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Gruber's complete SAT guide 2008
Gary R. Gruber
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Gruber's complete SAT guide 2008
11th ed.
Gary R. Gruber.
Published
2008
by
Sourcebooks
in
Naperville, Ill
.
Written in English.
Table of Contents
Introduction  
I. Important facts about the SAT  
II. The inside track on how SAT questions are developed and how they vary from test to test  
III. What are critical thinking skills?  
IV. Strategies for women  
V. Multilevel approaches to solution of problems  
VI. A fourhour study program for the SAT  
VII. Longerrange study program and helpful steps for using this book  
VIII. Format of the SAT  
pt. 1. Strategy diagnostic test for the SAT  
Directions for taking the diagnostic test  
Strategy diagnostic test answer sheet  
Section 1 : verbal ability  
Section 2 : math ability  
Strategy diagnostic test answer and diagnostic table (keyed to strategies in book)  
pt. 2. The shortest SAT test, 16 questions to approximate your SAT score  
Verbal (critical reading)  
Math  
Writing  
Answers  
Shortest SAT test : what you did wrong, explanatory answers and scoring, strategies and basic skills needed to improve  
pt. 3. The 101 most important math questions you need to know how to solve  
101 math questions answer sheet  
101 math questions test  
101 math questions : answers  
Basic skills math diagnosis  
Solutions, generalizations, rules  
pt. 4. Strategy section  
5 general strategies  
35 easytolearn strategies  
How to learn the strategies  
Important note on the allowed use of calculators on the SAT  
Important note on math questions on the SAT  
The gridtype math question  
Use of a calculator in the gridtype question  
19 math strategies  
16 verbal (critical reading) strategies  
4 sentence completion strategies  
Critical reading strategies  
What reading comprehension questions ask  
Getting involved with the passage  
Introductory passage 1  
Breakdown and underlining of passage  
How to answer reading comprehension questions most effectively  
Introductory passage 2  
Introductory passage 3  
Summary  
About the doublereading passages  
9 reading comprehension strategies  
3 vocabulary strategies  
pt. 5. Minimath refresher  
pt. 6. Complete SAT math refresher  
Session #1, fractions, decimals, percentages, etc.  
Fractions, decimals, percentages  
Deviations  
Ratios and proportions  
Variations  
Comparison of fractions  
Practice test 1  
Answer key for practice test 1  
Answers and solutions for practice test 1  
Session #2, rate problems  
Word problem setup  
Distance and time  
Work  
Mixture  
Cost  
Practice test 2  
Answer key for practice test 2  
Answers and solutions for practice test 2  
Session #3, area, perimeter, and volume problems  
Area, perimeter, and volume problems  
Practice test 3  
Answer key for practice test 3  
Answers and solutions for practice test 3  
Session #4, algebra problems  
Algebraic properties  
Equations  
Algebra of graphs  
Inequalities  
Exponents and roots  
Practice test 4  
Answer key for practice test 4  
Answers and solutions for practice test 4  
Session #5, geometry problems  
Basic definitions  
Triangles  
Properties of triangles  
Foursided figures  
Manysided figures  
Circles  
Practice test 5  
Answer key for practice test 5  
Answers and solutions for practice test 5  
Session #6, miscellaneous problems  
Averages, medians, and modes  
Series  
Properties of integers  
Approximations  
Combinations  
Probability  
The absolute value sign  
Functions  
Practice test 6  
Answer key for practice test 6  
Answers and solutions for practice test 6  
Session #7, tables, charts, and graphs  
Charts and graphs  
Tables and charts  
Graphs  
Bar graphs  
Circle graphs  
Line graphs  
Practice test 7  
Session #8, modern math  
Sets  
Relations  
Solution sets  
Axioms  
Closed sets  
Mathematical symbols  
Practice test 8 and solutions  
pt. 7. Vocabulary building that is guaranteed to raise your SAT score  
Knowing word meanings is essential for a higher SAT score  
8 steps to word power  
The Gruber prefixrootsuffix list that gives you the meanings of over 150,000 words  
Roots  
Prefixes  
Suffixes  
A list of SAT words appearing more than once on actual SAT exams  
The 291 most important/frequently used SAT words and their opposites  
The Gruber SAT 3,400 word list  
100 tests to strengthen your vocabulary  
Answers to vocabulary tests  
pt. 8. Grammar and usage refresher  
The parts of speech  
Clauses and phrases  
The sentence and its parts  
Verbs  
Nouns and pronouns  
Subjectverb relationship  
Tense  
Verbals  
Mood and voice  
Modifiers, adjectives, adjective phrases and clauses  
Modifiers (continued), adverbs, adverbial phrases and clauses  
Connectives  
Correct usage : choosing the right word  
Grammar and usage index  
pt. 9. The SAT writing test  
The SAT writing section  
Content of the writing test  
The essay on the SAT writing test  
The SAT essay scoring guide  
The writing sample  
Sample essays  
Important tips on how to write the best essay  
Other types of questions on the SAT writing test  
Identifying errors  
Sample questions with answers  
Improving sentences  
Sample questions with answers  
Improving paragraphs  
Sample test with answers  
pt. 10. Five SAT practice tests  
Five Important reasons for taking these practice tests  
10 tips for taking the practice tests  
Answer sheet for practice test 1  
SAT practice test 1  
How did you do on this test?  
Answer key for practice test 1  
Rawscore/scaled score conversion tables  
Chart for selfappraisal based on the practice test you have just taken  
Explanatory answers for practice test 1  
What you must do now to raise your SAT score  
Answer sheet for practice test 2  
SAT practice test 2  
How did you do on this test?  
Answer key for practice test 2  
Rawscore/scaled score conversion tables  
Chart for selfappraisal based on the practice test you have just taken  
Explanatory answers for practice test 2  
What you must do now to raise your SAT score  
Answer sheet for practice test 3  
SAT practice test 3  
How did you do on this test?  
Answer key for practice test 3  
Rawscore/scaled score conversion tables  
Chart for selfappraisal based on the practice test you have just taken  
Explanatory answers for practice test 3  
What you must do now to raise your SAT score  
Answer sheet for practice test 4  
SAT practice test 4  
How did you do on this test?  
Answer key for practice test 4  
Rawscore/scaled score conversion tables  
Chart for selfappraisal based on the practice test you have just taken  
Explanatory answers for practice test 4  
What you must do now to raise your SAT score  
Answer sheet for practice test 5  
SAT practice test 5  
How did you do on this test?  
Answer key for practice test 5  
Rawscore/scaled score conversion tables  
Chart for selfappraisal based on the practice test you have just taken  
Explanatory answers for practice test 5  
What you must do now to raise your SAT score. 
Edition Notes
"Features the exclusive Gruber system that has raised actual SAT scores by more than 600 points!"Cover.
Genre 
Study guides. 
Other Titles 
Complete SAT guide 2008, SAT guide 2008 
Classifications
Dewey Decimal Class 
378.1/662 
Library of Congress 
LB2353.57 .G7785 2008 
The Physical Object
Pagination 
xxviii, 1045 p. : 
Number of pages 
1045 
ID Numbers
Open Library 
OL19863536M 
ISBN 10 
1402211341 
ISBN 13 
9781402211348 
LC Control Number 
2007024991 
Goodreads 
1761235

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