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SAT Preparation Booklet 2007-08 Get Ready for the SAT ® Try Sample Questions Take an Official SAT Practice Test Go Online for Answer Explanations Find everything in this booklet and more at collegeboard.com/satprep
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SAT Preparation Booklet 2 © 2007 The College Board. All rights reserved. College Board, Advanced Placement Program, AP, SAT, and the acorn logo are registered trademarks of the College Board. connect to college success, SAT Reasoning Test, SAT Subject Tests, The Official SAT Study Guide, The Official SAT Question of the Day, The Official SAT Online Course, and SAT Preparation Center are trademarks owned by the College Board. PSAT/NMSQT is a registered trademark of the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation. All other products and services may be trademarks of their respective owners. Visit the College Board on the Web: www.collegeboard.com. Contents SAT Reasoning Test TM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Frequently Asked Questions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Approaches to Taking the SAT® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 The Critical Reading Section. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Approaches to the Critical Reading Section . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Sentence Completions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Passage-Based Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 The Mathematics Section. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Calculator Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Approaches to the Mathematics Section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Mathematics Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Multiple-Choice Questions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Student-Produced Response Questions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 The Writing Section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Characteristics of Effective Writing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Improving Sentences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Identifying Sentence Errors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Improving Paragraphs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 The Essay. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Scoring the Essay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Scoring Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Official SAT Practice Test. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 About the Practice Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Answer Sheet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Official SAT Practice Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Correct Answers and Difficulty Levels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Scoring the Official SAT Practice Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 The College Board: Connecting Students to College Success The College Board is a not-for-profit membership asso- ciation whose mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity. Founded in 1900, the association is composed of more than 5,200 schools, colleges, uni- versities, and other educational organizations. Each year, the College Board serves seven million students and their parents, 23,000 high schools, and 3,500 colleges through major programs and services in college admissions, guid- ance, assessment, financial aid, enrollment, and teaching and learning. Among its best-known programs are the SAT®, the PSAT/NMSQT®, and the Advanced Placement Program® (AP®). The College Board is committed to the principles of excellence and equity, and that commitment is embodied in all of its programs, services, activities, and concerns. For further information, visit www.collegeboard.com. 3,--t >¡`Ê!¡ÃÜiÀÊ-Ý«¢>¡>Ì£¤¡Ã 4iÌÊ>Ê.V¤ÀiÊ,i«¤ÀÌ .>¥«¢iÊ-ÃÃ>Þà />¦iÊ Ì§iÊ «À>VÌ£ViÊ ÌiÃÌÊ £¡Ê ̧£ÃÊ L¤¤¦¢iÌ]Ê Ì§i¡Ê }¤Ê ¤¡¢£¡iÊ Ì¤Ê }iÌÊ >¡ÃÜiÀÊ iÝ«¢>¡>Ì£¤¡Ã]Ê >Ê «iÀä¡>¢£âi`ÊÃV¤ÀiÊÀi«¤ÀÌ]Ê>¡`ÊÃ>¥«¢iÊiÃÃ>ÞÃ°Ê 7§>ÌÊÞ¤Õ½¢¢Êw¡`\ !¡ÃÜiÀÊ-Ý«¢>¡>Ì£¤¡Ã *iÀä¡>¢£âi`Ê .V¤ÀiÊ,i«¤ÀÌÊ 5iÀi½Ãʧ¤Ü\ Ê
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