Hack the SAT

Strategies and Sneaky Shortcuts That Can Raise Your Score Hundreds of Points

Author: Eliot Schrefer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440632103

Category: Study Aids

Page: 256

View: 6733

A top SAT coach—whose high-scoring strategies earned him $300 an hour from Manhattan’s elite private-school students —now makes his unique, proven secrets available to all. Money can buy academic success, and the SAT is no exception. Harvard honors graduate Eliot Schrefer discovered this lucrative truth when he took a job at the nation’s most exclusive test-prep firm. He has helped hundreds of his clients raise their scores an average of 300 points and reel in admission to exclusive colleges. Now, in a guide that is as unique as his tricks, Schrefer brings his extraordinary pointers to every anxious applicant. This user-friendly rescue manual delivers such scoreboosting features as: a killer vocabulary list, including words the SAT has repeated for decades (and why reading Vanity Fair magazine is smart test prep) cheap tricks to master the math section (surprise! you learned all you needed to know about SAT math by the eighth grade) how to be a grammar genius without cracking another book (bonus: discover the tiny subset of grammar rules that is the SAT’s secret lover) Schrefer writes in a snappy, conversational tone, dishing gossipy anecdotes about former clients while presenting advice not found in competing books. With a design that is as vibrant as a gamer’s virtual world, this is the ultimate weapon in the quest for test-score triumph.
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Hack the SAT

A Private SAT Tutor Spills the Secret Strategies and Sneaky Shortcuts that Can Raise Your Score Hundreds of Points

Author: Eliot Schrefer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1592403697

Category: Study Aids

Page: 236

View: 7421

Presents advice and instructions on studying for the SATs, including mathematics and reading exercises and practice drills with advice on applying to colleges.
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Hack the SAT

A Private SAT Tutor Spills the Secret Strategies and Sneaky Shortcuts that Can Raise Your Score Hundreds of Points

Author: Eliot Schrefer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781592403691

Category: Study Aids

Page: 236

View: 9668

Presents advice and instructions on studying for the SATs, including mathematics and reading exercises and practice drills with advice on applying to colleges.
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SAT Hacks

The Definitive Guide to the New SAT.

Author: Nathan Allen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780983644644

Category:

Page: 520

View: 4410

Rewire your brain. Rethink the way you read & write. Reboot your math skills. SAT Hacks is the definitive guide to the new SAT. Detailed analysis of exactly what you'll see on test day, including questions you should always do in order and questions you should never do in order. SAT Hacks contains hundreds of problems with explanations and a detailed analysis of what you'll actually see on test day so you can rewire your brain to become a SAT genius. Get inside the mind of the test maker, learn every detail of the test, and take control with SAT Hacks.
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SAT Sneak Attack

How Computer Geniuses Hack, Beat and Cheat America's Most Feared Exam

Author: Peter Wayner

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781492868941

Category: Education

Page: 38

View: 4084

What would you rather have to take the SAT: a) a brain b) a pencil c) some scratch paper d) all of the above and a dictionary and a math helper? Read this new short book exploring how some computer geniuses are helping kids with money choose (d). They're sneaking in help to ace the exam. Journalist Peter Wayner interviewed a number of computer hackers and explored how they're helping thousands of kids slip a bit of extra help into the exam. He tried their techniques and found that they could boost scores by fifty to two hundred points. The scariest revelation he discovered is that the College Board doesn't seem to care enough to stop it. Read his short book exploring these rings of hackers and learn just how easy it can be to get a bit of extra help.
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PWN the SAT: Math Guide

