The Reaping It was inevitable. You knew that your name would be called on Reaping Day, given all of the tessera you had taken to raise your grades and improve your transcript, but you are surprised at how nervous you feel on your way to the Training Center. The fact that you are about to […]
The makers of the SAT are constantly testing your confidence. They like to take advantage of your uncertainty on all of the areas of the SAT, but in the Reading section, this is never more apparent than in their most common trap, the Opposite Answer. This evil strategy occurs in all question types, but is […]
Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Nikolas Baron, a Product Manager for Grammarly. Proofreading the smart way is the best technique any student can use to improve the SAT essay when time is running out, and the clock is ticking. Correcting the key points may be all you have time to do, so knowing what […]
Comparisons errors occur on both the ACT English Test and the SAT Writing and Language Test. When you find a comparison in a passage on one of these tests, ensure that the two items being compared are alike; it’s acceptable to compare an apple to an orange but it’s likely questionable to compare a green […]
Although most SAT test-takers have a good grasp of how the overall test is scored (you get a score out of 2400 points, with each of the three sections earning a score between 200 and 800), many don’t really know how the SAT essay is scored. Here’s the deal.
On Saturday, I will have taken the SAT for the umpteenth time. I’m taking the January administration for a couple of reasons: first, so I can buy this test. Three times a year the test makers allow you to purchase a copy of the test through their Question and Answer service, and January is one […]
There’s no way around it: to do well on the SAT Reading section, you’ll need to have a fairly large vocabulary. Vocabulary is crucial for the Sentence Completion questions and for understanding the long and short passages.
We are two weeks into the new year–are you sticking to your resolutions? For those of you taking the test next weekend, here are five SAT Writing questions to help you adhere to your goals.
Across 4. (vb) to misrepresent 5. (vb) to state confidently 7. (vb) to praise 11. (adj) enthusiastic 14. (adj) ill-tempered and unwilling to cooperate 16. (adj) clear and logical 17. (vb) to regard with respect and awe 19. (vb) to prove false using evidence 20. (adj) useless; unproductive Down 1. (vb) to puzzle […]