"Click the "look inside" feature above to browse the Black Book and get a feel for how it approaches the ACT!" The "ACT Prep Black Book" gives you unique, effective ACT strategies from Mike Barrett, an ACT tutor with clients all over the globe who pay him hundreds of dollars an hour for phone tutoring. The Black Book is a must-have, whether you need to make a perfect 36 to be competitive at an Ivy, score a 10 in each section to claim a sports scholarship, or anything in between. The Black Book works best when used with the authentic ACT questions in the "Red Book," which is the "Real ACT Prep Guide, 3rd Edition, " by ACT, Inc. The Black Book shows you how to beat the ACT, while the Red Book gives you real ACT questions to practice with. (The ACT Prep Black Book has no affiliation with ACT, Inc.) The Black Book and the Red Book are all you need to get your best possible ACT score. Why is the Black Book the ideal ACT book? It actually works, for one thing. You'll learn to use the ACT's own design flaws against it. The Black Book is a clear, concise roadmap to the ACT. (See the partial table of contents below). It explains exactly how every ACT question works, and how to beat it in the least time possible. The Black Book contains over 200 original solutions for real ACT questions from the Red Book, so you know it actually works. (You'll need the 3rd edition of the Red Book to use these solutions. But you shouldn't always trust the Red Book's own explanations of its questions, believe it or not! As Mike demonstrates repeatedly, the Red Book's explanations frequently rely on faulty and inconsistent reasoning. Mike shows you what's really going with the ACT in a way that the Red Book does not.) "Click the "look inside" feature above to browse the Black Book and get a feel for how it approaches the ACT!" A selection from the table of contents: . . . Getting The Most Out Of The ACT Prep Black Book A Note To Concerned Parents Frequently Asked Questions ... The ACT's Biggest Weakness ... Timing Issues ... The General Process For Answering ACT Reading Questions Walkthroughs: The ACT Reading Process In Action Against Real Questions ... Unwritten Test Design Rules Of ACT Math ... ACT Math Answer-Choice Patterns The General Process For Answering ACT Math Questions ... Walkthroughs: The ACT Math Process In Action Against Real Questions ... How To Read Passages On The ACT Science Section ... ACT Science Answer-Choice Patterns ... Walkthroughs: The ACT Science Process In Action Against Real Questions ... Commas In The ACT English Section ... The General Process For Answering ACT English Questions ACT English Answer-Choice Patterns And Issues Walkthroughs: The ACT English Process In Action Against Real Questions ... Unwritten Test Design Rules Of The ACT Essay (ACT Writing Test) Recommended Step-By-Step Approach To The ACT Essay ... Analysis Of Sample Essays In The Real ACT Prep Guide, 3rd Edition ... When Things Go Wrong 4 ACT Myths Shooting For A 36 If American English Isn't Your First Language Parting Advice "Click the "look inside" feature above to browse the Black Book and get a feel for how it approaches the ACT!"