Author: Mike McClenathan

Publisher: PWN Test Prep, LLC

ISBN: 1523963573

Category: Education

Page: 366

View: 5266

PWN is back, and better than ever. The PWN the SAT Math Guide was created to help ambitious, highly motivated kids maximize their SAT math scores. Do you crave a higher score? Are you willing to do a little hard work to achieve it? Good. I knew I liked you. Read this book from beginning to end, with a pencil in hand and a calculator and an Official SAT Study Guide by your side. When you’re done, you’ll be able to approach the SAT with confidence—very few questions will surprise you, and even fewer will be able to withstand your withering attacks. Stand tall, intrepid student. Destiny awaits. Updated for the New SAT This new edition of the Math Guide has been updated, rather painstakingly, to reflect the realities of the new SAT coming March 2016. This book was not rushed to market to take advantage of interest in the new exam. I took my time, and hopefully I got it right. Chapters are broken into five major sections: Techniques, Heart of Algebra, Passport to Advanced Math, Problem Solving and Data Analysis, and Additional Topics in Math. Each chapter concludes with a reference list of similar questions from official practice tests. Practice questions are designated as either “Calculator” or “No calculator.” Students will be forbidden from using their calculators for one whole section of the new SAT. Emphasis is placed on nimbleness—the ability to approach problems in multiple ways to find the one that works best. Calculator solutions and shortcuts are provided where appropriate. Join me online Readers of this book are encouraged to register as Math Guide Owners at the PWN the SAT website. There will be video solutions and other bonus content there. Signing up there will also give me a way to get in touch with you if I make book updates. See details at http://mathguide.pwnthesat.com.
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The Plot to Hack America

How Putin’s Cyberspies and WikiLeaks Tried to Steal the 2016 Election

Author: Malcolm Nance

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1510723331

Category: Political Science

Page: 216

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“The Plot to Hack America reads like a spy thriller, but it’s all too real.” –US Daily Review Over 500 Amazon *FIVE STAR* Reviews! “Nance states that, by their choices, actions, and statements, ‘Trump and Pence chose Russia’s values over America’s.’” –Michael Lipkin, New York Journal of Books Published a full month prior to the divisive Trump vs. Clinton 2016 presidential election, this book exposed the Russian hacking while the CIA was drafting their own report. In April 2016, computer technicians at the Democratic National Committee discovered that someone had accessed the organization’s computer servers and conducted a theft that is best described as Watergate 2.0. In the weeks that followed, the nation’s top computer security experts discovered that the cyber thieves had helped themselves to everything: sensitive documents, emails, donor information, even voice mails. Soon after, the remainder of the Democratic Party machine, the congressional campaign, the Clinton campaign, and their friends and allies in the media were also hacked. Credit cards numbers, phone numbers, and contacts were stolen. In short order, the FBI found that more than twenty-five state election offices had their voter registration systems probed or attacked by the same hackers. Western intelligence agencies tracked the hack to Russian spy agencies and dubbed them the “Cyber Bears.” The media was soon flooded with the stolen information channeled through Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks. It was a massive attack on America but the Russian hacks appeared to have a singular goal—elect Donald J. Trump as president of the United States. New York Times bestselling author of Defeating ISIS, Airey Neave Memorial Book Prize finalist for Hacking ISIS, career intelligence officer, and MSNBC terrorism expert correspondent Malcolm Nance’s fast paced real-life spy thriller takes you from Vladimir Putin’s rise through the KGB from junior officer to spymaster-in-chief and spells out the story of how he performed the ultimate political manipulation—convincing Donald Trump to abandon seventy years of American foreign policy including the destruction of NATO, cheering the end of the European Union, allowing Russian domination of Eastern Europe, and destroying the existing global order with America at its lead. The Plot to Hack America is the thrilling true story of how Putin’s spy agency, run by the Russian billionaire class, used the promise of power and influence to cultivate Trump as well as his closest aides, the Kremlin Crew, to become unwitting assets of the Russian government. The goal? To put an end to 240 years of free and fair American democratic elections.
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Up Your Score Sat

The Underground Guide, 2015 Edition

Author: Larry Berger,Michael Colton,Manek Mistry,Paul Rossi,Ada Throckmorton

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761179763

Category: Study Aids

Page: 336

View: 3468

The only SAT guide written by students for students includes everything beleaguered high-school students need to ace the most important test of their lives, with helpful tips on how to prepare for the math, critical reading and essay sections of the exam. Original.
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Hacking College Admissions

