Important Note About This Book and Its Author | p. iii |
The Author Has Something Important to Tell You About | p. How to Raise |
Contents | p. vii |
Introduction | p. xi |
Important Facts About the SAT | p. xi |
The Inside Track on How SAT Questions Are Developed and How They Vary from Test to Test | p. xviii |
What Are Critical Thinking Skills? | p. xix |
Strategies for Women | p. xxi |
Multi-Level Approaches to Solution of Problems | p. xxii |
A Four-Hour Study Program for the SAT | p. xxv |
Longer-Range Study Program and Helpful Steps for Using This Book | p. xxvi |
Format of the SAT | p. xxvii |
Strategy Diagnostic Test for the SAT | p. 1 |
Directions for Taking the Diagnostic Test | p. 2 |
Strategy Diagnostic Test Answer Sheet | p. 3 |
Verbal Ability | p. 4 |
Math Ability | p. 12 |
Strategy Diagnostic Test Answer and Diagnostic Table (Keyed to Strategies in book) | p. 18 |
The Shortest SAT Test-16 Questions to Approximate Your SAT Score | p. 23 |
Verbal (Critical Reading) | p. 24 |
Math | p. 25 |
Writing | p. 26 |
Answers | p. 27 |
Shortest SAT Test: What You Did Wrong, Explanatory Answers and Scoring, Strategies and Basic Skills Needed to Improve | p. 28 |
The 101 Most Important Math Questions You Need to Know How to Solve | p. 29 |
101 Math Questions Answer Sheet | p. 30 |
101 Math Questions Test | p. 32 |
101 Math Questions: Answers | p. 45 |
Basic Skills Math Diagnosis | p. 47 |
Solutions, Generalizations, Rules | p. 48 |
Strategy Section | p. 59 |
5 General Strategies | p. 60 |
35 Easy-to-Learn Strategies | p. 62 |
How to Learn the Strategies | p. 62 |
Important Note on the Allowed Use of Calculators on the SAT | p. 62 |
Important Note on Math Questions on the SAT | p. 63 |
The Grid-Type Math Question | p. 63 |
Use of a Calculator in the Grid-Type Question | p. 67 |
19 Math Strategies | p. 69 |
16 Verbal (Critical Reading) Strategies | p. 117 |
4 Sentence Completion Strategies | p. 118 |
Critical Reading Strategies | p. 125 |
What Reading Comprehension Questions Ask | p. 125 |
Getting Involved with the Passage | p. 125 |
Introductory Passage 1 | p. 126 |
Breakdown and Underlining of Passage | p. 126 |
How to Answer Reading Comprehension Questions Most Effectively | p. 127 |
Introductory Passage 2 | p. 128 |
Introductory Passage 3 | p. 130 |
Summary | p. 132 |
About the Double-Reading Passages | p. 132 |
9 Reading Comprehension Strategies | p. 133 |
3 Vocabulary Strategies | p. 148 |
Mini-Math Refresher | p. 155 |
Complete SAT Math Refresher | p. 165 |
Fractions, Decimals, Percentages, etc. | p. 168 |
Fractions, Decimals, Percentages | p. 168 |
Deviations | p. 171 |
Ratios and Proportions | p. 172 |
Variations | p. 173 |
Comparison of Fractions | p. 173 |
p. 176 | |
Answer Key for Practice Test 1 | p. 186 |
Answers and Solutions for Practice Test 1 | p. 186 |
Rate Problems | p. 192 |
Word Problem Setup | p. 192 |
Distance and Time | p. 194 |
Work | p. 195 |
Mixture | p. 196 |
Cost | p. 196 |
p. 198 | |
Answer Key for Practice Test 2 | p. 208 |
Answers and Solutions for Practice Test 2 | p. 208 |
Area, Perimeter, and Volume Problems | p. 219 |
Area, Perimeter, and Volume Problems | p. 219 |
p. 227 | |
Answer Key for Practice Test 3 | p. 236 |
Answers and Solutions for Practice Test 3 | p. 236 |
Algebra Problems | p. 243 |
Algebraic Properties | p. 243 |
Equations | p. 244 |
Algebra of Graphs | p. 246 |
Inequalities | p. 253 |
Exponents and Roots | p. 257 |
p. 259 | |
Answer Key for Practice Test 4 | p. 268 |
Answers and Solutions for Practice Test 4 | p. 268 |
Geometry Problems | p. 274 |
Basic Definitions | p. 274 |
Triangles | p. 276 |
Properties of Triangles | p. 277 |
Four-Sided Figures | p. 280 |
Many-Sided Figures | p. 281 |
Circles | p. 281 |
p. 284 | |
Answer Key for Practice Test 5 | p. 293 |
Answers and Solutions for Practice Test 5 | p. 293 |
Miscellaneous Problems | p. 304 |
Averages, Medians, and Modes | p. 304 |
Series | p. 305 |
Properties of Integers | p. 306 |
Approximations | p. 308 |
Combinations | p. 310 |
Probability | p. 311 |
The Absolute Value Sign | p. 311 |
Functions | p. 311 |
p. 312 | |
Answer Key for Practice Test 6 | p. 320 |
Answers and Solutions for Practice Test 6 | p. 320 |
