Author: Charles Harrington Elster
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date: 2014-08-26
Genre: Study Aids
An SAT and ACT vocabulary-building program in the lively form of a mystery novel. Now students who take these entrance exams can learn more than 1,300 vocabulary words, improve reading comprehension, and enjoy a good story all at the same time. Includes exercises, glossary with page references.
Author: Charles Harrington Elster
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Release Date: 2004-05-17
Genre: Study Aids
An eccentric writer is finishing a manuscript about a rebellious boy named Huck when it suddenly disappears and in its place appears a strange contraption--a college student's laptop that has traveled through time.
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: Larry Krieger
Publisher: Direct Hits Publishing
Release Date: 2011-02-07
Genre: Advanced placement programs (Education)
US History in a Flash is the definitive prep book for both the AP US History exam and the SAT II US History subject test. The book is based upon a bold new approach. Instead of trying to be a mini-textbook that covers everything, US History in a Flash uses the Direct Hits selective approach of only focusing on topics that have generated clusters of questions. Here are some of the book 's unique features: 40 chronological chapters that focus on 196 key topics. Each topic is covered in a vivid narrative outline.Over 100 study tips that tell students what to ignore and what to emphasize.Correlations to the treasure trove of information found at the College Board 's AP Central website.Detailed chapters on the DBQ and Free-Response essays that include annotated sample essays and thesis paragraphs.A triple tier study plan that includes long-term, mid-term and short term materials. The short-term materials include ten Top Ten lists of keypoints students absolutely, positively have to know.Additional coverage of post-World War II topics that are often skimmed over or even skipped in classes that fall behind schedule.SAT vocabulary words taken from the renowned Direct Hits vocabulary books are integrated and defined in the narrative.About the Author: Larry Krieger is the leading authority on US History, World History, Art History, and the SAT, having written over 20 books on the subjects. In a teaching career that has spanned over 40 years, Krieger has taught urban, rural, and suburban students. In 2004 and 2005, the College Board recognized Larry as one of America 's most successful AP teachers. Krieger is particularly proud of US History in a Flash. It contains a lifetime of key points, strategies, and tips for both the AP US History exam and the SAT II US History subject test.
Author: Kazim Mirza
Release Date: 2014-10-14
Genre: Study Aids
The SAT Vocabulary Book - 2400 SAT words, SAT Vocab Practice and Games with Bonus Flash cards gives you the most effective method for building your SAT vocabulary from Get 800, a prep company of doctors dedicated to their students achieving their dream SAT scores. The SAT Vocabulary book is an essential part of every study plan to help you get a perfect verbal score improve enough to get into the school you want learn SAT Vocabulary in the fastest, most effective way possible Many students have difficulty on the SAT verbal section due to a misunderstanding of how to approach the vocabulary on the test. We make SAT words incredibly simple by 1. breaking down words into their roots, prefixes, and suffixes. In fact, by studying our unique SAT Vocabulary Book, you will unlock your ability to double your vocabulary in a month! Most of these words are also used in medicine, law, engineering, and business. 2. after learning the secret to increasing your vocabulary, the SAT Vocabulary Book then gives you plenty of practice questions and activities modeled exactly like actual SAT questions to work on.3. you'll learn some of the hardest SAT words through vocabulary games, so you'll be prepared for Test Day. Plus, you get special bonus SAT flash cards for buying your copy today!SAT Vocabulary Book Table Of Contents (Selected)Here's a selection from the table of contents:Actions to Complete Before You Read This Book Introduction Using This Book Effectively to Double Your Vocabulary in a Month Tips for Taking the SAT 2400 SAT Vocabulary Words Latin Prefixes Latin Suffixes Latin Base Words Greek Prefixes ... Greek Base Words The SAT's Hardest Vocab Words SAT Vocabulary Practice Fill in the Blanks Practice ... Long Passages Practice SAT Vocabulary Games ... Actions to Complete After You Have Read This Book About the Authors Other Books From Get 800
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: Linda Carnevale
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
Release Date: 2007-07-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
(back cover) " Brand New in the 3rd Edition-- " Special coaching to help you answer the important Literary Terms questions A brand-new lesson focuses on words found on the most recent SATs More Mini Word Clusters than ever More Memory tips & "Tricky Twins" More sentence completion exercises--many with two blanks Hot Words for the SAT gives you 35 highly concentrated vocabulary-building lessons, each presenting dozens of illustrative sentences that focus on a thematic word cluster. This time-tested and proven word builder will help you develop the fluent, college-level vocabulary that is crucial to your success on the SAT's Critical Reading section. Just as important, this book's vocabulary-building exercises will give you the word power you need to achieve a high score on the SAT's all-important Writing section. Think of Hot Words for the SAT as your personal tutor while you prepare to take that all-important college entrance exam.
This is volume two of a soon to be ten volume series that will establish the definitive "How To" in permanently memorizing SAT and ACT words or any other words. The method in this book makes it fun, easy, fast, and painless to tame tough SAT and ACT vocabulary. Studies show that most of us are visual learners, so the trick to remember an abstract concept is to turn it into a picture. That can take time and effort. This book does all of the work for you. It is the academic equivalent of steroids for an athlete. Read it and gain a remarkable edge over other students. Read it and dramatically raise your verbal SAT or ACT score. Read it and develop a powerful vocabulary which is the most accurate indicator of potential academic success. Read it and the mild-mannered, offbeat, super hero Werdnerd will take you on a tour through 250 zany illustrations that will magically stick in your memory like glue. You see it. You get it. It's that simple.
Author: Belinda Ray
Publisher: Spark Notes
Release Date: 2004-01
Genre: Study Aids
A counseling group and surfing in New Hampshire's winter waves help high school junior Kristen Carmichael deal with her parents' divorce and new relationships after she makes some very bad choices at school and with her friends.
Author: Bryan Burchers
Release Date: 2013-09-02
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
"My students made six times more As...why hasn't anyone thought of this before?" - Melissa Skinner, High School English Teacher No longer do students have to try to memorize long boring vocabulary lists by using archaic rote memory techniques. Vocabulary Cartoons makes learning vocabulary fun and easy by using brain-friendly memory aids in the form of visual and rhyming mnemonics. A mnemonic is a device used to improve memory. It helps you remember something by associating it with something you already know. Mnemonic devices have been used in many forms including keywords, acronyms, rhymes, poems, songs and visual aids. For example, you may remember this mnemonic from grade school, "Columbus sailed the ocean blue in fourteen hundred ninety-two." This helps you remember when Chistopher Columbus discovered America. Vocabulary Cartoons incorporates a visual and rhyming mnemonic for every vocabulary word. Students learned 72% more words with 90% retention in actual school tests. This book is a must for visual learners, ADD, ESE and all college bound students. Excellent teaching resource for improving standardized test scores like the common core, SAT, and ACT. All 290 words found in this book are taken from SAT and ACT word lists and after every ten words there is a matching and fill-in-the-blank review quiz. Recommended for 7th - 12th grade students.