How We Got Into Every Ivy League School + $4 Million in Scholarships

Author: Frog Tutoring,Harold Ekeh,Victor Agbafe

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1483557251

Category: Education

Page: 88

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In the increasingly competitive world of college entry, everyone needs an edge. Acceptance rates have fallen overall, with the top 100 universities accepting between 5.7% and 33.6% of applicants who apply. The stakes are even higher for students who are determined to go to Ivy League schools, where acceptance rates are rather low relative to the number of applications received, generally under 10%. Our goal with this guide is to give you the information you need to get into the college of your dreams despite these discouraging figures. This book is designed for both students and parents. For parents, we hope to offer advice that will allow you to guide your children through the college application process. Some of the advice offered within this guide is useful to know long before entering high school, and since many students do not realize until they are juniors or seniors in high school where they want to go to college, or sometimes even if they want to go to college, we opted to include parents in our audience. This way, engaged parents can offer appropriate encouragement at the proper moment. For students, we hope to offer in-depth advice on how to identify your goals and use them to get into the school of your choice. The earlier you realize your educational goals, the better; that way, you can focus your studies and activities in order to meet those goals. The organizational structure of this book is meant to meet all of these audiences’ needs. The guide opens with the stories of two students, Victor Agbafe and Harold Ekeh, to help you understand their lives, achievements, and methods for success. Both got into all eight of the Ivy League schools—Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, and Yale University—as well as other top schools, including MIT, Stanford, Johns Hopkins, NYU, and Vanderbilt. Together, they were offered nearly $4 million in scholarship money. Next, you will find 10 sections of advice on critical areas of college applications preparation: Academics, Volunteer/Extracurricular Activities, Summer, the Pre-Application Process, Test Preparation, Applications, Supplemental Materials: Essays and Résumés, Post-Application, Scholarships, and The Choice. At the beginning of each section, Victor and Harold offer their personal stories and experiences, which are told in such a way that we believe is relatable to other students so that they can realize their own full potential. Following these reflections, FrogTutoring offers tips and advice to consider when approaching the application process. We have also provided worksheets for students to complete to help identify their goals and organize the process for achieving these goals. Sometimes, these worksheets include guiding questions that help with brainstorming interests and desires. Other times, we provide tables for you to complete to organize your interests and goals and visually map out the process of achieving them. Finally, we have included several appendices that provide additional resources for the various parts of the application process, including sample application essays, websites, other books that can help you prepare for the SAT/ACT, websites that can help you decide which colleges to apply to, and even an organizational chart to help you figure out how much money you need to budget for the application process. We hope that you enjoy hearing Victor’s and Harold’s stories and that you are inspired by their experiences and diligence. The guidance you will find here should thoroughly prepare you to begin your journey to academic success and personal empowerment. Whether you are a student or a parent, we are here to ease your journey and remove some of the stress of planning for the future. Good luck!
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The Official SAT Study Guide

Author: College Entrance Examination Board,The College Board

Publisher: The College Board

ISBN: 0874478529

Category: Study Aids

Page: 1100

View: 7871

Offers test-taking strategies for the SAT, discussing each section and providing ten full-length tests, hundreds of practice questions, detailed reviews, a list of online resources, and coverage of the PSAT/NMSQT.
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Hacking the Human

Social Engineering Techniques and Security Countermeasures

Author: Mr Ian Mann

Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409458288

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 266

View: 4780

Ian Mann's Hacking the Human highlights the main sources of risk from social engineering and draws on psychological models to explain the basis for human vulnerabilities. Offering more than a simple checklist to follow, the book provides a rich mix of examples, applied research and practical solutions for security and IT professionals that enable you to create and develop a security solution that is most appropriate for your organization.
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Hacking the Hacker

Learn From the Experts Who Take Down Hackers

Author: Roger A. Grimes

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119396220

Category: Computers

Page: 320

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Meet the world's top ethical hackers and explore the tools of the trade Hacking the Hacker takes you inside the world of cybersecurity to show you what goes on behind the scenes, and introduces you to the men and women on the front lines of this technological arms race. Twenty-six of the world's top white hat hackers, security researchers, writers, and leaders, describe what they do and why, with each profile preceded by a no-experience-necessary explanation of the relevant technology. Dorothy Denning discusses advanced persistent threats, Martin Hellman describes how he helped invent public key encryption, Bill Cheswick talks about firewalls, Dr. Charlie Miller talks about hacking cars, and other cybersecurity experts from around the world detail the threats, their defenses, and the tools and techniques they use to thwart the most advanced criminals history has ever seen. Light on jargon and heavy on intrigue, this book is designed to be an introduction to the field; final chapters include a guide for parents of young hackers, as well as the Code of Ethical Hacking to help you start your own journey to the top. Cybersecurity is becoming increasingly critical at all levels, from retail businesses all the way up to national security. This book drives to the heart of the field, introducing the people and practices that help keep our world secure. Go deep into the world of white hat hacking to grasp just how critical cybersecurity is Read the stories of some of the world's most renowned computer security experts Learn how hackers do what they do—no technical expertise necessary Delve into social engineering, cryptography, penetration testing, network attacks, and more As a field, cybersecurity is large and multi-faceted—yet not historically diverse. With a massive demand for qualified professional that is only going to grow, opportunities are endless. Hacking the Hacker shows you why you should give the field a closer look.
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Hacking, 2nd Edition

