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Get the help you need to score your highest on the SATWhether you're struggling with math, reading, or writing essays, this hands-on, friendly guide offers easy-to-follow advice for tackling the toughest questions, as well as hints and tips for making the most of the time available to complete each section. What are you waiting for? Give yourself the edge you need to get your best possible score and increase your chances of getting accepted into the college of your dreams!
So you're taking the SAT — get an overview of the SAT, find out how to register for the right test at the right time, and understand how your score will be interpreted
Read between the lines — gear up for the critical reading section and get plain-English explanations of the types of questions you'll face and the best strategies to tackle them
Get down with grammar — discover how to apply grammar rules to error-recognition questions and sentence and paragraph revisions
Demystify math — take a tour of the math concepts you'll need to know to tackle the math section with ease
Practice makes perfect — get familiar with the style and content of the SAT with four practice tests, complete with answers
Open the book and find:
What the SAT tests
Things to bring with you on exam day
The best way to examine reading passages
Practice sentence completions and essays
Grammar error recognition problems
Math strategies that work
Practice problems in algebra, geometry, probability and statistics, and logic
Ten ways to eliminate exam stress
Learn to:
Score higher on the SAT
Sharpen your reading, writing, and math skills
Avoid SAT tricks and traps
Test your skills with four practice tests
Synopsis
This new edition of
The SAT For Dummies gives you the information you need to focus on those areas that are most problematic and to ensure that you achieve the best possible score. Whether you're struggling with math, reading, or writing essays, this updated guide offers advice for tackling the toughest questions, as well as hints and tips for making the most of the time available to complete each section.
- Features four full-length practice tests (two more than prior editions) with detailed answers and explanations
- Provides reviews of foundational concepts for every section, from identifying root words and the correct use of commas to solving math word problems and using the quadratic formula
- Includes complete explanations for every question type and practice problems for every section of the test
The SAT For Dummies gives you the edge you need to successfully achieve the highest score possible!
About the Author
Geraldine Woods has been preparing students for the SAT for more than three decades. She is the author of many books, including English Grammar For Dummies and AP English Literature For Dummies.
Table of Contents
Introduction.Part I: Surveying the Field: An Overview of the SAT.
Chapter 1: Pouring Your Brain into Little Ovals: The SAT.
Chapter 2: Getting Ready, Set, and Going: Preparing for the SAT.
Part II: Comprehending the SAT: The Critical Reading Sections.
Chapter 3: Reading between (and on) the Lines: The Critical Reading Section.
Chapter 4: Practicing Critical Reading Passages: Reading for Points.
Chapter 5: Filling In the Blanks: Sentence Completions.
Chapter 6: Practicing Sentence Completions.
Part III: Getting the "Write" Answers: The Writing Sections.
Chapter 7: Writing Your Way to a High Score: The Essay.
Chapter 8: Practicing Essays.
Chapter 9: Joining the Grammar Police.
Chapter 10: Practicing Grammar Problems: Recognizing Your Mistakes.
Part IV: Take a Number, Any Number: The Mathematics Sections.
Chapter 11: Meeting Numbers Head-On: The SAT Math Sections.
Chapter 12: Numb and Numbering: The Ins and Outs of Numbers and Operations.
Chapter 13: Practicing Problems in Numbers and Operations.
Chapter 14: X Marks the Spot: Algebra and Functions.
Chapter 15: Practicing Problems in Algebra and Functions.
Chapter 16: Checking More Figures Than an IRS Agent: Geometry Review.
Chapter 17: Practicing Problems in Geometry.
Chapter 18: Playing the Odds: Statistics and Probability.
Chapter 19: Practicing Problems in Probability, Statistics, and Logic.
Part V: Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Practice Tests.
Chapter 20: Practice Exam 1.
Chapter 21: Practice Exam 1: Answers and Explanations.
Chapter 22: Practice Exam 2.
Chapter 23: Practice Exam 2: Answers and Explanations.
Chapter 24: Practice Exam 3.
Chapter 25: Practice Exam 3: Answers and Explanations.
Chapter 26: Practice Exam 4.
Chapter 27: Practice Exam 4: Answers and Explanations.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 28: Ten Ways to Maximize Your Score.
Chapter 29: Ten Ways to Calm Down.
Appendix: Scoring Your Exam.
Index.