Author Archives: Bob Alexander

About Bob Alexander

Bob has been a professional educator starting with teaching biology, becoming a school administrator, and then working as an education lobbyist in Washington, DC. He got his start in national testing by becoming a consulting test writer, later joining Kaplan as a director, and finally starting his own business in 1995. He has written numerous books, consulted for school districts and colleges, developed his website and been featured on a DVD set. He offers SAT and ACT prep classes and tutors individuals and small groups of students in central Florida.

SAT Question of the Day (ACT too!): Feb. 17, 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=20140217&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.) Feb 17, 2014 SAT: Do you want to improve your Writing score?  Then you need to familiarize yourself with the common grammar and composition errors ... Read More »

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ACT & SAT Question of the Day: Feb. 16, 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=20140216&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 C.  Ask yourself, "What's the topic of the sentence?"  It is about how dictatorships expect their citizens to be docile and what happens t... Read More »

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ACT & SAT Question of the Day: Feb. 15, 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=20140215&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.) This is a tough question that only 37% of students are getting correct.  It would definitely show up late in a math section because the questions are arr... Read More »

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SAT & ACT Question of the Day: Feb. 14, 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=20140214&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.  The test writers are very fond of asking you questions about "parallel structures."  Often they are about verb form but today it is ab... Read More »

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SAT & ACT Question of the Day: Feb. 13, 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=20140213&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 E.  The sentences you will see for Sentence Completion questions will always be topic sentences for paragraphs.  The right answer will alw... Read More »

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