Scrambled Paragraphs

The SHSAT scrambled paragraphs section has 5 paragraphs. Below is a list of the things that generally appear in this section. The scrambled paragraph section will ask you to create a paragraph that is:

    • Grammatically correct
    • Logically structured
    • Coherent
    • Unified around the topic sentence

Logical Reasoning Questions

The SHSAT logical reasoning section has 10 questions. Below is a detailed list of the types of logical reasoning questions that generally appear on the SHSAT:

  • Drawing conclusions from information given
  • Identifying assumptions
  • Ordering items based on partial information
  • Deciphering coded statements

Reading Comprehension

Below is more detailed list of the types of reading comprehension questions that generally appear on the SHSAT.

  • Drawing logical conclusions
  • Make predictions
  • Analyze and evaluate the use of text structure to solve problems or identify sequences
  • Vocabulary – Give the definition of a word from context
  • Summarizing


The SHSAT® mathematics section has 50 questions. Below is a detailed list of the mathematics topics likely to appear on the SHSAT®. Make sure that you understand these topics at the very minimum.

  • Convert decimals, percent and fractions
  • Basic arithmetic functions
  • Probability and statistics
  • Operations using fractions, percent and fractions
  • Geometry
  • Algebra
  • Exponents


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Getting Started
How this study guide is organized 6
The SHSAT Study Plan 7
Making a Study Schedule 7

Scrambled Paragraphs
Self-Assessment 13
Answer Key 18
How to Write a Paragraph Tutorial 19

Logical Reasoning
Self-Assessment 24
Answer Key 29
Logic - A quick tutorial 30

Reading Comprehension
Self-Assessment 37
Answer Key 46
Help with Reading Comprehension 48
Main Idea and Supporting Details 50
Drawing Inferences And Conclusions 53

Math Self-Assessment 59
Answer Key 65
How to Solve Word Problems 70
Types of Word Problems 72
Fraction Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts 78
Decimal Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts 81
Percent Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts 82
How to Answer Basic Math Multiple Choice 83
Cartesian Plane, and Coordinate Grid 87
Perimeter Area and Volume 88
Pythagorean Geometry 91
Scale drawings 93
Quadrilaterals 95
Exponents: Tips, Shortcuts & Tricks 97

Practice Test Questions Set 1
Answer Key 128

Practice Test Questions Set 2
Answer Key 165



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      July 18, 2018

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