# PSAT/NMSQT Prep 2022 - Eggert M.D., Strelka A. 2022

How to use this book

The PSAT and you

Inside the PSAT

PSAT structure

PSAT math

Prerequisite skills and calculator use

Math fundamentals

Calculator use

The method for PSAT math questions

How to do PSAT math

A note about Grid-ins

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The heart of algebra

Linear equations and graphs

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Word problems

Linear graphs

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Systems of linear equations

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Substitution

Combination

Number of possible solutions

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Data analysis

Ratios, proportions, and percents

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Ratios and proportions

Unit conversion

Percents

Percent change

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Tables, statistics, and probability

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Tables and graphs

Statistics

Surveys and data samples

Probability

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Passport to advanced math

Functions

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Function notation

Graphs of functions

Describing real-life situations with functions

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Quadratics

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Solving quadratics by factoring

Classic quadratics

Completing the square

The quadratic formula

Graphs of quadratics

Systems of quadratic and linear equations

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PSAT Reading

The method for PSAT reading questions

How to do PSAT reading

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PSAT reading passage strategies

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PSAT reading strategies—keywords, margin notes, and the big picture summary

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PSAT reading question types

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How to unpack PSAT reading question stems

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Answering PSAT reading questions

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How to answer PSAT reading questions

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The method for PSAT writing and language questions

How to do PSAT writing and language

Spotting and fixing errors: sentence structure, punctuation, and agreement

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Sentence structure: the basics

Sentence structure: commas, dashes, and colons

Agreement: verbs

Agreement: pronouns

Agreement: modifiers

Agreement: idioms

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Countdown to test day

Countdown to test day

Practice tests

PSAT Practice test 1 Answer sheet

Answer key

PSAT Practice Test 2 Answer sheet