SAT For Dummies [NOOK Book]

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The easy way to score your highest on the SAT

Whether you are a student struggling with math, reading, or writing essays, this updated edition of SAT For Dummies offers advice for tackling the toughest questions, as well as hints and tips for making the most of the time available to complete each section. You'll get the information you need to focus on the areas that are most problematic for you to ensure that you achieve the best possible ...

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SAT For Dummies

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Overview

The easy way to score your highest on the SAT

Whether you are a student struggling with math, reading, or writing essays, this updated edition of SAT For Dummies offers advice for tackling the toughest questions, as well as hints and tips for making the most of the time available to complete each section. You'll get the information you need to focus on the areas that are most problematic for you to ensure that you achieve the best possible score.

SAT For Dummies is for the millions of students who are preparing to take the SAT as part of the college application process. The SAT consists of nine separate, timed sections, which are broken down into 3 categories: Reading, Mathematics, and Writing. This new edition of SAT For Dummies gives students the tools, tips, and test-taking strategies to overcome anxiety on any (and every) part of the test.

  • 5 full-length practice tests with detailed answers and explanations
  • Review of foundational concepts for every section, from identifying root words and using commas correctly to solving math word problems and using the quadratic formula
  • Complete explanations of every question type
  • Practice questions for each of the test's 9 sections

SAT For Dummies gives you the edge you need to successfully achieve the highest score possible!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470880524
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/20/2010
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 504
  • Sales rank: 874,736
  • File size: 18 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Geraldine Woods has been preparing students for the SAT for more than three decades. She is the author of many books, including English Grammar For Dummies and AP English Literature For Dummies.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Surveying the Field: An Overview of the SAT.

Chapter 1: Pouring Your Brain into Little Ovals: The SAT.

Chapter 2: Getting Ready, Set, and Going: Preparing for the SAT.

Part II: Comprehending the SAT: The Critical Reading Sections.

Chapter 3: Reading between (and on) the Lines: The Critical Reading Section.

Chapter 4: Practicing Critical Reading Passages: Reading for Points.

Chapter 5: Filling In the Blanks: Sentence Completions.

Chapter 6: Practicing Sentence Completions.

Part III: Getting the "Write" Answers: The Writing Sections.

Chapter 7: Writing Your Way to a High Score: The Essay.

Chapter 8: Practicing Essays.

Chapter 9: Joining the Grammar Police.

Chapter 10: Practicing Grammar Problems: Recognizing Your Mistakes.

Part IV: Take a Number, Any Number: The Mathematics Sections.

Chapter 11: Meeting Numbers Head-On: The SAT Math Sections.

Chapter 12: Numb and Numbering: The Ins and Outs of Numbers and Operations.

Chapter 13: Practicing Problems in Numbers and Operations.

Chapter 14: X Marks the Spot: Algebra and Functions.

Chapter 15: Practicing Problems in Algebra and Functions.

Chapter 16: Checking More Figures Than an IRS Agent: Geometry Review.

Chapter 17: Practicing Problems in Geometry.

Chapter 18: Playing the Odds: Statistics and Probability.

Chapter 19: Practicing Problems in Probability, Statistics, and Logic.

Part V: Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Practice Tests.

Chapter 20: Practice Exam 1.

Chapter 21: Practice Exam 1: Answers and Explanations.

Chapter 22: Practice Exam 2.

Chapter 23: Practice Exam 2: Answers and Explanations.

Chapter 24: Practice Exam 3.

Chapter 25: Practice Exam 3: Answers and Explanations.

Chapter 26: Practice Exam 4.

Chapter 27: Practice Exam 4: Answers and Explanations.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 28: Ten Ways to Maximize Your Score.

Chapter 29: Ten Ways to Calm Down.

Appendix: Scoring Your Exam.

Index.

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    This book is awesome. The only problem is that the practice passages are barely visible. Otherwise, the author provides great and informative info on how to tackle the SAT, while using his voice to make it more appealing.

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