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SAT Vocabulary: Develop Your Potty Language!

To the distress of many students, vocabulary is an integral part of the SAT reading component (both sentence completion and reading comprehension questions). Therefore, studying vocabulary must become an integral part of every SAT-taker’s life. Now, I don’t know the ins and outs of my students’ lives. I don’t know when they have sports, when… Read more »


I don’t know about you, but it is not often that I see someone walking down the street wearing two hats. Yet, metaphorically, students often wear two hats when they address the English section of the ACT. And, as we know, wearing two hats is a fashion no-no! There are two types of questions in… Read more »

Quick Tip: Don't Leave Blanks in the Grid-Ins

Always guess in the Grid-In Math section of the SAT. In this section, you don’t lose any points for wrong answers. Therefore, grid in something. If you don’t know the answer, pick you favorite number!

Quick Tip: Limit the Main Idea!

Limit the Main Idea to 3 – 4 Words! Limit the Main Idea to 3 – 4 Words! Always, always, always, generate a main idea before attacking the reading questions! Limit the main idea to 3 -4 words. This is difficult, but essential. It is easy to come up with the “gist” of the piece,… Read more »

Quick Tip: Do The Second Blank First

Do the Second Blank First In double blank sentence completions, the second blank is usually easier. It is often best to do the second blank first.

Quick Tip: Use the Formula

Don’t let geometry trip you up on the SAT. Remember that geometric formulas are found on the test, so use them! Refer back to the formula page for triangle problems, circle diagrams etc. Everything you need is given, so take advantage of it!

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