SAT Question of the Day (ACT too!): Dec. 16, 2013

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The winning strategy for Sentence Completions is to 1) read the sentence while covering the answers, 2) determine the topic of the sentence, 3) predict a word for each blank, 4) find synonyms for your prediction, and 5) check your work by reading the sentence using your answer. (Watch Video #2 for a full explanation and do the related practice questions.)

The answer is E. This topic of the sentence is the variety of products that soybeans yield and that makes it flexible or versatile (predictions for the blank) or some other word related to producing a variety of products.  Only “versatile” is similar to my prediction.  That was easy because my prediction actually matched one of the answers.  Usually we aren’t so lucky and I’ll have to find a synonym among the answers.  Let’s thank our luck stars and move on.

Let’s see what the ACT folks have for us today.

ACT Question of the Day: Use your “back” button to return to my website after reading the ACT Question of the Day.

Don’t you wish all the questions were this easy?  Actually you don’t.  If they were, you’d have to get almost every question correct to get a decent score!  Remember the test is scored on a “curve.”

The answer is K.   Because the rectangle is “twice as long as it is wide,” it is 6 inches long because it is 3 inches wide.  3 times 6 is 18.  That was too easy.  Don’t count on seeing questions like this on the test!  Get your hands on real ACT tests to get a more realistic set of questions so that you’ll know what the test is actually going to be like.

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Enjoy your week.

The SAT & ACT Wizard

About Bob Alexander

Bob has been a professional educator starting with teaching biology, becoming a school administrator, and then working as an education lobbyist in Washington, DC. He got his start in national testing by becoming a consulting test writer, later joining Kaplan as a director, and finally starting his own business in 1995. He has written numerous books, consulted for school districts and colleges, developed his website and been featured on a DVD set. He offers SAT and ACT prep classes and tutors individuals and small groups of students in central Florida.
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