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SAT For Dummies, 2015 Quick Prep Edition

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The fast and easy way to score higher on the SAT

Does the thought of preparing for the SAT cause you to break out in a cold sweat? Have no fear! SAT For Dummies, Quick Prep Edition gives you a competitive edge by fully preparing you for the SAT. Written in a friendly and accessible style, this hands-on guide will help increase your chance of scoring higher on the redesigned SAT test being launched by the College Board in 2016.

The SAT is administered annually to more than two million students at approximately 6,000 world-wide test centers. Nearly every college and university in America looks at a student's SAT exam score or SAT Subject Tests as a part of its admissions process. Your SAT score is nothing to sniff at—in addition to admissions, many schools use these results for course placement. With the help of this guide, you'll maximize your chances of gaining entrance to the college of your dreams—as well as a seat in the best classes. So what are you waiting for? Start practicing your way to a better SAT score today!

  • Includes coverage of SAT question types and formats

  • Offers practice SAT tests with full answer explanations

  • Helps pinpoint where you need more help

  • Reflects the College Board's new and updated SAT exam for 2016

  • Whether you're preparing for the SAT for the first time or retaking the exam to improve your score, SAT For Dummies, Quick Prep Edition sets you up for success.

    Table of Contents

      1. Cover
      2. Introduction
        1. About This Book
        2. Foolish Assumptions
        3. Icons Used in This Book
        4. Where to Go from Here
      3. Part I: Getting Started with the SAT
        1. Chapter 1: Erasing the Worry: Getting to Know the New SAT
          1. Not an ACT: Getting Real with the SAT
          2. A Whole New Ballgame: Comparing the Old and New SAT
          3. Signing Up Before Sitting Down: Registering for the SAT
          4. Meeting Special Needs
          5. Examining Your Mind: What the New SAT Tests
          6. Scoring on the New SAT
        2. Chapter 2: Slow and Steady (Breathing) Wins the Race: Preparing for the Test
          1. Starting Early: A Long-Range Plan
          2. Avoiding Extremes: A Medium-Range Plan
          3. Cutting It Close: A Short-Range Plan
          4. Coping with SAT-Night Fever
          5. Smoothing Out SAT-Day Morning
        3. Chapter 3: Examining the Reading, Writing and Language, and Math Sections
          1. Getting Acquainted with the Reading Section
          2. Making the Most of Your Time
          3. Deciding Which to Read First: Passage or Questions
          4. Writing for (No) Fun but Much Profit: The SAT Writing and Language Section
          5. Refreshing the Math
      4. Part II: The Moment of Truth: Taking a Practice Test
        1. Chapter 4: Section I: Reading
          1. Answer Sheet for Section 1, Reading
          2. Reading
        2. Chapter 5: Section II: Writing and Language
          1. Answer Sheet for Section 2, Writing and Language
          2. Writing and Language
          3. The Essay
        3. Chapter 6: Section III: Math
          1. Answer Sheet for Section 3, Math
          2. Math
        4. Chapter 7: Answers and Explanations
          1. Answers for Section 1: Reading
          2. Answers for Section 2: Writing and Language
          3. Answers for Section 3: Math
          4. Answer Key
      5. Appendix: Scoring Tables for SAT Practice Exams
        1. Converting Your Score
        2. Recording Your Final Scores
      6. About the Author
      7. Cheat Sheet
      8. Advertisement Page
      9. Connect with Dummies
      10. End User License Agreement