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# Arco Master The SAT 2006

**by**Moran, Margaret

### 9780768919158

0768919150

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7/29/2005

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## Questions About This Book?

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## Summary

The most widely used of ARCOUs Master titles, this comprehensive guide gives students plenty of practice opportunities, exercises, drills, and full-length sample exams that create a true-to-life testing experience. The CD version includes access to two full-length, online practice tests, plus eight easy-to-follow lessons.

## Table of Contents

Introduction | p. xv |

How This Book Helps You Succeed on the Exam | p. xv |

How to Use This Book | p. xvi |

You're on Your Way to Success | p. xvii |

About the CD | p. xvii |

SAT Basic | |

Getting Started | p. 3 |

How the SAT Is Used for College Admission | p. 3 |

When You Should Take the SAT (and SAT II) | p. 3 |

How Many Times You Should Take the SAT | p. 4 |

How to Register for the SAT | p. 5 |

Make an SAT Study Plan | p. 5 |

Working through Your Study Plan | p. 6 |

Summary: What You Need to Know about SAT Preparation | p. 9 |

Inside the SAT | p. 11 |

Get to Know the SAT Format | p. 11 |

Get to Know the SAT Question Types | p. 12 |

The SAT Answer Sheet | p. 13 |

How the SAT Is Scored | p. 15 |

Some Test-Wise Strategies for SAT Success | p. 15 |

Educated Guessing Will Boost Your Score! | p. 16 |

Getting Ready: The Night before and the Day of the Test | p. 18 |

Summary: Understand the SAT and Conquer Test Anxiety | p. 20 |

SAT Questions: A First Look | p. 21 |

How the SAT Tests Verbal Reasoning | p. 21 |

Understanding Analogies | p. 21 |

Understanding Sentence Completions | p. 23 |

Understanding Critical Reading | p. 24 |

How the SAT Tests Mathematical Reasoning | p. 25 |

Understanding Multiple-Choice Math | p. 25 |

Understanding Quantitative Comparisons | p. 29 |

Understanding Grid-Ins | p. 31 |

Summary: What You Need to Know about the SAT Question Types | p. 32 |

Diagnosing Strengths and Weaknesses | |

Diagnostic Test | p. 35 |

Diagnostic Test | p. 37 |

Answer Key | p. 65 |

Explanatory Answers | p. 67 |

Computing Your Scores | p. 78 |

Conversion Scales | p. 79 |

Self-Evaluation Charts | p. 79 |

Pinpointing Relative Strengths and Weaknesses | p. 80 |

Measuring Your Progress | p. 81 |

SAT Verbal Strategies | |

SAT Analogy Strategies | p. 85 |

A Closer Look at Analogies | p. 85 |

Solving Analogies: Strategies That Really Work | p. 86 |

Solving Analogies: The Best Tips | p. 90 |

Solving Analogies: The Most Important Warnings | p. 93 |

Exercise: Identifying Possible Right Answers | p. 94 |

Exercise Answers | p. 95 |

Summary: What You Need to Know about Analogies | p. 96 |

Exercises: Analogies | p. 97 |

Answer Keys and Explanations | p. 103 |

SAT Sentence Completion Strategies | p. 107 |

A Closer Look at Sentence Completions | p. 107 |

Methods and Strategies for Solving Sentence Completions | p. 108 |

Summary: What You Need to Know about Sentence Completions | p. 114 |

Exercises: Sentence Completions | p. 115 |

Answer Keys and Explanations | p. 123 |

SAT Critical Reading Strategies | p. 127 |

A Closer Look at Critical Reading | p. 127 |

Best Strategies for Answering Critical Reading Questions | p. 128 |

Learn the Most Important Critical Reading Tips | p. 134 |

Strategies for Answering Specific Question Types | p. 136 |

Summary: What You Need to Know about Critical Reading | p. 140 |

Exercises: Critical Reading | p. 141 |

Answer Keys and Explanations | p. 152 |

SAT Math Strategies | |

SAT Multiple-Choice Math Strategies | p. 159 |

Why Multiple-Choice Math Is Easier | p. 159 |

Solving Multiple-Choice Math Questions | p. 160 |

Know When to Use Your Calculator | p. 162 |

Learn the Most Important Multiple-Choice Math Tips | p. 162 |

Summary: What You Need to Know about Multiple-Choice Math | p. 172 |

Exercises: Multiple-Choice Math | p. 173 |

Answer Keys and Explanations | p. 178 |

SAT Quantitative Comparison Strategies | p. 181 |

Get to Know the Quantitative Comparison Format | p. 181 |

