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 (and ACT): Apr. 24, 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=20140424&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.  It fixes two problems: 1) the improper preposition "for" is changed to "in," and 2) the use of "both/and" is better because the constru... Read More »

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SAT Question of the Day (ACT too!): Apr. 23, 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=20140423&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.  The topic of the sentence is the about the minimal or weak evidence that was offered to support the scientist's claim.  So, let's pred... Read More »

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SAT Question of the Day (ACT too!): Apr. 22, 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=20140422&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.  Do you remember how to "plug in" or "substitute" numbers for unknowns?  If so, this question is pretty simple as long as you also reme... Read More »

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ACT & SAT Question of the Day: Apr. 21, 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=20140421&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.) Here it is again--subject-verb agreement.  This is a test writer favorite and you need to be prepared for it and watch for it on test day.  Read my free... Read More »

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ACT & SAT Question of the Day: Apr. 20, 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=20140420&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.) How appropriate--the test writers are sending us on an Easter Egg Hunt for answers that fit in the blank!  Do you think they did that on purpose?  Not a... Read More »

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