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28th Jul 2019

Here are some tips:

- Take the passage literally. If it were up to interpretation, the College Board would have problems. It's not like school where if you can prove the answer correct through interpretation, the correct answer MUST be present in the text.
- Many problems with reading that I faced were with focusing and deep reading. Make sure you are focused on the passage.
- When you are finished with a practice test, ALWAYS review it. This will help you learn and understand what you are doing wrong.
- If you can check out books from your local library. I totally recommend the SAT black book. https://www.amazon.com/SAT-Prep-Black-Book-Strategies/dp/0692916164/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?gclid=Cj0KCQjwj_XpBRCCARIsAItJiuR6HFj0ZpwCcXN14aIPlKCOD3OGAEN_5oro5AvCUWHEOZ_LbP5bYb0aAnCDEALw_wcB&hvadid=241648829517&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=9012138&hvnetw=g&hvpos=1t1&hvqmt=e&hvrand=17497859065999215882&hvtargid=kwd-61311316065&hydadcr=8453_10382305&keywords=sat+black+book&qid=1564323775&s=gateway&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1
- Don't rush. Many mistakes are silly mistakes that are made from testers looking at the time and worrying about not finishing.
- If you rule out an answer, make sure you rule it out for the right reasons.
- The most important thing is that the answer, again, is ALWAYS in the passage. If you look close enough, you will ALWAYS find it.

I hope this helps. I'm pretty okay at reading but absolute trash at math.

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2nd Jul 2021

5 points

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25th Aug 2018

Butterfly passage: what was the mom feeling in the forest and line reference??? Changed my answer 58382 times but finally put down something about the tempering kid’s reaction and excitement to the butterflies and line reference was Mom saying “mine, our”

Edit: straw poll here pls vote https://www.strawpoll.me/16334718

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22nd Feb 2021

1600.io SAT Math Orange Book Volume I: Every SAT Math Topic, Patiently Explained (1600.io SAT Math Orange Book 2-volume set) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08WJZCVD6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_95QQMY1WNJ5Z9BTREGMJ

3 points

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19th Jul 2019

Not looking at the inequality, for kx + 3y **■** 2, you get k must be equal to 6 since for it to have no solution, the 2 lines must be parallel.

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You can move the x to the right side to get:

3y **■** -6x + 2

Given the first inequality is >, the square must be < to not overlap.

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You can view the graph to help you visualize and change the direction of the inequality to see why > is incorrect:

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28th Oct 2018

Disregard u/smiski2001 below; his response is actually incorrect. The center of the circle is at (3, 0). The error occurs because his method for finding the center only works in some cases, namely one in which the endpoints are at the same y-value (or x-value, I suppose). The correct way for finding the center of any circle - given any two endpoints - is to use the Midpoint Formula with the two endpoints. This yields an x-value of (-1+7)/2, or 3, and a y-value of (-3+3)/2, or 0.

And for the rest of the problem, you simply need to find the diameter (and then the radius) using the endpoints, and get the equation from that information. Then plug in 0 and solve.

To find the diameter, you simply use the Distance Formula with the two endpoints. This yields a diameter of sqrt((7-(-1))^2 + (3-(-3))^(2)), or 10. So the radius is 5.

Now you have everything you need. (h, k) is (3, 0) and r is 5. The equation of the circle is (x-3)^2 + y^2 = 25. Plug in 0, and you'll find that b is ±4. Since the question specified positive, b is 4.

Also, just in case it's hard to visualize, I made a Desmos with the circle, endpoints, center and diameter: https://www.desmos.com/calculator/iue48gtqpe

Hope this helps!

