Category: SAT & ACT Question Of The Day

Jan 26 ACT & SAT Question of the Day

http://sat.collegeboard.org/practice/sat-question-of-the-day?src=R&questionId=20130126 (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.) If you are taking the SAT this morning, be sure to eat right and do your mental warmups.  Hey, if you don't know what to eat or what mental warmups are, you need to take my class next time. The answer is C.  Good old Alfred sure had a very bad day!  I hope nobody was hurt.  It's time to use our strategies against the SAT... Read More »

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Jan 25 ACT & SAT Question of the Day

http://sat.collegeboard.org/practice/sat-question-of-the-day?src=R&questionId=20130125 (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.  This SAT question is a "mutually exclusive" probability question and you can also see this issue on the ACT.  If you pick a red marble, you can't pick a green one.  By subtraction you know that 1/3 of the marbles are green and, therefore, 1/3 is 36 marbles.  That means that twice as many (2/3 (red) = 2(1/3... Read More »

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Jan 24 ACT & SAT Question of the Day

http://sat.collegeboard.org/practice/sat-question-of-the-day?src=R&questionId=20130124 (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.  The SAT folks provide a fine explanation.  I would add to it that "in" is a more appropriate preposition than "for."  It is "in" his books, not "for" (or on behalf of) his books that he achieves the rare feat. The writing part of the test is going to require you to know the standard rules of written (not... Read More »

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Jan 23 ACT & SAT Question of the Day

http://sat.collegeboard.org/practice/sat-question-of-the-day?src=R&questionId=20130123 (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 C.  Always start with asking yourself, "What's the topic," and, "Are there any key words or phrases?"  Although signals a change in direction.  The topic is about a major breakthrough; so, his proof wasn'... Read More »

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Jan 22 ACT & SAT Question of the Day

http://sat.collegeboard.org/practice/sat-question-of-the-day?src=R&questionId=20130122 (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 E.  The SAT folks finally provided a simple explanation that worked.  Maybe they've been reading my blogs!  However,  I did it another way in my head that was faster. First, you have to remember that ... Read More »

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