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Gruber's COMPL PSAT/NMSQT Guide 2011

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ISBN-10: 1402238592

ISBN-13: 9781402238598

Edition: 2010

Authors: Gary R. Gruber

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For more than 30 years, Dr. Gary Gruber has been the leading authority on testing and test preparation-his Gruber Method has helped thousands of students develop critical thinking skills, dramatically boosting their scores on standardized tests. Now for the first time, Gruber takes his exclusive methods to helping students with the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT), which is taken by over 3.5 million students each year. Featuring three full-length practice tests, Gruber's Complete PSAT/NMSQT Guide has all the tools students need, including targeted sections on the Critical Reading, Math, and Writing sections, plus strategies derived from understanding…    
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List price: $13.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.90" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

Dr. Gary Gruber is nationally recognized as the leading expert on the SAT, ACT, test-taking methods, and critical thinking skills. His methods have been used by PBS, Sylvan Learning Centers, and school districts, as part of MyMaxScore#39;s online SAT and ACT prep, and as the central college prep products in the testing area of College Countdown. His books on test taking, test preparation, and critical thinking skills have sold more than seven million copies. Dr. Gruber#39;s strategies have helped provide measurably improved results in test prep for the SAT, ACT, PSAT/NMSQT, and GRE tests, among many other standardized tests across all age ranges.

Introduction
Important Facts About the PSAT
The I nside Track on How PSAT Questions Are Developed and How They Vary from Test to Test
What Are Critical-Thinking Skills?
Strategies for Women
Multi -Level Approaches to the Solution of Problems
A Four-Hour Study Program for the PSAT
Long er-Range Study Program and Helpful Steps for Using This Book
Format of the PSAT
Do You Have A Good Chance Of Winning A National Merit Scholarship?
Critical Reading
Math
Writing Skills
Answers
Scoring
Explanatory Answers for the National Merit Scholarship
Diagnostic Test
The 101 Most Important Math Questions
YOU NEED TO KNOW HOW TO SOLVE 13
101 Math Questions Answer Sheet
101 Math Questions Test
101 Math Questions: Answers, Diagnosis, Solutions, Generalizations, Rules
101 Math Questions: Answers
Basic Skills Math Diagnosis
Solutions, Generalizations, Rules
Strategy Section 41
5 General Strategies
32 Easy-to-Learn Strategies
How to Learn the Strategies
Important Note on the Allowed Use of Calculators on the PSAT
Important Note on Math Questions on the PSAT
The Grid-Type Math Question
Practice with Grids
Answers
Use of a Calculator in the Grid-Type Question
19 Math Strategies
Critical Reading Strategies
4 Sentence Completion Strategies
Introduction to Passage Reading
Summary
6 Reading Comprehension Strategies
3 Vocabulary Strategies
Hot Prefixes and Roots
Words Commonly Mistaken for Each Other
The Most Important/Frequently Used PSAT Words and
Their Opposites
Mini-Math Refresher 119
Algebra and Arithmetic
Geometry
Complete Psat Math Refresher 129
Session 1-Fractions, Decimals, Percentages, Deviations, Ratios and Proportions, Variations, and Comparison of Fractions
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
Practice Test 3
Answer Key for Practice Test 3
Answers and Solutions for Practice Test 3
Session 4-Algebra Problems
Algebraic Properties
Fundamental Laws of Our Number System
Algebraic Expressions
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
Four-Sided Figures
Many-Sided 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
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 and Solutions
Session 8-Modern Math
Sets
Relations
Solution Sets
Axioms
Closed Sets
Mathematical Symbols
Practice Test 8 and Solutions
The Psat Writing Skills Test 303
Types of Questions on the PSAT Writing Test
Identifying Errors
Sample Questions with Answers
Improving Sentences
Sample Questions with Answers
Explanatory Answers
Improving Paragraphs
Sentence Order
Diction
Sentence Relationship
Irrelevancy
Economy
Clarity
Paragraphing
A Brief Review Of English Grammar 321
Frequent Grammatical Problems
Correct Usage: Choosing the Right Word
Three Psat Practice Tests 335
Five Important Reasons for Taking These Practice Tests
10 Tips for Taking the Practice Tests
Answer Sheet for Practice Test 1
PSAT Practice Test 1
How Did You Do on This Test?
Answer Key for Practice Test 1
PSAT Score Conversion Table
PSAT/NMSQT Percentiles and Mean Scores
National Merit Scholarship Selection Index Percentiles and Mean Score
Explanatory Answers for PSAT Practice Test 1
What You Must Do Now to Raise Your PSAT Score
Answer Sheet for Practice Test 2
PSAT Practice Test 2
How Did You Do on This Test?
Answer Key for Practice Test 2
PSAT Score Conversion Table
PSAT/NMSQT Percentiles and Mean Scores
National Merit Scholarship Selection Index Percentiles and Mean Score
Explanatory Answers for PSAT Practice Test 2
What You Must Do Now to Raise Your PSAT Score
Answer Sheet for Practice Test 3
PSAT Practice Test 3
How Did You Do on This Test?
Answer Key for Practice Test 3
PSAT Score Conversion Table
PSAT/NMSQT Percentiles and Mean Scores
National Merit Scholarship Selection Index Percentiles and Mean Score
Explanatory Answers for PSAT Practice Test 3
What You Must Do Now to Raise Your PSAT Score