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Below you’ll find some algebra practice questions like the ones you’ll find on the New SAT Math section.
In order to do even rudimentary algebra, you’ll need to understand how to combine like terms and, if the question asks to solve for a variable, how to isolate that variable. Below is a quick review to help you with these basics.
Important stuff first: 27 of the 58 questions or nearly half of the questions on SAT Math will be “Heart of Algebra” questions. Read on for what this means.
The New SAT Math test has become less tricky, but you’ll see more multi-step problems, more word problems, and a no calculator section.
Click here for Part 1 of this series and here for Part 2. New SAT Vocabulary High Utility Words Part III Here are some more useful words that are likely to pop up in either the reading or the writing section of the SAT. They are useful words that every high schooler should know the […]
Parallelism is important on the SAT. It will help you employ commas more efficiently and understand how sentences are constructed.
The most important, if not the most fundamental, thing you need to understand from a grammatical standpoint, is how to construct sentences. Indeed, to truly understand punctuation you’ll need to apply the knowledge contained below.
Studying for an SAT Retake First off, you need to ask yourself: what could I have done better. Now I’m not talking about a catch-all explanation (“I was tired” or “my pacing was off”). I want you to think of this as a crime-scene investigation, the kind you see in T.V. procedurals in which every […]
Reaction to New York Times article: “New, Reading-Heavy SAT Has Students Worried” To say that the reading section is getting more difficult is grossly simplifying what is actually happening. The reason people might be thinking that the new test is harder, is that it will include one passage taken from a pre-20th century text (whether […]
When “what sounds right” and “what is actually right” conflict, you can bet the SAT is waiting with a question to trap the unwary, often on misplaced modifiers.