SAT II: German Reading Test - The Best Test Preparation for the Scholastic Assessment Test II

SAT II: German Reading Test - The Best Test Preparation for the Scholastic Assessment Test II

by Michael Busges, Linda Thomas, J. V. McMahon, F. Curry

Master the SAT II German Subject Test and score higher... Our test experts show you the right way to prepare for this important college exam. REA's SAT II German Subject test prep covers all German language areas to appear on the actual exam including in-depth coverage of declensions, verb tenses, passive voice, word order, and more. The book features 6


Master the SAT II German Subject Test and score higher... Our test experts show you the right way to prepare for this important college exam. REA's SAT II German Subject test prep covers all German language areas to appear on the actual exam including in-depth coverage of declensions, verb tenses, passive voice, word order, and more. The book features 6 full-length practice SAT II German exams. Each practice exam question is fully explained to help you better understand the subject material. Use the book's glossary for speedy look-ups and smarter searches.

Follow up your study with REA's proven test-taking strategies, powerhouse drills and study schedule that get you ready for test day.

- Comprehensive review of every German language topic to appear on the SAT II subject test
- Flexible study schedule tailored to your needs
- Packed with proven test tips, strategies and advice to help you master the test
- 6 full-length practice SAT II German Subject exams. Each exam question is answered in complete detail with easy-to-follow, easy-to-grasp explanations.
- The book's glossary allows for quicker, smarter searches of the information you need most

About Research & Education Association
Passing the SAT II: German Subject Test
About this Book
About the Test
How to Use this Book
Format of the SAT II: German Test
Scoring the SAT II: German Test
Practice-Test Score Conversion Table
Studying for the SAT II: German Test
Test-Taking Tips
Independent Study Schedule
Chapter 1: NOUNS
Compound Nouns
Chapter 2: CASES
The Nominative Case
The Accusative Case
The Dative Case
The Genitive Case
Declension of the Definite Article and Der-Words
Declension of the Indefinite Article and Ein-Words
Negation of Nouns
Weak Masculine Nouns
Chapter 4: PRONOUNS
Personal Pronouns
Reflexive Pronouns
Relative Pronouns
Indefinite Relative Pronouns
Da(r)- and Wo(r)-Compounds
Chapter 5: VERBS
About Verbs in General
The Use of the Present Tense (das Präsens)
The Imperative
The Use of the Simple Past Tense (das Imperfekt)
The Use of the Present Perfect Tense (das Perfekt)
The Use of the Past Perfect Tense (das Plusquamperfekt)
The Use of the Future Tense (das Futur)
Separable-Prefix Verbs
Principal Parts of Verbs
Chapter 6: THE SUBJUNCTIVE (Der Konjunktiv)
The Use of the General Subjunctive (der Konjunktiv II)
The Use of the Past-Time General Subjunctive
The Use of the Special Subjunctive (der Konjunktiv I)
Chapter 7: THE PASSIVE VOICE (Das Passiv)
The Use of the Passive Voice
Passive Substitutes
About Questions in General
The Interrogative Wer? (Who?)
The Interrogatives Wo?, Woher?, and Wohin? (Where?)
The Interrogative Welcher? (Which?)
About Prepositions in General
Prepositions with the Accusative Case
Prepositions with the Dative Case
Prepositions with the Genitive Case
Prepositions with Either the Dative or the Accusative Case
Some Idiomatic and Other Uses of Prepositions
Common Verb-Preposition Combinations
Chapter 10: ADJECTIVES
About Adjectives in General
Adjective Endings
Comparison of Adjectives and Adverbs
Irregular Forms in the Comparative and Superlative
Equal and Unequal Comparisons
Special Phrases Used in Comparisons
Adjectival Nouns
Chapter 11: WORD ORDER
About Word Order in General
Coordinating Conjunctions
Subordinating Conjunctions
Time, Manner, Place
The Position of Objects
The Position of Nicht
Als, Wenn, Wann
Nachdem, Nach, Nachher
Seitdem, Seit
Bevor, Vor, Vorher
Noch Ein, Ein Ander
Kennen, Wissen
Endlich, Schließlich, Zuletzt
Ein Paar, Ein paar
Treffen, Begegnen, Kennenlernen
Es Gibt, Es Sind
Nur, Erst
Lernen, Studieren
Worte, Wörter
Spät, Sich Verspäten, Verspätung Haben
Ändern, Sich Ändern, Sich Verändern
Sondern, Aber
Kein vs. Nicht
Chapter 13: NUMERALS
Cardinal Numbers
Ordinal Numbers
Days, Months, and Seasons
Telling Time
Dates and Age
Time Expressions
Parts of the Body/Illness
Articles of Clothing/Shopping
Asking and Receiving Directions/Transportation
Food and Drink/Ordering
Practice Test I
Answer Key
Detailed Explanations of Answers
Practice Test II
Answer Key
Detailed Explanations of Answers
Practice Test III
Answer Key
Detailed Explanations of Answers
Practice Test IV
Answer Key
Detailed Explanations of Answers
Practice Test V
Answer Key
Detailed Explanations of Answers
Practice Test VI
Answer Key
Detailed Explanations of Answers


