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Helpful Strategies that come from experience

D-YuD-Yu Registered User Posts: 995 Member
edited December 2007 in SAT Preparation
When you've done enough practice tests, you sorta form your own way of answering questions, and developing a "gut" answer that is weirdly correct almost everytime.

I'll share one of mine : for sentence improvements - answers with some form of "being" are usually wrong, because of awkward structure

all you uber-i-know-everything-there-is-to-know-about-the-SAT:) please add to the list! I need all the help I can get

Thanx much
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Replies to: Helpful Strategies that come from experience

  • D-YuD-Yu Registered User Posts: 995 Member
    anybody at all out there????
  • RahoulVARahoulVA Registered User Posts: 1,364 Senior Member
    Anything that is too hard or that you don't know is not to be disregarded. Sure this is obvious, but I came across this very difficult question with the I, II, and III parts. I understood I and II, but III was ambiguous to me. I thought that it wouldn't be fair to those who did know the concept if it was false because then those who would guess would have no clue and wouldn't say that III is true without even using logic. So if you're ever on a hard question, the answer is never anything like it can't be determined because anything that is too hard is supposed to use hard logic to find the correct answer, NOT to use hard logic and realize that there is no answer because people who don't know the answer won't use the logic that they're supposed to on hard questions.

    On CR, don't read ahead because if a question asks something about lines 9-14 but you read something on like 25 that relates to those lines, you might affected by them. IF you don't read ahead of the questions and follow the passages in terms of the questions, then you can cross off wrong choices like it's nothing.

    The Writing questions that seem to have No Error seem to be written in such a weird way that you would think that there is an error. I don't base my logic off of this, but it just seems like it.
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