ACT & SAT Question of the Day: Oct. 27, 2013

If you are reading this in an email you received from me, do not click the link to below. Use the link to my website that is farther down on the email. If you are seeing this in my blog, do the SAT Question of the Day by clicking on this link: (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.  Grammar, grammar, grammar, you’ve got to learn the rules.  You also need to learn compositional rules.  Get a list of the common errors that show up on the test.  Look at my free website, check out The University Edge Video #9, or read the Demystifying the SAT & ACT chapter on Editing Questions.  In any case, one of the most important issues is pronoun usage.  Pronouns must be consistent with their antecedent (the noun they represent).  If the antecedent is singular (Japanese literature) then the pronoun (their) must be singular.  Oops!  They don’t match in this sentence.  That’s the error.  Keep in mind that you just need to recognize the mistake, not fix it.  However, if want to know how to fix it, you could simply drop their and not even replace it.

Do you want to know how to raise your SAT Writing score and/or your ACT English score?  Review the grammar rules and practice, practice, practice.  Email me with any questions you have about the ones you don’t understand.  I’m glad to help.

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.

The answer is F.  Boring, boring, boring.  This question has been on the website so often that I don’t even need to look at the chart!  Fe2+ has to be low; so, answer F is certainly the suspect because that is the lowest Fe2+ reading.  Checking out the other requirements, we see that they are consistent with what the microorganism requires.  All done.

Don’t forget to use the “Reading” strategy of PICK.  The right answer will be Consistent with the information you are given.  When you Insert it into the passage or table, it won’t add or disagree.  All done.

If you took the ACT yesterday, I hope all went well.  Let me know how it went.  Any surprises?  Enjoy your Sunday!

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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