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Preparation for the test that qualifies you for admission to one of New York City‚'s academically demanding Specialized High Schools: Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts; Bronx High School of Science; Brooklyn Latin School; Brooklyn Technical High School; High School for Mathematics, Science and Engineering at City College; High School of American Studies at Lehman College; Queens High School for the Sciences at York College; Staten Island Technical High School; and Stuyvesant High School
Three full-length practice SHSAT tests and four half-length tests are presented with solutions for all problems
A set of Math Diagnosers will help you identify and correct your math weaknesses
Practice exercises will help you excel on the SHSAT's Logical Reasoning section
I used this book for TJ admissions review with my child. This is definitely not a starter book. It was great for review however, especially the verbal section since that seems to be inadequately covered in most other books. We also used PSAT books for practice, but the verbal required for Science and Tech focused high school admissions test is just not all there within the PSAT curriculum (Scrambled paragraphs anyone?). It has good explanations not only within the sections, but also for each of the test questions in the answer guide. My recommendation will be to copy the answer sheet (the one your child fills out) instead of using the one in the book. This allows for re-use of the tests, and for practice on the same material weeks/months later if needed (or with another child).
This reviewer is challenging enough but I think it should include more practice exams. I think it prepares you well for the format of the test, but by no means should this be your ONLY review book, as I think not all topics were covered by the review tests.
This book was very helpful in preparing for the TJ Admission Test, especially in getting acquainted with the format as they are nearly identical. The scrambled paragraphs were especially useful for the test. I used this book alone to prepare for TJ, and got admitted. However, I was already proficient in the material covered by this book. This book should be used more like a supplement after the material is learned, because it does not really "teach" the material, just reviews it. Overall, the MOST useful commercially available book to prepare for TJ and SHSAT!
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