The Art of Exploitation

Author: Jon Erickson

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593271441

Category: COMPUTERS

Page: 488

View: 4997

An introduction to hacking describes the techniques of computer hacking, covering such topics as stack-based overflows, format string exploits, network security, cryptographic attacks, and shellcode.
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Hacking a Terror Network: The Silent Threat of Covert Channels

Author: Russ Rogers,Matthew G Devost

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080488882

Category: Computers

Page: 448

View: 9878

Written by a certified Arabic linguist from the Defense Language Institute with extensive background in decoding encrypted communications, this cyber-thriller uses a fictional narrative to provide a fascinating and realistic "insider's look" into technically sophisticated covert terrorist communications over the Internet. The accompanying CD-ROM allows readers to "hack along" with the story line, by viewing the same Web sites described in the book containing encrypted, covert communications. Hacking a Terror NETWORK addresses the technical possibilities of Covert Channels in combination with a very real concern: Terrorism. The fictional story follows the planning of a terrorist plot against the United States where the terrorists use various means of Covert Channels to communicate and hide their trail. Loyal US agents must locate and decode these terrorist plots before innocent American citizens are harmed. The technology covered in the book is both real and thought provoking. Readers can realize the threat posed by these technologies by using the information included in the CD-ROM. The fictional websites, transfer logs, and other technical information are given exactly as they would be found in the real world, leaving the reader to test their own ability to decode the terrorist plot. Cyber-Thriller focusing on increasing threat of terrorism throughout the world. Provides a fascinating look at covert forms of communications used by terrorists over the Internet. Accompanying CD-ROM allows users to "hack along" with the fictional narrative within the book to decrypyt.
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Hack the Stack

Using Snort and Ethereal to Master The 8 Layers of An Insecure Network

Author: Michael Gregg,Stephen Watkins,George Mays,Chris Ries,Ronald M. Bandes,Brandon Franklin

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080507743

Category: Computers

Page: 481

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This book looks at network security in a new and refreshing way. It guides readers step-by-step through the "stack" -- the seven layers of a network. Each chapter focuses on one layer of the stack along with the attacks, vulnerabilities, and exploits that can be found at that layer. The book even includes a chapter on the mythical eighth layer: The people layer. This book is designed to offer readers a deeper understanding of many common vulnerabilities and the ways in which attacker’s exploit, manipulate, misuse, and abuse protocols and applications. The authors guide the readers through this process by using tools such as Ethereal (sniffer) and Snort (IDS). The sniffer is used to help readers understand how the protocols should work and what the various attacks are doing to break them. IDS is used to demonstrate the format of specific signatures and provide the reader with the skills needed to recognize and detect attacks when they occur. What makes this book unique is that it presents the material in a layer by layer approach which offers the readers a way to learn about exploits in a manner similar to which they most likely originally learned networking. This methodology makes this book a useful tool to not only security professionals but also for networking professionals, application programmers, and others. All of the primary protocols such as IP, ICMP, TCP are discussed but each from a security perspective. The authors convey the mindset of the attacker by examining how seemingly small flaws are often the catalyst of potential threats. The book considers the general kinds of things that may be monitored that would have alerted users of an attack. * Remember being a child and wanting to take something apart, like a phone, to see how it worked? This book is for you then as it details how specific hacker tools and techniques accomplish the things they do. * This book will not only give you knowledge of security tools but will provide you the ability to design more robust security solutions * Anyone can tell you what a tool does but this book shows you how the tool works
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The Car Hacker's Handbook

