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SAT verbal velocity
Kensler, Chris.
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Publication Information:
New York : Simon & Schuster, [2000]

Physical Description:
105 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
Kaplan books--T.p. verso.
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LB2353.57 .K46 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Popular Materials-Tests

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The Fun, Fast, and Furious Way to Conquer the SAT Verbal Section. SAT Verbal Velocity is Kaplan's comprehensive review of the words test takers are most likely to encounter on the SAT. This informative and entertaining approach focuses on frequently tested words students need to master to score higher on this important test. PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT. INCREASE YOUR SCORE AND HAVE FUN. The verbal activities in this book are not the usual dry SAT fare. Although they're designed to help students test more effectively, the activities in SAT Verbal Velocity are fun, engaging, and downright offbeat.

Table of Contents

How-To Manual Exercises
1 Gap-Toothed and Proud of It
2 Billie Jean King: One Giant Leap
3 Jimmy Hoffa Never Made it Home to Grill His Meat
4 Impeaching a President: What Happened
5 Guess Who I Am?
6 Woodstock '69: The Original
7 Christina Applegate: Making It in Hollywood
8 Junior Johnson: Stock Car Hero
9 Carol Burnett: Ear-Tugging Comedienne
10 Guess Who I Am?
11 William Randolph Hearst: Big Man Media
12 Soccer Boogie
13 Herbert Hoover Wasn't Such a Bad Guy Really
14 John Starks: Making the Most of What You've Got
15 Wisconsin: Got Milk?
16 1968: Riots in Chicago
17 Tom Hanks: He Used to Wear a Dress
18 Jesse Ventura: From Wrassler to Governor
19 Backstreet Boys: Overnight Sensations
20 Guess Who I Am?
21 Brad Pitt: His Famous Girlfriends
22 Jackie Chan: Star in Asia, Cult Hero in America
23 Guess Who I Am?
24 Lost Generation is Found
25 Guess Who I Am?
26 Apollo 11: Eagle's Tricky Landing
27 Friends: No One Told You Life Would Be This Way
28 The Goggenheim Museum
29 The Great Communicator
30 Buckaroo Bonzai: A Cowboy's Gotta Live
31 Watergate: More Than Just a Presidential Scandal
32 Guess Who I Am?
33 Hot Dog Jungle
34 Andy Warhol: Soup Cans and So Much More
35 Reverend Jesse Jackson: A Life of Service
36 Mae West Was the Best
37 Lockdown USA: Prison Overcrowding
38 Guess Who I Am?
39 The Pentagon Papers
40 Siegfried and Roy Toy with Death By Tiger
41 Niagara Falls in a Barrel? You've Gotta Be Kidding
42 Before Michael Jackson Was Weird, He Was Young
43 Pac-Man: More Popular Than Flared Trousers
44 Senator Barry Goldwater: Conservative Republican Legend
45 Invention of Television
46 Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Write Your Own Episode
47 Saving American Farms: Farm Aid Does Its Part
48 Babe Ruth: Tough Beginnings
49 Testing Your Simpson IQ
50 Guess Who I Am?
51 The Legend of Bigfoot
52 Hunter S. Thompson: Gonzo Journalist
53 Sonny and Cher: The Golden Years
54 The Gulf War
55 The 1950s: Conformity is Good
56 The 1960s: Lots of Newfangled Changes
57 The 1970s: The Scary and Addled Decade
58 The 1980s: The Greed Decade
59 The 1990s: The Boom Decade
60 Ben Franklin: Kind and Gentle Inventor
61 Guess Who I Am?
Answer Key
Glossary of SAT Words