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.

Jan 13 ACT and SAT Question of the Day

http://sat.collegeboard.org/practice/sat-question-of-the-day?src=R&questionId=20130113 (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. However in my first few blogs, I didn't use a date in my link and you won't get the proper question. Sorry.) The answer is B.  You could certainly do it the "math teacher" way and the SAT folks give you that explanation.  Let's use the question to practice another way--plugging in the answers. First, how do you recognize qu... Read More »

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Jan 12 SAT & ACT Question of the Day

http://sat.collegeboard.org/practice/sat-question-of-the-day?src=R&questionId=20130112 (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. However in my first few blogs, I didn't use a date in my link and you won't get the proper question. Sorry.) The answer is E. You should always read the SAT test writer's explanation as well as mine. They usually do a good job of explaining the grammar mistakes. Their explanation today is good and right on target. In addition... Read More »

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Jan 11 SAT & ACT Question of the Day

http://sat.collegeboard.org/practice/sat-question-of-the-day?src=R&questionId=20130111 (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. However in my first few blogs, I didn't use a date in my link and you won't get the proper question. Sorry.) The answer is C, "dauntless." As always, an SAT Sentence Completion question is attacked by using the topic of the sentence. In this case we know "he" is brave. So, look for an answer that means "brave." if you don't know... Read More »

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Jan 10 SAT & ACT Question of the Day

http://sat.collegeboard.org/practice/sat-question-of-the-day?src=R&questionId=20130110  (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.  However in my first few blogs, I didn't use a date in my link and you won't get the proper question.  Sorry.) The answer is A. You could have certainly done this SAT question (or a similar ACT question since they sometimes ask very similar questions) the "math teacher" way that is explained by the SAT test writer today. H... Read More »

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Jan 9 SAT & ACT Question of the Day

http://sat.collegeboard.org/practice/sat-question-of-the-day?src=R&questionId=20130109 The answer is A. "Long been" is an awful, useless, awkward, superfluous, non-standard phrase. The SAT test writer's explanation is dead on and I would take it one step further. You don't need those words at all. This sentence makes complete sense without them. Then you would have two parallel phrases, "isolated..." and "perched..." that describe Lhasa. Bingo, all done. Let's take a look at the ACT question. http://www.act.org/qotd/ This is standard, com... Read More »

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