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West Carteret High School Testing Code for the SAT/ACT


SAT Resources

Online Resources and Fun Stuff

Online Resources



The Ultimate Guide to the SAT: 100 Helpful Sites and Resources


Fun ways to improve your vocabulary


Learning Express Library - Learning Express Library is a resource funded by North Carolina that allows you to create your own account to access test prep information including ACT, SAT, and AP Tests. You will need a Carteret County Library Card.  See Mrs. Mayo for assistance.


Offers tips for writing application essays

http://www.testpreppractice.net/ACT/Free-Online-ACT-Practice-Tests.aspx or http://www.testpreppractice.net/SAT/Default.aspx

Test Prep via practice tests, free


ACT Test Prep - Useful "Practice Tests. Created by: the staff of ACT, Inc. Download the free 79-page booklet "Preparing for the ACT" (PDF format), which contains test information, complete practice tests, and scoring keys.


SAT Prep Center - "Mini-SAT" tool provides a 68-question timed practice test and SAT tips. SAT Question of the Day. Created by: The staff of the College Board, Inc.


Online Test Page - Practice drills that will help prepare for both the verbal and mathematics sections of the SAT and ACT. Sample test questions. Created by: Elias Saab, professor, University of Missouri, Columbia.


Most Important SAT Words - Excel on the verbal section of the SAT and ACT. Fun, interactive word puzzles, lists of SAT vocabulary words, links to more word puzzles. Created by: Jan and Carey Cook, word-puzzle authors.


SAT Question of the Day - Practice questions for the SAT.


SuperKids SAT Vocabulary Builder - Word of the day.


Webmath - Extra practice for the math portions of the SAT and ACT. Select a given math subject, try out the concept by solving problems and equations.


Kaplan's FREE Practice Tests and Workshops Kaplan is a reputable book publisher of SAT and ACT prep books. Online events include web seminars to prepare students to take these types of tests.

SAT Test Prep: https://www.chegg.com/test-prep/free-resources/sat

ACT Test Prep: https://www.chegg.com/test-prep/free-resources/act

Chegg's Free SAT and ACT Test Prep has access to free standardized test prep resources, tips, and lessons.


For Fun



Fredericks, Mariah. Crunch time. 1st ed. New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2006. Four students, who have formed a study group to prepare for the SAT exam, sustain each other through the emotional highs and lows of their junior year in high school.


Shreve, Anita. Body surfing : a novel. 1st Back Bay trade pbk. ed. New York : Back Bay, 2008, c2007. Twenty-nine-year-old Sydney, once divorced and recently widowed, takes a tutoring job at the summer cottage of the Edwards family on the New Hampshire coast where she is supposed to prepare daughter Julie for the SAT exam, but what she anticipated as a relaxing idyll becomes complicated when she discovers Julie is a "slow" learner, she clashes with Mrs. Edwards, and the two grown Edwards sons become rivals for Sydney's affections.

Current Books


378 WEI

Weiss, John. Standing up to the SAT. Prentice Hall, 1989. Testing-reform campaigners provide information on testing policies and the handling of scores and offer advice on how to choose a coaching program, check accuracy of scores, and challenge low scores.

378.1 MCC

McCutcheon, Randall, 1949-. Increase your score in 3 minutes a day. New York : McGraw-Hill, c2004. Presents twenty-five principles and strategies for reading under pressure and sixteen annotated passages for success on SAT exams in addition to tips on understanding SAT questions.

378.1 OFF

The official SAT study guide : for the new SAT. New York : College Entrance Examination Board ;, c2004. Provides study tools for the SAT, including subject reviews, tips for different types of questions, and eight full-length practice tests with answer keys.

378.1 ROZ

Rozakis, Laurie. SAT 2400! : A sneak preview of the new SAT I verbal section. New York : McGraw-Hill, c2004. A guide to preparing for the revised SAT exam due to start being administered in March 2005, offering a preview of the new writing section and revised critical reading section which increases the possible maximum score from 1600 to 2400, and including subject review, test-taking advice, sample questions, and a diagnostic test.

378.1 SOV

Sova, Dawn B. Schaum's quick guide to the verbal SAT : how to add 100 points or more to your score. New York : McGraw-Hill, c2001.

428.1076 PIV

Pivarnik-Nova, Denise. McGraw-Hill's 400 essential SAT words. New York : McGraw-Hill, c2004. Presents a comprehensive study guide that includes four hundred vocabulary words used most often on the SAT in addition to their meanings, identification of synonyms, roots, prefixes, suffixes, verbal reasoning exercises, memory tips, and techniques for retention.

