# Category: SAT & ACT Question Of The Day

## Jan 1 SAT & ACT Question of the Day

http://sat.collegeboard.org/practice/sat-question-of-the-day?src=R&questionId=20130101 Happy New Year! As is all too often the case, the SAT (and ACT) staff's  explanation is much more complicated than it needs to be.  They get off on the right track and then they get confusing.  Maybe they are still suffering from too much partying last night! Slope is rise/run or change in y/change in x which they tell you is 3/2.  You can see from the coordinate points that the change in y is 6 which is twice as big as 3; so the change in x has to be ... Read More »

## Dec 31 SAT & ACT Question of the Day

http://sat.collegeboard.org/practice/sat-question-of-the-day?src=R&questionId=20121231 This SAT question is not so bad; it's completely consistent with what you should expect on the test.  You will find this error on my list of common grammar mistakes that are found on the test.  Even better, I tell you how to find them.  Check out my SAT and ACT test prep class no matter whether it is live, on DVD, or here on the website. For example, in this case a pronoun is underlined (B) and you should immediately check its antecedent.  Its refers to t... Read More »

## Dec 30 SAT & ACT Question of the Day

http://sat.collegeboard.org/practice/sat-question-of-the-day?src=R&questionId=20121230 This is a pretty simple SAT question; lots of students are getting it right. The key to the question is the word although. You have to watch out for what I call "key words and phrases."  Be sure to underline them when you see them since they often signal changes in "direction" or "charges" (positive/negative).  This is a good example.  We start out with an unknown charge describing whoever "him" is and the second part of the sentence tells us the charge is n... Read More »