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: 1349

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.

Theory and Applications of Satisfiability Testing -- SAT 2015

18th International Conference, Austin, TX, USA, September 24-27, 2015, Proceedings

Author: Marijn Heule,Sean Weaver

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319243187

Category: Computers

Page: 436

View: 1254

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Theory and Applications of Satisfiability Testing, SAT 2015, held in Austin, TX, USA, in September 2015. The 21 regular papers, 2 short papers and 7 tool papers presented together with 3 invited talks were carefully reviewed and selected from 70 submissions. The papers address different aspects of SAT, including theoretical advances (exact algorithms, proof complexity, and other complexity issues), practical search algorithms, knowledge compilation, implementation-level details of SAT solvers and SAT-based systems, problem encodings and reformulations, and applications, as well as case studies and reports on insightful findings based on rigorous experimentation.The paper 'Constructing SAT Filters with a Quantum Annealer' is published open access under a CC BY-NC 2.5 license at link.springer.com.

The Mezonic Agenda: Hacking the Presidency

Hack along with the heroes and villains as the American Presidency hangs in the balance of cyber-space...

Author: Herbert Thomson

Publisher: Syngress

ISBN: 9781931836838

Category: Computers

Page: 488

View: 4340

The Mezonic Agenda deals with some of the most pressing topics in technology and computer security today including: reverse engineering, cryptography, buffer overflows, and steganography. The book tells the tale of criminal hackers attempting to compromise the results of a presidential election for their own gain. The accompanying CD contains real, working versions of all the applications described in the fictional narrative of the book. Computer users, programmers, IT professionals, and policy makers need to be made aware of the risks involved with deploying new technologies and see how attackers can leverage these technologies for their own purposes. While the story in The Mezonic Agenda is fictional, the technologies, exploits, and hacking techniques are all very real. * The first cyber-thriller" that allows the reader to "hack along" using the accompanying CD which contains working versions of all the applications described in the book. * To be published in October 2004 when interest in the American Presidential election will be at its highest. * Provides IT professionals with the most advanced, timely, and accurate information available on security exploits in a fascinating, fictional narrative.

Learning to Win

Sports, Education, and Social Change in Twentieth-century North Carolina

Author: Pamela Grundy

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807849347

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 377

View: 9058

Explores the significance of athletics in North Carolina's colleges and universities, and examines how sports in the state have reflected social and economic shifts and issues, including women's competition and racial integration.

Meet Me in the Lobby

The Story of Harold Koplar and the Chase Park Plaza

Author: Candace O'Connor

Publisher: Virginia Publishing

ISBN: 9781891442322

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 200

View: 6421


Saving the Dream

Author: Vanessa D. Gilmore

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 146912694X

Category: Fiction

Page: 315

View: 910

Saving the dream is a fiction novel which tells the story of a young woman and her decision to have her baby or give it up for adoption. The book alternately explores the life that her son lived with his birth mother and the life he might have lived with his adoptive mother. Ultimately, it asks readers to consider how each mothers dream impacts her life, the life of her son and the lives of other people he meets on his life journey.

Future Crimes

Inside The Digital Underground and the Battle For Our Connected World

Author: Marc Goodman

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473508460

Category: True Crime

Page: 688

View: 3309

* THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * * Future-proof yourself and your business by reading this book * Technological advances have benefited our world in immeasurable ways, but there is an ominous flipside. Criminals are often the earliest, and most innovative, adopters of technology and modern times have led to modern crimes. Today's criminals are stealing identities, draining online bank-accounts and wiping out computer servers. It's disturbingly easy to activate baby cam monitors to spy on families, pacemakers can be hacked to deliver a lethal jolt, and thieves are analyzing your social media in order to determine the best time for a home invasion. Meanwhile, 3D printers produce AK-47s, terrorists can download the recipe for the Ebola virus, and drug cartels are building drones. This is just the beginning of the tsunami of technological threats coming our way. In Future Crimes, Marc Goodman rips open his database of hundreds of real cases to give us front-row access to these impending perils. Reading like a sci-fi thriller, but based in startling fact, Goodman raises tough questions about the expanding role of technology in our lives. Future Crimes is a call to action for better security measures worldwide, but most importantly, will empower readers to protect themselves against these looming technological threats - before it's too late.

