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SAT Word of the Day- Clarity

Posted by PowerScore Test Preparation on Oct 10, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Clarity

(n) clearness

(pronounced “KLAR-i-tee”)
 

  

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Example Sentence:

Clarence could recall the woman with clarity; she was short, with blond hair, brown eyes, and a small birthmark on her right temple.

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SAT Word of the Day- Demeanor

Posted by PowerScore Test Preparation on Oct 9, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Demeanor

(n) behavior

(pronounced “dih-MEE-ner”)
 

  

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Example Sentence:

Deana’s quiet demeanor was often mistaken for unfriendliness.

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SAT Word of the Day- Derivative

Posted by PowerScore Test Preparation on Oct 8, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Derivative

(n) something that came from an original

(pronounced “dih-RIV-uh-tiv”)
 

  

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Example Sentence:

The Pilates exercise system, which became a popular fad in the late twentieth century, is a derivative of the ancient Indian practice of yoga.

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SAT Word of the Day- Detract

Posted by PowerScore Test Preparation on Oct 7, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Detract

(v) to take away

(pronounced “dih-TRAKT”)
 

  

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Example Sentence:

Although many people found Detta beautiful, most would agree that her mean-spirited personality detracted from her good looks.

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SAT Word of the Day- maverick

Posted by PowerScore Test Preparation on Oct 6, 2014 11:00:00 AM

maverick

(n) a person who chooses to be independent in behavior or thought

(pronounced "mav-er-ik”)
 

  

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Example Sentence:

Even though the other ranchers were branding their
cattle, Sam was a maverick who believed he did not
need to follow the rules set by his associates.

 

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SAT Word of the Day- Discrepancy

Posted by PowerScore Test Preparation on Oct 3, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Discrepancy

(n) a difference or inconsistency

(pronounced “dih-SKREP-uh n-see”)
 

  

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Example Sentence:

When I was reviewing my checking account, I found a discrepancy with my balance; the bank shows I have $50 less than I really do.

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Coming to a Test Center Near You: The Next ACT

Posted by Vicki Wood on Oct 2, 2014 1:24:19 PM

Last week we looked at Changesthe changes coming to the SAT, which most people have heard about either on the news or through the guidance office at school. But did you know the ACT is being redesigned, too? It is not changing as drastically as the SAT, but you should be aware of the alterations so you can make an informed decision about which version you want to tackle.

CHANGES TO THE ACT

  • The new ACT will debut in the spring of 2015.
  • Students will have a choice of taking the test on paper or on the computer.
  • An expanded score report will include a Career Readiness Indicator, Text Complexity Progress Indicator, and essay subscores.
  • The Essay will be changing slightly to provide more direction to the students. Details surrounding this update have been very vague.
  • In the Math Test, there will be an additional question about probability and statistics.
  • For the Reading Test, there will now be a set of paired passages. This paired passage set will resemble the paired passages on the current SAT.

Other than the addition of the paired passage set, we do not think these changes will affect students all that much. Many SAT students find the paired passage set the easiest reading set on the test, and we suspect future ACT students will feel the same way. Students who want to get a headstart on studying these paired passages can use official SAT tests, which you can find in our Free Help Area.

As for taking the test on paper or on the computer, we highly recommend that students select the paper version of the test. The test booklet allows you to easily eliminate answers with a stroke of your pencil and you can fill in existing geometric figures with information. Students taking the test on the computer cannot visually eliminate answers and have to redraw any math figure to which they want to add information.

For more information on the changes to the ACT, visit their website.

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SAT Word of the Day- Weary

Posted by PowerScore Test Preparation on Oct 2, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Weary

(adj) tired

(pronounced "WEER-ee”)
 

  

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Example Sentence:

After working on the farm all day, I was weary and worn out.

 

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SAT Word of the Day- Thwart

Posted by PowerScore Test Preparation on Oct 1, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Thwart

(v) to hinder or prevent

(pronounced "thwawrt”)
 

  

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Example Sentence:

The high winds and isolated thunderstorms thwarted the space shuttle launch.

 

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SAT Word of the Day- Turmoil

Posted by PowerScore Test Preparation on Sep 30, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Turmoil

(n) a scene of great commotion, confusion, and disorder

(pronounced "TUR-moil]”)
 

  

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Example Sentence:

The school board meeting descended into turmoil after three hundred students showed up to protest the new uniform rules.

 

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