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This book provides you with an accurate and complete representation of the SAT II: German Subject Test. Inside you will find a complete course review, as well as six REA practice tests based on the actual exam. Our practice tests contain every type of question that you can expect to encounter on the actual exam. Following each test you will find an answer key with detailed explanations designed to help you master the test material.


Who takes the test and what is it used for?
Students planning to attend college take the SAT II: German Subject Test for one of two reasons:

(1) Because it is an admission requirement of the college or university to which they are applying,
(2) To demonstrate proficiency in German.

The SAT II: German exam is designed for students who have taken two to four years of German.

Who administers the test?
The SAT II: German Subject Test is developed by the College Board and administered by Educational Testing Service (ETS). The test development process involves the assistance of educators throughout the country, and is designed and implemented to ensure that the content and difficulty level of the test are appropriate.

When and where is the test given?
The SAT II: German Subject Test is offered once a year, in June, at many locations throughout the country.

To receive information on upcoming administrations of the exam, consult the publication Taking the SAT II: Subject Tests, which can be obtained from your guidance counselor or by contacting:

College Board SAT Program
P.O. Box 6200
Princeton, NJ 08541-6200
Phone: (609) 771-7600

Is there a registration fee?
You must pay a registration fee to take the SAT II: German Subject Test. Consult the publication Taking the SAT II: Subject Tests for information on the fee structure. Financial assistance may be granted in certain situations. To find out if you qualify and to register for assistance, contact your academic advisor.


What do I study first?
Remember that the SAT II: German Subject Test is designed to test knowledge that you have acquired throughout your education. Therefore, the best way to prepare for the exam is to refresh yourself by thoroughly studying our review material and taking the sample tests provided in this book. Our practice tests will familiarize you with the types of questions, directions, and format of the SAT II: German Subject Test.

To begin your studies, read over our course review and suggestions for test-taking. Then take the first practice test to determine your area(s) of weakness. When you 're done, restudy the review material, focusing on your specific problem areas. The course review includes the information you need to know when taking the exam. Make sure to take the remaining practice tests to further test yourself and become familiar with the format of the SAT II: German Subject Test. Further recommendations are detailed in our study schedule in the front of this book.

When should I start studying?
It is never too early to start studying for the SAT II: German test. The earlier you begin, the more time you will have to sharpen your skills. Do not procrastinate! Cramming is not an effective way to study! The sooner you learn the format of the exam, the more comfortable you will be when you take it.

The SAT II: German is a one-hour exam consisting of 80 to 85 multiple-choice questions that are designed to measure the gradual development of competence in the German language acquired over a period of years.

About 50% of the test measures vocabulary and structure in context or grammar. The rest measures reading comprehension. In light of Educational Testing Service's stated intention to comply with the German spelling reform (Rechtschreibreform), REA, too, has sought to adhere to the spelling reform throughout this book.


