PSAT/NMSQT For Dummies

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The fast and easy way to ace the PSAT/NMSQT exam Similar to the SAT, the PSAT/NMSQT measures critical reading skills, math problem–solving skills, and writing skills. The tips and plain–English information presented in PSAT/NMSQT For Dummies are designed to give readers of all skill levels the edge they need to perform their best on this important exam. Here, you′ll find the easy–to–understand information you need to prepare for the PSAT/NMSQT. You′ll get a review of foundational concepts for every section, from identifying root words and correctly using commas, to solving math word problems and using the quadratic formula. Plus, four full–length practice tests with detailed answers and explanations help you assess your skills as you prep for exam day. So what are you waiting for? Includes a review of foundational concepts for every section Practice problems for each of the test′s three sections allow you to test your comprehension as you study Includes four full–length practice tests with detailed answers and explanations If you′re one of the 3.5 million students preparing for the PSAT/NMSQT exam, this hands–on guide has everything you need to score your highest!
Introduction 1 Part I: Soaring Over the PSAT/NMSQT 7 Chapter 1, Introducing the Exam 9 Chapter 2: Getting Practical: PSAT/NMSQT Logistics 19 Part II: Word Up!: The Critical Reading and Writing Sections 27 Chapter 3: Blanking Out on the PSAT: Sentence Completions 29 Chapter 4: Exploring the Secret Passage: Reading Comprehension Questions 39 Chapter 5: As Easy as ABC and D and E: Writing 57 Part III: Assembling a Math Tool Kit 69 Chapter 6: When 2 + 4 = 1 Great Score: Preparing for PSAT Math 71 Chapter 7: Counting Down and Adding Up: Numbers and Operations 79 Chapter 8: Mastering the X Factor: Algebra and Functions 95 Chapter 9: Getting in Shape for Geometry Questions 113 Chapter 10: Against All Odds: Probability and Statistics 133 Part IV: Practice Makes Perfect: Practice Exams 143 Chapter 11: Practice Test 1 145 Chapter 12: Practice Test 1: Answers and Explanations 175 Chapter 13: Practice Test 2 191 Chapter 14: Practice Test 2: Answers and Explanations 221 Chapter 15: Practice Test 3 237 Chapter 16: Practice Test 3: Answers and Explanations 269 Chapter 17: Practice Test 4 285 Chapter 18: Practice Test 4: Answers and Explanations 315 Part V: The Part of Tens 331 Chapter 19: Ten Ways to Improve Your Test–Taking Skills 333 Chapter 20: Ten Mistakes to Avoid on the PSAT/NMSQT 337 Appendix: Scoring the Exams 341 Index 347