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McGraw-Hill's PSAT/NMSQT

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ISBN-10: 0071454128

ISBN-13: 9780071454124

Edition: 2006

Authors: Christopher Black, Mark Anestis

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List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 8/22/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 672
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

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Acknowledgmentsp. ix
What You Need to Know about the PSAT/NMSQTp. 1
Questions and Answers about the PSAT/NMSQTp. 2
Smart Training for the PSAT/NMSQT and Beyondp. 5
The College Hill Coaching Plan for Success on the PSAT and SAT Ip. 6
Diagnostic PSATp. 9
A Complete Diagnostic PSAT to Assess Your Strengths and Weaknessesp. 10
How to Build an Impressive Vocabularyp. 52
Building an Impressive Vocabularyp. 53
Vocabulary Lessons 1-49p. 57
Critical Reading Skills for the PSAT and SAT Ip. 97
What to Read Forp. 98
Master the Basics, Not the Tricksp. 98
Have the Right Attitudep. 98
SAT Questions vs. English Class Questionsp. 98
The Three Purposes of Prosep. 99
The Three Central Ideasp. 99
Find the Basic Structure of the Passagep. 99
Simplify by Paraphrasingp. 100
Visualizep. 100
Review after Each Paragraphp. 101
Now Attack the Questionsp. 101
The College Hill Reading Listp. 106
Sentence Completion Skillsp. 121
What Are Sentence Completion Questions?p. 122
How to Attack Sentence Completion Questionsp. 123
Math Reasoning Skills: What the PSAT Math Test Is Really Testingp. 142
What Is the PSAT Math Test Really Testing?p. 143
The Eight Basic Reasoning Skills: MAPS-CATCHp. 143
Essential Pre-Algebra Skillsp. 163
Numbers and Operationsp. 164
The Laws of Arithmeticp. 166
Fractionsp. 168
Ratios and Proportionsp. 171
Percentsp. 174
Negativesp. 177
Divisibilityp. 179
Essential Algebra I Skillsp. 187
Solving Equationsp. 188
Systemsp. 191
Working with Exponentsp. 194
Working with Rootsp. 197
Factoringp. 200
Inequalities, Absolute Values, and Plugging Inp. 203
Word Problemsp. 206
Special Math Problemsp. 215
New Symbol or Term Problemsp. 216
Mean/Median/Mode Problemsp. 219
Numerical Reasoning Problemsp. 222
Rate Problemsp. 225
Counting Problemsp. 228
Probability Problemsp. 231
Sequencesp. 234
Data Analysisp. 237
Essential Geometry Skillsp. 246
Lines and Anglesp. 247
Trianglesp. 250
The Pythagorean Theoremp. 253
Coordinate Geometryp. 257
Areas and Perimetersp. 260
Similar Figuresp. 264
Volumes and 3-D Geometryp. 266
Circlesp. 269
Attacking the PSAT Writing Questionsp. 281
Don't Sweat the Small Stuffp. 282
How to Attack Identifying Sentence Errors Questionsp. 285
How to Attack the Tougher Questionsp. 286
How to Attack Improving Sentences Questionsp. 288
How to Attack Improving Paragraphs Questionsp. 291
Essential PSAT Grammar Skillsp. 295
Subject-Verb Disagreementp. 296
Trimming Sentencesp. 299
Parallelismp. 301
Comparison Errorsp. 303
Pronoun Agreementp. 306
Pronoun Casep. 309
Dangling and Misplaced Participlesp. 312
Other Misplaced Modifiersp. 314
Tricky Tensesp. 316
Idiom Errorsp. 319
Diction Errorsp. 321
Other Problems with Modifiersp. 325
Irregular Verbsp. 327
The Subjunctive Moodp. 329
Coordinating Ideasp. 331
Five Practice PSATs with Detailed Answer Keysp. 341
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