Title:

Gruber's complete preparation for the SAT

Author:

Gruber, Gary R.

Personal Author:

Uniform Title:

Complete preparation for the SAT

Edition:

Ninth edition.

Publication Information:

New York, NY : HarperResource, [2001]

©2001

Physical Description:

xxvii, 941 pages ; 28 cm

Language:

English

Subject Term:

ISBN:

9780060934187

Format :

Book

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Used in more schools for SAT courses than any other book. Discover for yourself the test-taking strategies that will significantly improve your SAT scores.

Praised on national TV, radio, and in hundreds of newspapers around the country for his revolutionary Critical Thinking Skills method, Dr. Gruber offers students:

The 22 questions that will determine wherther or not you can get into a top school 52 ESSENTIAL General, Verbal, Math strategies for the best scores possible A complete basic math skills refresher, including the 101 most important basic math questions Unique 150,000 word vocabulary builder Diagnostic strategy test to further improve your test-taking skills and approach### Table of Contents

Important Note About This Book and Its Author | p. iii |

The Author Has Something Important to Tell You About How to Raise Your SAT Score | p. v |

Introduction | p. xi |

I. Important Facts about the SAT | p. xi |

II. The Inside Track on How SAT Questions Are Developed and How They Vary from Test to Test | p. xvii |

III. What Are Critical Thinking Skills? | p. xix |

IV. Are Men Better Than Women on the SAT? | p. xxi |

V. Multi-Level Approaches to Solution of Problems | p. xxii |

VI. A Four-Hour Study Program for the SAT | p. xxiii |

VII. Longer Range Study Program and Helpful Steps for Using This Book | p. xxiv |

VIII. Format of the SAT | p. xxv |

IX. Format of the PSAT | p. xxvii |

Part 1 Diagnostic SAT Pre-Test | p. 1 |

Answer Sheet Practice Test 1 | p. 3 |

SAT Practice Test 1 [Full-Length Diagnostic Pre-Test] | p. 9 |

How Did You Do on This Test? | p. 49 |

Answer Key for Practice Test 1 | p. 50 |

Explanatory Answers for Practice Test 1 | p. 52 |

What You Must Do Now to Raise Your SAT Score | p. 85 |

How to Score the SAT for Tests 1-5 | p. 87 |

Raw Score/Scaled Score Conversion Tables for Practice Tests 1-5 | p. 89 |

Chart for Self-Appraisal Based on the Practice Tests You Have Just Taken | p. 91 |

Part 2 Strategy Diagnostic Test for the SAT | p. 93 |

Purpose and Instructions | p. 94 |

Strategy Diagnostic Test Answer Sheet | p. 96 |

Section 1-Verbal Ability | p. 97 |

Section 2-Math Ability | p. 107 |

Strategy Diagnostic Test Answer and Diagnostic Table (keyed to Strategies in book) | p. 116 |

Part 3 The 22 Questions That Can Determine Top College Elibibility | p. 121 |

Verbal Portion | p. 123 |

Math Portion | p. 125 |

Scoring | p. 128 |

Answers and Hints (keyed to Strategies in book) | p. 129 |

Part 4 The 101 Most Important Basic Skills Math Questions You Need to Know How to Solve | p. 131 |

