Arco Master The SAT 2006

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  • Copyright: 2005-07-29
  • Publisher: Arco (Peterson's)
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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

Introductionp. xv
How This Book Helps You Succeed on the Examp. xv
How to Use This Bookp. xvi
You're on Your Way to Successp. xvii
About the CDp. xvii
SAT Basic
Getting Startedp. 3
How the SAT Is Used for College Admissionp. 3
When You Should Take the SAT (and SAT II)p. 3
How Many Times You Should Take the SATp. 4
How to Register for the SATp. 5
Make an SAT Study Planp. 5
Working through Your Study Planp. 6
Summary: What You Need to Know about SAT Preparationp. 9
Inside the SATp. 11
Get to Know the SAT Formatp. 11
Get to Know the SAT Question Typesp. 12
The SAT Answer Sheetp. 13
How the SAT Is Scoredp. 15
Some Test-Wise Strategies for SAT Successp. 15
Educated Guessing Will Boost Your Score!p. 16
Getting Ready: The Night before and the Day of the Testp. 18
Summary: Understand the SAT and Conquer Test Anxietyp. 20
SAT Questions: A First Lookp. 21
How the SAT Tests Verbal Reasoningp. 21
Understanding Analogiesp. 21
Understanding Sentence Completionsp. 23
Understanding Critical Readingp. 24
How the SAT Tests Mathematical Reasoningp. 25
Understanding Multiple-Choice Mathp. 25
Understanding Quantitative Comparisonsp. 29
Understanding Grid-Insp. 31
Summary: What You Need to Know about the SAT Question Typesp. 32
Diagnosing Strengths and Weaknesses
Diagnostic Testp. 35
Diagnostic Testp. 37
Answer Keyp. 65
Explanatory Answersp. 67
Computing Your Scoresp. 78
Conversion Scalesp. 79
Self-Evaluation Chartsp. 79
Pinpointing Relative Strengths and Weaknessesp. 80
Measuring Your Progressp. 81
SAT Verbal Strategies
SAT Analogy Strategiesp. 85
A Closer Look at Analogiesp. 85
Solving Analogies: Strategies That Really Workp. 86
Solving Analogies: The Best Tipsp. 90
Solving Analogies: The Most Important Warningsp. 93
Exercise: Identifying Possible Right Answersp. 94
Exercise Answersp. 95
Summary: What You Need to Know about Analogiesp. 96
Exercises: Analogiesp. 97
Answer Keys and Explanationsp. 103
SAT Sentence Completion Strategiesp. 107
A Closer Look at Sentence Completionsp. 107
Methods and Strategies for Solving Sentence Completionsp. 108
Summary: What You Need to Know about Sentence Completionsp. 114
Exercises: Sentence Completionsp. 115
Answer Keys and Explanationsp. 123
SAT Critical Reading Strategiesp. 127
A Closer Look at Critical Readingp. 127
Best Strategies for Answering Critical Reading Questionsp. 128
Learn the Most Important Critical Reading Tipsp. 134
Strategies for Answering Specific Question Typesp. 136
Summary: What You Need to Know about Critical Readingp. 140
Exercises: Critical Readingp. 141
Answer Keys and Explanationsp. 152
SAT Math Strategies
SAT Multiple-Choice Math Strategiesp. 159
Why Multiple-Choice Math Is Easierp. 159
Solving Multiple-Choice Math Questionsp. 160
Know When to Use Your Calculatorp. 162
Learn the Most Important Multiple-Choice Math Tipsp. 162
Summary: What You Need to Know about Multiple-Choice Mathp. 172
Exercises: Multiple-Choice Mathp. 173
Answer Keys and Explanationsp. 178
SAT Quantitative Comparison Strategiesp. 181
Get to Know the Quantitative Comparison Formatp. 181
Solving Quantitative Comparisonsp. 182
Learn the Most Important Quantitative Comparison Tipsp. 184
The Best Tipsp. 190
