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Title:
Barron's how to prepare for the PSAT/NMSQT : PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test
Author:
Green, Sharon, 1939-
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Edition:
Eleventh edition.
Publication Information:
Hauppauge, N.Y. : Barron's, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
viii, 659 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780764120169
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Book

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This updated manual for the Preliminary SAT and the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test offers a diagnostic test and 10 full-length practice tests that reflect the actual test in question types, length, and subject matter. All questions are answered and explained. Subject review sections cover all three of the test's main topics: verbal reasoning, math reasoning, and writing skills.


Table of Contents

Prefacep. v
Acknowledgmentsp. vi
Part 1 Introduction
1 The PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Testp. 3
Some Basic Questions Answeredp. 3
Sample PSAT Questionsp. 6
After the PSAT/NMSQTp. 20
2 How to Approach the PSAT/NMSQTp. 21
Test-Taking Tacticsp. 21
Reducing Anxietyp. 22
Guessingp. 23
Part 2 Diagnose Your Problem
3 A Diagnostic Testp. 29
Examinationp. 33
Answer Key and Explanationsp. 54
Part 3 Critical Reading
4 The Sentence Completion Questionp. 67
Tips for Handling Sentence Completion Questionsp. 67
Sentence Completion Exercisesp. 70
5 Improving Critical Reading Comprehensionp. 78
Long-Range Strategyp. 78
Tips for Handling Critical Reading Questionsp. 78
Practice Reading Exercisesp. 91
6 Building Your Vocabularyp. 106
Long-Range Strategyp. 106
PSAT High-Frequency Word Listp. 107
Basic Word Listp. 109
Basic Word Partsp. 157
Part 4 Mathematical Reasoning
7 Introduction to the Mathematics Sectionsp. 175
8 Tactics and Strategiesp. 182
9 Review of PSAT Mathematicsp. 194
Basic Arithmetic Conceptsp. 194
Fractions and Decimalsp. 203
Percentsp. 208
Ratios and Proportionsp. 212
Averagesp. 216
Polynomialsp. 219
Solving Equations and Inequalitiesp. 224
Word Problemsp. 229
Lines and Anglesp. 233
Trianglesp. 237
Quadrilateralsp. 244
Circlesp. 250
Solid Geometryp. 255
Coordinate Geometryp. 259
Basic Probabilityp. 265
Sequencesp. 268
Interpretation of Datap. 271
Part 5 Writing Skills
10 Improving Written Expressionp. 281
Tips for Handling Identifying Sentence Error Questionsp. 281
Tips for Handling Improving Sentence Questionsp. 283
Tips for Handling Improving Paragraph Questionsp. 286
Common Grammar and Usage Errorsp. 286
Practice Exercisesp. 289
Part 6 Test Yourself
11 Six Model Testsp. 301
Test A

p. 303

Test B

p. 335

Test C

p. 369

Test D

p. 401

Test E

p. 435

Test F

p. 469