The Face

Author: Jack Vance

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575109696

Category: Fiction

Page: 132

View: 5421

Book four in the series which relate the story of Kirth Gersen as he exacts his revenge on five notorious criminals, collectively known as the Demon Princes, who carried his village off into slavery during his childhood.

The Americans

Author: John Jakes

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453255974

Category: Fiction

Page: 808

View: 6062

The definitive volume in Jakes’s bestselling series finds the Kent family reaching to finally embrace its legacy—and its future In the final installment of the Kent Family Chronicles, the remaining Kents seek to fulfill Philip Kent’s original American dream. As Gideon Kent’s health deteriorates, he fears for the future of his family. Their dynasty, now in ruins, stands as a tarnished symbol of all the Kents have lost in the unstable years of war and expansion. It falls to young Will to bring the family together—a task of epic scope. Only expert storyteller John Jakes could craft such a gripping finale to this beloved family saga, bringing the Kents’ drama—and the nineteenth century in America—to its riveting conclusion. This ebook features an illustrated biography of John Jakes including rare images from the author’s personal collection.


Author: Dale Allen

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595752241

Category: Fiction

Page: 210

View: 3595

The last days are upon us. In the near future, a man will find his destiny by looking deep into the past. The battle for man's birthright will no longer be fought in the shadows. Against a great evil, a handful of brave humans have preserved man's hope in the darkest of days. In the vast darkness, a small gem shines with the light for the future. A beacon of hope for those who seek its shelter. A place known as Sanctuary.

Not the End of the World

Author: Christopher Brookmyre

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 0802193862

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 6420

Death threats rock a Hollywood film festival: “Imagine Day of the Locust updated and rewritten by Carl Hiaasen” (Kirkus Reviews). After a family tragedy, LAPD cop Larry Freeman gets back to work with what he thinks is a simple assignment: Keep a rabid group of right-wing evangelical protestors as far away as possible from a celluloid celebration of ex—and very X—adult film actors. But when an oceanic research vessel off the West Coast is discovered with its crew vanished, Freeman has no idea how dirty this twisty game in the City of Angels is going to get. The players include the voluptuous daughter of a conservative US senator, a Glaswegian photographer with a mysterious agenda, a yacht-load of Hollywood producers, a throng of faded stars feeling more exposed than ever, and a band of self-righteous extremists bent on a glittering apocalypse. Set on the near side of the millennium, at a point when the world is about to spin out of control, this witty thriller delivers “a crazy off-the-wall roller coaster of a book that throws in not only the kitchen sink but the dresser, the best china, and the cook herself” (The Irish Times). “A wild, no-punches-pulled ride.” —The Philadelphia Weekly

A Garden Inclosed

Author: C. Leon Harris

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595297994

Category: Fiction

Page: 204

View: 7059

Written almost entirely in dialogue, this novel takes us into the lives of Ellis DeHart and his fair-skinned African-American wife, Rosa, as they search for answers to two shattering tragedies: the death of their son from a rare disease, and the refusal by Ellis's father to have anything to do with them. Rosa, the rational geneticist, thinks she knows the cause of their son's death, but Ellis, unable to accept the randomness of a chance mutation, turns to genealogy for the answer. Through research and imagination, he recreates the lives of their ancestors and discovers a more likely explanation. Ellis then tries to learn why the father he revered rejected him and Rosa after their engagement. Was it because of her race? Was it because Rosa's father was a civil-rights activist in the small southern town where Ellis's father's was police chief? Was Ellis's father involved in the killing of Rosa's parents? Ellis's recreation of that tragic time cracks the case but uncovers a secret even more threatening to his marriage to Rosa.

Paradise Walk

Borough of Chelsea S.W.3

Author: Shirley Goulden

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1466926317

Category: Fiction

Page: 236

View: 1841

Jen Templeton Jay is a wealthy New England socialite when she leaves home to become a writer. To help her screenwriting career, she moved to California and made the acquaintance of charming film director Dem Dmitri. Dem is married, however, and their affair does not materialize until they met again at a museum in London, where Jen is researching a Georgian romance novel. Free from his wifes proximity, Dem starts an affair with Jen. Meanwhile, Jen has begun to write. Her novel will be historical romance, and it will feature British socialite Elizabeth Ollernshaw Cullen, who just happens to fall in love with a penniless actor named Jack Kincaid. Back in real life, Dem leaves Jen brokenhearted. Unable to hide from the truth in her fiction, Jen tries to kill herself and wakes up in a London clinic. On the road to recovery, she seems to be doing wellexcept she hears things, like the sound of rustling leaves, when no leaves are rustling. Meanwhile her novel continues to grow, set in the current location of the London cliniconce known as the Marylebone Pleasure Gardens, where ladies promenaded in skirts that sounded oddly of rustling leaves. Perhaps Jens failed love story can be healed through the love of her charactersor perhaps not.

