Barron's PSAT/NMSQT

Editor/Author Wolf, Ira K. and Green, Sharon Weiner
Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-1-43-800354-2
Category: Social Sciences - College Preparation
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

This revised and updated test prep manual prepares high school students for the PSAT, the preliminary version of the SAT college entrance exam with features that include test-taking tips and strategies.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • About the Authors
  • PART ONE: INTRODUCTION
  • The PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test
  • Some Basic Questions Answered
  • How to Approach the PSAT/NMSQT
  • Sample PSAT Questions
  • PART TWO: A DIAGNOSTIC TEST
  • A Diagnostic Test
  • Examination
  • Answer Key
  • Answer Explanations
  • PART THREE: CRITICAL READING
  • 1 The Sentence Completion Question
  • Tips for Handling Sentence Completion Questions
  • Practice Exercises
  • 2 Improving Critical Reading Comprehension
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • General Tips: Working Your Way Through the Reading Sections
  • Vocabulary Questions
  • Main Idea Questions
  • Specific Detail Questions
  • Inference Questions
  • Attitude/Tone Questions
  • Literary Technique Questions
  • Logic/Application Questions
  • Practice Exercises
  • 3 Building Your Vocabulary
  • Long-Range Strategy
  • A Plan For Using The Word List
  • PSAT High-Frequency Word List
  • Basic Word List
  • High-Frequency Vocabulary Practice Exercises
  • Basic Word Parts
  • PART FOUR: WRITING SKILLS
  • 4 Improving Written Expression
  • Improving Sentences
  • Tips for Handling Improving Sentences Questions
  • Identifying Sentence Errors
  • Tips for Handling Identifying Sentence Errors Questions
  • Improving Paragraphs
  • Tips for Handling Improving Paragraphs Questions
  • Common Grammar and Usage Errors
  • Practice Exercises
  • PART FIVE: MATHEMATICS
  • 5 Introduction to the Mathematics Sections
  • When to Study Chapters 6 and 7
  • An Important Symbol
  • Six Important Headings
  • Use of these of the Calculator
  • Directions for Mathematics Sections
  • Instructions for Grid-in Questions
  • 6 Tactics and Strategies
  • Tactics
  • Practice Exercises
  • 7 Review of PSAT Mathematics
  • Arithmetic
  • 7-A: Basic Arithmetic Concepts
  • 7-B: Fractions and Decimals
  • 7-C: Percents
  • 7-D: Ratios and Proportions
  • 7-E: Averages
  • Algebra
  • 7-F: Polynomials
  • 7-G: Solving Equations and Inequalities
  • 7-H: Word Problems
  • Geometry
  • 7-I: Lines and Angles
  • 7-J: Triangles
  • 7-K: Quadrilaterals
  • 7-L: Circles
  • 7-M: Solid Geometry
  • 7-N: Coordinate Geometry
  • Miscellaneous Topics
  • 7-O: Basic Probability
  • 7-P: Sequences
  • 7-Q: Interpretation of Data
  • 7-R: Functions
  • PART SIX: TEST YOURSELF
  • Practice Test 1
  • Practice Test 2
  • Practice Test 3
  • Practice Test 4