Category: SAT & ACT

Apr 19 SAT Question of the Day & ACT QotD

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?src=R&questionId=20130419 (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 SAT staff did a nice job of explaining... Read More »

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My DSL is down and out until later Thursday morning. I will write my blog then.  Writing it on my phone will take forever.  Catch you later. Wizard... 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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Pillars of Test-taking Wiz-dom: #1

This is the first in a series of blogs about the Six Pillars of Test-taking Wiz-dom which provide a solid foundation and unifying principles for SAT and ACT test prep.  I developed them in 1995, when I first left Kaplan as an area director and started my own test prep business by consulting for schools and writing SAT and ACT test prep materials.  My incentive for developing a set of organizational and foundational principles for students was a comment I frequently heard from students, "There are so many Kaplan strategies that I have a hard time rememb... Read More »

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Dec 27 SAT & ACT Question of the Day

http://sat.collegeboard.org/practice/answered-question-of-the-day As usual, the solution to this SAT Sentence Completion question is found in the topic. What does the sentence tell us about the subject (edelweiss)? It is tough when it comes to extreme temperatures. The first clause says how it appears is an illusion, so the blank needs a word that means the opposite of tough.  The only possible answer is B since none of the other first answers is the opposite of "able to survive..."  You don't even need to worry about the second word except to use ... Read More »

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