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SAT For Dummies, Premier 8th Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-11567-1
576 pages
November 2011
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SAT For Dummies, Premier 8th Edition with CD, features include:
  • Five full-length print practice tests (1 more than prior edition) plus 2 additional unique tests on the CD, all with detailed answers and explanations
  • Review of foundational concepts for every section, from identifying root words and using commas correctly to solving math word problems and using the quadratic formula
  • Complete explanations of every question type
  • Practice problems for each of the test's 10 sections
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Surveying the Field: An Overview of the SAT 7

Chapter 1: Pouring Your Brain into Little Ovals: The SAT 9

Chapter 2: Getting Ready, Set, and Going: Preparing for the SAT 17

Part II: Comprehending the SAT: The Critical Reading Sections 25

Chapter 3: Reading between (and on) the Lines: The Critical Reading Section 27

Chapter 4: Practicing Critical Reading Passages: Reading for Points 37

Chapter 5: Filling In the Blanks: Sentence Completions 55

Chapter 6: Practicing Sentence Completions 61

Part III: Getting the "Write" Answers: The Writing Sections 67

Chapter 7: Writing Your Way to a High Score: The Essay 69

Chapter 8: Practicing Essays 77

Chapter 9: Joining the Grammar Police 83

Chapter 10: Practicing Grammar Problems: Recognizing Your Mistakes 93

Part IV: Take a Number, Any Number: The Mathematics Sections 107

Chapter 11: Meeting Numbers Head-On: The SAT Math Sections 109

Chapter 12: Numb and Numbering: The Ins and Outs of Numbers and Operations 117

Chapter 13: Practicing Problems in Numbers and Operations 127

Chapter 14: X Marks the Spot: Algebra and Functions 135

Chapter 15: Practicing Problems in Algebra and Functions 147

Chapter 16: Checking More Figures Than an IRS Agent: Geometry Review 157

Chapter 17: Practicing Problems in Geometry 175

Chapter 18: Playing the Odds: Statistics and Probability 183

Chapter 19: Practicing Problems in Probability, Statistics, and Logic 193

Part V: Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Practice Tests 201

Chapter 20: Practice Exam 1 203

Chapter 21: Practice Exam 1: Answers and Explanations 245

Chapter 22: Practice Exam 2 267

Chapter 23: Practice Exam 2: Answers and Explanations 311

Chapter 24: Practice Exam 3 335

Chapter 25: Practice Exam 3: Answers and Explanations 377

Chapter 26: Practice Exam 4 397

Chapter 27: Practice Exam 4: Answers and Explanations 439

Chapter 28: Practice Exam 5 461

Chapter 29: Practice Exam 5: Answers and Explanations 503

Part VI: The Part of Tens 525

Chapter 30: Ten Ways to Maximize Your Score 527

Chapter 31: Ten Ways to Calm Down 529

Appendix A: Scoring Your Exam 531

Appendix B: About the CD 541

Index 545

End-User License Agreement 553

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Author Information

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.
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