"Click the "look inside" feature above to browse the Black Book and get a feel for how it approaches the SAT Math Level 2 Subject Test!!" The "SAT Math Level 2 Black Book" gives you unique, effective strategies from Mike Barrett, a test prep tutor with clients all over the globe who pay him hundreds of dollars an hour for phone tutoring. The Black Book is a must-have for anyone who wants to maximize their performance on the Math Level 2 Subject Test in the most efficient way possible. The Black Book works best when used with the authentic test questions in the College Board publication "The Official SAT Subject Tests in Mathematics Levels 1 & 2." The Black Book shows you how to beat the test, while the College Board's book gives you real Subject Test questions to practice with. (The SAT Math Level 2 Black Book has no affiliation with the College Board.) The Black Book and the College Board's Book are all you need to get your best possible test score. Why is the Black Book the ideal book when it comes to preparing for the Math Level 2 SAT Subject Test? It actually works, for one thing. You'll learn to use the test's own design flaws against it, instead of just drilling advanced math concepts that may not even be relevant to the test. The Black Book is a clear, concise roadmap to the test. (See the partial table of contents below). It explains exactly how every real Math Level 2 Test practice question works, and how to beat those questions in the least time possible. The Black Book contains 100 original solutions for real Math Level 2 questions from the College Board's book, so you know that what you're learning actually works on authentic test questions. (You'll need the College Board book "The Official SAT Subject Tests in Mathematics Levels 1 & 2" to use these solutions. But you shouldn't always trust the College Board's own explanations of its questions, believe it or not! As Mike demonstrates repeatedly, the College Board's explanations are often unnecessarily complicated. Mike shows you what's really going on with the test in a way that the College Board does not.) "Click the "look inside" feature above to browse the Black Book and get a feel for how it approaches the test!" A selection from the table of contents: ...The material in this Black Book is unique.Reading isn't all it takes Frequently Asked QuestionsWhy You'll Need A Copy Of The Official SAT Subject Tests in Mathematics Levels 1 & 2 Study Guide...Why you shouldn't just rely on the College Board's test-taking advice and explanations for its own questionsThe Secrets Of The SAT Subject Test In Mathematics Level 2...Differences between school math and the Math Level 2 TestHow To Train For The SAT Subject Test In Mathematics Level 2...How to Use The Two Practice Tests In The MSTB ...Guessing On The Math Level 2 TestTime Management On Test Day Other Time-Management Issues ...The Differences (And Similarities) Between The Math Level 2 Test, SAT 1 Math, And ACT MathYour Calculator For The Math Level 2 Test...The Unwritten Rules Of The SAT Subject Test In Mathematics Level 2Answer Choice PatternsSpecial Technique: Ruling Out Answer Choices Without CalculationsSpecial Technique: BacksolvingRounding On The SAT Subject Test In Math Level 2...The Math Path... SAT Subject Test In Mathematics Level 2 Toolbox Math Toolbox Part II ... Walkthroughs Of Questions From Practice Test 1 Of The MSTB Walkthroughs Of Questions From Practice Test 2 Of The MSTB "Click the "look inside" feature above to browse the Black Book and get a feel for h
Author: M. Denmark Manning
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release Date: 2016-09-29
Genre: Study Aids
Do you need to do better on the SAT? The comprehensive material in this book, honed by years of actual results, can help you significantly improve your composite score. No gimmicks just time-tested techniques that were previously available only to students of The World’s Best Prep Course Inc. Put them to work for you, and achieve the score you need to get into the college of your choice!
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2016-05-18
Genre: Study Aids
Everything you need to know about the 2016-2017 ACT test, with real full-length practice tests from the makers of the ACT! The Official ACT Prep Guide 2016-2017 is the bestselling resource for students gearing up for the ACT test. This comprehensive guide walks you through the entire test experience, from registration through results, with expert advice straight from the test's creators. You'll find effective test-taking strategies, tips for boosting your score on the English, math, reading, and science tests, and detailed information on the enhanced optional writing test. Three new full-length practice tests help you assess your readiness so you can spot weak areas well in advance, and the ACT experts provide valuable advice on preparing both mentally and physically so you can manage anxiety and be fully confident on test day. You also get free online bonus content to help you start college on the right foot, including tips for preparing an application that gets noticed, getting into your first-choice school, being a successful student, and much more. The 2016-2017 version of the ACT guide includes a number of changes, including reading test sections with two shorter prose passages and the enhanced writing test's prompts. This guide provides a preview of what to expect for the entire exam, so you can go into the test feeling fully prepared and ready to excel. Get insider tips and strategies from the exam's creators Improve your score in all five content areas, including the optional writing test Practice with full-length test forms taken from the actual ACT Gear up for college with bonus online advice for a successful first year The ACT is different from other standardized tests. It tests your accumulated skills and knowledge, so sheer memorization and vocabulary lists are unproductive prep strategies. For preparation strategies that actually make a difference in your score—and beyond—go straight to the source with The Official ACT Prep Guide 2016-2017.