The Keswick convention

Author: C.F. Harford

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5878924528

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 4816


Heroes, Hacks, and Fools

Memoirs from the Political Inside

Author: Ted Van Dyk

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 029598970X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 6513

Ted Van Dyk, a shrewd veteran of countless national political and policy fights, casts fresh light on many of the leading personalities and watershed events of American politics since JFK. He was a Pentagon intelligence analyst during the Berlin Crisis of 1961 and an aide to Jean Monnet and other leaders of the European movement before serving at the Johnson White House as Vice President Humphrey�s senior advisor and alter ego. He was involved in that administration�s Great Society triumphs and its Vietnam tragedy. In the late 1960s, Van Dyk moved to Columbia University as vice president to help quell campus disorders which threatened the university. Over a period of 35 years he was a senior advisor to presidential candidates Humphrey, McGovern, Carter, Ted Kennedy, Mondale, Hart, and Tsongas; contributed regular essays to the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Fortune, and other national publications; and led two national think tanks. In 2001 the Bellingham, Washington, native returned to the Northwest to write a regular editorial-page column for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Van Dyk�s memoirs contain many previously untold stories from an historic period of national politics, portray brilliant and not-so-brilliant leaders and ideas, and also illuminate politics� darker side. They bring to life the flawed realities and enduring opportunities of public policymaking in our time.

Day of Atonement

Author: Alex Archer

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460381262

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 1297

A reckoning that will destroy them all… Trials, persecutions, false accusations, the Inquisition—for archaeologist and TV host Annja Creed, the current episode they're taping for her show is a fascinating one. But while Annja is filming the last segment in France, a vicious "accident" nearly kills her. It looks to be unintentional…until a man calling himself Cauchon claims responsibility. The name Cauchon strikes a chord in the exceptionally—some might say unnaturally—long memory of Annja's friend and mentor Roux. Discovering the old man's secret years ago, Cauchon wanted to blackmail Roux before fate put the matter to rest. Or so Roux thought. Now this powerful fanatic has turned from seeking out the divine to meting out "justice." Vengeance. And he will single-handedly resurrect the violence of the Inquisition to ensure that Annja and her friend are judged and found guilty. With so much at stake, Annja may soon find that friendship can be fatal.

Hack Attack

How the truth caught up with Rupert Murdoch

Author: Nick Davies

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448114349

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 464

View: 5236

A SUNDAY TIMES TOP 5 BESTSELLER LONGLISTED FOR THE SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE 2014 SHORTLISTED FOR THE FT BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2014 SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE 2015 At first, it seemed like a small story. The royal correspondent of the News of the World was cuaght listening in on Buckingham Palace voicemails. He was quietly sent to prison and the case was closed. But Nick Davies felt sure there was a lot more going on. And he was right. Hack Attack is the definitive inside story of one of the major scandals of our age, told by the man who exposed it. Davies and a network of rebel lawyers, MPs and celebrities took on Rupert Murdoch, one of the most powerful men in the world, and in bringing him down they uncovered a world of crime and cover-up reaching from the newsroom to Scotland Yard and to Downing Street. This is the story of a network of corruption rooted deep within our society, and how it was dragged into the light. 'This has all the elements - lying, corruption, blackmail - at the highest levels of government by the biggest newspaper in London' GEORGE CLOONEY

Fall On Your Knees

Author: Ann-Marie Macdonald

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446418235

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

View: 5092

Following the curves of the twentieth century, FALL ON YOUR KNEES takes us from haunted Cape Breton island in Nova Scotia through the battlefields of World War I into the emerging jazz scene in New York City, and immerses us in the lives of four unforgettable sisters. The children of a driven and ambitious father, the sisters -Kathleen, the oldest, a beautiful talent intent on a career as an opera diva; Frances, the drunken rogue and child prostitute; Lily, the pseudo-saint cripple; and Mercedes, the fervent Catholic and protector of the flock - are swept along by the tumult of events and of their own desires. This is a story of family relationships, racial strife, miracles, attempted murder, birth and eath, and an extraordinary love affair.