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SHSAT - Specialized High School Admission Test 100% FREE LIVE PHONE SUPPORT BY EXPERT TUTORS (with the purchase of this book), for more information go to: www.einstein-academy.com/shsat This SHSAT Test Prep Book is designed to help eighth graders achieve a higher score on the exam. The schools that this book prepares students for include: The Bronx High School of Science, The 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. This test prep book provides: * 5 full length practice exams with answer explanations * An advanced test with more in depth and challenging problems * Online score calculator for easier grading * 500 + questions and 120 min + online video explanations Video explanations you can find here: www.einstein-academy.com/shsat2017 NOTE: This book includes an updated manual, video tutorial and certain revisions made from the First Edition. New practice exams will be available in the Third Edition. SHSAT Overview The SHSAT is a 2 hour and 30 minute timed multiple choice test with two sections, verbal and math. Students can start on any section they prefer, however, the test must be completed in 2 hours and 30 minutes. The verbal section is broken down into three parts. The recommended time spent on this entire verbal section is 75 minutes. Scrambled Paragraphs - 5 Questions This section requires students to structure a 6 sentence paragraph that has been placed out of order. The first sentence is given, and students must arrange the 5 sentences so it is in chronological order. It is important to note that these questions are worth twice as much as any other question on the test. For every scrambled paragraph that is correct, the student is awarded 2 points on their raw score. There is no partial credit, so, all 5 sentences must be arranged in the right manner to receive credit. This is the section most students find difficulty with. Logical Reasoning - 10 Questions This section requires students to draw valid conclusions from the information provided in the questions. There are specific types of questions in the logical reasoning section such as but not limited to: contrapositive of a conditional statement, deciphering codes and determining positions of objects. Reading Comprehension - 30 Questions This section requires students to read and answer questions. There are 5 passages in this question, each asking 6 questions. Math - 50 Questions The math section tests on algebra, arithmetic, statistics, geometry, probability and word problems. The math section contains 50 questions and the recommended time spent on this section is 75 minutes.