Posts Tagged: wilson daily prep

Push Their Buttons!

When does 2 – 2 = 4? When a kid is stressed, the clock is ticking, and there’s only a few minutes left on the SAT. You’d be surprised by how many silly mistakes students make as they race through math problems, scribbling furiously in the margins of their test booklet. 2 – 2 =… Read more »

Avoiding the Sniffles

As with any business, WilsonDailyPrep is always conscious of keeping the office clean. With sniffling students bustling in and out, hand sanitizer becomes the office companion. Except for me. I mean to use more hand sanitizer, I really do! But a recent New York Times article, “How Not to Fight Colds,” by Jennifer Ackerman caused… Read more »

SAT and ACT Test-Taking Strategies

Remember, YOU control the test. Don’t let the test control you! I know I have hammered these things to death, but I want to give you all a compact list of complete test-taking tips. Print this out and put it in a folder for test day. Test taking can seem like a huge ordeal, and I know… 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 »

Guest Post By Word-Nerd

So do I need to study vocabulary for the SAT? By Jennifer Cohen This simple question has actually become the subject of a great deal of debate in the world of SAT preparation.  When analogies and antonyms were dropped from the test format, vocabulary became directly relevant to only sentence completion questions.  And because sentence… Read more »

Quick Tip: Be a Machine with the Sentence Completions

Don’t skip around the answer choices on the sentence completions. Attack A then B then C etc. Approach one side at a time. If you don’t know a word, go to the next choice. Only THINK at the end when you are left with two/three choices. For more tips open up a demo account with… Read more »

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