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Specialized High Schools Admissions Test
3rd Edition

Lawrence Zimmerman, M.A., Gilbert Kessler, and Anne Villeponteaux, M.A. - All books by this author

This new edition of the SHSAT manual prepares eighth and ninth grade academic achievers for the competitive test that qualifies them to enter New York City’s Specialized High Schools. These schools include the Bronx High School of Science, Brooklyn Technical High School, and Stuyvesant High School, among others. The manual presents—
  • More than 600 problems with answers and detailed solutions
  • Three full-length practice tests, and four half-length tests with answers and complete solutions to all problems
  • A revised and expanded ninth grade math supplementary section
  • Math Diagnosers to help identify and correct student weaknesses
  • Test-taking techniques and study strategies to help students build confidence
  • Highlighted “Tips” and “Facts” boxes placed throughout the book
  • Skillbuilders that provide comprehensive preparation for each test section
The authors also provide a clear, detailed treatment of the test’s challenging Logical Reasoning section, which includes examples and practical problems.

Table of Contents:
    The Barron’s Advantage
  • Inside the SHSAT
    Diagnostic Test: Minitest 1 with Answer Explanations
  • Test-Taking Techniques, Strategies, and Skillbuilders
    General Advice
    Skillbuilder A: Scrambled Paragraphs
    Skillbuilder B: Logical Reasoning
    Skillbuilder C: Reading
    Skillbuilder D: Mathematics
    Section 1. Mathematical Problem Analysis: Tips and Strategies
    Section 2. The Math Skills Diagnoser: Frequently Made Errors
    Section 3. Some Basic Terms and Concepts You Should Know
  • Practice Tests with Answer Explanations
    Minitest 2
    Minitest 3
    Minitest 4
    Model Test 1
    Model Test 2
    Model Test 3
  • Ninth-Grade Mathematics Supplement
    Appendix A: Progress Charts
    Appendix B: Extra Answer Sheets


Paperback / 336 Pages / 8 3/8 x 10 7/8 / 2013


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