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When you want to raise your SAT score but don’t want to work through hundreds of pages of subject reviews, here's a straightforward, step-by-step approach for fast and fun mastery of SAT skills
SAT DeMYSTiFieD takes the mystery out of studying for the SAT by walking you step-by-step through the fundamentals of the subject. Following the easy-to-use format of the books in the bestselling DeMYSTiFieD series, SAT DeMYSTiFieD helps you build the skills you need to prepare for the test.
Inside you will find:
Sample practice tests at the end of each of the four sections with complete answer explanations
Three comprehensive practice exams
Sample tests designed to match the real SAT in degree of difficulty
Classroom-tested tips and strategies for mastering every question type
Extra help and practice with every math topic tested on the SAT
Strategies for answering all multiple-choice and constructed response math question types on the SAT
Table of contents
PART I INTRODUCTIONChapter 1. About the BookChapter 2. About the TestPART II VERBAL SECTION Chapter 3. Sentence CompletionQuizChapter 4. Reading ComprehensionQuizVERBAL SECTION Answer KeyPART III WRITING SECTION Chapter 5. EssayEssay DrillsChapter 6. Improving SentencesQuizChapter 7. Identifying sentence errorsQuizChapter 8. Improving ParagraphsQuizWRITING SECTION Answer KeyPART III MATH SECTIONChapter 9. NumbersOdd & Even NumbersExponentsRadicalsScientific NotationUnions Absolute ValuesSymbolic RulesQuizChapter 10. AlgebraAlgebraic ExpressionsAlgebraic EqualitiesAlgebraic InequalitiesSystems of EquationsQuizChapter 11. Measures of Central Tendency & SequencesMeanMedianModeRangeProbabilitySequencesQuizChapter 12. Coordinate GeometryCoordinatesDistanceSlopeParallel & Perpendicular LinesLine EquationsDistance Along a PathQuizChapter 13. GeometryTrianglesQuadrilateralsCirclesInscribed & Circumscribed PolygonsLocusVolumeAreaQuizChapter 14. ProportionsSimple RatiosPercentsInverse & Direct ProportionHarmonic MeanQuizChapter 15. FunctionsQuadraticExponential Growth & DecayIntersectionsFactoring & ZerosEvaluating TransformationsQuizMATH SECTION Answer KeyPART IV PRACTICE TESTSChapter 16. TCT Compass: Personal Strategy for the SATChapter 17. Test 1 Answers and ExplanationsChapter 18. Test 2 Answers and ExplanationsAppendices I. Night before the exam hint sheetII. Checklist III. Math factsIV. Vocabulary
Alexandra Mayzler is the founder of Thinking Caps Tutoring (TCT), a full service educational company that helps students acquire the fundamental skills and confidence they need to succeed at any point in their educational path, from primary and secondary school, to college and beyond.
Joseph Daniele is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Quantitative Methods in Educational Psychology at the City University of New York Graduate Center. Joseph is a high school mathematics teacher in New York City and a mathematics tutor and curriculum designer for the Thinking Caps Tutoring.
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Unwrap the winning strategies for a high SAT score
Don’t let three little letters fill you with dread. SAT DeMYSTiFieD is your guide through the study process for this major exam, filled with tips and strategies that will help you succeed on test day.
Written by test prep experts, SAT DeMYSTiFieD presents their proven methods for conquering the verbal, math, and writing sections of the exam. Each strategy is presented in easy-to-remember “steps,” with simple keywords that you can instantly recall on test day when it’s crunch time. The accompanying drills and quizzes give you a chance to put these steps into action and review what you’ve learned (and what you need to work on more). With winning tactics and solid practice, you’ll be fully prepared to tackle the SAT.
This fast and easy guide features:
Step-by-step guidance on tackling the different sections of the SAT
Guided practice problems and explanations of their correct answers
Expert tricks for conquering SAT questions
Three full-length practice tests at the end of the book
Perfect for dedicated study worms and late-night crammers alike, SAT DeMYSTiFieD is your shortcut to mastering this challenging exam.