Who said learning has to be relegated to the classroom? There are many valuable academic lessons in books and movies, and The Hunger Games is no exception. Consider the following vocabulary words from Chapter 1 of the novel by Suzanne Collins:
One of the best ways to remember vocabulary words is to apply them to situations that are meaningful to you. Given the near-hysteria surrounding The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, it’s certain that you could benefit from putting popular SAT vocabulary words into the context of Katniss, Gale, and Peeta, three teens on a quest for survival […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]