Title:

Barron's how to prepare for the PSAT/NMSQT : PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test

Author:

Green, Sharon, 1939-

Personal Author:

Edition:

Eleventh edition.

Publication Information:

Hauppauge, N.Y. : Barron's, [2002]

©2002

Physical Description:

viii, 659 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm

Language:

English

Added Author:

ISBN:

9780764120169

Format :

Book

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### Summary

### Summary

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

Preface | p. v |

Acknowledgments | p. vi |

Part 1 Introduction | |

1 The PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test | p. 3 |

Some Basic Questions Answered | p. 3 |

Sample PSAT Questions | p. 6 |

After the PSAT/NMSQT | p. 20 |

2 How to Approach the PSAT/NMSQT | p. 21 |

Test-Taking Tactics | p. 21 |

Reducing Anxiety | p. 22 |

Guessing | p. 23 |

Part 2 Diagnose Your Problem | |

3 A Diagnostic Test | p. 29 |

Examination | p. 33 |

Answer Key and Explanations | p. 54 |

Part 3 Critical Reading | |

4 The Sentence Completion Question | p. 67 |

Tips for Handling Sentence Completion Questions | p. 67 |

Sentence Completion Exercises | p. 70 |

5 Improving Critical Reading Comprehension | p. 78 |

Long-Range Strategy | p. 78 |

Tips for Handling Critical Reading Questions | p. 78 |

Practice Reading Exercises | p. 91 |

6 Building Your Vocabulary | p. 106 |

Long-Range Strategy | p. 106 |

PSAT High-Frequency Word List | p. 107 |

Basic Word List | p. 109 |

Basic Word Parts | p. 157 |

Part 4 Mathematical Reasoning | |

7 Introduction to the Mathematics Sections | p. 175 |

8 Tactics and Strategies | p. 182 |

9 Review of PSAT Mathematics | p. 194 |

Basic Arithmetic Concepts | p. 194 |

Fractions and Decimals | p. 203 |

Percents | p. 208 |

Ratios and Proportions | p. 212 |

Averages | p. 216 |

Polynomials | p. 219 |

Solving Equations and Inequalities | p. 224 |

Word Problems | p. 229 |

Lines and Angles | p. 233 |

Triangles | p. 237 |

Quadrilaterals | p. 244 |

Circles | p. 250 |

Solid Geometry | p. 255 |

Coordinate Geometry | p. 259 |

Basic Probability | p. 265 |

Sequences | p. 268 |

Interpretation of Data | p. 271 |

Part 5 Writing Skills | |

10 Improving Written Expression | p. 281 |

Tips for Handling Identifying Sentence Error Questions | p. 281 |

Tips for Handling Improving Sentence Questions | p. 283 |

Tips for Handling Improving Paragraph Questions | p. 286 |

Common Grammar and Usage Errors | p. 286 |

Practice Exercises | p. 289 |

Part 6 Test Yourself | |

11 Six Model Tests | p. 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 |