The Ultimate Guide to SAT(r) Grammar Workbook, 3rd Edition, includes six full-length tests that reflect the format and content of the multiple-choice Writing section of the redesigned SAT. Thorough explanations cover grammar as well as techniques for identifying correct and incorrect answers, and are designed to reinforce the explanations and strategies discussed in The Ultimate Guide to SAT(r) Grammar, 3rd Edition.
This updated edition of The Ultimate Guide to SAT Grammar provides comprehensive coverage of all the grammar and rhetoric tested on the redesigned SAT multiple choice Writing section. Dozens of exercises help students move from studying concepts individually to applying their skills in a passage-based context. Includes complete indices of College Board/Khan Academy questions, arranged both by category and by test. This book is intended to be used in conjunction with the Official College Board Guide, 3rd Ed. and with the Ultimate Guide to SAT(r) Grammar Workbook, 3rd Ed. (http://www.amazon.com/Edition-Ultimate-Grammar-Workbook-Volume/dp/1518794106). Errata p. 37, question 4. Choice D should read "sentence 3" (books purchased before 4/29/16). p. 56, question 5.3: A p. 88, question 5.1: A p. 119, question 3.2: A p. 121, question 6.2, answers should read as follows (books purchased before 4/29/16): A) NO CHANGE B) painting American Gothic C) painting American Gothic, D) painting, American Gothic
This companion workbook to "The Ultimate Guide to SAT Grammar" features eight full-length multiple choice SAT Writing exams. Includes thorough explanations designed to reinforce the concepts and strategies presented in the grammar book.
Note: This version of The Critical Reader reflects the material tested on the current version of the SAT. If you are preparing for the new (P)SAT, you can purchase the new edition at http://www.amazon.com/Critical-Reader-2nd-Erica-Meltzer/dp/1515182061. Intended to demystify what is often considered the most challenging section of the SAT in a straightforward, logical manner, The Critical Reader includes: a list of 300 top words, a roots list, and a "second meanings" list, along with 75 practice sentence completions; a complete chapter devoted to each type of question followed by extensive exercises designed to reinforce the skills and concepts presented; and strategies for understanding difficult passages, locating important information, and identifying correct and incorrect answers more quickly and confidently. To allow students to apply the strategies and techniques outlined in this book to College Board material while focusing on the specific areas in which they need to improve, this book also includes a list of all the Critical Reading questions in the Official College Board Guide, 2nd Edition (2009), grouped both by category and by test. It is also recommended that students use this book in conjunction with They Say/I Say: The Moves that Matter in Academic Writing (http://www.amazon.com/They-Say-Academic-Writing-Edition/dp/0393935841). More about The Critical Reader: The result of nearly a decade's worth of of tutoring experience,The Critical Reader grew out of three major observations: 1) The SAT is a test about arguments. 2) The SAT represents most high school students' first encounter with college-level reading. 3) Every passage has two authors: the author of the passage and the author of the test. The Critical Reader is the only book that approaches the SAT from a college perspective while simultaneously breaking down and reinforcing the reading skills that the highest scorers take for granted. Many students preparing for the SAT find Critical Reading both frustrating and baffling because it seems unrelated to the work they do in high school English class. In reality, though, the SAT tests skills that are important for college. Critical Reading passages are based on the type of academic "conversation" on which college reading is based -- reading that requires students to juggle multiple viewpoints within the space of a few paragraphs, all while navigating challenging vocabulary and sentence structure as well as unfamiliar and sophisticated concepts. Building on the templates in Gerald Graff and Cathy Birkenstein's They Say/I Say: The Moves that Matter in Academic Writing, The Critical Reader teaches students to use a variety of textual clues to identify key information and distinguish between ideas that the author agrees with and ones that the author disagrees with. Unlike other guides, which rely primarily either on works whose copyright has expired (outdated, hard in the wrong way) or on passages written specifically for that prep book (too straightforward), The Critical Reader aims to prepare students for exactly what they will find on the actual test. All of the passages are excerpted either from books/articles by authors whose work has appeared on College Board exams, or from recent works whose content/style are reflective of the material on the exam. Finally, The Critical Reader teaches students to "read the SAT" -- that is, to use the patterns inherent in the test to identify answers likely to be correct and incorrect with maximum efficiency, and to reduce the test to its simplest terms.
Note: Some minor updates were made to this book on 4/27/16. Written by a top tutor whose students regularly achieve ACT English scores in the mid-30s, The Complete Guide to ACT English is the only book that offers a comprehensive review of all ACT grammar and rhetoric topics. Includes step-by-step explanations of errors in all their forms; dozens of ACT-style exercises that help you move from understanding rules to applying them in context; and cumulative reviews that allow you to practice a progressively wider range of concepts in a passage. Also includes a complete index of English questions from The Real Guide to the ACT, grouped both by topic and by test. Errata: p. 36, question 5.2: answer should be F
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A second edition fully updated for the current SAT (2018 and beyond) This book brings together everything you need to know for the SAT writing section, from the simplest to the most advanced grammar rule. Unlike most other test prep books, this one is truly geared towards the student aiming for the perfect score. It leaves no stones unturned. Inside, You'll Find: Clear explanations of all the tested SAT grammar rules, from the simplest to the most obscure Tons of examples to illustrate each question type and the different ways it can show up Hundreds of drills and practice questions to help you master the concepts The most common mistakes students make (so you don't make them) Three practice tests Fun illustrations Changes from the 1st edition include: Additional chapters on topics that have been added to the exam (faulty comparisons, pairs, singular plural noun inconsistency) An overview of the present perfect and past perfect tenses (with additional exercise questions) More tips, common traps, and examples in the "Topic, Conclusion, & Transition Sentences" chapter A completely revised "Odds & Ends" chapter now with two exercises (now encompasses question mark errors, point of view errors, and more) Removal of paragraph placement section and exercises (seemingly no longer tested) Fleshed out "Data Interpretation" chapter with tips and examples Removal of "Comparatives vs. Superlatives" chapter (not tested) An even easier to understand section on Dashes and Colons More strategies in the "Combining Sentences" chapter Fixes for all known typos in the 1st edition Improvements to the "Word Choice" chapter More answer explanations to questions that students have frequently asked about A handful of edits to the practice tests This is the most thorough SAT prep out there. For more sample chapters and information, check out http: //thecollegepanda.com/books
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