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SAT Prep Black Book: The Most Effective SAT Strategies Ever Published

SAT Prep Black Book: The Most Effective SAT Strategies Ever Published: more info
Author: Mike Barrett
Click the "look inside" feature above to browse the SAT Black Book and get a feel for how it approaches the SAT! The fully up-to-date SAT Prep Black Book, Second Edition gives you unique, effective SAT strategies from Mike Barrett, an SAT tutor with clients all over the globe who pay him hundreds of dollars an hour for phone tutoring. In addition to extensive and effective training on every aspect of the SAT, the SAT Black Book gives you detailed, systematic, easy-to-follow walkthroughs for every question in 4 of the College Board's official SAT Practice Tests.The Black Book is a must-have in your SAT preparation, whether you need tomake a perfect 1600 to be competitive at an Ivy,score a 450 in each section to claim a sports scholarship,or anything in between.You can find the first 4 Practice SAT tests from the College Board for free on the College Board’s website, or in the "Blue Book...

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Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning

Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning: more info
Author: Peter C. Brown
To most of us, learning something "the hard way" implies wasted time and effort. Good teaching, we believe, should be creatively tailored to the different learning styles of students and should use strategies that make learning easier. Make It Stick turns fashionable ideas like these on their head. Drawing on recent discoveries in cognitive psychology and other disciplines, the authors offer concrete techniques for becoming more productive learners.Memory plays a central role in our ability to carry out complex cognitive tasks, such as applying knowledge to problems never before encountered and drawing inferences from facts already known. New insights into how memory is encoded, consolidated, and later retrieved have led to a better understanding of how we learn. Grappling with the impediments that make learning challenging leads both to more complex mastery and better retention of what ...

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The PowerScore Digital LSAT Logic Games Bible (Powerscore Test Preparation)

The PowerScore Digital LSAT Logic Games Bible (Powerscore Test Preparation): more info
Author: David M. Killoran
"The PowerScore LSAT Logic Games Bible is the most comprehensive book available for the Logic Games section of the LSAT. This book will provide you with an advanced system for attacking any game that you may encounter on the LSAT. The concepts presented in the Logic Games Bible are representative of the techniques covered in PowerScore’s live courses and have consistently been proven effective for thousands of our students. The Logic Games Bible features and explains a detailed methodology for solving all aspects of Logic Games, including: • Recognizing game types and the proper way to represent rules • The methods for making inferences efficiently and accurately • Techniques for solving each question type • Detailed explanations for 28 official LSAT logic games • Time management strategies • Extensive drills to reinforce every major concept • A cla...

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A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra)

A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra): more info
Author: Barbara Oakley PhD
The companion book to COURSERA®'s wildly popular massive open online course "Learning How to Learn"Whether you are a student struggling to fulfill a math or science requirement, or you are embarking on a career change that requires a new skill set, A Mind for Numbers offers the tools you need to get a better grasp of that intimidating material. Engineering professor Barbara Oakley knows firsthand how it feels to struggle with math. She flunked her way through high school math and science courses, before enlisting in the army immediately after graduation. When she saw how her lack of mathematical and technical savvy severely limited her options—both to rise in the military and to explore other careers—she returned to school with a newfound determination to re-tool her brain to master the very subjects that had given her so much trouble throughout her entire life. In A Mind for Num...

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How to Become a Straight-A Student: The Unconventional Strategies Real College Students Use to Score High While Studying Less

How to Become a Straight-A Student: The Unconventional Strategies Real College Students Use to Score High While Studying Less: more info
Author: Cal Newport
Looking to jumpstart your GPA? Most college students believe that straight A’s can be achieved only through cramming and painful all-nighters at the library. But Cal Newport knows that real straight-A students don’t study harder—they study smarter. A breakthrough approach to acing academic assignments, from quizzes and exams to essays and papers, How to Become a Straight-A Student reveals for the first time the proven study secrets of real straight-A students across the country and weaves them into a simple, practical system that anyone can master. You will learn how to: • Streamline and maximize your study time • Conquer procrastination • Absorb the material quickly and effectively • Know which reading assignments are critical—and which are not • Target the paper topics that wow professors • Provide A+ answers on exams • Write stellar prose without the agon...

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Nonfiction Sight Word Readers Parent Pack Level A: Teaches 25 key Sight Words to Help Your Child Soar as a Reader!

