Clauses in Redesigned SAT Writing Which of the following two examples is not a sentence? He was tired. Because he was tired. Only the first one is a sentence. The second is a fragment. Both of these, however, are clauses. So what exactly is a clause? Well, a clause is a phrase that contains a […]
One area in which I’ve noticed most students—even some of the best ones—feel uncomfortable is with advanced punctuation. By advanced punctuation I mean semicolons, colons, parenthesis, and em-dashes (notice how these are used in the first sentence), and how these punctuation marks are meant to coordinate ideas between different clauses.
A little over a year ago, the College Board announced that the SAT would undergo its greatest change in 30 years. At the time, we were offered only high-level descriptions of the redesigned test and a few sample questions—speculation was rife. Now, the new test has been revealed in its entirety, the College Board releasing […]
Aside from the fact that there are now going to be three PSAT exams, to be taken during specific years of middle and high school, the PSAT will also be undergoing some major content changes. These new versions of the PSAT are designed to test the same content as the new SAT, but at lower levels. The exams are meant to be aligned so that each test reflects a student’s progression from grade to grade.
One of the ways in which the SAT math is changing—and this is a big change—is that there are only four answer choices on the redesigned test. Wait? That’s the big change? Well, I should add that the three wrong answers out of those four are pretty wrong. In other words, there aren’t really sneaky […]
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