ACT & SAT

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SAT PREP
1.  Kaplan
2.  Princeton Review SAT Prep courses.  Not cheap.
3.  Khan Academy SAT Prep, Reading & Writing Practice.
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SAT TIPS
1. Khan Academy is excellent.  Start here.
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What to look out for on the English SAT:

1. Misplaced Modifiers.
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Sections
1. Improving Sentences

On the “Improving Sentences” section of the SAT, being is ALWAYS the wrong choice. To drive this point home, take a look at the following sentences:

a.  Jacob has remained in political office for several terms because of being the most popular candidate.
b.  Being the most popular candidate, Jacob has remained in political office for several terms.
c.  Jacob has remained in political office for several terms, being the most popular candidate.
d.  Jacob, the most popular candidate, has remained in political office for several terms.

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What’s on the SAT:
Reading
  • 52 multiple–choice questions
  • 65 minutes
  • Passages or pairs of passages (literature, historical documents, social sciences, and natural sciences)
  • Learn more about the SAT Reading Test
Math
  • 58 multiple–choice questions and 1 set of “extended-thinking” grid-in questions )
  • 80 minutes
  • Algebra I and II, geometry, and some trigonometry
  • Learn more about the SAT Math test
Writing & Language
  • 44 multiple–choice questions
  • 35 minutes
  • Grammar, vocabulary in context, and editing skills
  • Learn more about the SAT Writing test
Essay (Optional*)
  • 1 essay
  • 50 minutes
  • Read a passage and explain how the author builds a persuasive argument*We recommend taking the SAT essay because some schools require it.

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