SAT II Success Writing

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The highly competitive SAT II: Writing Test measures your ability to express yourself clearly, concisely, and logically using a variety of writing styles. From grammar usage to sentence structure and word choice, this thorough guide to the SAT II: Writing Test offers the perfect mix of practice tests, subject review, and test-taking strategies to help you earn high placement in freshman-level courses.
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Overview

The highly competitive SAT II: Writing Test measures your ability to express yourself clearly, concisely, and logically using a variety of writing styles. From grammar usage to sentence structure and word choice, this thorough guide to the SAT II: Writing Test offers the perfect mix of practice tests, subject review, and test-taking strategies to help you earn high placement in freshman-level courses.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780768909104
  • Publisher: Peterson's
  • Publication date: 7/28/2002
  • Series: SAT II Success Ser.
  • Edition description: 3RD
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 373
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Quick Reference Guide iv
Red Alert
Top 10 Strategies for Acing the Test 1
10 Facts About the SAT II: Writing Test 2
Scoring High on the SAT II: Writing Test 5
Using Tips in this Book to Improve Your Score 5
More About the Essay 6
More About the Multiple-Choice Questions 6
Scoring the Test 7
Educated Guessing 8
Practice Plan for Studying for the SAT II: Writing Test 9
The Panic Plan 14
Why Take the Diagnostic Test 16
Diagnostic Test 17
Writing Test--Part A 19
Writing Test--Part B 22
Diagnostic Test Answers and Explanations 37
Chapter 1 About the Essay Section 51
Basic Information About the Essay Section 52
SAT II: Writing Prompt Instructions 54
Types of Prompts 56
Practicing With Prompts 58
Scoring 62
Planning Your Time 65
Some Final Advice 66
Answers and Explanations: Practicing with Prompts 67
Chapter 2 Writing a 20-Minute Essay 69
The Essay: A Review 69
The Writing Process 71
Writing an "Excellent" Essay 75
Types of Essays 81
Planning and Writing Each Essay: Practical Advice 85
Practice Essay 1 87
Practice Essay 2 90
Practice Essay 3 93
Chapter 3 The Ten Top Rules of Effective Writing 98
Practice Set A 118
Answers and Explanations: Practice Set A 122
Practice Set B 126
Answers and Explanations: Practice Set B 129
Chapter 4 About the Multiple-Choice Section 133
Practice Plan 133
Basic Information about the Multiple-Choice Section 134
General Test-Taking Strategies for the Multiple-Choice Questions 136
Educated Guessing 137
Planning Your Time 137
Analyzing the Question Types 138
Focusing on Identifying Sentence Errors 139
Focusing on Improving Sentences 142
Focusing on Improving Paragraphs 145
Focusing on Identifying Sentence Errors 149
Practice Set A 150
Answers and Explanations: Practice Set A 154
Practice Set B 158
Answers and Explanations: Practice Set B 163
Chapter 5 About Identifying Sentence Errors 167
Verbs 167
Pronouns 175
Modifiers and Comparisons 178
Idioms 181
Contractions and Possessives 183
Usage Problems 184
The Top 98 Common Usage Problems 185
Answers and Explanations 195
Chapter 6 About Improving Sentences 198
Revising Incomplete and Run-On Sentences 198
Revising Ambiguous and Confusing Sentences 203
Answers and Explanations 211
Chapter 7 About Improving Paragraphs 216
The Anatomy of an Essay 216
Paragraphs and Essays 221
Practice Essay A 232
Answers and Explanations--Practice Essay A 235
Practice Essay B 237
Answers and Explanations--Practice Essay B 239
Practice Test 1 241
Writing Test: Part A 243
Writing Test: Part B 246
Practice Test 1: Answers and Explanations 261
Practice Test 2 275
Writing Test: Part A 277
Writing Test: Part B 280
Practice Test 2: Answers and Explanations 295
Practice Test 3 307
Writing Test: Part A 309
Writing Test: Part B 312
Practice Test 3: Answers and Explanations 325
Practice Test 4 337
Writing Test: Part A 339
Writing Test: Part B 342
Practice Test 4: Answers and Explanations 357
Answer Sheets 371
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