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2nd Nov 2017

my boi

https://www.desmos.com/calculator/i1k39gd9sf

you can use this desmos raw score calculator I made

the var definitions are given in the thing

but it all depends on what you are scoring rn

if you get a solid 700 or more, then try to answer all questions

you can miss 6 (I think) if you want an 800, but you would have to answer all of the questions

but the test is literally a calculator joy run: as long as you know where everything is located on your calculator, you will do fine

for example, I have ti84 plus cse: I didnt know where everything was located until about a week ago, but now the thing that takes the longest amount of time for me is getting the log function and locating pi and i. I know how to solve matrices, even though O dont know the concepts of matrix multiplication and inversion.

on a tangent to your question, try to answer the first 25 questions before the first 20 mins pass. If you get this done, then you will have enough time for the rest. I can barely do it, and I end up skipping about one or two questions.

what i recommend doing is if you can eliminate 3 choices by intuition, start the problem, and continue until the answer comes to you. for example:

solve for x: log(base 2) of (x+1)=5

A) -33 B) -31 C) -1 D 4 E) 31

here, you can see that the domain of the function is x>-1, and the only options that can be viable are D and E. If the question is in such a format, like most questions, just "plug and chug". By that, I mean that you should just plug in the remaining answers into the equation, put it into your calc, and the correct answer should equal the other side of the equation

hope this helps!

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28th Aug 2021

>lens

Shouldn't it be "... lens through which to view ..." ? I've heard this phrase a lot, but never heard "lens with the view of...". I heard "with the view of..." used before verbs ending with -ing. For example "With the view of obtaining the highest score in the grade, John did...". But I did not hear this phrase used with lens.

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*Edit*: It is also seen from this website (https://ludwig.guru/s/as+a+lens+through+which) that the phrase "...lens through which to *verb*..." is used more often.

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23rd Jul 2021

Meltzer's Vocabulary A New Approach

Both of these books do a good job of identifying the types of words you should know...but English has the largest vocabulary of any language and it is impossible for anyone to predict every word that could show up. I also suggest to comb through your previous tests and identify unfamiliar words in the passages and Questions and Answers (ALL SECTIONS) and learn them. Because the SAT is a standardized test there is some standardization in the language used to create passages, questions and answers.

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7th Jun 2021

You can try getting the Princeton practice tests off Amazon for extra practice. Although I think each edition is pretty much the same so you could probably make do with an older one as well.

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30th Mar 2021

1600.io SAT Math Orange Book Volume I: Every SAT Math Topic, Patiently Explained (1600.io SAT Math Orange Book 2-volume set) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08WJZCVD6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_TM0V1HYYFA0W4S2CEA9N

The book is split into two volumes!

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28th Mar 2017

Check out Erica Meltzer's Critical Reader. (You can easily purchase on Amazon).

Do a bunch of Khan Academy reading passages (and make sure you look at the questions you got wrong... and even right. Yes, it's possible you could've guessed on a question and got it correct.)

Overall, try highlighting the passage with key sentences and terms. A strategy is to come up with the answer to a question without looking at the choices first.

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25th Dec 2018

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24th Aug 2018

Well, some of the math problem is cut off but I'm assuming NP=PQ.

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You know that the angle PRQ is 50 degrees b/c there's 180 degrees in a triangle. Since NP=PQ, you know that angle QMN is also 50 and NPM and QPR are congruent so therefore the 2 triangles on the side are equal. Now you can figure out what MPR is because it is congruent to NPQ and those angles plus the 2 60 degree angles make up 360. So MPR is 120. Now because triangle MPR is an isosceles triangle, both PMR and PRM are equal to each other and so:

120 + 2x = 180, x = 30.

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25th Jun 2018

Can someone give me an explanation to this college panda question that wasn't explained well https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipNocfMmD6dog3JDuI57pKMdb5XJgOWT2Nn1SBWBBe1ZBAu4ESYMj8A54qAYfHN3Fw?key=UTBZNG5RbUR0MHY1SmVIX09FRGM5R1pSb3FvNmRB

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21st Jul 2019

No problem :). Not a dumb question. It means not roots because the whole graph is shifted up, and since the graph opens upwards, there would not be any x value at or below 0. If it opened downward, there would be roots. Try this yourself using the Desmos calculator

Link: https://www.desmos.com/calculator

Try making the +2 to -2 and you will understand :)

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17th Nov 2020

It's simply a typo on this recreated/retyped QAS.

If you look at the *original* (i.e., screenshot) version at the link below, you will see that the comma is there in choice A:

https://www.docdroid.net/gdVrx0K/2019-03-09-sat-qas-potato-version-pdf#page=14

2 points

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27th Apr 2021

I would also listen to English audiobooks when you're going places or doing chores. Librivox has free audio books. I would start with children's literature and history and then adult literature and history.