How do I score my practice tests?
The SAT II: German Test, like all other SAT Subject Tests, is scored on a 200-800 scale. Your exam is scored by crediting one point for each correct answer and deducting one-third of a point for each incorrect answer. There is no deduction for answers that are left blank. Use the worksheet below to calculate your raw score and to record your scores for the six practice tests.

When will I receive my score report and what will it look like?
You can expect to receive your score report within about five weeks after you take the test. This report will include your scores, percentile ranks, and interpretive information.

It is critical to choose the time and place for studying that works best for you. Some students may set aside a certain number of hours every morning to study, while others may choose to study at night before going to sleep. Only you can determine when and where your study time will be most effective. Be consistent and use your time wisely. Work out a study routine and stick to it!

When you take the practice tests, try to make your testing conditions as much like the actual test as possible. Turn your television and radio off, and sit down at a quiet desk or table free from distraction. Make sure to clock yourself with a timer.

As you complete each practice test, score it and thoroughly review the explanations to the questions you answered incorrectly; however, do not review too much at any one time. Concentrate on one problem area at a time by reviewing the questions and explanations, and by studying our review until you are confident you completely understand the material.

Keep track of your scores. By doing so, you will be able to gauge your progress and discover general weaknesses in particular sections. You should carefully study the reviews that cover your areas of difficulty, as this will build your skills in those areas.

Although you may be unfamiliar with standardized tests such as the SAT II: German Subject Test, there are many ways to acquaint yourself with this type of examination and help alleviate your test-taking anxieties. Here are six specific ways you can give yourself a leg up:

Become comfortable with the format of the exam. When you are practicing, simulate the conditions under which you will be taking the actual test. Stay calm and pace yourself. This will allow you to sit down for the actual exam with much more confidence.

Read all of the possible answers. Just because you think you have found the correct response, do not automatically assume that it is the best answer. Read through each choice to be sure that you are not making a mistake by jumping to conclusions.

Use the process of elimination. Go through each answer to a question and eliminate as many of the answer choices as possible. By eliminating just two answer choices, you give yourself a better chance of getting the item correct, since there will only be two choices left from which to make your guess.

Work quickly and steadily. You will have only 1 hour, so avoid focusing on any one question too long. Taking the practice tests in this book will help you learn to budget your time.

Learn the directions and format for each section of the test. Familiarizing yourself with the directions and format of the exam will save you valuable time on the day of the actual test.

Be sure that the answer oval you are marking corresponds to the number of the question in the test booklet. Since the exam is graded by machine, marking one wrong answer can throw off your answer key and your score. Be extremely careful when filling in your answer sheet.

Before the Test
Make sure you know where your test center is well in advance of your test day so you do not get lost on the day of the test. On the night before the test, gather together the materials you will need the next day:

- Your admission ticket
- Two forms of identification (e.g., driver 's license, student identification card, or current alien registration card)
- Two No. 2 pencils with erasers
- Directions to the test center
- A wristwatch (if you wish) but not one that makes noise, as it may disturb other test-takers

On the day of the test, you should wake up early (it is hoped after a decent night 's rest) and have a good breakfast. Dress comfortably so that you are not distracted by being too hot or too cold while taking the test. Also, plan to arrive at the test center early. This will allow you to collect your thoughts and relax before the test, and will also spare you the stress of being late. If you arrive after the test begins, you will not be admitted and you will not receive a refund.

During the Test
When you arrive at the test center, try to find a seat where you feel you will be comfortable. Follow all the rules and instructions given by the test supervisor. If you do not, you risk being dismissed from the test and having your scores canceled.

Once all the test materials are passed out, the test instructor will give you directions for filling out your answer sheet. Fill this sheet out carefully since the information you supply will appear on your score report.

After the Test
When you have completed the SAT II: German Subject Test, you may hand in your test materials and leave. Then, go home and relax!

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