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SAT For Dummies, 7th Edition

SAT For Dummies, 7th Edition

Geraldine Woods

ISBN: 978-0-470-88052-4

Jul 2010

504 pages

Select type: E-Book



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!


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.