Sentence Completion (aka the Vocab Questions) On this one, you really should take my advice, because I only got one wrong out of 7 SATs …
Email exchange with PWNtheSAT while on phone with very nice supervisor of credit report website.
Attempting to get charges reversed:
Me (to PWN): Is this the proper use of specious?
PWNtheSAT: I wouldn’t say specious for that…specious is
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The vocabulary aspect of the SAT remains my favorite part of this whole project. I’m referring here to both the “Vocabulary Section,” as well as the Critical Reading passages.
I never tire of learning new words, parsing words I Read More →
I may have been the only one in the audience of Hamlet last week noting the plethora of
SAT rich and erudite vocabulary words that were ballyhooed on stage, over the course of the evening:**
Auspicious and chary, circumscribed, confound, Read More →
Olfactory: Adj. or Noun. Concerning the sense of smell.
“Heading into NYC. Am anticipating an olfactory wonderland out there. I may distract myself diagramming sentences from today’s paper.”
No idea whether this word shows up on the Read More →
Adjective or Noun
Dyscalculia or math disability is a specific learning disability involving innate difficulty in learning or comprehending simple mathematics. It is akin to dyslexia and includes difficulty in understanding numbers, learning how to manipulate numbers, learning math Read More →
From what I can tell, the SATs are universally loathed.
But I ask you, what is so wrong with learning some new vocabulary words? Or even just bringing back into rotation some long forgotten or infrequently used words?
Here are Read More →
Even though this is my Perfect Score Project — and definitely not my son’s (though it sure would be nice if he did better as a result of my SAT obsession) — figuring out how to motivate a non type-A Read More →
For some reason, I had a lot of pre-test anxiety about the Essay, which was a new addition to the SAT since I originally took it back in 1982. It wasn’t necessarily logical, more of a nice resting place for Read More →