The SAT. Basic Information. The test is 3 hours and 45 minutes, divided into 10 sections One 25 minute Essay section, requiring you to present your viewpoint on a topic (always first) Two 25 minute Math sections, containing multiple choice questions and “grid ins”
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The test is 3 hours and 45 minutes, divided into 10 sections
So, should I guess?
Statistically, the odds are in your favor if you can eliminate at least ONE of the answer choices, but this will really depend on your own pacing strategy and your personal order of difficulty. (POOD!) Which kinds of questions are you best at answering? Those are the ones you should tackle first.
Are the people at ETS geniuses?
No way. But they are mind readers. The SAT is designed by a bunch of regular Joes who have figured out how the average student thinks and are setting out to trick this average student. Let’s call him Joe Bloggs.
1. The capital of Azerbaijan is:
A. Washington DC
2. The capital of Quitar is:
Math, (A) developed over 2,000 years ago, (B) have been a favorite (C) of teachers and school children (D) alike for generations. (E) No error.
The (A) inconsistencies in the witness’s testimony (B) notwithstanding, the jury had no choice but to conclude that the suspect (C) was not guilty of the charges (D) leveled against him. (E) No error.
(A) This is an (B) example of an error ID question (C) that (D) has no error. (E) No error.
This is an example of an improving sentences question that does not contain an error.
(A) that does not contain
(B) that has not been containing
(C) which has not been contain
(D) which is not being with
(E) about which there is nothing to indicate it being with
In context, which is the best way to revise sentence 6
Part of the problem is my skating, as in I’m not very good at it.
(A) One of the problems was my limited skating ability.
(B) Not skating well was a big problem of mine.
(C) A problem was that my skating needed to be better than it was.
(D) Of my problems, I would say that my bad skating was the biggest.
(E) Skating, I’m not very good at it, was part of my problems.
Which of the following represents the most effective way to combine sentences 18 and 19 (reproduced below)?
The coaches at the camp really helped me a lot. They told me exactly what I needed to do to be better.
(A) The coaches who helped me a lot told me exactly what I needed to do to be better.
(B) Those coaches at the camp who told me exactly what I needed to do to be better were the ones who helped me the most.
(C) Helping me a lot was the coaches, telling me exactly what I needed to do.
(D) By telling me exactly what was needed to be done by me the coaches helped me a lot.
(E) The coaches at the camp really helped me by telling me exactly what I needed to do to get better.
Which of the following sentences, if added after sentence 4, would best serve to link the first paragraph to the second paragraph?
(A) I found it quite odd that I ended up loving hockey.
(B) I wanted to be more than just a passionate hockey fan, though.
(C) My brothers loved baseball, while my sisters were bigger fans of football.
(D) Perhaps it was my uncle, a big hockey fan, who helped me to love the game.
(E) Actually, hockey is not a very popular sport in the United States.
1. Even though it is a dead language, rather than fading away, Latin is now being __________.
Step by step:
1. The woman told the man, “You’re very _______.” 2. The doctor told the man, “You’re very ________”
A. rich A. rich
B. correct B. correct
C. preposterous C. preposterous
D. cloistered D. cloistered
E. sick E. sick
If you’re having trouble finding the clue, ask yourself two simple questions:
A. What is the blank talking about?
B. What else does the sentence say about its subject?
1. Shaquille O’Neil is such a physically intimidating basketball player that his opponents focus on his _____ and thus underestimate his surprising quickness.
Cover up the answer choices so you don’t fall for any of the ETS traps.
5. The policy of benign _____ was based on the belief that citizens were better off when the government kept out of their daily affairs.
Come up with you OWN word for the blank. It doesn’t have to be a sophisticated word, or the perfect word – any will do.
HINT: Recycle the clue! Put the clue itself in the blank.
I really like you, but ____________________.
I really like you, and ____________________.
Same direction: because, and, since, in fact, colon (:), semicolon (;).
Change direction: however, although, though, but, in contrast to,
rather, despite, yet.
5. While the _____ student openly questioned the teacher’s explanation, he was not so _____ as to suggest that the teacher was wrong.
6. Most of Rick’s friends think his life is unbelievably _____, but in fact he spends most of his time on _____ activities.
8. Ruskin’s vitriolic attack was the climax of the _____ heaped on paintings that today seem amazingly _____.
Remember that the Sentence Completions are presented in order of difficulty!
- A reading passage followed by a series of questions related to it.
- Not in order of difficulty.
- May have one or two passages
- Numbers of questions also varies.
Hey, yo, don’t be like Joe!
Before you even start, make sure you are familiar with the directions. Then…