Up Your Score: SAT, 2018-2019 Edition

The Underground Guide to Outsmarting "The Test"

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

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 152350059X

Category: Study Aids

Page: 336

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Thoroughly revised for the revamped SAT, Up Your Score: SAT is the only test-prep guide written for students by students—all of whom achieved perfect or near-perfect scores and went on to the colleges of their choice. A complement and reality check to the mainstream SAT study guides, it’s the book that kids recommend to one another, because it’s as entertaining as it is effective, showing students how to: • Think like the SAT • Ramp up their “mental math” powers • Remember the 12 most important grammar rules • Hone speed and timing • Understand key vocabulary words in context • Be a better guesser (and why it’s always better to guess) • Vanquish anxiety and improve concentration • Best fill in the answer circles, saving nearly six minutes • Unwind with SAT Yoga
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Going to College in the Sixties

Author: John R. Thelin

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 142142682X

Category: Education

Page: 224

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Picture going to college in the sixties: the protests and marches, the teach-ins and sit-ins, the drugs, sex, and rock 'n’ roll?hip, electric, psychedelic. Not so fast, says bestselling historian John R. Thelin. Even at radicalized campuses, volatile student demonstrations coexisted with the "business as usual" of a flagship state university: athletics, fraternities and sororities, and student government. In Going to College in the Sixties, Thelin reinterprets the campus world shaped during one of the most dramatic decades in American history. Reconstructing all phases of the college experience, Thelin explores how students competed for admission, paid for college in an era before Pell Grants, dealt with crowded classes and dormitories, voiced concerns about the curriculum, grappled with new tensions in big-time college sports, and overcame discrimination. Thelin augments his anecdotal experience with a survey of landmark state and federal policies and programs shaping higher education, a chronological look at media coverage of college campuses over the course of the decade, and an account of institutional changes in terms of curricula and administration. Combining student memoirs, campus publications, oral histories, and newsreels, along with archival sources and institutional records, the book goes beyond facile stereotypes about going to school in the sixties. Grounded in social and political history, with a scope that will appeal both to a new generation of scholars and to alumni of the era, this engaging book allows readers to consider "going to college" in both the past and the present.
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Up Your Score, 2013-2014 edition

The Underground Guide to the SAT

Author: Larry Berger,Michael Colton,JaJa Liao,Manek Mistry,Paul Rossi

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761171282

Category: Study Aids

Page: 336

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Written for students by students, Up Your Score is the book kids will actually want to use to help them ace the test. Its four authors and guest editor—who each achieved perfect or close-to-perfect scores and got into the college of their choice—offer expert advice and proven strategies, laced with an edgy wit. Kept sharply up-to-date by the guest editor, Up Your Score is a complement—and a reality check—to the institutional reviews by Princeton and Kaplan. It’s the book that injects attitude into the dry business of test prep, fending off the anxiety of the SAT with peer humor. A rich and lively vocabulary section is filled with examples that kids will relate to. The math section delves into the eight core ways the test covers the subject, plus offers problem-solving techniques. The writing section addresses the 13 most important grammar rules to know. And Up Your Score shows how to “psych out” the test: How to think like the SAT. How to prepare the essay in advance. The best ways to fill in answer circles and other strategies to save precious minutes. Plus, tips for maintaining concentration, why it’s always better to guess than to leave a question unanswered, what to wear on test day, and a recipe for energy-boosting Sweet & Tasty 800 Bars.
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Up Your Score: ACT, 2018-2019 Edition

The Underground Guide to Outsmarting "The Test"

Author: Chris Arp,Jon Fish,Zack Swafford,Ava Chen

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 1523500603

Category: Study Aids

Page: 352

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Fully updated to reflect the most current version of the ACT, Up Your Score: ACT remains the test prep and survival guide that kids will actually want to use. Written by Chris Arp, a Princeton graduate and top ACT tutor—with the help of four students who aced the test (and went on to the colleges of their choice)—it’s a true insider’s guide, filled with effective strategies and tips, delivered with the attitude, smarts, and wit that make Up Your Score the bestselling alternative test-prep series in print. ▪ Crush the reading section by developing the Five Habits of Lean Forward Reading. ▪ Master the math section through techniques like “plugging in,” an amazing trick that simplifies all algebra word problems. ▪ Annihilate the English section by absorbing six key punctuation and nine essential grammar rules. ▪ Sail through the science section by understanding that it actually tests reasoning. ▪ Plus, the latest information on ACT scoring and the essay test, revised in 2015 to be more open-ended and analytical.
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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: 0761181415

