SAT For Dummies

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The fast and easy way to score higher on the SAT

Does the thought of preparing for the SAT cause you to break outin a cold sweat? Have no fear! SAT For Dummies, Quick PrepEdition gives you a competitive edge by fully preparing you forthe SAT. Written in a friendly and accessible style, this hands-onguide will help increase your chance of scoring higher on theredesigned SAT test being launched by the College Board in2016.

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Overview

The fast and easy way to score higher on the SAT

Does the thought of preparing for the SAT cause you to break outin a cold sweat? Have no fear! SAT For Dummies, Quick PrepEdition gives you a competitive edge by fully preparing you forthe SAT. Written in a friendly and accessible style, this hands-onguide will help increase your chance of scoring higher on theredesigned SAT test being launched by the College Board in2016.

The SAT is administered annually to more than two millionstudents at approximately 6,000 world-wide test centers. Nearlyevery college and university in America looks at a student's SATexam score or SAT Subject Tests as a part of its admissionsprocess. Your SAT score is nothing to sniff at—in addition toadmissions, many schools use these results for course placement.With the help of this guide, you'll maximize your chances ofgaining entrance to the college of your dreams—as well as aseat in the best classes. So what are you waiting for? Startpracticing your way to a better SAT score today!

  • Includes coverage of SAT question types and formats
  • Offers practice SAT tests with full answer explanations
  • Helps pinpoint where you need more help
  • Reflects the College Board's new and updated SAT exam for2016

Whether you're preparing for the SAT for the first time orretaking the exam to improve your score, SAT For Dummies, QuickPrep Edition sets you up for success.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118026083
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/29/2011
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 383,008
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.50 (d)

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 1

Part I: Surveying the Field: An Overview of the SAT 7

Chapter 1: Pouring Your Brain into Little Ovals: The SAT 9

Chapter 2: Getting Ready, Set, and Going: Preparing for the SAT 17

Part II: Comprehending the SAT: The Critical Reading Sections 25

Chapter 3: Reading between (and on) the Lines: The Critical Reading Section 27

Chapter 4: Practicing Critical Reading Passages: Reading for Points 37

Chapter 5: Filling In the Blanks: Sentence Completions 55

Chapter 6: Practicing Sentence Completions 61

Part III: Getting the "Write" Answers: The Writing Sections 67

Chapter 7: Writing Your Way to a High Score: The Essay 69

Chapter 8: Practicing Essays 77

Chapter 9: Joining the Grammar Police 83

Chapter 10: Practicing Grammar Problems: Recognizing Your Mistakes 93

Part IV: Take a Number, Any Number: The Mathematics Sections 107

Chapter 11: Meeting Numbers Head-On: The SAT Math Sections 109

Chapter 12: Numb and Numbering: The Ins and Outs of Numbers and Operations 117

Chapter 13: Practicing Problems in Numbers and Operations 127

Chapter 14: X Marks the Spot: Algebra and Functions 135

Chapter 15: Practicing Problems in Algebra and Functions 147

Chapter 16: Checking More Figures Than an IRS Agent: Geometry Review 157

Chapter 17: Practicing Problems in Geometry 175

Chapter 18: Playing the Odds: Statistics and Probability 183

Chapter 19: Practicing Problems in Probability, Statistics, and Logic 193

Part V: Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Practice Tests 201

Chapter 20: Practice Exam 1 203

Chapter 21: Practice Exam 1: Answers and Explanations 245

Chapter 22: Practice Exam 2 267

Chapter 23: Practice Exam 2: Answers and Explanations 311

Chapter 24: Practice Exam 3 335

Chapter 25: Practice Exam 3: Answers and Explanations 377

Chapter 26: Practice Exam 4 397

Chapter 27: Practice Exam 4: Answers and Explanations 439

Chapter 28: Practice Exam 5 461

Chapter 29: Practice Exam 5: Answers and Explanations 503

Part VI: The Part of Tens 525

Chapter 30: Ten Ways to Maximize Your Score 527

Chapter 31: Ten Ways to Calm Down 529

Appendix: Scoring Your Exam 531

Index 541

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2013

    SAT

    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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