Strategies for Success on the SAT: Mathematics Section

Secrets, Tips and Techniques for Conquering the SAT from a Test Prep Expert

by Lisa Muehle



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/31/2006

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Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 238
ISBN : 9780595824168
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.25x11
Page Count : 238
ISBN : 9781583480137

About the Book

Simple Secrets and Savvy Strategies for Acing the SAT!

Today's SAT is harder, longer, and more daunting than ever before, but students armed with the proven success strategies in this one-of-a-kind study program will have all the skills and confidence they need to ace it!

Renowned test prep expert Lisa Muehle explains every detail of the SAT, including what to expect and how the questions will look, ways to carefully manage time, and techniques to greatly enhance performance. She shows students how to reduce stress and minimize test anxiety, boost concentration and focus, and increase speed and accuracy.

This well-illustrated edition covers the Mathematics section of the SAT with chapters on essential topics such as arithmetic and basic math; algebra; coordinate geometry and graphs in a coordinate plane; plane and solid geometry; data charts; miscellaneous math topics; and classic word problems. This indispensable guide includes:

  • A suggested study plan as test day approaches (both an eight-week and a four-week version)
  • A detailed breakdown of the math scoring procedure for multiple-choice and grid-in response problems
  • A straightforward explanation of the SAT "guessing penalty"
  • Tools and hints for educated guessing and avoiding attractive but wrong answer choices
  • A smart approach to grid-in problems
  • Tips, pointers, and step-by-step key sequences for using a graphing calculator to solve advanced algebra problems
  • "Success Strategy" sidebars with seasoned advice and practical equations
  • Sample sets for practicing new and classic SAT math problems with thorough explanations of the solutions

Together with its companion guide, Strategies for Success on the SAT: Critical Reading and Writing Sections, this is the comprehensive program for mastering the SAT and gaining admission into the top universities.

About the Author

Lisa Muehle is a co-founder and director of Cambridge Tutoring & Test Prep, Laguna Beach, California. Ms. Muehle originated the Colloquium Test Prep Course for the SAT, a long term SAT training program for 7th-11th grade students, in 1992. Three of Ms. Muehle's students have posted perfect SAT scores. Because of the unique long-term nature of the Colloquium program and its phenomenal score results, Lisa Muehle and the Colloquium Test Prep Course for the SAT have received extensive media coverage, including:

  • PBS Frontline documentary ?Secrets of the SAT? (aired Oct. 5, 1999)
  • CBS Early Show feature ?Kids and the SAT? (aired May 2, 2002)
  • Los Angeles Times half-page feature in the Metro section, ?Scoring SAT Tutors? (published Oct. 12, 1998)
  • USA Today editorial (published July 11, 2000)
  • Orange County Register front-page feature article, ?For SAT, Even Young Teens Know the Score? (published Saturday, January 31, 2004)