SAT II Writing

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780768909722
  • Publisher: Peterson's
  • Publication date: 10/28/2002
  • Series: SAT II Ser.
  • Edition description: 4TH REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Writing Test 1
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the Writing Test 1
Suggestions for Successful Studying 2
Test-Taking Tips 3
Relaxation Techniques for Test Taking 4
Analyzing the Writing Test 5
Multiple-Choice Questions 5
The Essay Question 9
Diagnostic Test 11
Part A Essay Section 11
Part B Multiple-Choice Section 12
Sample Essay Responses 17
Answer Key to Diagnostic Test 20
Explanatory Answers to Diagnostic Test 20
Part I. Guide to Good Writing 21
Basic Rules of Grammar 22
Answer Key for Grammar Drills 41
Proper Punctuation 43
Answer Key to Punctuation Drills 50
Usage and Diction 52
Levels of Usage 52
Confusing Word Groups 52
Confusing Word Groups II 58
Confusing Word Groups III 62
Glossary of Usage--Group I 66
Glossary of Usage--Group II 70
Glossary of Usage--Group III 74
Glossary of Usage--Group IV 79
Glossary of Usage--Group V 83
Keys to More Effective Expression 87
Avoid Cliches 87
Using Idioms Correctly 88
Eliminate Wordiness 90
Answer Key to Usage and Diction Drills 93
Spelling 97
Five Spelling Pitfalls 97
Ten Special Spelling Hints 100
Answer Key to Spelling Exercises 105
How to Take an Essay Test 107
Pre-Writing 107
Developing a Thesis 107
Limiting the Subject 107
Organizing the Essay 108
Proofreading 114
Answers to Proofreading Exercises 116
Sample Essay Questions 118
Essay Topics for Additional Practice 124
Part II. Practice SAT II Writing Tests 127
Answer Sheet for Practice Test 1 129
Practice Test 1 131
Part A Essay Section 131
Part B Multiple-Choice Section 132
Sample Essay Responses 143
Analysis of Essay Responses 144
Answer Key to Practice Test 1 145
Explanatory Answers to Practice Test 1 145
Answer Sheet for Practice Test 2 149
Practice Test 2 151
Part A Essay Section 151
Part B Multiple-Choice Section 152
Sample Essay Responses 163
Analysis of Essay Responses 164
Answer Key to Practice Test 2 165
Explanatory Answers to Practice Test 2 165
Answer Sheet for Practice Test 3 169
Practice Test 3 171
Part A Essay Section 171
Part B Multiple-Choice Section 172
Sample Essay Responses 183
Analysis of Essay Responses 184
Answer Key to Practice Test 3 185
Explanatory Answers to Practice Test 3 185
Answer Sheet for Practice Test 4 187
Practice Test 4 189
Part A Essay Section 189
Part B Multiple-Choice Section 190
Sample Essay Responses 201
Analysis of Essay Responses 202
Answer Key to Practice Test 4 203
Explanatory Answers to Practice Test 4 203
Answer Sheet for Practice Test 5 207
Practice Test 5 209
Part A Essay Section 209
Part B Multiple-Choice Section 210
Sample Essay Responses 221
Analysis of Essay Responses 222
Answer Key to Practice Test 5 223
Explanatory Answers to Practice Test 5 223
Answer Sheet for Practice Test 6 227
Practice Test 6 229
Part A Essay Section 229
Part B Multiple-Choice Section 230
Sample Essay Responses 224
Analysis of Essay Responses 225
Answer Key to Practice Test 6 246
Explanatory Answers to Practice Test 6 246
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