Perhaps also watch English movies or YouTube videos with subtitles on, read subtitles while watching.

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6th Apr 2021

In your spare time, listen to English audiobooks, start with children's classics and history. Free on LibriVox:

Read through all passages but poetry in McGuffey 4th, 5th, and 6th readers.

Then, spend at least an hour a day reading more of passages from prior SATs. The full passage or book is linked from the free portion of 1600io. Look up all vocabulary you don't know. It's already looked up for you in McGuffey at end of passage. The older books from 1600io, if you read on Kindle, you should be able to double click the word to get a definition if you set it up right with a dictionary linked. (or a kindle app on a phone or other device.)

The writing section is mainly memorizing rules, you can improve that quicker. If you don't finish writing section on time, take a few timed/untimed tests where you time each question, how long it takes. There are likely a few times that are taking a lot more time than average, learn to identify them, guess and skip and do them later if you have time.

2 points

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8th Oct 2017

order of transformations are opposite from order of operations for horizontal transformations, which was the question

f(x+a)-->T:(x,y)=(x-a,y)

a should be 3

2 points

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31st Jan 2021

I used to take courses, and the teacher always said to practice, practice, and practice. He used to give us some fun quizzes on quizizz.com

There was a time where I was really bad at math, but after practicing a LOT and getting tips from the teacher like tricks you can use the calculator in sec 4, I got the 700. I wish I could tell you more, but I literally forgot half of them 😂

2 points

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17th May 2020

I'm a math teacher/tutor and I highly recommend brilliant.org

There's a free trial and some courses may be always free (I'm not sure), but a subscription costs 150, wich compared to the costs of a tutor/college, is nothing. It probably shouldn't be your only math source, but I would highly recommend using it to compliment your khan academy or textbooks. It's more like puzzles. They're pretty well designed and start easy but can become pretty interesting. I'd even recommend starting with the math fundamentals section. I found even the ones on simple concepts like divisibility, well done and visually intuitive in a way I had never leaned before. Anyhow, my two cents.

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26th May 2017

Learn words in groups by the roots of the word... NOT by alphabetical order (that is totally ridiculous, yet book after book is still organized that way).

Here is a free resource for building vocabulary based on the root approach. Utilizes spaced repetition. Absolutely fantastic. Good luck!

https://www.memrise.com/course/1297336/vocabulary-builder-vocab-list-for-satact/

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19th Jul 2020

Btw its on firefox too and totally safe. Been using it for a year now. The thing is, there are some sketchy copies of this exact one (ik there are other apps that do the whole dark mode thing, but this is different). Scroll to the bottom of this page to ensure you get the right one for your browser.

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31st Jul 2021

On this book you mean? : https://www.amazon.com/Official-SAT-Study-Guide-2020/dp/1457312190

I did the worst on test 5 (1460), but it was also the first practice test I took. I did the best on test 10 (1560) which I took right after (I think I got lucky).

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26th Jul 2021

The only option for Reading in terms of SAT-specific prep is Erica Meltzer's book.

That said, if you have underlying reading comprehension deficiencies, one book isn't going to fix that, so you'll need to actively seek out materials like what you'll see on the SAT, and slowly build up comprehension on your own.

2 points

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22nd Jul 2021

Word around the subreddit is that Panda is little easier to understand, but I have no first-hand knowledge of the content myself.

I've been suggesting StudyLark a lot recently, namely because it's the only book in which I've actually seen multiple exercises (via the samples he's posted in his comment history), and I think the questions are made very well. Just an alternative if you want to check it out.

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20th Jul 2021

Consider reading this book, I highly recommend: SAT Prep Black Book

While it is for the SAT, there are many overlapping concepts between the PSAT and SAT. Speaking from a person who went from scoring high-500 to a 710 on the SAT, I found this book very useful with the ERBW section, specifically in giving tips on how to approach different types of questions and helping you get in the proper mindset to tackle the test! It also has extensive examples of math problems and multiple ways to do each one!

