Up Your Score: The Underground Guide to the SAT

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9781417632831: Up Your Score: The Underground Guide to the SAT

It's the SAT guide that kids will actually enjoy using. And it's the one that works: The students who developed Up Your Score all aced the SAT and went to the colleges of their choice. Irreverent, credible, delivered with attitude, Up Your Score combines the best math, critical reading, and essay preparation with strategies and tips designed to help kids psych out The Test. Its witty, peer-to-peer voice—like getting advice from a good (and really smart) friend—makes the material so much easier to retain than the dry text of traditional test guides. And priced at $11.95, it's an economical alternative to expensive test-preparation courses, and an affordable addition, breath of fresh air, and reality check for the student who has a Princeton Review or Kaplan book.

Includes: How to think like the SAT. How to prepare the essay in advance. Six hundred key vocabulary words (and proven tricks for actually remembering them). Insider math tricks. The best way 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, and a recipe for energy-boosting Sweet & Tasty 800 Bars (and how to smuggle them into the testing hall).

FREE: An online diagnostic test from PrepMe.com and an iPod download that helps students learn the 600 key vocabulary words.

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You’ve been hearing about the SAT since they day you entered high school. Guess what? It’s time. So when you walk into that testing hall, will it be with a case of nerves—or attitude? A guerrilla guide written by six students who destroyed the SAT, Up Your Score combines the best math and verbal preparation with the strategies and tips you need to psyche out—and not be psyched out by—the Test.

Six kids who’ve aced it show you how to:
Think like the SAT
Improve memory and maintain peak concentration
Master insider math tricks
Learn 600 key vocabulary words
Hone your speed and timing
Be a better guesser (and why it’s almost always better to guess)
Do sections in the best order
Prepare your essay in advance

But wait! There’s more:
Insider college admissions advice
What to do if you have a nasty proctor
The Up Your Score Lower Your Stress Plan
The SAT and the internet
A recipe for Sweet and Tasty 800 Bars and how to smuggle them into the testing hall
How best to fill in the answer circles and save nearly 6 minutes

About the Author:

Paul Rossi is a Cornell graduate.

Jean Huang is a high school senior in St. Cloud, Minnesota and applying for early admission to Stanford.

Larry Berger is a Yale graduate and Rhodes Scholar and the president of Amplify Learning.

Manek Mistry graduated from Cornell Law School and is in private practice.

Michael Colton, a Harvard graduate, writes for film and television and most recently the animated Web series “Zoolander: Super Model.”

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Berger, Larry, Colton, Michael, Mistry, Manek
Published by San Val (2004)
ISBN 10: 1417632836 ISBN 13: 9781417632831
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