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Gruber's SAT Word Master: The Most Effective Way to Learn the Most Important SAT Vocabulary Words Paperback – August 1, 2009

ISBN-13: 978-1402220104 ISBN-10: 1402220103

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks (August 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402220103
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402220104
  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 0.7 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,159,203 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This study aid for the critical reading section of the SAT defines the prefixes and suffixes that signal the meaning of words, suggests three strategies for figuring out the meaning of a word, and lists 2300 vocabulary words for review. The second half of the book supplies 50 vocabulary practice tests containing 20 words each, followed by the correct answers.

About the Author

Gary R. Gruber, PhD, is nationally recognized as the leading expert on the SAT, test-taking methods, and critical thinking skills. His books on test taking and critical thinking skills have sold more than seven million copies. He lives in California.

More About the Author

Gary R. Gruber, Ph.D. is recognized as the leading authority on standardized tests and the originator of the critical thinking skills used to prepare for them. Through his work, more than 35 books with over 7 million copies sold, he has dramatically increased standardized test scores, aptitude, and intelligence among all age groups. His lifelong mission is to get the nation passionate about problem solving and to develop and hone critical thinking abilities.Check out his web site:

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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Fun Life on July 7, 2010
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I just received this book. Spent only 2 min. reviewing it and immediately noted an error.

The description clearly says 100 practice tests. I had made out a study plan for 100 tests.

Right on the cover of the book it clearly says 50 vocabulary practice tests.

No big deal but wanted you to know.

I will review the book later after the student has used the book.

First off congratulations for someone that took the time to change the description in the "description" section above.

Thanks to Jack Limpet for reminding me I had said I would do a review of the book at a later time. Below is my update.

Book did not work for the student I was working with. However, the content and approach is clear. Buying this book is also a lot, lot cheaper than the approach I finally found that fit my style.

Please see my review of The Ultimate SAT Supplement: KlassTutoring solutions to every test problem in The Official SAT Study Guide (2nd Edition) to see a plan that worked for the PSAT and, by June 1st, I will post the SAT results in that review.

My objective is to enable the student to get the highest score they are willing to aim for with the least amount of work and financial investment.
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0 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Eng Teach on September 16, 2009
Format: Paperback
The item took a little while to arrive, but was in perfect condition when it did!
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