Category: SAT & ACT

SAT and ACT Question of the Day: Feb 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=20140220&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.  There are two problems with the original “sentence.”  It really isn’t a sentence because there’s no verb to go with the subjec... Read More »

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SAT Question of the Day (plus ACT!): Feb. 18, 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=20140218&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.) Most students are missing this question.  What makes it hard?  I believe it is because many students are intimidated by the test and are expecting to se... 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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ACT & SAT Question of the Day: Feb. 3, 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=20140203&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 B.  Once again the SAT staff made their explanation more difficult than the actual question!  After reading their approach the question, l... Read More »

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SAT Question of the Day (ACT too!): Feb. 2, 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=20140202&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 B.  I guess the SAT staff's explanation is okay but I'm going along with Ms. Murphy (my ninth grade English teacher).  She always said "ac... Read More »

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