
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. 