Tables, Charts, and Graphs | p. 326 |
Charts and Graphs | p. 326 |
Tables and Charts | p. 326 |
Graphs | p. 327 |
Bar Graphs | p. 328 |
Circle Graphs | p. 329 |
Line Graphs | p. 330 |
p. 331 | |
Modern Math | p. 337 |
Sets | p. 337 |
Relations | p. 338 |
Solution Sets | p. 338 |
Axioms | p. 339 |
Closed Sets | p. 339 |
Mathematical Symbols | p. 339 |
Practice Test 8 and Solutions | p. 340 |
Vocabulary Building That is Guaranteed to Raise Your SAT Score | p. 347 |
Knowing Word Meanings Is Essential for a Higher SAT Score | p. 348 |
8 Steps to Word Power | p. 349 |
The Gruber Prefix-Root-Suffix List That Gives You the Meanings of Over 150,000 Words | p. 352 |
Roots | p. 353 |
Prefixes | p. 355 |
Suffixes | p. 356 |
A List of SAT Words Appearing More Than Once on Actual SAT Exams | p. 357 |
The 291 Most Important/Frequently Used SAT Words and Their Opposites | p. 359 |
The Gruber SAT 3,400 Word List | p. 363 |
100 Tests to Strengthen Your Vocabulary | p. 415 |
Answers to Vocabulary Tests | p. 458 |
Grammar and Usage Refresher | p. 461 |
The Parts of Speech | p. 463 |
Clauses and Phrases | p. 466 |
The Sentence and Its Parts | p. 469 |
Verbs | p. 475 |
Nouns and Pronouns | p. 479 |
Subject-Verb Relationship | p. 486 |
Tense | p. 489 |
Verbals | p. 493 |
Mood and Voice | p. 497 |
Modifiers-Adjectives, Adjective Phrases and Clauses | p. 500 |
Modifiers (continued)-Adverbs, Adverbial Phrases and Clauses | p. 506 |
Connectives | p. 510 |
Correct Usage: Choosing the Right Word | p. 515 |
Grammar and Usage Index | p. 519 |
The SAT Writing Test | p. 523 |
The SAT Writing Section | p. 524 |
Content of the Writing Test | p. 524 |
The Essay on the SAT Writing Test | p. 525 |
The SAT Essay Scoring Guide | p. 528 |
The Writing Sample | p. 529 |
Sample Essays | p. 529 |
Important Tips on How to Write the Best Essay | p. 531 |
Other Types of Questions on the SAT Writing Test | p. 539 |
Identifying Errors | p. 539 |
Sample Questions with Answers | p. 539 |
Improving Sentences | p. 542 |
Sample Questions with Answers | p. 542 |
Improving Paragraphs | p. 546 |
Sample Test with Answers | p. 548 |
Five SAT Practice Tests | p. 551 |
Five Important Reasons for Taking These Practice Tests | p. 551 |
10 Tips for Taking the Practice Tests | p. 553 |
Answer Sheet for Practice Test 1 | p. 555 |
p. 561 | |
How Did You Do on This Test? | p. 607 |
Answer Key for Practice Test 1 | p. 608 |
Raw-Score/Scaled Score Conversion Tables | p. 613 |
Chart for Self-Appraisal Based on the Practice Test You Have Just Taken | p. 616 |
Explanatory Answers for Practice Test 1 | p. 617 |
What You Must Do Now to Raise Your SAT Score | p. 650 |
Answer Sheet for Practice Test 2 | p. 652 |
p. 659 | |
How Did You Do on This Test? | p. 705 |
Answer Key for Practice Test 2 | p. 706 |
Raw-Score/Scaled Score Conversion Tables | p. 711 |
Chart for Self-Appraisal Based on the Practice Test You Have Just Taken | p. 714 |
Explanatory Answers for Practice Test 2 | p. 717 |
What You Must Do Now to Raise Your SAT Score | p. 748 |
Answer Sheet for Practice Test 3 | p. 750 |
p. 756 | |
How Did You Do on This Test? | p. 803 |
Answer Key for Practice Test 3 | p. 804 |
Raw-Score/Scaled Score Conversion Tables | p. 809 |
Chart for Self-Appraisal Based on the Practice Test You Have Just Taken | p. 812 |
Explanatory Answers for Practice Test 3 | p. 815 |
What You Must Do Now to Raise Your SAT Score | p. 849 |
Answer Sheet for Practice Test 4 | p. 851 |
p. 857 | |
How Did You Do on This Test? | p. 903 |
Answer Key for Practice Test 4 | p. 904 |
Raw-Score/Scaled Score Conversion Tables | p. 909 |
Chart for Self-Appraisal Based on the Practice Test You Have Just Taken | p. 912 |
Explanatory Answers for Practice Test 4 | p. 915 |
What You Must Do Now to Raise Your SAT Score | p. 945 |
Answer Sheet for Practice Test 5 | p. 947 |
p. 953 | |
How Did You Do on This Test? | p. 1000 |
Answer Key for Practice Test 5 | p. 1001 |
Raw-Score/Scaled Score Conversion Tables | p. 1006 |
Chart for Self-Appraisal Based on the Practice Test You Have Just Taken | p. 1009 |
Explanatory Answers for Practice Test 5 | p. 1012 |
What You Must Do Now to Raise Your SAT Score | p. 1044 |
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