Category: SAT & ACT Question Of The Day

Feb 5 ACT & SAT Question of the Day

http://sat.collegeboard.org/practice/sat-question-of-the-day?src=R&questionId=20130205 (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 folks usually do a nice job of explaining the grammar and composition rules that support the right answer.  This is no exception; so, take a look at it. This is a perfect example of using my strategy of common elements: "What do I do when I want to make an educated guess?"  Take a look at my Janu... Read More »

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Feb 4 ACT & SAT Question of the Day

http://sat.collegeboard.org/practice/sat-question-of-the-day?src=R&questionId=20130204 (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.  You always start with step #1, the topic of the sentence when attacking SAT Sentence Completion questions.  What are you told about the subject of the sentence, Troy?  Nothing could be done to cheer him up when he lost the election.  He was sad and could not be made to feel better or consoled.  Then step ... Read More »

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Feb 3 ACT & SAT Question of the Day

http://sat.collegeboard.org/practice/sat-question-of-the-day?src=R&questionId=20130203 (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.  Let's give credit to the SAT staff this morning; they did a nice job of explaining how to get the answer.  It's one of their best explanations and is certainly better than usual. Now I want you to learn a thing or two thing about the test from this question.  Always remember Pillar VI: Don't be Intimidat... Read More »

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Feb 2 ACT & SAT Question of the Day

http://sat.collegeboard.org/practice/sat-question-of-the-day?src=R&questionId=20130202 (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 test writers need to be nicer on Saturdays.  This is a pretty tough question for a weekend!  When you use a "both/and" construction (and "neither/nor," "either/or," and "not only/but also) be sure the pieces that follow them are parallel.  The SAT folks snuck in a "the" for audiences but didn't use... Read More »

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Feb 1 ACT & SAT Question of the Day

http://sat.collegeboard.org/practice/sat-question-of-the-day?src=R&questionId=20130201 (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.  Begin SAT Sentence Completion questions by asking yourself, "What is the topic of the sentence?"  The "author" refutes/disagrees with the claim that expressing anger reduces it; so, would claim just the opposite. We can easily predict his position would be that expressing anger increases its amount.  What a... Read More »

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