The easy way to prepare for the SAT
The College Board has announced a redesign to the SAT in the spring of 2016. There's no doubt that students, parents, and educators are clamoring for a revised and authoritative resource on the latest iteration of this important standardized test. Packed with loads of concept review and practice questions that cover everything you can expect to encounter on the math, reading, and writing sections-and complemented with one-year access to additional SAT practice online-this 2016/2017edition of SAT For Dummies covers everything you need to increase your chances of scoring higher and getting into the college of your dreams.
The SAT is administered annually to more than 2 million students at approximately 6,000 test centers located in more than 170 countries. Nearly every college in America accepts the SAT or SAT Subject Test as part of its admission process. Written by veteran For Dummies author and test preparation guru Geraldine Woods, 2016/2017 SAT For Dummies breaks down the topics covered on the redesigned SAT into easily digestible parts and gives you ample practice opportunities to pinpoint where you need more help and go on to master every subject.
Offers strategies to stay focused on SAT test day
Helps you gauge how you measure up as you prepare for the SAT
Includes tips on how to manage your time wisely
Provides practice problems and exercises in print and digital formats to take your skills to the next level
If the thought of preparing for the SAT makes you sweat, fear not! 206/2017 SAT For Dummies takes the intimidation out of the exam and arms you with the confidence and know-how you need to make it your minion.
Geraldine Woods has been preparing students for the SAT for the past four decades. She has written more than 50 books and blogs on grammar at www.grammarianinthecity.com. Ron Woldoff spent time as a corporate consultant before launching National Test Prep, where he helps students succeed on the GMAT, GRE, SAT, ACT, and PSAT.
Introduction 1 Part I: Getting Started with the SAT 5 Chapter 1: Erasing the Worry: Getting to Know the SAT 7 Chapter 2: Slow and Steady (Breathing) Wins the Race: Preparing for the Test 19 Part II: Comprehending SAT Reading Sections 27 Chapter 3: Decoding the SAT Reading Section 29 Chapter 4: Reading for Points: Practicing Critical Reading Passages 43 Part III: Getting the "Write" Answers: The Writing and Language Section 63 Chapter 5: Getting It in Writing: Answering Multiple-Choice Writing and Language Questions 65 Chapter 6: Bragging "Writes": Practicing Multiple-Choice Writing and Language Questions 77 Chapter 7: Writing Your Way to a High Score: The Essay 93 Chapter 8: Practicing Essays 107 Part IV: Take a Number, Any Number: The Mathematics Sections 119 Chapter 9: Meeting Numbers Head-On: The SAT Math Section 121 Chapter 10: Numb and Numbering: The Ins and Outs of Numbers and Operations 129 Chapter 11: Practicing Problems in Numbers and Operations 141 Chapter 12: X Marks the Spot: Algebra and Functions 149 Chapter 13: Practicing Problems in Algebra and Functions 161 Chapter 14: Checking More Figures Than an IRS Agent: Geometry and Trigonometry 171 Chapter 15: Practicing Problems in Geometry and Trigonometry 191 Chapter 16: Playing the Odds: Statistics and Probability 201 Chapter 17: Practicing Problems in Probability, Statistics, and Logic 211 Part V: Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Practice Tests 221 Chapter 18: Practice Exam 1 223 Chapter 19: Practice Exam 1: Answers and Explanations 265 Chapter 20: Practice Exam 2 289 Chapter 21: Practice Exam 2: Answers and Explanations 325 Part VI: The Part of Tens 349 Chapter 22: Ten Ways to Maximize Your Score 351 Chapter 23: Ten Ways to Calm Down 355 Appendix 357 Index 365