SAT 2016

CHAPTER 1 ATTACKING THE NEW SAT: TWELVE FAQs

1 WHAT’S NEW IN THE REDESIGNED SAT?

2 WHAT ARE THE PRIMARY SKILLS ASSESSED BY THE REDESIGNED SAT?

3 WHAT IS THE FORMAT OF THE REDESIGNED SAT?

4 WHAT KINDS OF SCORES ARE REPORTED BY THE SAT?

5 WHAT WILL COLLEGES DO WITH MY SAT SCORES?

6 WHAT CONTROL DO I HAVE OVER MY SAT SCORES?

7 SHOULD I TAKE THE ACT AS WELL?

8 WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO PREPARE FOR THE REDESIGNED SAT?

9 HOW CAN I GET THE MOST OUT OF MY STUDY SESSIONS?

10 WHEN AND HOW OFTEN SHOULD I TAKE THE SATs AND SUBJECT TESTS?

11 WHAT SHOULD I DO THE WEEK BEFORE MY SAT?

12 WHAT SHOULD I DO ON TEST DAY?

CHAPTER 2 DIAGNOSTIC SAT

Reading test

Writing and Language Test

Math Test – No Calculator

Math Test – Calculator

Essay

DIAGNOSTIC SAT ANSWER KEY

CHAPTER 3 THE LANGUAGE OF IDEAS: VOCABULARY FOR SAT EVIDENCE-BASED READING

1 THE LANGUAGE OF IDEAS AND LEARNING

2 THE LANGUAGE OF ARGUMENT, REASONING, AND PERSUASION

3 THE LANGUAGE OF DISSENT, CRITICISM, AND REBELLION

4 THE LANGUAGE OF POWER AND SUBMISSION

5 THE LANGUAGE OF LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

6 THE LANGUAGE OF JUDGMENT

7 THE LANGUAGE OF EXTREMISM AND EXAGGERATION

8 THE LANGUAGE OF CARE AND RESTRAINT

9 THE LANGUAGE OF FREEDOM

10 THE LANGUAGE OF CHANGE AND FORCE

11 THE LANGUAGE OF DULLNESS AND STASIS

12 THE LANGUAGE OF TRUTH, TRUTHFULNESS, AND BEAUTY

13 THE LANGUAGE OF DECEIT, ERROR, AND CONFUSION

14 THE LANGUAGE OF CREATIVITY AND PRODUCTIVITY

15 THE LANGUAGE OF MYSTERY, SURPRISE, ADVENTURE, AND DISCOVERY

16 THE LANGUAGE OF HARM, DEFICIT, AND DECLINE

17 THE LANGUAGE OF KINDNESS, FAVOR, AND BENEFIT

18 THE LANGUAGE OF WISDOM, STRENGTH, AND SKILL

19 THE LANGUAGE OF CAPITAL AND WEALTH

20 THE LANGUAGE OF PASSION, EMOTION, AND SENSATION

The Power Roots and Affixes for the SAT

CHAPTER 4 THE SAT WRITING AND LANGUAGE TEST: THE TEN ESSENTIAL RULES

Rule 1: Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

Rule 2: Strengthen the Core

Rule 3: Organize the Ideas in Your Paragraphs

Rule 4: Use Parallel Structure

Rule 5: Use Modifiers Effectively

Rule 6: Make Your Comparisons Clear and Precise

Rule 7: Make Sure Your Pronouns Are Clear and Precise

Rule 8: Make Your Verbs Clear and Precise

Rule 9: Make the Rest of Your Sentence Clear and Precise

Rule 10: Know How to Punctuate

CHAPTER 4 ANSWER KEY

CHAPTER 5 THE SAT READING TEST

The Core Analytical Reading Skills

The Three Key Questions

The Three Secondary Questions

Advanced SAT Reading Techniques

CHAPTER 5 ANSWER KEY

CHAPTER 6 THE SAT ESSAY: ANALYZING ARGUMENTS

Understand the Analytical Task

Use the “Three-Pass Approach” (15–20 minutes)

Organize Your Thoughts (10–15 minutes)

Write the Essay (20–25 minutes)

Sample Essay

CHAPTER 7 THE SAT MATH TEST: THE HEART OF ALGEBRA

Skill 1: Working with Expressions

Skill 2: Working with Linear Equations

Skill 3: Working with Inequalities and Absolute Values

Skill 4: Working with Linear Systems

CHAPTER 8 THE SAT MATH TEST: PROBLEM SOLVING AND DATA ANALYSIS

Skill 1: Working with Data

Skill 2: Working with Rates, Ratios, Percentages, and Proportions

Skill 3: Working with Tables of Data

Skill 4: Working with Graphs of Data

CHAPTER 9 THE SAT MATH: ADVANCED MATHEMATICS

Skill 1: Understanding Functions

Skill 2: Working with Quadratics and Other Polynomials

Skill 3: Working with Exponentials and Radicals

Skill 4: Working with Rational Expressions

CHAPTER 10 THE SAT MATH: ADDITIONAL TOPICS

Skill 1: Understanding Geometric Relationships

Skill 2: Understanding Basic Trigonometry

Skill 3: Understanding Complex Numbers

CHAPTER 11 PRACTICE TEST 1

Reading Test

Writing and Language Test

Math Test – No Calculator

Math Test – Calculator

Essay

SAT PRACTICE TEST 1 ANSWER KEY

CHAPTER 12 PRACTICE TEST 2

Reading Test

Writing and Language Test

Math Test – No Calculator

Math Test – Calculator

Essay

SAT PRACTICE TEST 2 ANSWER KEY