Imagine your brain as a group of muscles. One of these muscles is called the reading muscle. Like any muscle, the reading muscle can very easily become weak and flaccid–if you don’t use it. Now imagine trying to lift 150 pounds over your head. That would take quite a lot of muscle. Reading muscle-wise, the […]
In math class, you probably learned a formula to find the average of a series of numbers. You still have to know that formula, but instead of applying it robotically to a bunch of similar questions, you have to first figure out how to crack the problem. That is, you are not going have all […]
Semicolons are the bane of many a student on the SAT. As soon as they see one they think run-on sentence or verbiage. The SAT definitely plays on this fear by including many correct answers in the Identifying the Error portion of the Writing Section. Below, I’ve included a few useful tips and examples to […]
Oh those SAT idioms – the bane of every SAT test taker. Yes, it is true. Even those who have an ear for the proper idioms often find the rest of the writing section a breeze. While there is no one way to master idioms, a combination of approaches should help. One approach is practice […]
Mnemonics The word lambaste means to criticize someone harshly. By the time you finish this post you’ll probably have forgotten that. Now, what if I tell you to imagine somebody who always criticizes you (I can already picture my high school P.E. teacher). I want you to imagine that that person’s head has been […]
Look it up Whenever you encounter a new word, look it up. I know – you’re probably thinking that you can usually guess the meaning of a word based on context. But if you never look up words you can never really confirm how accurate your guesses are. And the more you know and […]
I know – it’s probably the number one thing you dread about having to study for the SAT. Some even take the easy way out by never even learning a word. After all there are only 19 Sentence Completions on the entire test (the Sentence Completions are those pesky fill-in-the-blank questions). But if you think […]
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