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Barron's SAT 1600 : aiming for the perfect score

Author: Linda Carnevale; Roselyn Teukolsky
Publisher: New York : Barron's Educational Series, [2016]. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th editionView all editions and formats
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Prepares students for the SAT educational test with reading passages, practice essays, mathematics problems, and vocabulary building.
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Genre/Form: Study guides
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Carnevale; Roselyn Teukolsky
ISBN: 9781438006192 1438006195 9781438075976 1438075979
OCLC Number: 900445548
Description: x, 453 pages ; 28 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. The evidence-based reading test. 1. 1600 Club reading strategies : Hunting and gathering ; Passage evidence ; Listening ; Reading secret formula ; Read passages piece by piece ; Extract the main idea from the passage ; Answer line-reference and sidebar questions first ; Delve into higher-order thinking questions ; Identify the author's mood, tone, and purpose as you read ; Narrow in on the best answer choice ; Global questions should be answered at the very end ; Additional strategies for reading SAT passages ; Reading no-no's ; High scorer's strategy acronym ; Practice test questions ; Very hard reading passages ; Practice test questions ; Practice test questions/paired passages ; Condensed "READ Smart" strategies --
2. Practice reading questions : Literataure ; History/social studies ; Science --
pt. 2. The evidence-based writing and language test. 3. English grammar and usage : New writing strategy! Grammar counting: 1, 2, 3 ; Take care to read the paragraphs very carefully ; Identify, first, all verbs and pronouns that are underlined ; Pay close attention to the nonunderlined portions of the passages ; Hierarchy of grammar glitches --
4. Practice writing and language questions : Answers and explanations --
pt. 3. The essay. 5. Writing the 50-minute essay : Take inventory of author's use of evidence, reasoning, and stylistic elements ; Have a timing plan: 10-35-5 ; Engage your reader ; Edit, using the 1600 Club checklist ; Support your thesis with examples ; Sentence and vocabulary variety ; Assess what you have written ; Your voice ; Eliminate SMOG: spelling errors, mechanical errors, overuse, grammatical errors ; High scorer's strategy acronym ; Essay scoring guide --
6. Sample source texts --
pt. 4. The math sections. 7. Getting started : Math on the SAT ; Easy versus hard questions ; Grid-ins ; Tips for the SAT math sections --
8. Strategies for solving SAT math problems : Pick a number ; Plug-in ; The graphing calculator ; Some additional tips --
9. 1600 Club background topics : Sets of numbers ; Counting and probability ; Sequences and series ; Exponents ; Absolute value ; Points, lines, angles ; Triangles ; Quadrilaterals and polygons ; Areas and perimeters ; Coordinate geometry ; Geometric probability ; Practice test questions --
10. Problems in context : What it it? ; How to approach a word problem ; Problem types ; Translating English into math ; Some additional tips ; Extended reasoning questions ; Practice test questions --
11. Heart of algebra : Functions ; The linear function ; Solving linear equations and inequalities ; Systems of linear equations ; System of linear inequalities ; Practice test questions --
12. Problem solving and data analysis : Ratio, proportion, percents ; Types of graphs ; Centers of data ; Reading tables ; Scatterplots ; Standard deviation ; Normal distribution ; Range of data and outliers ; Conditional probability from tables ; Statistical sampling ; Linear, quadratic, and exponential models ; Practice test questions --
13. Passport to advanced math : Polynomials ; Rational expressions ; The quadratic function ; Solving nonlinear equations and inequalities ; Modeling quadratic functions ; Practice test questions --
14. Additional topics in math : Triangles ; Solid geometry ; Circles ; Trigonometry ; Complex numbers ; Practice test questions --
pt. 5. SAT practice test : Answer key ; Answers explained --
Appendix : Sample source text advanced responses ; Upper-level vocabulary building ; Useful math formulas.
Responsibility: Linda Carnevale, M.A. & Roselyn Teukolsky, M.S..

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This book includes extra practice and review in all math topics, plus upper-level vocabulary lists, a complete SAT test, and more. The CD-ROM presents a full-length practice test with answers,  Read more...

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