Author: Shaan Patel
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2012-07-06
Genre: Study Aids
Let a Student Who Got a Perfect 2400 Show You How to Ace the SAT Shaan Patel was just like you: a normal teenager enjoying his high school years and giving little thought to the SAT. But after a disappointing first try on a practice exam, he buckled down and read everything he could find about SAT prep. His research, persistence, and hard work helped him win the ultimate SAT prize--a perfect 2400 score! In SAT 2400 in Just 7 Steps, Shaan shares the proven strategies, winning preparation plans, and high-scoring methods he used to reach a perfect score. Study strategies that can turn an ordinary student into an SAT genius The actual SAT Essay that Shaan wrote when he scored a 2400 The most powerful SAT Reading strategy: WYPAD--Write Your Personal Answers Down The 15 math strategies you must know to solve any SAT Math question Answer explanations to hundreds of SAT practice questions using a perfect score mind-set Shaan Patel is from Las Vegas, where he attended public schools. Shaan's perfect SAT score took his academic career to new heights. His test preparation efforts won him admission to prestigious universities, scholarships, and national awards such as Presidential Scholar, USA Today All-USA High School Academic Team Honorable Mention, and National Merit Finalist. Visit 2400expert.com for more test-taking tips from Shaan.
Author: College Entrance Examination Board
Publisher: The College Board
Release Date: 2009-07-21
Genre: Study Aids
Offers test-taking strategies for the SAT, discussing each section and providing ten full-length tests, hundreds of practice questions, detailed reviews, a list of online resources, and coverage of the PSAT/NMSQT.
Author: Dan Celenti
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Release Date: 2014-02-01
Genre: Study Aids
Getting into the nation's most competitive universities requires more than a good SAT score-it requires a perfect score. The second edition of Perfect 800: SAT Math gives advanced students even more challenging practice problems and the tools needed to master the SAT math test. Covering areas including arithmetic concepts, algebra, geometry, probability, and more, the book offers exposure to a wide range of degrees of difficulty in a holistic approach that allows students to experience the "real thing," including the impact of time constraints on their performance. By emphasizing critical thinking and analytic skills over memorization and trial and error, this book maximizes the pace of progress as students prepare for the all-important test. The new edition includes 100 additional problems and more mind games to challenge students' math skills. This book includes access to an online test and an in-depth analysis tool that provides students with an assessment of their results and recommendations for an improved performance.
With over 40 years experience, Gruber helps students improve their SAT score by over 300 points on average. The 2015-2016 edition of "Gruber's Complete SAT" includes: Five full-length practice tests with correct and incorrect answer explanations, all tied to required skills and strategies Diagnostic tests to identify your strengths and weaknesses to create your most efficient learning path 40 Math, Critical Reading and Vocabulary strategies proven to cut time spent on questions by up to 90% Prepare in time for the SAT on October 3, November 5, December 5 of 2015, and Jan 23, 2016 before the SAT format changes. BONUS: FREE ONLINE SAT COURSE With your purchase of Gruber's SAT book, you'll get a FREE trial to Gruber Prep's online SAT program. When you go online with Gruber, you get: An online platform that can be accessed from any device, allowing you to work on your own time Personalized SAT study plans and diagnostic tests to create the most efficient learning path Video lessons with Dr. Gruber outlining solutions to help you master difficult concepts On-Demand tutoring at no extra cost Visit www.gruberprep.com/sat-book-trial for more details. Gruber's is giving back: for every Gruber's book purchased, we'll donate a book to a student in need. Editorial review: From test-study-guides.com This highly popular study guide is authored by SAT preparation guru and standardized test expert Dr. Gary Gruber. Gruber's Complete SAT Guide is notable in that it follows a critical thinking approach aimed at giving test-takers the tools necessary for finding the correct answers in a short timeframe. In addition, the book is highly organized, has a clear writing style, and features five full-length practice tests. Highly recommended and likely the best of the best SAT books.
Author: Todd A. Johnson
Release Date: 2013-04-01
Genre: Study Aids
Written by a college counselor who has helped hundreds of students like you become the strongest candidate for BS/MD programs. Includes: • How to find the best program for your needs • The types of essay questions asked by BS/MD programs • Questions asked during medical school interviews • How to be the strongest possible candidate This is the most current and complete guide to BS/MD programs available anywhere. For every program it includes: • Contact information • Application deadlines • Program details • Application requirements • Acceptance rates • Whether it admits international students If you want to get into a BS/MD program, read this book.
