Category: SAT & ACT

SAT or ACT?

A student asked a great question Tuesday night in Tallahassee.  It was, "Should I take the SAT or ACT?" My answer to that question is always, "I can't tell you!"  Most students, approximately 2/3, get equivalent scores on the SAT and ACT.  Of the remaining students, about half (or 1/6 of all students) do significantly better on the ACT and the other half (about 1/6 of all students) do significantly better on the SAT.  This conclusion is based on my experience over the last 23 years and research conducted by a very large school district. So, wha... Read More »

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ACT & SAT Question of the Day: May 28, 2014

If you are reading this in an email you received from me, do not click the link to sat.collegeboard.org below. Use the link to my website that is farther down on the email. http://sat.collegeboard.org/practice/sat-question-of-the-day?questionId=20140528&oq=1 (This link takes you to today's question. If you use my archive, you will see the question related to my SAT explanation for that date.) Reading this blog is 10% about learning how to answer today’s questions and 90% learning how to apply strategies and analyze questions you may see on te... Read More »

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SAT Question of the Day (ACT too!): May 27, 2014

If you are reading this in an email you received from me, do not click the link to sat.collegeboard.org below. Use the link to my website that is farther down on the email. http://sat.collegeboard.org/practice/sat-question-of-the-day?questionId=20140527&oq=1 (This link takes you to today's question. If you use my archive, you will see the question related to my SAT explanation for that date.) Reading this blog is 10% about learning how to answer today’s questions and 90% learning how to apply strategies and analyze questions you may see on te... Read More »

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SAT Question of the Day (ACT too!): Apr. 26, 2014

If you are reading this in an email you received from me, do not click the link to sat.collegeboard.org below. Use the link to my website that is farther down on the email. http://sat.collegeboard.org/practice/sat-question-of-the-day?questionId=20140426&oq=1 (This link takes you to today's question. If you use my archive, you will see the question related to my SAT explanation for that date.) Using the standard "wizardly" strategy of identifying the topic and then predicting words for the blanks makes quick work of this question.  Also be sure... Read More »

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SAT Question of the Day (ACT bonus): Apr. 6, 2014

If you are reading this in an email you received from me, do not click the link to sat.collegeboard.org below. Use the link to my website that is farther down on the email. http://sat.collegeboard.org/practice/sat-question-of-the-day?questionId=20140406&oq=1 (This link takes you to today's question. If you use my archive, you will see the question related to my SAT explanation for that date.) The answer is D.  You need the proper relative pronoun, who, to refer to the heroines.  The sentence has specific humans (heroines) who are described by... Read More »

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