510 MIL

Miller, Robert, 1943-. Bob Miller's SAT math for the clueless : SAT math. 2nd ed. New York : McGraw-Hill, c2005. Provides instructions designed to help test-takers do well on the math portion of the SAT test, covering fractions, percentages, equations, ratios, and other topics; and includes practice problems and sample SAT questions.


Brontë, Emily, 1818-1848. Wuthering Heights : a Kaplan SAT score-raising classic. New York : Kaplan Pub., c2006. Presents Emily Bronte's classic romantic novel about the tragic love affair between Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw, the daughter of his benefactor, and includes over 760 SAT vocabulary words and pronunciation guide.


Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864. The scarlet letter : a Kaplan score-raising classic. 2nd ed. New York : Kaplan Pub., c2006. Presents Nathaniel Hawthorne's classic novel set during seventeenth century New England about a young woman, Hester Prynne, who is condemned by Puritan law to wear a scarlet "A" as a symbol of her adultery; and contains over 800 SAT vocabulary words with definitions.


Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, 1797-1851. Frankenstein : a Kaplan SAT score-raising classic. 2nd ed. New York : Kaplan Pub., c2006. Presents an edition of Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" that highlights and defines 629 vocabulary words that may appear in the SAT, and includes a glossary defining more than one hundred additional challenging words.


Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde : a Kaplan SAT score-raising classic. 2nd ed. New York : Kaplan Pub., c2006. Presents Robert Louis Stevenson's classic novel about a respected doctor whose experiments change him into a deranged murderer; and contains over 270 SAT vocabulary words and pronunciation guide.


Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946. The war of the worlds : a Kaplan SAT score-raising classic. New York : Kaplan Pub., c2006. Presents H.G. Wells' classic novel "War of the Worlds;" and includes over 570 SAT vocabulary words with definitions and pronunciation guide.

REF 378.1 GRE

Green, Sharon, 1939-. How to prepare for the SAT with CD-ROM. 23rd ed. Hauppauge, NY : Barron's, c2006. Presents study tools for the SAT including subject reviews with practice exercises, test-taking tips and strategies, a diagnostic test, six full-length practice tests with explained answers, and a CD-ROM containing practice tests with automatic scoring.


Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849. The tales of Edgar Allan Poe : a Kaplan SAT score-raising classic. 2nd ed. New York : Kaplan Pub., c2006. The tell-tale heart -- Hop-frog -- The black cat -- Ligeia -- The assignation -- The oval portrait -- The fall of the House of Usher -- The murders in the Rue Morgue -- Ms. found in a bottle -- A descent into the maelstrom -- The pit and the pendulum -- The sphinx -- William Wilson. Contains thirteen classic short stories by nineteenth-century author Edgar Allan Poe including "The Tell-Tale Heart," along with over 700 SAT vocabulary words and definitions and pronunciation guide.


Need to help students “cram” for a test? Remember Cliff’s Notes? Multiple tests included and the AP section is excellent.


Conquer the new S.A.T : hints & tips. Thousand Oaks, CA : Goldhil Video, c1994. S.A.T. professors: Richard E. Clark, Janna Smith, Peter Riley. This program is a unique and powerful educational tool. Based on the innovative U.S.C. course, it teaches techniques and strategies for maximizing test performance.


The New SAT Prep : Critical Reading & Vocabulary. Camarillo: CA : Goldhill Educational, 2005. The Standard Deviants introduce students to tips and tricks that will make the critical reading section of the new SAT more manageable. Students will learn how to use charting techniques to search for correct answers, and they will review common Greek and Latin root words, prefixes and suffixes that will help them tackle the test's vocabulary section.


The New SAT Prep : Introduction to the SAT & Sentence Completion. Camarillo: CA : Goldhill Educational, 2005. The Standard Deviants introduce students to a winning formula to success for the new SAT. Students will learn about the "PROVE" technique for increasing odds of guessing correct answers in the sentence completion section of the test. Students will also learn five ways to boost the overall score and tackle new sections with confidence.


The New SAT Prep : The Writing Section. Camarillo: CA : Goldhill Educational, 2005. The Standard Deviants guide students through proven techniques for boosting scores within the writing section of the new SAT. Students will learn how to write a clear, organized and persuasive essay. In addition, students will gain easy-to-follow strategies for the multiple-choice section of the test, tips for how to identify sentence errors, and how to intelligently guess for the correct answer..


The new SAT. Full screen. Camarillo, CA : Goldhill Educational ;, c2005. "Item #: GE0002"--Disc label. Presenters, Gelila Asres ... [et al.]. Presents preparation methods for the math portion of the SAT. Covers arithmetic, algebra, and geometry. Specific topics include: decimals; mode and median; ratios and square roots; quadratic equations; perimeter and area.