A Guide for the Penetration Tester

Author: Craig Smith

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593277709

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 304

View: 7782

Modern cars are more computerized than ever. Infotainment and navigation systems, Wi-Fi, automatic software updates, and other innovations aim to make driving more convenient. But vehicle technologies haven’t kept pace with today’s more hostile security environment, leaving millions vulnerable to attack. The Car Hacker’s Handbook will give you a deeper understanding of the computer systems and embedded software in modern vehicles. It begins by examining vulnerabilities and providing detailed explanations of communications over the CAN bus and between devices and systems. Then, once you have an understanding of a vehicle’s communication network, you’ll learn how to intercept data and perform specific hacks to track vehicles, unlock doors, glitch engines, flood communication, and more. With a focus on low-cost, open source hacking tools such as Metasploit, Wireshark, Kayak, can-utils, and ChipWhisperer, The Car Hacker’s Handbook will show you how to: –Build an accurate threat model for your vehicle –Reverse engineer the CAN bus to fake engine signals –Exploit vulnerabilities in diagnostic and data-logging systems –Hack the ECU and other firmware and embedded systems –Feed exploits through infotainment and vehicle-to-vehicle communication systems –Override factory settings with performance-tuning techniques –Build physical and virtual test benches to try out exploits safely If you’re curious about automotive security and have the urge to hack a two-ton computer, make The Car Hacker’s Handbook your first stop.
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Crushing the SAT

Author: Lawrence Silverman

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1483413349

Category:

Page: 82

View: 8097

Crushing the SAT is the ultimate guide to the New SAT. The New SAT has a unique structure and scoring system that you can use to your advantage. Knowing when to guess and how to save time can raise your SAT score by hundreds of points. Brain-ruining test anxiety diminishes your ability to remember and think, both of which are needed for optimal performance on high stakes tests. Crushing the SAT uses proven psychological techniques to lessen anxiety and elevate you to a higher level of thinking. If you only have a few months, weeks, or even days to prepare, then Crushing the SAT is where you must start.
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10 Real SATs

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780874475678

Category: SAT (Educational test)

Page: 664

View: 834

Contains a guide to the SAT with actual tests, answers, and explanations, along with test-taking strategies and tips, and includes two PSAT/NMSQTs.
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Test of Time

A Novel Approach to the SAT and ACT

Author: Charles Harrington Elster

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780156011372

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 420

View: 875

An eccentric writer is finishing a manuscript about a rebellious boy named Huck when it suddenly disappears and in its place appears a strange contraption--a college student's laptop that has traveled through time.
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Hack the Planet

Science's Best Hope - or Worst Nightmare - for Averting Climate Catastrophe

Author: Eli Kintisch

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780470524268

Category: Science

Page: 288

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An inside tour of the incredible—and probably dangerous—plans to counteract the effects of climate change through experiments that range from the plausible to the fantastic David Battisti had arrived in Cambridge expecting a bloodbath. So had many of the other scientists who had joined him for an invitation-only workshop on climate science in 2007, with geoengineering at the top of the agenda. We can't take deliberately altering the atmosphere seriously, he thought, because there’s no way we'll ever know enough to control it. But by the second day, with bad climate news piling on bad climate news, he was having second thoughts. When the scientists voted in a straw poll on whether to support geoengineering research, Battisti, filled with fear about the future, voted in favor. While the pernicious effects of global warming are clear, efforts to reduce the carbon emissions that cause it have fallen far short of what’s needed. Some scientists have started exploring more direct and radical ways to cool the planet, such as: Pouring reflective pollution into the upper atmosphere Making clouds brighter Growing enormous blooms of algae in the ocean Schemes that were science fiction just a few years ago have become earnest plans being studied by alarmed scientists, determined to avoid a climate catastrophe. In Hack the Planet, Science magazine reporter Eli Kintisch looks more closely at this array of ideas and characters, asking if these risky schemes will work, and just how geoengineering is changing the world. Scientists are developing geoengineering techniques for worst-case scenarios. But what would those desperate times look like? Kintisch outlines four circumstances: collapsing ice sheets, megadroughts, a catastrophic methane release, and slowing of the global ocean conveyor belt. As incredible and outlandish as many of these plans may seem, could they soon become our only hope for avoiding calamity? Or will the plans of brilliant and well-intentioned scientists cause unforeseeable disasters as they play out in the real world? And does the advent of geoengineering mean that humanity has failed in its role as steward of the planet—or taken on a new responsibility? Kintisch lays out the possibilities and dangers of geoengineering in a time of planetary tipping points. His investigation is required reading as the debate over global warming shifts to whether humanity should Hack the Planet.
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