as you do four practice tests, complete with answers, explanations, and some additional tips

Open the book and find:

  • What to expect on test day
  • How to create a winning test-taking strategy
  • How to arrange for extra time, large print, fee waivers, and other special considerations
  • When your scores will arrive
  • Ten ways to improve your test-taking skills
  • Mistakes to avoid on the PSAT/NMSQT
  • Four practice tests (and guidance on how to calculate your score)

Learn to:

  • Master the essential concepts for every section
  • Test your skills as you work through practice problems
  • Take four full-length practice tests with answers and explanations
  • Score your highest on test day
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118424346
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/11/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 745,685
  • File size: 13 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

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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