Category: SAT & ACT

SAT Question of the Day (ACT too!): Jan. 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=20140115&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.  The tense is wrong because the rest of the sentence is about him preparing for something he would be doing in the future.  Therefore, ... Read More »

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Algebra Factoring Tip

I am constantly surprised by what students tell me about what they learn in my SAT/ACT program that is not taught in their math classes.  Maybe the test writers know that and use the stuff that they know isn't taught to create their questions! One example is that the mean is the balancing point for a group of numbers.  The deficit created by the numbers below the mean must have the same sum as the surplus created by the numbers above the mean.  Watch the video on my home page and you'll see a complete explanation and some examples.  Using that str... Read More »

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SAT Question of the Day (ACT too!): Dec. 18, 2013

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=20131218&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 key to all circle questions is the radius.  Watch Video #7: Geometry and read my website for more information about this principle. The answer is ... Read More »

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SAT Question of the Day (and ACT): Dec. 13, 2013

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. If you are seeing this in my blog, do the SAT Question of the Day by clicking on this link: http://sat.collegeboard.org/practice/sat-question-of-the-day?questionId=20131213&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 winning strategy for Sentence Completions is to 1) read... Read More »

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SAT Question of the Day (ACT too!): Dec. 6, 2013

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. If you are seeing this in my blog, do the SAT Question of the Day by clicking on this link: http://sat.collegeboard.org/practice/sat-question-of-the-day?questionId=20131206&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.) Yeah, go ahead and do this with your calculator and you'll ... Read More »

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