Category: SAT & ACT Question Of The Day

Jan 31 ACT & SAT Question of the Day

http://sat.collegeboard.org/practice/sat-question-of-the-day?src=R&questionId=20130131 (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.  For once, the SAT folks and I would give you almost exactly the same explanation--the first time since I started writing this blog.  So, take a look at what they wrote because they did a good job of explaining how to do the math.   Now for a trick that they and the ACT staff would rather I not teach you; I... Read More »

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Jan 30 ACT & SAT Question of the Day

http://sat.collegeboard.org/practice/sat-question-of-the-day?src=R&questionId=20130130 (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 SAT staff's explanation is fine and answers the question but I think there's another issue that needs fixing.  It seems as if the clause "comparing it with nearly 50% produced by Brazil" needs a verb and not simply a conjunction.  That being the case, you can eliminate B, C, and D.  Since "Comparing it... Read More »

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Jan 29 ACT and SAT Question of the Day

http://sat.collegeboard.org/practice/sat-question-of-the-day?src=R&questionId=20130129 (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.  This is a pretty simple SAT question if you are using my strategy.  What is the topic of the sentence?  What does it tell us about the subject "she?"  She loathes public appearances.  Well, if she doesn't like public appearances she needs to be left alone--privacy is the answer. If you don't know what ... Read More »

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Jan 28 ACT & SAT Question of the Day

http://sat.collegeboard.org/practice/sat-question-of-the-day?src=R&questionId=20130128 (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 C.  When taking the SAT and ACT,  keep in mind a couple of things you learned early in your math career: multiplication and division by zero.  The test writers like to see if you recognize them in different kinds of ways.  This is a perfect example of something you know; you can't divide by 0.  That means if ... Read More »

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Jan 27 ACT & SAT Question of the Day

http://sat.collegeboard.org/practice/sat-question-of-the-day?src=R&questionId=20130127 (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 C.  To increase your speed and accuracy, you've got to get a list of common mistakes.  When I got to "make," I immediately checked the subject that would go with this verb before I even looked at D.  I knew it had to have a plural subject and when I saw the subject is "supply," a singular noun, I knew C would b... Read More »

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