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Author Pine, Phil.

Title Master the SAT 2005 / Phil Pine.

Publication Info. Lawrenceville, N.J. : Thomson Learning, [2005]


Location Call No. Status
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Adult Department  CAREER 378.1662 PINE 2005    Missing
Description xvii, 695 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Note "An Arco book"--T.p. verso.
Contents How this book helps you succeed on the exam -- How to use this book -- You're on your way to success -- About the CD -- Part I: SAT basics -- Chapter 1: getting started -- How the SAT is used for college admission -- When you should take the SAT (and SAT II) -- How many times you should take the SAT -- How to register for the SAT -- Make an SAT study plan -- Working through your study plan -- Summary: What you need to know about sat preparation -- Chapter 2: Inside the SAT -- Get to know the SAT format -- Get to know the SAT question types -- SAT answer sheet -- How the SAT is scored -- Some test-wise strategies for SAT success -- Educated guessing will boost your score! -- Getting ready: the night before and the day of the test -- Summary: understand the SAT and conquer test anxiety -- Chapter 3: SAT questions: First look -- How the sat tests verbal reasoning -- Understanding analogies -- Understanding sentence completions -- Understanding critical reading -- How the SAT tests mathematical reasoning -- Understanding multiple-choice math -- Understanding quantitative comparisons -- Understanding grid-ins -- Summary: What you need to know about the SAT question types -- Part II: Diagnosing strengths and weaknesses -- Chapter 4: diagnostic test -- Diagnostic test -- Answer key -- Explanatory answers -- Computing your scores -- Conversion scales -- Self-evaluation charts -- Pinpointing relative strengths and weaknesses -- Measuring your progress-- Part III: SAT verbal strategies -- Chapter 5: SAT analogy strategies -- Closer look at analogies -- Solving analogies: strategies that really work -- Solving analogies: Most important warnings -- Exercise: Identifying possible right answers -- Exercise answers -- Summary: What you need to know about analogies -- Exercises: Analogies -- Answer keys and explanations -- Chapter 6: SAT sentence completion strategies -- Closer look at sentence completions -- Methods and strategies for solving sentence completions -- Summary: what you need to know about sentence completions -- Exercises: sentence completions -- Answer keys and explanations -- Chapter 7: SAT critical reading strategies -- Closer look at critical reading -- Best strategies for answering critical reading questions -- Learn the most important critical reading tips -- Strategies for answering specific question types -- Summary: what you need to know about critical reading -- Exercises: critical reading -- Answer keys and explanations -- Part IV: SAT math strategies -- Chapter 8: SAT multiple-choice math strategies -- Why multiple-choice math is easier -- Solving multiple-choice math questions -- Know when to use your calculator -- Summary: What you need to know about multiple-choice math -- Exercises: multiple-choice math -- Answer keys and explanations -- Chapter 9: SAT quantitative comparison strategies -- Get to know the quantitative comparison format -- Solving quantitative comparisons -- Learn the most important quantitative comparison tips -- Best tips -- Most important warnings -- Summary: What you need to know about quantitative comparisons -- Exercises: quantitative comparisons -- Answer keys and explanations -- Chapter 10: SAT grid-in strategies -- Why grid-ins are easier than you think -- Take a look at a grid -- How to record your answers -- Guessing on grid-ins can't hurt you -- Summary: what you need to know about grid-ins -- Exercises: grid-ins -- Answer explanations -- Part V SAT: Vocabulary prep course -- Chapter 11: how word parts work -- How words are built -- Three basic word parts and how they work -- List of common word parts -- Summary: What you need to know about word parts -- Exercises: word parts -- Answer keys -- Chapter 12: SAT "top 500" word list -- Best ways to learn new words -- Top 500 SAT words -- Summary: What you need to know about sat words -- Exercises: sat words -- Answer keys -- Part VI SAT math review: Chapter 13: SAT arithmetic review -- Operations with whole numbers and decimals -- Operations with fractions -- Verbal problems involving fractions -- Variation -- Finding percents -- Verbal problems involving percent -- Averages -- Chapter 14: SAT algebra review -- Signed numbers -- Linear equations -- Exponents -- Quadratic equations -- Literal expressions -- Roots and radicals -- Monomials and polynomials -- Problem-solving in algebra -- Inequalities -- Defined operation problems -- Chapter 15: SAT geometry review -- Area -- Perimeter -- Circles -- Volume -- Triangles -- Right triangles -- Parallel lines -- Polygons -- Similar polygons -- Coordinate geometry -- Part VIII: Practice tests -- Chapter 16: Five practice examinations -- Simulate test-taking conditions -- Timing drills can help when you are short on time -- Summary: What you need to know to take practice tests and do timing drill s-- Practice test 1 -- Answers and explanations -- Practice test 2 -- Answers and explanations -- Practice test 3 -- Answers and explanations -- Practice test 4 -- Answers and explanations -- Practice test 5 -- Answers and explanations -- Computing your scores -- Self-evaluation charts -- PSAT/NMSQT: Preparing for PSAT/NMSQT -- How to register for the PSAT/NMSQT-- Why the student search survey is important -- How the psat differs from the SAT -- Get to know the psat format -- How to interpret and use your PSAT scores -- How your selection index can qualify you for national merit -- Summary: What you need to know about the PSAT/NMSQT -- PSAT/NMSQT practice test -- Answers and explanations -- Pinpointing relative strengths and weaknesses on the PSAT/NMSQT -- Measuring your progress -- SAT and beyond -- Appendix A: New SAT and PSAT-- When?-- What? -- PSAT -- Why? -- What does it mean for you? -- Appendix B: Choosing the right college -- Which college is right for you? -- Tips on visiting campuses -- Hanging out with other students on line -- College sites on the internet -- Appendix C: Applying to the college of your choice -- When to apply -- How to apply -- College admissions timeline -- Appendix D: Finding financial aid -- Figuring out financial aid -- What you will pay -- What's covered by financial aid -- Sources of financial aid -- Finding financial aid on line -- Step-by-step guide to applying for financial aid -- Putting it all together: Financial aid calendar.
System Details System requirements for accompanying CD-ROM: Pentium-based PC or compatible computer; 64MB of RAM; Windows 98/NT/ME/2000/XP; Internet Explorer 5.5 SP2 (recomended browser) or Netscape 6.2 (IE 5.5 included); Java Virtual Machine (included); display resolution of 800x600 or higher with at least 256 colors.
Subject SAT (Educational test) -- Study guides.
Spine Title Arco master the SAT 2005
Added Title SAT 2005
ISBN 0768917123 paperback
9780768917123 paperback
0768917115 (book with CD-ROM)
9780768917116 (book with CD-ROM)
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