9781402211348

Gruber's Complete Sat Guide 2008

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    9781402211348

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    1402211341

  • Edition: 11th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/2/2007
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Inc

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More Than 7 Million Gruber Books Sold! "The best book on the SAT" -CBS Radio "Gary Gruber is the leading expert on the SAT" -Houston Chronicle "Gary Gruber is the most prominent guru of SAT preparation."-Chicago Tribune "His methods make the questions seem amazingly simple to solve."-Library Journal "Dr. Gruber knows the ins and outs of the SAT." -Los Angeles Times Get the Skills That Unlock the Answers With the explanation to a question, you can answer that one question. With the Gruber strategies, you can answer thousands of questions! These strategies show you how to think about problems best, and can be used consistently on every SAT test. The Fastest, Easiest Way to Improve Your Score Features the Exclusive Gruber System That has Raised Actual SAT Scores by More than 600 Points! Unique Diagnostic Test Shows You Why You Got Questions Wrong-And How to Correct It Tips of Writing a High-Scoring Essay Inside Info on How SAT Questions Are Created Student-Praised Writing, Vocab, Math and Reading Sections 5 Full-Length SAT Practice Tests Effective Study Tools That Are Actually Fun 101 Most Important Math Questions You Need to Know The World's Shortest SAT Test (16 Questions) The 291 Most Important SAT Words Proven Strategies for Solving Questions Quickly Tons of Practice SAT Questions, with Every Answer Keyed to the Gruber Strategies and Basic Skills Use the Most Trusted Methods More schools useDr. Gruber's books for SAT courses than any other SAT books. PBS chose Dr. Gruber to train teachers nationally to improve the nation's SAT scores. National learning centers, state agencies and state education departments have contracted with Dr. Gruber to improve SAT scores and critical thinking ability.

