McGraw-Hill Education SAT Elite 2020

McGraw-Hill Education SAT Elite 2020


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Ace the SAT with this essential study guide packed with skill-building techniques, practice tests, and interactive features
With more than 125 years of experience in education, McGraw-Hill is the name you trust to deliver results. This essential guide is the most comprehensive and relevant prep tool on the market. Filled with targeted instructions and abundant practice tests, this guide will boost your test-taking confidence and help you dramatically increase your scores. We will help you maximize your study time and achieve your best score with:
• 8 full-length practice tests (5 in the book and 3 online)
• NEW: “100 Extra Challenging SAT Questions” section
• A complete SAT course online with daily progress reports, flashcards, games, and more
• Practice questions just like the ones on the real SAT
• Challenge problems and reading comprehension tips
• Student-tested strategies to help you answer every type of SAT question
• Skill-building techniques developed by expert authors who have prepared thousands of exam takers for success
A new section, “100 Extra Challenging Questions: SAT Problems Every Top-Scoring Student Should Know,” covers the most difficult concepts on the exam and includes expanded answer explanations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781260453577
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 06/04/2019
Pages: 960
Sales rank: 271,891
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 2.00(d)

About the Author

Christopher Black is the founder and director of College Hill Coaching and co-author of McGraw-Hill Education’s SAT.
Mark Anestis is the founder and director of The Learning Edge, and co-author of McGraw-Hill’s SAT 5 Steps to a 5 AP Biology Exam.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 FAQs about the SAT
What does the SAT Test?
What is the Format of the SAT?
How is the SAT Scored?
What will Colleges do with my SAT Scores?
What Control do I have over my SAT Scores?
How Should I Prepare for the SAT?
How can I get the most out of my SAT Study Sessions?
When should I take the SATs and Subject Tests?
What should I do the Week before my SAT?
Chapter 2 Diagnostic SAT
Reading Test
Writing and Language Test
Math Test – No Calculator
Math Test – Calculator
Essay (optional)
Chapter 3 SAT Vocabulary: The Language of Ideas
The Language of Ideas and Learning
The Language of Argument, Reasoning, and Persuasion
The Language of Dissent, Criticism, and Rebellion
The Language of Power and Submission
The Language of Language and Literature
The Language of Judgment
The Language of Extremism and Exaggeration
The Language of Care and Restraint
The Language of Freedom
The Language of Change and Force
The Language of Dullness and Stasis
The Language of Truth, Truthfulness, and Beauty
The Language of Deceit, Error, and Confusion
The Language of Creativity and Productivity
The Language of Mystery, Surprise, Adventure, and Discovery
The Language of Harm, Deficit, and Decline
The Language of Kindness, Favor, and Benefit
The Language of Wisdom, Strength, and Skill
The Language of Capital and Wealth
The Language of Passion, Emotion, and Sensation
The Power Roots and Affixes for the SAT
Chapter 4 The SAT Reading Test
The Core Analytical Reading Skills
The Three Key Questions
The Three Secondary Questions
Advanced SAT Reading Techniques
Chapter 5 The SAT Writing and Language Test
Writing and Language Question Types
Parsing Sentences
Trimming Sentences
Verb Agreement
Developing and Coordinating Ideas
Transitions and References
Coordinating Modifiers
Using Modifiers Logically
Making Comparisons
Pronoun Agreement
Pronoun Case
Verb Tense and Aspect
Diction and Redundancy
Idiomatic Expression
The Active and Passive Voices
Verb Mood
Chapter 6 The SAT Essay
Understand the Analytical Task
Read the Passage Using the “Three-Pass Approach”
Construct Your Thesis and Outline
Write the Essay
Sample Essay
Chapter 7 The SAT Math Test: The Heart of Algebra
Word Problems
The Order of Operations and Laws of Arithmetic
Simplifying Expressions
Constructing and Interpreting Linear Equations
Solving Equations with the Laws of Equality
Analyzing Linear Graphs
Absolute Values
The Laws of Inequality
Graphing Inequalities
Linear Systems
Solving Systems with Algebra
Chapter 8 The SAT Math Test: Problem Solving and Data Analysis
Medians and Modes
Data Spread
Direct and Inverse Variations
Rate Problems
Percent Change
Proportions and Scaling
Tables and Venn Diagrams
Conditional Probabilities from Tables
Analyzing Relations with Tables
Nonlinear Relationships
Drawing Inferences from Graphs
Pie Graphs
Chapter 9 The SAT Math: Passport to Advanced Math
Representing Functions
Compositions and Transformations
Analyzing and Factoring Quadratics
Solving Quadratic Equations
Analyzing Graphs of Quadratic Equations
Higher Order Equations
Higher Order Systems
The Laws of Exponentials
The Laws of Radicals
Solving Exponential and Radical Equations
Rational Expressions
Simplifying Rational Expressions
Solving Rational Equations
Chapter 10 The SAT Math Test: Additional Topics
Angles and Parallel Lines
Working in the xy-Plane
The Pythagorean Theorem
Radians, Chords, Arcs, and Sectors
Areas and Volumes
Basic Trigonometry
The Pythagorean Identity
The Cofunction Identities
Imaginary and Complex Numbers
Chapter 11 Practice Test 1
Practice Test 2
Practice Test 3
Practice Test 4
Extra Challenging Sat Questions Every Top-Scoring Student Should Know

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