Good luck, you got this!!!

2 points

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13th Jun 2021

SAT Up Your Scores:

https://www.amazon.com/Your-Score-2018-2019-Underground-Outsmarting/dp/0761193650

It's a really really good book and after reading only that I got a 1520

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3rd Jan 2021

The best way is to buy the official practice test book from the college board on amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/Official-SAT-Study-Guide-2020/dp/1457312190

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20th Nov 2020

someone should just take me out of my misery using my <em>The College Board Achievement Tests: 14 Tests in 13 Subjects</em> (1983)

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24th Oct 2020

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22nd Oct 2017

That's insane dude!! 780 is freaking awesome. I'm aiming for 700+ on November's math since I got 670 on math level 2 for October. Btw for bio I'd recommend you buy the 2 official college board bio tests from Amazon. I used it and started with a 640 to a final score of 730! Good luck! https://www.amazon.com/Official-Subject-Biology-Study-College/dp/1457309203

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12th May 2019

https://www.amazon.com/Official-Study-Guide-Subject-Tests/dp/0874477565 It's $18.77 US dollars online from Amazon. There are disappointingly few other resources available, and I have read a number of comments critical of Barron's and Princeton Review resources for those tests. Use the official tests wisely - there are not many for each subject. They are an evaluation tool for once you have prepared elsewhere, not a teaching tool.

2 points

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16th Sep 2020

You can buy a casio digital watch such as the one in the link https://www.amazon.com/Casio-AE-1000W-1AVCF-Resin-Sport-Watch/dp/B0039YOHI0/ref=mp_s_a_1_47?dchild=1&keywords=casio&qid=1600277658&sr=8-47

I used it on the August SAT with my proctor's permission

2 points

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10th Aug 2019

- A 3-4-5 triangle is not a 30-60-90 triangle. Use sin^(-1)(4/5) to get angle y. x = 90 degrees + y , or you can do that the slightly longer way and solve for y, then use the triangle to solve for angle PRQ then subtract that from 180 to get x.

Then cos x using your calculator.

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20th Sep 2018

this was the official guide that you have to buy from collegeboard. it includes 4 practice tests

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30th Nov 2015

I'm no scorer, but I can point out some things you might want to improve on.

**Be more formal.**Get rid of any pronoun that includes the graders or you ("we" seems to pop up a lot). You want to be as impersonal as possible. Also, get rid of the caps. It's unnecessary.**Have a structure.**You need to at least have your examples spaced out, one per paragraph. The essay rambles on without establishing anything, really. 3-5 sentences each for intro and conclusion, 5-7 for each body paragraph for examples. I'd skew toward the lower end considering you only have 25 minutes and a limited amount of time. Also, the call to action at the end, while nice, isn't necessary.**Explain.**You kind of answer the question (no, the world isn't changing for the better) but there's no thesis statement directly answering the question. You need two or three examples to emphasize and support your point; you only have one. You need to explain your examples as well, and how they relate to your point; I can somewhat see the contrast you're trying to make between*Back To The Future*'s idealized world and reality, but there's no smooth transition and your rhetorical questions don't really go back to your point. Speaking of which, please cut those down. If you're going to use one, you better be able to answer it.

If you can get your hands on one within the week, I recommend you get the Blue Book. It's the College Board's official study guide for the SAT, and it will give you guidelines for your essays. Otherwise, all I can really say is keep practicing. What exactly is your goal score?

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20th May 2015

Book error for the reasons you mentioned- (B) and (C) don't make sense, the explanation is illogical, and the way the question is formatted (with both A and B totally variable) makes it seem like there's a mistake in the actual question too- probably supposed to have more info. I wasted a good half hour myself on that problem before realizing it's definitely nonsensical.

As a side note- at this point you should already be practicing on "real" questions- i.e. those from the College Board which contain questions from previous tests, and not those made up by other companies like PR and Kaplan's. While these prep companies try to make their questions as similar as they can to the real ones, and have better techniques for the earlier stages of studying, there is a clear difference between real and fake questions. While mistakes on math questions can be definitively noticed, they also have certain questions on the reading parts where their correct answers would clearly not be correct be true SAT standards, and overall they just aren't a very good representation of the questions you will see on test day. If you have done so yet, take the free full-length practice test available on CB's own website first. Good luck!