Solving Quantitative Comparisons | p. 182 |

Learn the Most Important Quantitative Comparison Tips | p. 184 |

The Best Tips | p. 190 |

The Most Important Warnings | p. 191 |

Summary: What You Need to Know about Quantitative Comparisons | p. 195 |

Exercises: Quantitative Comparisons | p. 196 |

Answer Keys and Explanations | p. 201 |

SAT Grid-In Strategies | p. 205 |

Why Grid-Ins Are Easier than You Think | p. 205 |

Take a Look at a Grid | p. 205 |

How to Record Your Answers | p. 206 |

Guessing on Grid-Ins Can't Hurt You | p. 210 |

Summary: What You Need to Know about Grid-Ins | p. 211 |

Exercises: Grid-Ins | p. 212 |

Answer Explanations | p. 217 |

SAT Vocabulary Prep Course | |

How Word Parts Work | p. 221 |

How Words are Built | p. 221 |

The Three Basic Word Parts and How They Work | p. 222 |

List of Common Word Parts | p. 223 |

Summary: What You Need to Know about Word Parts | p. 236 |

Exercises: Word Parts | p. 237 |

Answer Keys | p. 240 |

The SAT "Top 500" Word List | p. 241 |

The Best Ways to Learn New Words | p. 241 |

The Top 500 SAT Words | p. 242 |

Summary: What You Need to Know about SAT Words | p. 263 |

Exercises: SAT Words | p. 264 |

Answer Keys | p. 270 |

SAT Math Review | |

SAT Arithmetic Review | p. 273 |

Operations with Whole Numbers and Decimals | p. 273 |

Operations with Fractions | p. 277 |

Verbal Problems Involving Fractions | p. 282 |

Variation | p. 287 |

Finding Percents | p. 292 |

Verbal Problems Involving Percent | p. 299 |

Averages | p. 305 |

SAT Algebra Review | p. 311 |

Signed Numbers | p. 311 |

Linear Equations | p. 314 |

Exponents | p. 319 |

Quadratic Equations | p. 322 |

Literal Expressions | p. 327 |

Roots and Radicals | p. 331 |

Monomials and Polynomials | p. 335 |

Problem-Solving in Algebra | p. 339 |

Inequalities | p. 345 |

Defined Operation Problems | p. 350 |

SAT Geometry Review | p. 353 |

Area | p. 353 |

Perimeter | p. 354 |

Circles | p. 355 |

Volume | p. 356 |

Triangles | p. 357 |

Right Triangles | p. 358 |

Parallel Lines | p. 359 |

Polygons | p. 360 |

Similar Polygons | p. 361 |

Coordinate Geometry | p. 362 |

Practice Tests | |

Five Practice Examinations | p. 373 |

Simulate Test-Taking Conditions | p. 373 |

Timing Drills Can Help When You are Short on Time | p. 374 |

Summary: What You Need to Know to Take Practice Tests and Do Timing Drills | p. 376 |

p. 379 | |

Answers and Explanations | p. 407 |

p. 423 | |

Answers and Explanations | p. 452 |

p. 469 | |

Answers and Explanations | p. 498 |

p. 515 | |

Answers and Explanations | p. 545 |

p. 561 | |

Answers and Explanations | p. 592 |

Computing Your Scores | p. 603 |

Self-Evaluation Charts | p. 605 |

The PSAT/NMSQT | |

Preparing for PSAT/NMSQT | p. 609 |

How to Register for the PSAT/NMSQT | p. 609 |

Why the Student Search Survey Is Important | p. 610 |

How the PSAT Differs from the SAT | p. 610 |

Get to Know the PSAT Format | p. 611 |

How to Interpret and Use Your PSAT Scores | p. 611 |

How Your Selection Index Can Qualify You for National Merit | p. 612 |

Summary: What You Need to Know about the PSAT/NMSQT | p. 614 |

PSAT/NMSQT Practice Test | p. 617 |

Answers and Explanations | p. 645 |

Pinpointing Relative Strengths and Weaknesses on the PSAT/NMSQT | p. 656 |

Measuring Your Progress | p. 659 |

The Sat and Beyond | |

The New SAT and PSAT | p. 663 |

When? | p. 663 |

What? | p. 663 |

PSAT | p. 665 |

Why? | p. 666 |

What Does It Mean for You? | p. 667 |

Choosing the Right College | p. 669 |

Which College Is Right for You? | p. 669 |

Tips on Visiting Campuses | p. 671 |

Hanging out with Other Students On line | p. 672 |

College Sites on the Internet | p. 674 |

Applying to the College of Your Choice | p. 677 |

When to Apply | p. 677 |

How to Apply | p. 678 |

College Admissions Timeline | p. 680 |

Finding Financial Aid | p. 685 |

Figuring out Financial Aid | p. 685 |

What You Will Pay | p. 685 |

What's Covered by Financial Aid | p. 685 |

Sources of Financial Aid | p. 686 |

Finding Financial Aid On Line | p. 689 |

A Step-by-Step Guide to Applying for Financial Aid | p. 691 |

Putting It All Together: The Financial Aid Calendar | p. 695 |

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