Polishing Your Skills with Free New SAT Practice Tests January 2016 has come and gone, which means one thing for you SAT test-takers out there: we’re in the brave new world of the “new” SAT (which will probably stop being called that one of these days). Starting in March 2016, we’re looking at an entirely […]
Think vocabulary is dead on the New SAT? Well, think again! Vocabulary is still part of the test, only know it’s a slightly different breed and goes under the annoying title “high-utility academic words.”
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Having a go-to list of examples to use in your redesigned SAT essay is an extremely helpful strategy. However, there are some examples you may want to think twice about using. After all, you want to submit an essay with high scoring potential, unique qualities, and low risk. Here are some things that can muddle up your essay and how you could avoid them.
By Ryan Hickey, Managing Editor of Petersons & EssayEdge There have been a number of changes in testing since a group of American universities formed the College Entrance Examination Board, which cooked up the first standardized exam in 1901. On the original test, several of the questions involved Advanced Latin Composition and translating Cicero. In […]
The past perfect is a tricky tense. Before we even delve into it, we should get a sense of what it looks like. Just as the present perfect tense used a participle after an initial verb (has + participle) so too does the past perfect. Instead of have/has, the past perfect simply uses had: […]
The good news with the New SAT is you don’t need to know the name of tenses—you just have to be able to recognize them. To spot the present perfect just be on the look out for HAS/HAVE + Participle: I have lived here for 10 years. She has proven time and time […]
What are Sentence Fragments? Sentences are made up of both a subject and a verb that tells us what the subject is doing. The exception would be commands, which aren’t tested on the SAT (study!). Fragments are incorrect because they lack a verb that describes what a subject is doing. But it’s not that straightforward, […]
So the SAT will forever be done away with vocabulary come Mar. 2016, right? Well, not exactly. Sure, the ten-dollar words you can impress your grandma with will have been consigned to the dustbin of SAT has-beens (move over “analogies” and make some room). However, the SAT writing section will still test vocabulary in context, […]