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2nd Apr 2015

I would recommend two books: Barron's Math SAT Level 2 Dr. John Chung's SAT II. The Barron's book resembles the actual test pretty good and the John Chung's book is significantly harder than the actual test, but you learn skills that are very helpful for the actual test which makes the actual test a lot easier.

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1st Dec 2022

Casio makes several cheaper watches that can be used for the SAT. However, make sure to mute it, or there could be issues. Check link below for the watch I bought and used through multiple SATs.

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13th Nov 2022

It should be available on the Amazon India site here: https://www.amazon.in/Digital-SAT-Preview-Strategies-Barrons-ebook/dp/B0BGQYFBCJ/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?crid=2XOK0YA9BLKQ3&keywords=digital+sat&qid=1668376164&sprefix=digital+sat%2Caps%2C233&sr=8-3

Let me know if you still can’t access it and I’ll let my publisher know. Thanks!

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10th Nov 2022

Here is a free digital SAT e-book I wrote that you can use to prepare. It has a full-length Digital SAT practice test.

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10th Nov 2022

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10th Nov 2022

Here is a free e-book I wrote that has strategies and a full-length practice Digital SAT: https://www.amazon.com/Digital-SAT-Preview-Strategies-Barrons-ebook/dp/B0BGQYFBCJ/ref=sr_1_2?crid=RGTUYH7K73O4&keywords=digital+sat&qid=1668122499&sprefix=digital+sa%2Caps%2C118&sr=8-2

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9th Nov 2022

I'd throw my book (PrepPros Complete Guide To SAT Math) into the mix as well as my Youtube channel for some in depth walkthroughs and tips & tricks. Our book is very similar in style to College Panda but more up to date and features question types absent from the College Panda Book.

I also have some really in depth courses and a free trial (no credit card needed), which lets you preview a chapter from our Math book with lectures and in depth individually recorded question explanations and a chapter from my Writing & Language course that teaches some of the most important foundational rules.

Princeton Review, Kaplan, and Barron's are not very accurate to the way questions appear on the test.

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1st Jul 2015

The Area of an equilateral triangle is given by A = (root(3)/4)a^2

We can see here that you can split the equilateral triangle in 8 sections. They gave us the area for 1 section. So the area of the whole triangle is 8*(8root(3)) = 64root(3).

Now just plug that into the formula above and you should get a = 16, which is the side of the equilateral triangle.

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2nd Nov 2022

I just finished a new free e-book for the digital SAT that has a full-length practice test in it. Hope you find it helpful!

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30th Sep 2022

Given the lack of prep materials for the Digital SAT, you might find this free resource helpful. With international students taking it next year, I hope this helps!

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29th Sep 2022

With fewer questions on the test, each question has more of an impact. In my new free digital SAT ebook, I have a full-length digital SAT with a detailed scoring scale at the end.

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29th Sep 2022

I just made a full-length digital SAT practice test that you might find helpful. It is in a free e-book you can download.

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29th Sep 2022

Good luck on the test! I just finished a free e-book with a full-length digital SAT practice test. Hope you find it helpful! Free Digital SAT E-Book

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16th Sep 2022

For one thing, I used a book called "the complete guide to SAT reading by Erica Meltzer". Some don't even know this book but it contains a bit of tips and lots of sat questions. For writing, do college panda writing

SAT reading Erica Meltzer

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28th Aug 2022

490 Reading&Writing is not it. I'd recommend starting from reading children books like "The Cat In a Hat" https://www.amazon.ca/Cat-Hat-Dr-Seuss/dp/039480001X/ref=asc_df_039480001X/?tag=googlemobshop-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=296010172964&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=528823912091817342&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=m&hvdv...

