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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. Multi-level approaches to solution of problems
VI. A four-hour study program for the SAT
VII. Longer-range 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 easy-to-learn 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 grid-type math question
Use of a calculator in the grid-type 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 double-reading passages
9 reading comprehension strategies
3 vocabulary strategies
pt. 5. Mini-math 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
Four-sided figures
Many-sided 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 prefix-root-suffix 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
Subject-verb 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
Raw-score/scaled score conversion tables
Chart for self-appraisal 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
Raw-score/scaled score conversion tables
Chart for self-appraisal 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
Raw-score/scaled score conversion tables
Chart for self-appraisal 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
Raw-score/scaled score conversion tables
Chart for self-appraisal 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
Raw-score/scaled score conversion tables
Chart for self-appraisal 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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