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What Can I Do on This Web site?

There are two different areas of study to concentrate on once you've subscribed to our SAT prep site. You can study our SAT test tips and vocabulary lists but most importantly, you can take SAT practice tests and receive immediate feedback via our online grading system and our explanations of the exam answers.

Areas For Study

When you subscribe to SAT prep help from Barron's, you can click on "Test Tips" from the main site menu and be taken to seven different areas that you can study. These include:

  Basic Exam tactics - Here you can browse through general exam tips designed to guide you through the experience of taking the actual SAT examination. There are tips on what you need to "know before you go" here.

  Verbal/Critical Reading Tactics - This section is devoted to covering the tactics you should use when confronted with the four types of Verbal questions on the SAT. It offers methods of recognizing tricks and common mistakes that can be avoided when exam time comes. This sections analyzes and offers tactics on:

* Sentence Completion
* Critical Reading
* Critical Reading on Paired Passages

  Vocabulary Lists - Another invaluable resource of the site is our Vocabulary Lists section, which is accessible from your Home screen after logging into the site. Here you can browse over 3500 words broken up into 50 word lists including words that we call "High Frequency," (words that appear quite often on the SAT) and "Hot Prospects," (words that show up less often, but are usually key words on SAT exam questions). Each list contains the word, the part of speech (i.e. noun, verb, etc.), a definition, and it's usage in a sentence plus any alternate meanings that are important to remember.

  Writing Tactics - This section offers tactics you should use when dealing with the three types of Writing questions on the SAT exam. It offers methods of recognizing tricks and common mistakes that can be avoided when exam time comes. This section analyzes and offers tactics on

* Identifying Sentence Error
* Improving Sentences
* Improving Paragraphs

  Essay Tactics - Here you will discover how your essay will be scored on the SAT test and what characteristics distinguish essays at the various scoring levels. Learn the best methods of preparing yourself before the test, including a selection of Practice Essay Topics and suggestions on how to create your own. Plus, you'll get tactics you can use during the test to give yourself the best chance of writing a high-scoring essay within the time limit.

  Math Tactics and Key Facts - This section covers the many different math tactics that you should commit to memory before taking the SAT test. These tactics make answering SAT math questions a breeze by pointing out methods of arriving at the correct answers.

Also covered are the many of the key principles of mathematics from the most basic concepts up through college level formulas that you will need to study for success on the SAT. Areas include:

* Coordinate Geometry
* Logical Reasoning
* Polynomials
* Ratios and Proportions
* Solving Equations and Inequalities

SAT Practice Tests

Here is the focus of the site...taking practice SAT exams online and getting immediate feedback. On BarronsTestPrep.com, you can select from seven SAT exams and either take them from beginning to end, with the optional automatic timer, to practice under actual exam conditions, or you can take your time and practice on particular types of questions and be able to pinpoint your weaker areas by creating exams customized to your own needs.

Most importantly, once you have finished an SAT practice test and have received a grade, you are then shown detailed analysis of each and every question and it's answers (both correct AND incorrect) in our Report Card section. You will get Barron's 60+ years of expertise in study guides at your finger tips, which is much more valuable than simply having an answer key in front of you.

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