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19th Aug 2022

Yeah, I pay for Mullvad. It's 5 euros a month, but 10% less if you pay with crypto. It's totally worth it -- I really appreciate their commitment to privacy and zero knowledge server infrastructure. And the service is great, of course. I'm not a Mullvad shill, I swear xD

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10th Aug 2022

Buy the SAT Black book: https://www.amazon.com/SAT-Prep-Black-Book-Strategies/dp/0692916164/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1PP8U8R320F6W&keywords=sat+black+book&qid=1660153500&sprefix=psat+prep+book%2Caps%2C187&sr=8-1

- Follow everything there as closely as you can

- Only use official SAT Practice materials (Such as the ones on the SAT mega thread)

- Trust me you'll get a lot more than 1350

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6th Aug 2022

If you lose track of time, you should look into these watches: https://www.amazon.com/Testing-Timers-TT-SII-Digital-Generation/dp/B01N145U3W. They don’t beep and meet SAT guidelines.

You could also try practicing individual sections with less time than usually allowed. For example, try to get through reading in 60 minutes instead of 65. This might make you more time conscious and push you to go faster.

I also used to have time management issues and something that helped me was to tell myself that I need to get through this passage in x minutes, and really remind myself that I can’t get distracted.

Hope this helps!

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13th Jul 2022

the college panda grammar book :

https://www.amazon.com/College-Pandas-SAT-Writing-Advanced/dp/0989496430

Teaches all grammar concepts. Help me get a near-perfect writing score.

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30th Jun 2022

In general, many people find College Panda to be a great review book to use. It really depends on what works for you.

Some (like me) really like the convenient online practices that Khan Academy offers. Kahn Academy also tracks your understanding of all your skills and automatically sets up practices & timed mini-sections for you.

College Panda, on the other hand, is written by a truly experienced SAT test taker and tutor. He includes many of the SAT "tricks" that you need to be aware of.

I can say that, while there is no perfect fit-all solution, college panda is one of the best review books out there and it might suit you like it has for so many others.

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**You can try out some exercises** through Amazon's "look inside" preview feature.

I included a link for your convenience here but you can easily find exercises in the grammar book as well:

https://www.amazon.com/College-Pandas-SAT-Math-Advanced/dp/0989496422

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See if you like the exercises and if they give you a sense of progression and don't forget to try Khan Academy!

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28th Jun 2022

Get a decent grammar book (https://www.amazon.com/Dr-Ryans-Guide-Grammar-College/dp/B09P8KJSTZ) to review rules for mechanics and logic and then focus on precision with language and supporting evidence in the reading section.

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11th Jun 2022

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10th Jun 2022

If you're looking for incessant drilling of each ane every possible sub-topic that could appear on the SAT math, get Sharma's SAT Math Manual and Workbook for a Perfect Score.

Link to Amazon for $25 below. I used it a bunch tutoring, but then I found that she was taking some concepts a bit too far, and alternated with some other texts. But I don't know if you'll find another text that is so organized by topic and just drills away at the topic, often making the questions progressively more difficult as you get deeper into the set.

amazon.com/SAT-Math-Manual-Workbook-New/dp/B091WJ9W3L/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=sat+math+book+by+ela+sharma&qid=1654836211&sprefix=sharma+sat+mat%2Caps%2C61&sr=8-1

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31st May 2022

Imaging transforming the triangle.

Say we start by reducing all the sides by 2/3. All the angles remain the same. If we then change the lengths of the sides unequally, then some angles have to change.

Now say that I stretched PQ, and only PQ. The angle PRQ would get larger, and both PQR and QPR would get smaller. And if I stretch PR only, then the angle PQR increases.

If I want to stretch PQ or PR *without* changing the angle PQR, I have to stretch both of them. In that case, I could hold PQR constant while the angle QPR shrinks and the angle QRP grows, or vice-versa.

However, there's no way for me to stretch only one side of the triangle without changing the angle PQR. So if we leave QR in a 2/3 ratio to MN, and *either one* of the side PQ or PR is in the same ratio to LM and LN, that implies that the other side PQ or PR is also in the same ratio to the larger triangle.

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6th May 2022

Sure. sat black book Online resources were just 1600.io which I used for a month and khan academy free practice for mainly grammar.

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19th Apr 2022

You need to figure out what kinds of problems you're missing regularly on practice Writing sessions on released official practice tests then work on developing skills and strategies related to those questions. I like the Marks Prep book (disclaimer: I helped write it) for working on Writing.