The Most Important Warningsp. 191
Summary: What You Need to Know about Quantitative Comparisonsp. 195
Exercises: Quantitative Comparisonsp. 196
Answer Keys and Explanationsp. 201
SAT Grid-In Strategiesp. 205
Why Grid-Ins Are Easier than You Thinkp. 205
Take a Look at a Gridp. 205
How to Record Your Answersp. 206
Guessing on Grid-Ins Can't Hurt Youp. 210
Summary: What You Need to Know about Grid-Insp. 211
Exercises: Grid-Insp. 212
Answer Explanationsp. 217
SAT Vocabulary Prep Course
How Word Parts Workp. 221
How Words are Builtp. 221
The Three Basic Word Parts and How They Workp. 222
List of Common Word Partsp. 223
Summary: What You Need to Know about Word Partsp. 236
Exercises: Word Partsp. 237
Answer Keysp. 240
The SAT "Top 500" Word Listp. 241
The Best Ways to Learn New Wordsp. 241
The Top 500 SAT Wordsp. 242
Summary: What You Need to Know about SAT Wordsp. 263
Exercises: SAT Wordsp. 264
Answer Keysp. 270
SAT Math Review
SAT Arithmetic Reviewp. 273
Operations with Whole Numbers and Decimalsp. 273
Operations with Fractionsp. 277
Verbal Problems Involving Fractionsp. 282
Variationp. 287
Finding Percentsp. 292
Verbal Problems Involving Percentp. 299
Averagesp. 305
SAT Algebra Reviewp. 311
Signed Numbersp. 311
Linear Equationsp. 314
Exponentsp. 319
Quadratic Equationsp. 322
Literal Expressionsp. 327
Roots and Radicalsp. 331
Monomials and Polynomialsp. 335
Problem-Solving in Algebrap. 339
Inequalitiesp. 345
Defined Operation Problemsp. 350
SAT Geometry Reviewp. 353
Areap. 353
Perimeterp. 354
Circlesp. 355
Volumep. 356
Trianglesp. 357
Right Trianglesp. 358
Parallel Linesp. 359
Polygonsp. 360
Similar Polygonsp. 361
Coordinate Geometryp. 362
Practice Tests
Five Practice Examinationsp. 373
Simulate Test-Taking Conditionsp. 373
Timing Drills Can Help When You are Short on Timep. 374
Summary: What You Need to Know to Take Practice Tests and Do Timing Drillsp. 376
p. 379
Answers and Explanationsp. 407
p. 423
Answers and Explanationsp. 452
p. 469
Answers and Explanationsp. 498
p. 515
Answers and Explanationsp. 545
p. 561
Answers and Explanationsp. 592
Computing Your Scoresp. 603
Self-Evaluation Chartsp. 605
Preparing for PSAT/NMSQTp. 609
How to Register for the PSAT/NMSQTp. 609
Why the Student Search Survey Is Importantp. 610
How the PSAT Differs from the SATp. 610
Get to Know the PSAT Formatp. 611
How to Interpret and Use Your PSAT Scoresp. 611
How Your Selection Index Can Qualify You for National Meritp. 612
Summary: What You Need to Know about the PSAT/NMSQTp. 614
PSAT/NMSQT Practice Testp. 617
Answers and Explanationsp. 645
Pinpointing Relative Strengths and Weaknesses on the PSAT/NMSQTp. 656
Measuring Your Progressp. 659
The Sat and Beyond
The New SAT and PSATp. 663
When?p. 663
What?p. 663
PSATp. 665
Why?p. 666
What Does It Mean for You?p. 667
Choosing the Right Collegep. 669
Which College Is Right for You?p. 669
Tips on Visiting Campusesp. 671
Hanging out with Other Students On linep. 672
College Sites on the Internetp. 674
Applying to the College of Your Choicep. 677
When to Applyp. 677
How to Applyp. 678
College Admissions Timelinep. 680
Finding Financial Aidp. 685
Figuring out Financial Aidp. 685
What You Will Payp. 685
What's Covered by Financial Aidp. 685
Sources of Financial Aidp. 686
Finding Financial Aid On Linep. 689
A Step-by-Step Guide to Applying for Financial Aidp. 691
Putting It All Together: The Financial Aid Calendarp. 695
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