Here you will find SAT tips and official SAT questions of the day, that would help increase your ACT and SAT scores.
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Such Tips for the SAT:
CRITICAL READING Section --- SENTENCE COMPLETION:
-Before looking at the answers, try to complete the sentence with words that make sense to you.
-Don't rush your selection. Consider all the answers to make the best choice.
-Use the context of nearby words to figure out unknown words.
-Don't overlook the reversing effect of negative words (like not) or prefixes (like un-).
-If you're really stuck for the meaning of a word, try to think of other words that have similar prefixes, roots, or suffixes.
-Eliminate choices in double-blank questions if the first word alone doesn't make sense in the sentence.
-Let transition words (like although and likewise) help suggest the best answer.
CRITICAL READING Section --- READING COMPREHENSION (Short and Long):
-You should base your answers to the questions solely on what is stated or implied in the passages.
-Read the italicized introductory text.
-Skip questions you don't know. Return to them after answering other easier questions.
-First and last sentences of each paragraph are critical.
-Find the right spot in a passage by using any line reference numbers that appear in the questions.
-Answer questions on familiar topics before unfamiliar topics.
-Read the passages before reading the questions.
-Don't waste time memorizing details.
-Passage content comes from the Humanities, Social Science, Science, and Literal Fiction.
-Some passages are presented in pairs. Read the brief introduction first to see how they relate.
-Spend more time on answering the questions than on reading the text.
WRITING Section --- WRITTEN ESSAY:
-Write a short (about 250-300 words), persuasive essay on an assigned topic.
-Keep in mind the structure of an essay - 5 paragraphs consisting of an: Introduction, Body (about 3 paragraphs), Conclusion
-The alloted time frame is 25 minutes. Read the essay question quickly and think about the topic (about 5 minutes). Allow most of your time (about 15 minutes) to write the essay. Spend the remaining 5 minutes reviewing and editing your work.
-Introductory Paragraph should state the position that is being taken. It should also state about 3 points that support this position.
-The Body Paragraphs should expand the points that you present with specific detail and examples.
-The Concluding Paragraph should summarize your point of view by restating the thesis statement in a revised format.
-Keep your writting simple.
WRITING SECTION -- MULTIPLE CHOICE: Usage, Sentence Correction, and Paragraph Correction
-Think about the question before you answer it.
-Move around within a Section.
-Usage & Sentence Correction questions are based on individual sentences. They test basic -grammar, sentence structure, and word choice.
-Paragraph Correction questions are based on 2 brief passages, with several questions per passage.
-Read the questions carefully.
MATH Section --- STUDENT PRODUCED RESPONSE (GRID):
-Guess if you can't figure it out. There is no penalty for wrong answers in this section.
-Negative numbers are not possible as answers in this section. If your answer comes up negative, do it again.
-You may begin to enter a short answer in any column. For instance, .6 can be entered in columns 1-2, or 2-3, or 3-4.
-If an answer is a repeating decimal (like .33333333), just enter as many decimals as will fit in the grid (.333).
-You may enter an equivalent decimal for a fraction as your answer, but why waste the time evaluating the fraction?
-Do not try to enter mixed numbers. For example, if your answer is 3 1/2, enter it as 3.5 or 7/2.
MATH Section - STANDARD MULTIPLE CHOICE:
-Read the question well. Be sure to select the best answer for the variable, value, or expression that is requested!
-Learn in advance all of the critical definitions, formulas, and concepts that appear in common questions.
-Remember to use the test booklet for scratch work, as well as for marking up any diagrams/graphs.
-Early questions in this section are easier. Spend less time on them.
-Don't get carried away with detailed calculations. Look for a trick or a shortcut if the question seems time consuming.
-When a question contains a weird symbol, just substitute the accompanying definition when figuring out the best answer choice.