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20th Jan 2021

Well I did it on an app called notion, so if you want a template, here you go:

https://www.notion.so/44ad1f7641214ed2afd4fbcbaefd18ac?v=bbb14fcbc5d345eda06691c291f120f7

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23rd Mar 2022

https://www.amazon.com/Critical-Reader-Fourth-Complete-Reading/dp/173358952X

Erica Meltzer's books are amazing. I just finished solving the ACT Reading book of hers XD

That book will teach you everything you need to know. After that, it's just practicing over and over again until your skills are sharpened.

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20th Sep 2019

check this out graph of all these equation you see the bigger the value of |a| is the further the vertex is from the X-axis and if a>0, the graph open upward (like U) and if a<0 then it open downward (like U but flipped)

answer to this particular question is A

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26th Aug 2019

The ans is A cause when you go from 4 to 5, it's translated 1 unit up, and the chance from x to x-3 means it was shifted 3 units to the right. Here it is on desmos- https://www.desmos.com/calculator/ugtyh8mn20 Hope that helps!

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16th Aug 2019

The radius of the circle is 2 so the circle has a point tangent to the y-axis (as it can extend all the way to origin in the x direction). See the graph of the circle here (https://www.desmos.com/calculator/k0lofrvpde).

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20th Jun 2019

If this is the no calc section or you do not have a graphing calculator, this graph is easy enough to graph, or at least sketch, by hand

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A solution can be any point on the shaded region because those coordinates (x,y) satisfy the equation. So, by process of elimination, the answer is B. Every other answer choice has a solution that could fall on that graph

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19th May 2019

On a graphing calculator:

graph the function listed in the question and replace f(x) with y.

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Then(on a ti-8X series graphics caculator) graph it and then use the table function to find out for what value does y seem to try to get to but is never able to reach.

I plotted the graph in desmos(https://www.desmos.com/calculator/otq3zrlzsj)

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to look for the value that y seems to try to reach, look for the part where x is able to get infinitely small or infinitely large.

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According to the graph, the answer should be E

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19th May 2019

Looks like it has something to do with the properties of reciprocal functions. The answer is definitely 3/2, you can see so utilizing this graph:

https://www.desmos.com/calculator

And plugging in that function. You have to know how to find a horizontal asymptote without a graph. Here’s an explanation I found online:

• If both polynomials are the same degree, divide the coefficients of the highest degree terms.

•If the polynomial in the numerator is a lower degree than the denominator, the x-axis (y = 0) is the horizontal asymptote.

•If the polynomial in the numerator is a higher degree than the denominator, there is no horizontal asymptote. There is a slant asymptote.

Do you mind me asking what resource you’re using? This is definitely something I need to brush up on, and I don’t think it’s covered on KA questions.

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30th Jan 2022

>I have finished College Panda for Math (the first version, couldn't find the second edition)

That's odd. It's right here:

https://www.amazon.com/College-Pandas-SAT-Math-Advanced-dp-1733192727/dp/1733192727/

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15th Jan 2022

1600.io SAT Math Orange Book Volume I: Every SAT Math Topic, Patiently Explained (1600.IO SAT Math Orange Book 2-Volume Set) https://www.amazon.in/dp/B08WJZCVD6/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_i_KX54F0SMYJXBZPJSFK07

1600.io SAT Math Orange Book Volume II: Every SAT Math Topic, Patiently Explained: 2 (1600.IO SAT Math Orange Book 2-Volume Set) https://www.amazon.in/dp/B08WJTPT6W/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_i_Z236Q3824D3YYVSSADX0

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25th Aug 2018

Remember to vote on the "Otherwordly aspect" vs. "Active Imagination" poll if you haven't already.

https://www.strawpoll.me/16334566

Does anyone here know the answer with complete certainty from someone who took this test in October?

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13th Mar 2021

I would also listen to songs in English and English audiobooks.

Librivox has free audiobooks, the children's history is similar language to older history passages but a bit easier to build up your vocabulary, I would start with Baldwin's 50 famous stories retold. Any older book that looks interesting to you should work.

