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.
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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 Parallelism 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 Punctuation 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 Conversions 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 Averages Medians and Modes Data Spread Direct and Inverse Variations Rate Problems Ratios Percentages Percent Change Proportions and Scaling Tables and Venn Diagrams Conditional Probabilities from Tables Analyzing Relations with Tables Scatterplots Nonlinear Relationships Drawing Inferences from Graphs Pie Graphs Chapter 9 The SAT Math: Passport to Advanced Math Functions 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 Triangles Working in the xy-Plane The Pythagorean Theorem Circles Radians, Chords, Arcs, and Sectors Areas and Volumes Similarity 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 Answers