Table of Contents

Important Note About This Book and Its Authorp. iii
The Author Has Something Important to Tell You Aboutp. How to Raise
Contentsp. vii
Introductionp. xi
Important Facts About the SATp. xi
The Inside Track on How SAT Questions Are Developed and How They Vary from Test to Testp. xviii
What Are Critical Thinking Skills?p. xix
Strategies for Womenp. xxi
Multi-Level Approaches to Solution of Problemsp. xxii
A Four-Hour Study Program for the SATp. xxv
Longer-Range Study Program and Helpful Steps for Using This Bookp. xxvi
Format of the SATp. xxvii
Strategy Diagnostic Test for the SATp. 1
Directions for Taking the Diagnostic Testp. 2
Strategy Diagnostic Test Answer Sheetp. 3
Verbal Abilityp. 4
Math Abilityp. 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 Scorep. 23
Verbal (Critical Reading)p. 24
Mathp. 25
Writingp. 26
Answersp. 27
Shortest SAT Test: What You Did Wrong, Explanatory Answers and Scoring, Strategies and Basic Skills Needed to Improvep. 28
The 101 Most Important Math Questions You Need to Know How to Solvep. 29
101 Math Questions Answer Sheetp. 30
101 Math Questions Testp. 32
101 Math Questions: Answersp. 45
Basic Skills Math Diagnosisp. 47
Solutions, Generalizations, Rulesp. 48
Strategy Sectionp. 59
5 General Strategiesp. 60
35 Easy-to-Learn Strategiesp. 62
How to Learn the Strategiesp. 62
Important Note on the Allowed Use of Calculators on the SATp. 62
Important Note on Math Questions on the SATp. 63
The Grid-Type Math Questionp. 63
Use of a Calculator in the Grid-Type Questionp. 67
19 Math Strategiesp. 69
16 Verbal (Critical Reading) Strategiesp. 117
4 Sentence Completion Strategiesp. 118
Critical Reading Strategiesp. 125
What Reading Comprehension Questions Askp. 125
Getting Involved with the Passagep. 125
Introductory Passage 1p. 126
Breakdown and Underlining of Passagep. 126
How to Answer Reading Comprehension Questions Most Effectivelyp. 127
Introductory Passage 2p. 128
Introductory Passage 3p. 130
Summaryp. 132
About the Double-Reading Passagesp. 132
9 Reading Comprehension Strategiesp. 133
3 Vocabulary Strategiesp. 148
Mini-Math Refresherp. 155
Complete SAT Math Refresherp. 165
Fractions, Decimals, Percentages, etc.p. 168
Fractions, Decimals, Percentagesp. 168
Deviationsp. 171
Ratios and Proportionsp. 172
Variationsp. 173
Comparison of Fractionsp. 173
p. 176
Answer Key for Practice Test 1p. 186
Answers and Solutions for Practice Test 1p. 186
Rate Problemsp. 192
Word Problem Setupp. 192
Distance and Timep. 194
Workp. 195
Mixturep. 196
Costp. 196
p. 198
Answer Key for Practice Test 2p. 208
Answers and Solutions for Practice Test 2p. 208
Area, Perimeter, and Volume Problemsp. 219
Area, Perimeter, and Volume Problemsp. 219
p. 227
Answer Key for Practice Test 3p. 236
Answers and Solutions for Practice Test 3p. 236
Algebra Problemsp. 243
Algebraic Propertiesp. 243
Equationsp. 244
Algebra of Graphsp. 246
Inequalitiesp. 253
Exponents and Rootsp. 257
p. 259
Answer Key for Practice Test 4p. 268
Answers and Solutions for Practice Test 4p. 268
Geometry Problemsp. 274
Basic Definitionsp. 274
Trianglesp. 276
Properties of Trianglesp. 277
Four-Sided Figuresp. 280
Many-Sided Figuresp. 281
Circlesp. 281
p. 284
Answer Key for Practice Test 5p. 293
Answers and Solutions for Practice Test 5p. 293
Miscellaneous Problemsp. 304
Averages, Medians, and Modesp. 304
Seriesp. 305
Properties of Integersp. 306
Approximationsp. 308
Combinationsp. 310
Probabilityp. 311
The Absolute Value Signp. 311
Functionsp. 311
p. 312
Answer Key for Practice Test 6p. 320
Answers and Solutions for Practice Test 6p. 320
Tables, Charts, and Graphsp. 326
Charts and Graphsp. 326
Tables and Chartsp. 326
Graphsp. 327
Bar Graphsp. 328
Circle Graphsp. 329
Line Graphsp. 330
p. 331
Modern Mathp. 337
Setsp. 337
Relationsp. 338
Solution Setsp. 338
Axiomsp. 339
Closed Setsp. 339
Mathematical Symbolsp. 339
Practice Test 8 and Solutionsp. 340
Vocabulary Building That is Guaranteed to Raise Your SAT Scorep. 347
Knowing Word Meanings Is Essential for a Higher SAT Scorep. 348
8 Steps to Word Powerp. 349
The Gruber Prefix-Root-Suffix List That Gives You the Meanings of Over 150,000 Wordsp. 352
Rootsp. 353
Prefixesp. 355
Suffixesp. 356
A List of SAT Words Appearing More Than Once on Actual SAT Examsp. 357
The 291 Most Important/Frequently Used SAT Words and Their Oppositesp. 359
The Gruber SAT 3,400 Word Listp. 363
100 Tests to Strengthen Your Vocabularyp. 415
Answers to Vocabulary Testsp. 458
Grammar and Usage Refresherp. 461
The Parts of Speechp. 463
Clauses and Phrasesp. 466
The Sentence and Its Partsp. 469
Verbsp. 475
Nouns and Pronounsp. 479
Subject-Verb Relationshipp. 486
Tensep. 489
Verbalsp. 493
Mood and Voicep. 497
Modifiers-Adjectives, Adjective Phrases and Clausesp. 500
Modifiers (continued)-Adverbs, Adverbial Phrases and Clausesp. 506
Connectivesp. 510
Correct Usage: Choosing the Right Wordp. 515
Grammar and Usage Indexp. 519
The SAT Writing Testp. 523
The SAT Writing Sectionp. 524
Content of the Writing Testp. 524
The Essay on the SAT Writing Testp. 525
The SAT Essay Scoring Guidep. 528
The Writing Samplep. 529
Sample Essaysp. 529
Important Tips on How to Write the Best Essayp. 531
Other Types of Questions on the SAT Writing Testp. 539
Identifying Errorsp. 539
Sample Questions with Answersp. 539
Improving Sentencesp. 542
Sample Questions with Answersp. 542
Improving Paragraphsp. 546
Sample Test with Answersp. 548
Five SAT Practice Testsp. 551
Five Important Reasons for Taking These Practice Testsp. 551
10 Tips for Taking the Practice Testsp. 553
Answer Sheet for Practice Test 1p. 555
p. 561
How Did You Do on This Test?p. 607
Answer Key for Practice Test 1p. 608
Raw-Score/Scaled Score Conversion Tablesp. 613
Chart for Self-Appraisal Based on the Practice Test You Have Just Takenp. 616
Explanatory Answers for Practice Test 1p. 617
What You Must Do Now to Raise Your SAT Scorep. 650
Answer Sheet for Practice Test 2p. 652
p. 659
How Did You Do on This Test?p. 705
Answer Key for Practice Test 2p. 706
Raw-Score/Scaled Score Conversion Tablesp. 711
Chart for Self-Appraisal Based on the Practice Test You Have Just Takenp. 714
Explanatory Answers for Practice Test 2p. 717
What You Must Do Now to Raise Your SAT Scorep. 748
Answer Sheet for Practice Test 3p. 750
p. 756
How Did You Do on This Test?p. 803
Answer Key for Practice Test 3p. 804
Raw-Score/Scaled Score Conversion Tablesp. 809
Chart for Self-Appraisal Based on the Practice Test You Have Just Takenp. 812
Explanatory Answers for Practice Test 3p. 815
What You Must Do Now to Raise Your SAT Scorep. 849
Answer Sheet for Practice Test 4p. 851
p. 857
How Did You Do on This Test?p. 903
Answer Key for Practice Test 4p. 904
Raw-Score/Scaled Score Conversion Tablesp. 909
Chart for Self-Appraisal Based on the Practice Test You Have Just Takenp. 912
Explanatory Answers for Practice Test 4p. 915
What You Must Do Now to Raise Your SAT Scorep. 945
Answer Sheet for Practice Test 5p. 947
p. 953
How Did You Do on This Test?p. 1000
Answer Key for Practice Test 5p. 1001
Raw-Score/Scaled Score Conversion Tablesp. 1006
Chart for Self-Appraisal Based on the Practice Test You Have Just Takenp. 1009
Explanatory Answers for Practice Test 5p. 1012
What You Must Do Now to Raise Your SAT Scorep. 1044
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