101 Questions Answer Sheet | p. 133 |

101 Questions Test | p. 135 |

101 Math Questions: Solutions, Generalizations, Rules | p. 147 |

101 Math Questions: Answers | p. 148 |

Basic Skill Math Diagnosis (keyed to Math refresher) | p. 150 |

Part 5 Strategy Section | p. 163 |

Using Critical Thinking Skills to Score High on the SAT | p. 164 |

5 General Strategies | p. 165 |

47 Easy-to-Learn Strategies | p. 167 |

How to Learn the Stretegies | p. 167 |

Important Note on the Allowed Use of Calculators on the SAT | p. 167 |

Important Note on Math Questions on the SAT | p. 168 |

The Gird-Type Math Question | p. 168 |

Use of a Calculator in the Grid-Type Question | p. 172 |

25 Math Strategies | p. 174 |

Regular Math Strategies | p. 174 |

Introduction to Quantitative Comparison-Type Question | p. 220 |

Quantitative Comparison Strategies | p. 220 |

22 Verbal Strategies | p. 236 |

6 Analogy Strategies | p. 236 |

4 Sentence Completion Strategies | p. 245 |

Critical Reading Strategies | p. 252 |

What Reading Comprehension Questions Ask | p. 252 |

Introductory Passage 1 | p. 253 |

Breakdown and Underlining of Passage | p. 253 |

How to Answer Reading Comprehension Questions Most Effectively | p. 254 |

Introductory Passage 2 | p. 255 |

Introductory Passage 3 | p. 257 |

Summary | p. 259 |

9 Reading Comprehension Strategies | p. 260 |

3 Vocabulary Strategies | p. 275 |

Part 6 Mini-Math Refresher | p. 281 |

Part 7 Complete SAT Math Refresher | p. 291 |

Session #1 Fractions, Decimals, Percentages, etc. | p. 294 |

Deviations | p. 297 |

Fractions, Decimals, Percentages | p. 291 |

Ratios and Proportions | p. 298 |

Variations | p. 299 |

Comparison of Fractions | p. 299 |

Practice Test 1 | p. 302 |

Answer Key for Practice Test 1 | p. 312 |

Answers and Solutions for Practice Test 1 | p. 312 |

Session #2 Rate Problems | p. 317 |

Word-Problem Setup | p. 318 |

Distance and Time | p. 320 |

Work | p. 321 |

Mixture | p. 322 |

Cost | p. 322 |

Practice Test 2 | p. 324 |

Answer Key for Practice Test 2 | p. 334 |

Answers and Solutions for Practice Test 2 | p. 334 |

Session #3 Area, Perimeter, and Volume Problems | p. 314 |

Area, Perimeter, and Volume Problems | p. 315 |

Practice Test 3 | p. 353 |

Answer Key for Practice Test 3 | p. 362 |

Answers and Solutions for Practice Test 3 | p. 362 |

Session #4 Algebra Problems | p. 368 |

Algebra Properties | p. 369 |

Equations | p. 370 |

Algebra of Graphs | p. 372 |

Inequalities | p. 378 |

Exponents and Roots | p. 383 |

Practice Test 4 | p. 385 |

Answer Key for Practice Test 4 | p. 394 |

Answers and Solutions for Practice Test 4 | p. 394 |

Session #5 Geometry Problems | p. 399 |

Basic Definitions | p. 400 |

Triangles | p. 402 |

Properties of Triangles | p. 403 |

Four-Sided Figures | p. 406 |

Many-Sided Figures | p. 407 |

Circles | p. 407 |

Practice Test 5 | p. 410 |

Answer Key for Practice Test 5 | p. 419 |

Answers and Solutions for Practice Test 5 | p. 419 |

Session #6 Miscellaneous Problems | p. 429 |

Averages, Medians, and Modes | p. 430 |

Series | p. 431 |

Properties of Integers | p. 132 |

Aproximations | p. 434 |

Combinations | p. 136 |

Probability | p. 137 |

The Absolute Value Sign | p. 437 |

Functions | p. 437 |

Practice Test 6 | p. 438 |

Answer Key for Practice Test 6 | p. 446 |

Answers and Solutions for Practice Test 6 | p. 446 |

Session #7 Tables, Charts, and Graphs | p. 451 |

Charts and Graphs | p. 452 |

Tables and Charts | p. 452 |

Graphs | p. 453 |

Bar Graphs | p. 454 |

Circle Graphs | p. 455 |

Line Graphs | p. 456 |

Practice Test 7 and Solutions | p. 457 |

Part 8 Vocabulary Building That is Guaranteed to Raise Your SAT Score | p. 463 |

Knowing Word Meanings Is Essential for a Higher SAT Score (8 Steps to Word Power) | p. 464 |

The Prefix Root Suffix List That Gives You the Meanings of Over 150,000 Words | p. 468 |

Roots | p. 469 |

Prefixes | p. 471 |

Suffixes | p. 472 |

A List of SAT Words Appearing More Than Once on Actual SAT Exams | p. 473 |

The 291 Most Important SAT Words and Their Opposites | p. 475 |

The Gruber SAT 3,400-Word List | p. 479 |

100 Tests to Strengthen Your Vocabulary | p. 531 |

Answers to Vocabulary Tests | p. 595 |

Part 9 Four More SAT Practice Tests | p. 599 |

Four Important Reasons for Taking These Practice Tests | p. 600 |

10 Tips for Taking the Practice Tests | p. 601 |

SAT Practice Test 2 | p. 602 |

Answer Sheet | p. 603 |

Test 2 | p. 608 |

How Did You Do on This Test? | p. 645 |

Answer Key | p. 646 |

Explanatory Answers | p. 648 |

SAT Practice Test 3 | p. 676 |

Answer Sheet | p. 677 |

Test 3 | p. 683 |

How Did You Do on This Test? | p. 723 |

Answer Key | p. 724 |

Explanatory Answers | p. 726 |

SAT Practice Test 4 | p. 758 |

Answer Sheet | p. 759 |

Test 4 | p. 765 |

How Did You Do on This Test? | p. 802 |

Answer Key | p. 803 |

Explanatory Answers | p. 805 |

SAT Practice Test 5 | p. 835 |

Answer Sheet | p. 836 |

Test 5 | p. 842 |

How Did You Do on This Test? | p. 881 |

Answer Key | p. 882 |

Explanatory Answers | p. 884 |

Part 10 The SAT-II Writing Test | p. 917 |