The Sat I for Dummies,5th Edition

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Sheer Academic Torture or Sinister Adolescent Trial. No matter what the folks at the College Entrance Examination Board claim, we know what SAT really stands for. And love them (as if) or hate them (the rational response), you’ve got to take them if you want to get into most colleges. Fully revised to reflect the SAT’s new focus, the fifth edition of The SAT I For Dummies is the painless, easy way to master the test and get the best possible score. Suzee Vlk, a test-prep guru ...
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Overview

Sheer Academic Torture or Sinister Adolescent Trial. No matter what the folks at the College Entrance Examination Board claim, we know what SAT really stands for. And love them (as if) or hate them (the rational response), you’ve got to take them if you want to get into most colleges. Fully revised to reflect the SAT’s new focus, the fifth edition of The SAT I For Dummies is the painless, easy way to master the test and get the best possible score. Suzee Vlk, a test-prep guru with nearly thirty years of coaching experience supplies you with:
  • The most up-to-date sample questions
  • Two full practice tests
  • Guidance on to approach each different type of question
  • Tips on how to avoid test tricks and traps
  • Relaxation techniques that help you stay calm and focused
  • Techniques for beating the clock
  • Comprehensive reviews of the basics in all categories

With Suzee as your guide, you’ll discover how to outsmart the SAT. You’ll identify the point behind each of the various styles and types of questions and understand what each is meant to test. And you’ll gain the confidence you need to:

  • Have the last word on sentence completions
  • Infer the meaning in every critical reading question
  • Take the full measure of the geometry questions
  • Make the Xs, Ys and Zs dance to your tune on the algebra questions
  • Hand in an incomparable performance on quantitative comparisons
  • Know the what, where, when, who and how many of every problem-solving question

Get The SAT I For Dummies, 5th Edition and rack up the points you need to enter the college of your choice.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764554728
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/12/2002
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition description: 5TH
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 8.32 (w) x 10.76 (h) x 1.03 (d)

Meet the Author

Suzee Vlk has been teaching test preparation for more than 25 years. She is the author of more than 10 test preparation guides in the For Dummies series.
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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: An Aerial View: Putting the SAT into Perspective.

Chapter 1: Knowing Your Enemy: The SAT Up Close.

Chapter 2: Succeeding on the SAT.

Chapter 3: Reading the Admissions Committee's Mind: What Colleges Want.

Part II: A Word to the Wise: Verbal Questions.

Chapter 4: Starting with the Easy Stuff: Analogies.

Chapter 5: The Dirty Dozen: Practice Analogy Questions.

Chapter 6: Finishing What You Start: Sentence Completions.

Chapter 7: Taking Time Out for a Reality Check: Sentence Completion Practice Exam.

Chapter 8: Everyone's a Critic: Critical Reading.

Chapter 9: Practicing What I Preach: Critical Reading Practice Exam.

Part III: Two Years of Math in Three Hours: The Dreaded Math Reviews and Mini-Tests.

Chapter 10: Ogling More Figures Than a Beauty Pageant Judge: Geometry Review.

Chapter 11: Catching Some (Xs, Ys, and) Zs: Algebra and Other Sleeping Aids.

Chapter 12: Reviewing Miscellaneous Math You Probably Already Know.

Chapter 13: The Incomparable Quantitative Comparisons.

Chapter 14: Putting It All Together: Practice QC Questions.

Chapter 15: Real Math at Last: Problem Solving.

Chapter 16: A Chance to Show Off: Practice Problem Solving Questions.

Part IV: It All Comes Down to This: Full-Length Practice SATs.

Chapter 17: How to Ruin a Perfectly Good Day, Part I: Practice Exam 1.

Chapter 18: Practice Exam 1: Answers and Explanations.

Chapter 19: How to Ruin a Perfectly Good Day, Part II: Practice Exam 2.

Chapter 20: Practice Exam 2: Answers and Explanations.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 21: Ten Amazing Questions I've Been Asked about the SAT.

Chapter 22: Ten Bizarre Ways to Use SAT Math in the Real World.

Chapter 23: Ten Wrong Rumors about the SAT.

Chapter 24: Ten Types of Questions You Can Skip.

Chapter 25: Ten Questions Not to Skip.

Index.

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