Note: This version of The Critical Reader reflects the material tested on the current version of the SAT. If you are preparing for the new (P)SAT, you can purchase the new edition at http://www.amazon.com/Critical-Reader-2nd-Erica-Meltzer/dp/1515182061. Intended to demystify what is often considered the most challenging section of the SAT in a straightforward, logical manner, The Critical Reader includes: a list of 300 top words, a roots list, and a "second meanings" list, along with 75 practice sentence completions; a complete chapter devoted to each type of question followed by extensive exercises designed to reinforce the skills and concepts presented; and strategies for understanding difficult passages, locating important information, and identifying correct and incorrect answers more quickly and confidently. To allow students to apply the strategies and techniques outlined in this book to College Board material while focusing on the specific areas in which they need to improve, this book also includes a list of all the Critical Reading questions in the Official College Board Guide, 2nd Edition (2009), grouped both by category and by test. It is also recommended that students use this book in conjunction with They Say/I Say: The Moves that Matter in Academic Writing (http://www.amazon.com/They-Say-Academic-Writing-Edition/dp/0393935841). More about The Critical Reader: The result of nearly a decade's worth of of tutoring experience,The Critical Reader grew out of three major observations: 1) The SAT is a test about arguments. 2) The SAT represents most high school students' first encounter with college-level reading. 3) Every passage has two authors: the author of the passage and the author of the test. The Critical Reader is the only book that approaches the SAT from a college perspective while simultaneously breaking down and reinforcing the reading skills that the highest scorers take for granted. Many students preparing for the SAT find Critical Reading both frustrating and baffling because it seems unrelated to the work they do in high school English class. In reality, though, the SAT tests skills that are important for college. Critical Reading passages are based on the type of academic "conversation" on which college reading is based -- reading that requires students to juggle multiple viewpoints within the space of a few paragraphs, all while navigating challenging vocabulary and sentence structure as well as unfamiliar and sophisticated concepts. Building on the templates in Gerald Graff and Cathy Birkenstein's They Say/I Say: The Moves that Matter in Academic Writing, The Critical Reader teaches students to use a variety of textual clues to identify key information and distinguish between ideas that the author agrees with and ones that the author disagrees with. Unlike other guides, which rely primarily either on works whose copyright has expired (outdated, hard in the wrong way) or on passages written specifically for that prep book (too straightforward), The Critical Reader aims to prepare students for exactly what they will find on the actual test. All of the passages are excerpted either from books/articles by authors whose work has appeared on College Board exams, or from recent works whose content/style are reflective of the material on the exam. Finally, The Critical Reader teaches students to "read the SAT" -- that is, to use the patterns inherent in the test to identify answers likely to be correct and incorrect with maximum efficiency, and to reduce the test to its simplest terms.
Author: Erica L. Meltzer
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: 2015-06-15
Genre: English language
This updated edition of The Ultimate Guide to SAT Grammar provides comprehensive coverage of all the grammar and rhetoric tested on the redesigned SAT multiple choice Writing section. Dozens of exercises help students move from studying concepts individually to applying their skills in a passage-based context. Includes complete indices of College Board/Khan Academy questions, arranged both by category and by test. This book is intended to be used in conjunction with the Official College Board Guide, 3rd Ed. and with the Ultimate Guide to SAT(r) Grammar Workbook, 3rd Ed. (http://www.amazon.com/Edition-Ultimate-Grammar-Workbook-Volume/dp/1518794106). Errata p. 37, question 4. Choice D should read "sentence 3" (books purchased before 4/29/16). p. 56, question 5.3: A p. 88, question 5.1: A p. 119, question 3.2: A p. 121, question 6.2, answers should read as follows (books purchased before 4/29/16): A) NO CHANGE B) painting American Gothic C) painting American Gothic, D) painting, American Gothic
Author: Adam Robinson
Publisher: Princeton Review
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Study Aids
Provides proven score-raising techniques, drills for all sections, a list of the most important vocabulary words, and eight full-length practice exams, with answers, along with tips on scholarships, admissions, and financial aid.