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  • SAT Writing Exercise: More Identifying Sentence Errors Practice

    SAT Writing Exercise: More Identifying Sentence Errors Practice

    This short quiz is modeled after the “Identifying Sentence Errors” portion of the SAT Writing Exam. Nine of the sentences contain common grammar errors. One sentence contains no errors. Correct answers and explanations can be […]

     
  • SAT Writing Section Improving Sentences Practice Round Two

    SAT Writing Section Improving Sentences Practice Round Two

    Test your readiness for the SAT with these questions modeled after the “improving sentences” portion of the SAT Writing section. Choose the phrasing that best completes the underlined part of each sentence. Choice A replicates […]

     
  • Writing an Academic Essay

    Writing an Academic Essay

    Unlike an ACT or SAT essay, there is no single format that will automatically guarantee you a higher grade on an academic essay. Unless your teacher has provided you with a specific template to use, […]

     
  • SAT Math Rules

    SAT Math Rules

    Like every section of the SAT, the Math exam has its own set of unofficial guidelines or “rules.” Today we’re going to look at some of these rules that the College Board consistently applies when […]

     
  • What is an Academic Source?

    What is an Academic Source?

    If you’re ever written a paper for high school or college, you’ve probably been told that you need to use academic sources. However, what qualifies a source as “academic”? Today we’re going to shed some […]

     
  • Prefixes and Suffixes of Common SAT Words

    Prefixes and Suffixes of Common SAT Words

    Last time we began talking about the process of using morphemes, the basic parts of words, to figure out the meaning of difficult SAT words. By breaking a word down into its root, prefix, and […]

     
  • Getting to the “Root” of SAT Words

    Getting to the “Root” of SAT Words

    One of the major criticisms of the SAT is its fondness for archaic vocabulary words that are rarely, if ever, used in everyday English. So prevalent is this criticism that the vocabulary-centered “Sentence Completion” section […]

     
  • ACT English Rhetorical Skills in Depth

    ACT English Rhetorical Skills in Depth

    Early in the blog we talked about the ways that the ACT chooses to categorize English section questions. Today we’re going take a different, more in depth approach to one of those categories: Rhetorical Skills. […]

     
  • An Approach to ACT and SAT Passage-Based Reading

    An Approach to ACT and SAT Passage-Based Reading

    As we’ve said before, there is no single best approach to the passage-based reading sections of the ACT and SAT. The “correct” strategy is the one that works best for you. That having been said, […]

     
  • Common Writing Errors on the SAT

    Common Writing Errors on the SAT

    As we’ve talked about before, the SAT is extremely repetitive. The College Board likes to test students on the same concepts over and over. The Writing section of the SAT is no exception. Here are […]