Category: Study Aids

Page: 336

View: 445

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More college-bound seniors than ever are taking the SAT—in 2012, 1.66 million of them. Up Your Score: SAT is the only guide written for students, by students. Filled with expert advice and proven strategies, it injects a feisty attitude into the dry business of test prep, fending off test anxiety with humor. Its four authors and guest editor achieved perfect or near-perfect scores and attended the colleges of their choice, and the book shows readers how they can do the same. Discover the eight core ways the test approaches math. Learn 600 key vocabulary words with proven tricks to make definitions memorable. Master the 13 most important grammar rules, and find out how to prepare your essay in advance. Plus, Up Your Score shows how to “psych out” the test. How to think like the SAT. The best ways to fill in answer circles and other strategies to save precious minutes. Tips for maintaining concentration. Why it’s always better to guess than to leave a question unanswered. And a recipe for energy-boosting Sweet & Tasty 800 Bars. Up Your Score is the inexpensive complement—and reality check—to the institutional tomes by Princeton Review and Kaplan. It’s the guerrilla guide that students recommend to each other—the only one kids actually want to use. But don’t take our word for it—check out these posts from Up Your Score’s Facebook page: “OMG, with this book, my second SAT score went up 220 points from my first score . . . thanks for the awesome tips. everyone should buy this book!:)” “Just bought the book for my SAT test . . . I’m already laughing and it’s making studying a little less terrible “I got a 1900 partly because of you guys, thank you SO much!”
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Up Your Score: ACT, 2014-2015 Edition

The Underground Guide

Author: Chris Arp,Ava Chen,Jon Fish,Zack Swafford,Veritas Tutors and Test Prep

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761176993

Category: Study Aids

Page: 352

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Yes, kids, there is an alternative to the big, bad SAT—it’s called the ACT. And yes, there’s now an alternative to the big, bad, boring ACT study books: Up Your Score: ACT, the prep and survival guide with attitude. Like Up Your Score: SAT, Up Your Score: ACT is the underground guide for the 1.65 million kids who take the ACT every year (more than take the SAT). It’s written by Chris Arp, age 26, a Princeton graduate, along with his colleagues at Manhattan’s prestigious Veritas Test Prep company and three high school seniors who each scored an ACT-perfect 36. They take the guerrilla guide Up Your Score approach of combining a thorough knowledge of how the test works and the subjects it covers with for-student, by-student tips and strategies; lively pop culture references and jokes; and a fresh knowledge of what it’s like to actually take the test. Ace the reading section by developing the Five Habits of Lean Forward Reading, including Treat reading like a conversation and Pay attention to direction words. Master the math section through techniques like “plugging in,” an amazing trick that simplifies all algebra word problems. The ACT is heavy on grammar, so the book delves into commas, semicolons, pronouns, transitions, and more. It covers the science the way the test does—showing how to use science reasoning. Plus—how to make GameFace Quintuple Sugar Blast Bars for that needed burst of energy.
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Up Your Score

The Underground Guide to the SAT

Author: Michael Colton,Manek Mistry,Janet Xu

Publisher: Workman Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780761133254

Category: Study Aids

Page: 338

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Covers preparation for the math and verbal sections of the SAT, and gives insider tips and tricks on taking the test and boosting one's score.
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Up your score

the underground guide to the new SAT and PSAT

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

Publisher: Workman Pub Co

ISBN: 9781563055058

Category: Study Aids

Page: 272

View: 1479

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Shows how to prepare for the new SAT test, and offers advice on improving speed and timing, making educated guesses, remaining relaxed, and maintaining concentration
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