Nonfiction Sight Word Readers Parent Pack Level A: Teaches 25 key Sight Words to Help Your Child Soar as a Reader!: more info
Author: Liza Charlesworth
Set the stage for your child to soar with these just-right books that teach the first 25 sight words! This cheery red box includes 25 titles, each focused on a key sight word: the, of, and, a, to, etc. The books’ real-world topics with predicable text are super-engaging to make mastering these must-know words easy and fun. Includes motivating stickers PLUS a mini-activity book to ensure learning sticks. Books correlate with Guided Reading Level A.First 25 Sight Words (Fry List): the, of, and, a, to, in, is, you, that, it, he, was, for, on, are, as, with, his, they, I, at, be, this, have, from For use with Grades PreK-1....

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The Geography Bee Complete Preparation Handbook: 1,001 Questions & Answers to Help You Win Again and Again!

The Geography Bee Complete Preparation Handbook: 1,001 Questions & Answers to Help You Win Again and Again!: more info
Author: Matthew T. Rosenberg
The Ultimate Geography Bee Resource Guide Geography Bees are hot, with millions of fourth through eighth graders competing in National Geographic—sponsored Bees every year! This indispensable guide will systematically prepare your child to beat the competition and win! Inside you'll discover: ·Important rules, the best strategies, and essential insider tips ·How to avoid the most common pitfalls ·Proven study techniques from teachers and parents ·Facts about every U.S. state and every country in the world ·1,001 practice Bee questions and answers ·And much more! School geography is no longer a matter of simply memorizing U.S. states and capitals. Today's students must also know the physical, political, economic, and cultural geography of the world, with current events thrown in for good measure. Because many states now mandate geography comprehension for students, this mus...

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Essential Study Skills

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Author: Linda Wong
For students who need to develop the study skills required to successfully complete their college education--whether they attend a two- or four-year college or they are adult learners--ESSENTIAL STUDY SKILLS, 8th Edition, is their guide to success. Featuring the essential learning strategies for becoming a better student, this book helps students learn how to prepare for class, develop textbook reading strategies, use effective note-taking techniques, strengthen their test-taking skills, and use technology effectively. ESSENTIAL STUDY SKILLS, 8th Edition, adapts to any learning style and offers a step-by-step approach and numerous opportunities for practice throughout the textbook and accompanying CourseMate website. The new edition includes a dedicated chapter (12) entitled Using Technology, providing guidance on how students can use electronic tools to improve their study skills, condu...

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The Work-Smart Academic Planner, Revised Edition: Write It Down, Get It Done

The Work-Smart Academic Planner, Revised Edition: Write It Down, Get It Done: more info
Author: Peg Dawson
From executive skills experts Peg Dawson and Richard Guare, the large-format academic planner that has helped thousands of students in grades 6–12 is now revised and updated. It provides an all-in-one resource for keeping track of assignments and due dates while developing the crucial executive skills needed to succeed in school and beyond. Students are given the tools to get organized, manage their time, learn study strategies, create daily/weekly study plans, and stay on track. They are also guided to evaluate their own executive skills in order to target their weaknesses and capitalize on strengths. In addition to simplified planner pages, the revised edition has an improved Studying for Tests form. User-friendly features: *Convenient spiral binding. *Three-hole punched to fit in a binder (with a new slimmer profile). *Reproducible planning forms; purchasers can download and prin...

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Barron's GED Test Flash Cards: 450 Flash Cards to Help You Achieve a Higher Score (Barron's Test Prep)

Barron's GED Test Flash Cards: 450 Flash Cards to Help You Achieve a Higher Score (Barron's Test Prep): more info
Author: Kelly A. Battles
Test takers preparing for the GED High School Equivalency exam can brush up on their academic skills with this brand-new set of flash cards. The 450 cards are divided into categories that reflect the GED’s four test areas: Reading through Language Arts (RLA), Social Studies, Math, and Science. Approximately 125 English flash cards cover grammar, correct sentence usage, and reading comprehension. Approximately 100 Social Studies cards cover history, geography, civics and government, and economics. Approximately 125 Math cards present questions with answers covering numbers and operations, geometry, measurement and data analysis, and algebra; and approximately 100 Science cards cover fundamentals of biology, Earth science, chemistry, and physics. The cards present questions and answers, as well as terms and definitions. All cards have a punch hole in one corner to accommodate a metal key...

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