SSAT and ISEE For Dummies [NOOK Book]

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Your ticket to the private school of your choice

If you're a parent or student looking to apply for admissions at a private, military, or boarding school, SSAT & ISEE For Dummies is your family's ticket to success. Here, you'll get all the prep needed to score higher on the SSAT and ISEE, the most up-to-date information on the tests, hundreds of practice questions, six full-length practice tests (three of each test and all with detailed ...

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SSAT and ISEE For Dummies

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Overview

Your ticket to the private school of your choice

If you're a parent or student looking to apply for admissions at a private, military, or boarding school, SSAT & ISEE For Dummies is your family's ticket to success. Here, you'll get all the prep needed to score higher on the SSAT and ISEE, the most up-to-date information on the tests, hundreds of practice questions, six full-length practice tests (three of each test and all with detailed answer explanations), and solid test-taking advice.

  • Pave the way to success — get an overview of the SSAT and ISEE, what's on each exam, the different levels available, how to register for an exam, and ways you can prepare for test day

  • Read all about it — gear up for the verbal, reading, and essay sections with a vocabulary primer that includes word lists, plus review and practice for reading comprehension and essay writing

  • Talk up verbal reasoning — dig into analogy and synonym questions by looking for clues and finding relationships between words, and brush up on sentence completion questions

  • Demystify math — take a tour of the math concepts you'll need to know, like arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and word problems

  • Practice makes perfect — take six full-length practice tests that model the real exams (complete with answers and explanations)

Open the book and find:

  • What skills the SSAT & ISEE test for and how the tests are scored

  • Study skills and techniques that apply to all portions of either test

  • Plain-English explanations of the verbal and reading sections

  • 200 vocabulary terms defined

  • How to pick out roots, prefixes, and suffixes in vocabulary words

  • Ways to plan out and write a winning essay

  • Math strategies that work

  • Practice problems in arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and word problems

  • Ten ways to calm your nerves on test day

Learn to:

  • Ace the math sections with ease

  • Analyze reading passages using trusted tips and tricks

  • Master the most common vocabulary words

  • Prepare for the requirements of each test with problems, exercises, drills, and practice exams

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118206447
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/14/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 504
  • Sales rank: 1,263,666
  • File size: 24 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Vince Kotchian is an elite test-prep tutor and admissions consultant who has helped hundreds of students get into the schools of their choice. Curt Simmons is a professional educator and freelance writer who has authored several test-prep titles on a variety of topics, including many For Dummies titles.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Paving the Way to Private School: Introducing the SSAT and ISEE 5

Chapter 1: Getting to Know the SSAT and ISEE 7

Chapter 2: Picking Up Study Skills and Techniques for Testing Success 19

Part II: Ramping Up for the Verbal, Reading, and Essay Sections 25

Chapter 3: Defining Your Vocabulary Skills 27

Chapter 4: Talking Up Verbal Reasoning 41

Chapter 5: Practicing Verbal Reasoning 53

Chapter 6: Comprehending Reading Comprehension 75

Chapter 7: Practicing Reading Comprehension 87

Chapter 8: Writing a Winning Essay 101

Chapter 9: Practicing Writing Essays 111

Part III: Tackling the Math Sections 117

Chapter 10: Adding Up Arithmetic 119

Chapter 11: Practicing Arithmetic 133

Chapter 12: Acing Algebra 147

Chapter 13: Practicing Algebra 159

Chapter 14: Jamming with Geometry 173

Chapter 15: Practicing Geometry 187

Chapter 16: Cracking Word Problems and Quantitative Comparisons 205

Part IV: SSAT Practice Exams 213

Chapter 17: SSAT Upper Level Practice Exam 215

Chapter 18: Answers to SSAT Upper Level Practice Exam 243

Chapter 19: SSAT Lower Level Practice Exam 1 255

Chapter 20: Answers to SSAT Lower Level Practice Exam 1 283

Chapter 21: SSAT Lower Level Practice Exam 2 295

Chapter 22: Answers to SSAT Lower Level Practice Exam 2 323

Part V: ISEE Practice Exams337

Chapter 23: ISEE Upper Level Practice Exam 339

Chapter 24: Answers to ISEE Upper Level Practice Exam 371

Chapter 25: ISEE Middle Level Practice Exam 387

Chapter 26: Answers to ISEE Middle Level Practice Exam 419

Chapter 27: ISEE Lower Level Practice Exam 431

Chapter 28: Answers to ISEE Lower Level Practice Exam 457

Part VI: The Part of Tens 469

Chapter 29: Ten Tips for Test Day 471

Chapter 30: Ten Ways to Calm Your Nerves 475

Index 479

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