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How to Prepare for the SAT II Writing

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ISBN-10: 0764104632

ISBN-13: 9780764104633

Edition: 2nd 1998 (Revised)

Authors: George Ehrenhaft

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List price: $13.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 394
Size: 7.82" wide x 10.83" long x 0.72" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Prefacep. vi
Introducing SAT II: Writing
Purpose of the Testp. 3
Overview and Contentp. 4
The Essay Questionp. 4
Identifying Sentence Errorsp. 11
Improving Sentencesp. 12
Improving Paragraphsp. 13
Taking the Testp. 16
After the Testp. 23
Self-Assessment
Introductionp. 27
Self-Assessment Testp. 35
Self-Scoring Guide for the SAT II Essayp. 47
Answer Keyp. 48
Performance Evaluation Chartp. 48
Answers Explainedp. 49
The Essay Question
Introductionp. 57
How to Write an Essay in 20 Minutesp. 64
A Dozen Principles of Good Writingp. 64
The Process of Writing an Essayp. 65
Standard Englishp. 96
Essay Writing Practicep. 109
Topic 1 and Six Students' Responsesp. 110
Topic 2 with Six Students' Responsesp. 118
Topic 3 with Six Students' Responsesp. 126
Topic 4 with Six Students' Responsesp. 134
Topic 5 with Six Students' Responsesp. 142
Essay Topics for the Further Practicep. 150
Multiple-Choice Questions
Overviewp. 155
Identifying Sentence Errorsp. 156
Agreement of Subject and Verbp. 157
Verb Formsp. 162
Verb Tensep. 164
Use of Comparisonsp. 168
Dictionp. 172
Agreement of Pronoun and Antecedentp. 182
Pronoun Referencep. 185
Parallel Constructionp. 189
English Idiomp. 191
Pronoun Choicep. 194
Modifiersp. 197
Double Negativesp. 199
Punctuationp. 201
Sentence Fragments, Run-ons, and Comma Splicesp. 204
Possessivesp. 207
Capitalizationp. 208
Sentence-Improvement Questionsp. 210
Sample Sentence-Improvement Questionsp. 210
Problems in Sentence Structurep. 212
Incomplete Sentencesp. 212
Run-on Sentencesp. 213
Semicolon Errorsp. 213
Comma Splicep. 214
Mismatched Sentence Partsp. 214
Misplaced Modifiersp. 218
Sentence Shiftsp. 219
Problems in Standard English Usagep. 222
Subject-Verb Agreementp. 222
Faulty Verb Forms and Tensesp. 223
Faulty Comparisonsp. 223
Pronoun Problemsp. 224
Problems in Style and Expressionp. 226
Wordinessp. 226
Awkardnessp. 227
Passive Constructionp. 228
Paragraph-Improvement Questionsp. 230
Sample Essay and Questionsp. 230
What You Need to Know to Answer Paragraph-Improvement Questionsp. 234
Purpose of the Essayp. 234
Organization of the Essayp. 235
Paragraph Structure, Unit, and Coherencep. 235
Functions of Paragraphsp. 249
Answers to Practice Exercisesp. 254
Tests for Practice
Practice Test Ap. 263
Self-Scoring Guide for the SAT II Essayp. 281
Answer Keyp. 283
Performance Evaluation Chartp. 283
Answers Explainedp. 284
Practice Test Bp. 289
Self-Scoring Guide for the SAT II Essayp. 305
Answer Keyp. 307
Performance Evaluation Chartp. 307
Answers Explainedp. 308
Practice Test Cp. 313
Self-Scoring Guide for the SAT II Essayp. 331
Answer Keyp. 333
Performance Evaluation Chartp. 333
Answers Explainedp. 334
Practice Test Dp. 339
Self-Scoring Guide for the SAT II Essayp. 357
Answer Keyp. 359
Performance Evaluation Chartp. 359
Answers Explainedp. 360
Practice Test Ep. 365
Self-Scoring Guide for the SAT II Essayp. 383
Answer Keyp. 385
Performance Evaluation Chartp. 385
Answers Explainedp. 386
Indexp. 391
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