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SAT Word of the Day- NUANCE

Posted by on Nov 21, 2014 11:00:00 AM


Nuance

(n.) a subtle difference

(pronounced “NOO-ahns”)
 

  

fonts

Example Sentence:

The nuances between the two fonts are often missed by the untrained graphic designer.

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SAT Word of the Day- Curative

Posted by on Nov 20, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Curative

(adj) tending to cure or restore to health

(pronounced “KYOOR-uh-tiv”)
 

  

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Example Sentence:

Many of the villagers believed that the plant had curative powers after it appeared to heal the boy’s wound.

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SAT Word of the Day- Disgruntled

Posted by on Nov 19, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Disgruntled

(adj) in a state of sulky dissatisfaction

(pronounced “dis-GRUHN-tld”)
 

  

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Example Sentence:

The disgruntled customer stormed out without leaving a tip after his steak was undercooked and his salad had the wrong dressing.

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SAT Word of the Day- Encompass

Posted by on Nov 18, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Encompass

(v) to surround, or to include

(pronounced “en-KUHM-puh s”)
 

  

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Example Sentence:

The author’s works encompassed nearly every genre, from poetry to theater to fiction.

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SAT Word of the Day- Extravagant

Posted by on Nov 17, 2014 10:30:00 AM

Extravagant

(adj) excessively high or expensive

(pronounced “ik-STRAV-uh-guh nt”)
 

  

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Example Sentence:

The restaurant’s extravagant prices attracted a wealthy clientele.

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How to Create an SAT Study Bible

Posted by on Nov 16, 2014 2:06:43 PM

Countless studies have been dedicated Compostion_Booksto the practice of note-taking, and experts agree: taking notes and reviewing them frequently helps students transfer new information from their short-term memories to their long-term memories. And while students instinctively take notes in biology class and during their history lectures, they often show up to our SAT classes without a pen or pencil! I wish we could wave a magic wand and grant you all 2400s, but it doesn’t work that way—we will give you the information you need to succeed, but you have to work to retain that information.

For this reason, we often recommend to our students that they create their own SAT Study Bible where they can take notes about every topic presented in class or in the PowerScore SAT Bibles. To begin, take a blank notebook or composition book and divide it into three sections: Math, Reading, and Writing. Be sure to leave a few pages in the front or back for general test information, such as Guessing and Test Format. Then, in each section, label the pages according to the content area covered in class or in the PowerScore Bibles. For example, in the Math section, you might label the pages from Geometry as “Lines and Angles,” “Basic Triangles,” “Right Triangles,” “Special Triangles,” “Quadrilaterals,” “Circles,” etc. On each page, record relevant formulas, relationships, notes, mnemonics, or other information that you learn while studying. As you continue your preparation, add relevant information or sample problems that prove difficult. Consider an example from a math page of a student’s SAT Study Bible:

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Reading can be similarly categorized into pages like “Reading Comp Trap: Opposite Answers” and “Sentence Completion Question Type: Contrast Sentences.” Your Writing section will dedicate a page to each type of possible error: “Subject Verb Agreement,” “Pronoun Choice,” “Misplaced Modifiers,” etc. The more difficult a concept is for you, the more often you must return to that page during your studies.

By recording and compartmentalizing all of this information, you not only reinforce the content basics, but you keep the information separate and avoid mistakes. The SAT Study Bible will prevent you from confusing Math formulas or muddling Reading and Writing concepts. Additionally, you are creating an invaluable resource that you can refer back to and amend as needed based on your performance and growing knowledge base.

Photo: "Notebooks," courtesty of Kristin Nador

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SAT Word of the Day- Tenuous

Posted by on Nov 14, 2014 11:00:00 AM


Tenuous

(adj.) very thin; lacking substance

(pronounced “TEN-yoo-uhs”)
 
No Rain

Example Sentence:

"The dog ate my homework,” is a tenuous excuse that no teacher will believe.

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SAT Word of the Day- TEMPERATE

Posted by on Nov 13, 2014 11:00:00 AM


Temperate

(adj.) moderate; not extreme

(pronounced "TEM-per-it")

  

moderate

Example Sentence:

  • The plants prefer a temperate climate - not too hot and not too cold.

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SAT Word of the Day-TENACIOUS

Posted by on Nov 12, 2014 11:00:00 AM


Tenacious

(adj.) unyielding; stubborn

(pronounced "tuh-NEY-shuhs")

  

defense

Example Sentence:

  • The tenacious defense refused to let the opponent score.

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SAT Word of the Day- TRIVIAL

Posted by on Nov 11, 2014 11:00:00 AM


Trivial

(adj.) small and of little importance

(pronounced "TRIV-ee-uhl")

  

small

Example Sentence:

  • The documentary on poverty reminded me that my own financial issues are trivial compared to the concerns of the homeless people featured in the film.

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