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# SAT For Dummies, Premier 8th Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-11567-1
E-book
576 pages
November 2011
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Introduction 1

Part I: Surveying the Field: An Overview of the SAT 7

Chapter 1: Pouring Your Brain into Little Ovals: The SAT 9

Chapter 2: Getting Ready, Set, and Going: Preparing for the SAT 17

Part II: Comprehending the SAT: The Critical Reading Sections 25

Chapter 3: Reading between (and on) the Lines: The Critical Reading Section 27

Chapter 5: Filling In the Blanks: Sentence Completions 55

Chapter 6: Practicing Sentence Completions 61

Part III: Getting the "Write" Answers: The Writing Sections 67

Chapter 7: Writing Your Way to a High Score: The Essay 69

Chapter 8: Practicing Essays 77

Chapter 9: Joining the Grammar Police 83

Chapter 10: Practicing Grammar Problems: Recognizing Your Mistakes 93

Part IV: Take a Number, Any Number: The Mathematics Sections 107

Chapter 11: Meeting Numbers Head-On: The SAT Math Sections 109

Chapter 12: Numb and Numbering: The Ins and Outs of Numbers and Operations 117

Chapter 13: Practicing Problems in Numbers and Operations 127

Chapter 14: X Marks the Spot: Algebra and Functions 135

Chapter 15: Practicing Problems in Algebra and Functions 147

Chapter 16: Checking More Figures Than an IRS Agent: Geometry Review 157

Chapter 17: Practicing Problems in Geometry 175

Chapter 18: Playing the Odds: Statistics and Probability 183

Chapter 19: Practicing Problems in Probability, Statistics, and Logic 193

Part V: Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Practice Tests 201

Chapter 20: Practice Exam 1 203

Chapter 21: Practice Exam 1: Answers and Explanations 245

Chapter 22: Practice Exam 2 267

Chapter 23: Practice Exam 2: Answers and Explanations 311

Chapter 24: Practice Exam 3 335

Chapter 25: Practice Exam 3: Answers and Explanations 377

Chapter 26: Practice Exam 4 397

Chapter 27: Practice Exam 4: Answers and Explanations 439

Chapter 28: Practice Exam 5 461

Chapter 29: Practice Exam 5: Answers and Explanations 503

Part VI: The Part of Tens 525

Chapter 30: Ten Ways to Maximize Your Score 527

Chapter 31: Ten Ways to Calm Down 529

Appendix A: Scoring Your Exam 531

Appendix B: About the CD 541

Index 545