Jan 11 SAT & ACT Question of the Day

http://sat.collegeboard.org/practice/sat-question-of-the-day?src=R&questionId=20130111 (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, “dauntless.” As always, an SAT Sentence Completion question is attacked by using the topic of the sentence. In this case we know “he” is brave. So, look for an answer that means “brave.” if you don’t know all the vocab, at least you will know a few words that you realize don’t mean “brave” and you can eliminate them. Don’t forget that you only need to eliminate one and you need to guess from the rest.

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

http://www.act.org/qotd/ (The ACT staff does not put a date on their questions so if you click on an archived blog, you’ll get today’s question and the old explanation. Sorry. The SAT staff has dated their questions; so, the archive is helpful. The ACT folks simply don’t do that.)

The answer is H.  This passage appeared on a recent released test that is in some of the ACT practice materials.  I can’t remember if it is in the Real ACT Prep Guide or just one of the free tests they give to your school.  In any case, those are great resources and you should be using them.

Back to the question–don’t forget my tip about avoiding answers that add to the passage.  There is a great explanation about this issue on the free YouTube video that you can watch on my website home page.  In addition, there are other valuable tips on the online SAT and ACT Tips and Tricks videos.  All of the other answers than H add new information to the story; so, you can eliminate them.

I hope my SAT and ACT Question of the Day strategies and explanations are helpful and, if so, spread the word. Tell your social media friends.

If you are taking the January SAT, time is running short. I recommend you watch my online Tips and Tricks videos to help you prepare. It only costs $3 to watch an hour of my best test-taking techniques for taking the SAT and ACT tests.

A special reminder to my Kissimmee students: Be sure to remind your friends about our upcoming class on the 19th. Do your assignment and email me so I know you’ll be attending.

The 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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