Test of Time: A Novel Approach to the SAT and ACT

by Charles Harrington Elster

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780156011372
  • ISBN-10: 0156011379
  • Pages: 448
  • Publication Date: 05/17/2004
  • Carton Quantity: 40

About the book

Test of Time is a captivating time-travel adventure that incorporates vocabulary words from the SAT and ACT, boldfacing them throughout the novel and providing definitions in a handy back-of-the book glossary. The result is a fun and effective study method for the thousands of diligent students who take these tests each year.

For Orlando Garcia Ortiz and his friends at prestigious Hadleyburg University, it's finals week. That same week, but many, many years before, a famously eccentric writer in Hartford, Connecticut, is putting the finishing touches on a manuscript about a rebellious boy named Huck. Suddenly, a bizarre thing happens: The manuscript disappears and in its place appears a strange contraption-a college student's laptop that has traveled through time. It's a mysterious set of circumstances, but our intrepid heroes at Hadleyburg, joined by Mark Twain, endeavor to retrieve their valued possessions and return to their proper places in time.

About the author
Charles Harrington Elster

CHARLES HARRINGTON ELSTER is a nationally recognized expert on the English language. He is the pronunciation editor of Black's Law Dictionary and a consultant for Garner's Modern English Usage. His articles have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, the Boston Globe, the Wall Street Journal, and other publications, and he has published eleven books on the English language for a general audience.



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