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24th Aug 2019

I'm starting to think boats in water don't work the same way as objects projecting sound waves while moving, and thus we can't use the image to find the speed of the wave. I'd like to discuss this with you.

For a duck in a pond, or an ambulance, waves are constantly projected from the object regardless of its velocity. We usually assume these waves travel at a constant velocity, for the speed of sound for example.

However, for a boat, there are no "waves" projected from the boat. If it is not moving, there are no waves. *The water is still.* Only when the boat starts to move are waves created, as the boat cuts through the water and deflects the water. Since the water directly in front of the boat is undisturbed, waves will never form where the boat is, and always behind. Taking a look at a couple of photos, the "wake" from a boat seems to always be *behind* the boat.

https://www.shutterstock.com/search/aerial+view+yachts

Let me know what you think. If this is true, I'm thinking we can only find the acceleration of the boat, by looking at the change in wavelength of the waves (which appears to decrease, indicating the boat is slowing down).

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23rd Mar 2019

https://www.desmos.com/calculator/g66iaeyszx

This resembles what I drew on the paper when solving the problem. Figured the graph would look like the red line(never crossing the x axis, growing to infinity, etc), then I drew a line that crossed through 0(purple), 1(green), and 2(blue) points. So the answer had to be D.

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21st Mar 2019

This is incorrect. You are forgetting to consider that x ≤ y, meaning that only points on and above the y=x line are valid. Check out this graph which probably explains it better. Since a triangle's area is (1/2)b*h, the answer here is (1/2)*6*6, or 18.

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10th Mar 2019

This is incorrect. You are forgetting to consider that x ≤ y, meaning that only points above the y=x line are valid. Check out this graph which probably explains it better.

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9th Mar 2019

when you are finding solutions for more than one inequality, you want a place where both inequalities are true. Not just one, but both. Only quadrant iv sees no solutions -- see this desmos for a visual:

https://www.desmos.com/calculator/e9ysn32chu

Basically, the solutions to the system of inequalities are in the purple- and since quadrant iv contains no purple (only blue), we know that C must be the answer.

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7th Mar 2019

It's 18. Since its 0<=x<=y<=6, we can split it into multiple inequalities.

0<=x<=6

0<=y<=6

This forms a rectangle that is 6x6.

The third inequality is x<=y, which splits the rectangle in half.

So its 6x6/2 = 36.

https://www.desmos.com/calculator/pjnfv6m6xn

^For clarity^

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27th Jan 2019

Actually answer A) will have NO x-intercepts. You can easily see this by going to https://www.desmos.com/calculator.

There you can enter the equations and see exactly what they look like. Also, you can use the determinant formula which is: b² - 4ac. The *a* term is the coefficient of the x² term. The *b* term is the coefficient of the x term. The *c* term in the constant term in the equation. If the discriminant's number is less than zero, the graph will have NO x-intercepts.

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27th Feb 2020

Are you sure that things currently available online like this https://www.docdroid.net/s3fuMNN/2019-october-us-sat-recreation-full-test-with-answers.pdf aren't working for you? I mean, I don't want to cough up $18.50...

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19th Dec 2018

I used this sometimes: https://www.slideshare.net/yrlina/50-grammar-rules

This is not specified for SAT use but it covers nearly all the grammar content that you can expect on the test.

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30th Dec 2015

Oh, I meant this

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26th Aug 2018

nah so the line is y = - 2x + 4 which has x-intercept at (0,2). The other line has x-int at (0,3). so they keep approaching each other and intersect in the 4th quadrant.

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4th Nov 2017

The formula only applies to the general form of the trig function y= Asin(Bx + C) + D. The very definition of a period itself is the length of the interval between two consecutive maximum or minimum values. Whether the vertical shift is within the absolute value or not affects the period, making the explanation invalid.

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17th Aug 2017

The answer is A.

(1/2)^2 = .25, which is less than the original value of .5

1^2 = 1, which is not less than the original value of 1

(3/2)^2 is 2.25, which is not less than the original value of 1.5

2^2 = 4, which is not less than the original value of 2p

For a quadratic, any x value less than 1 will produce a y value smaller than the x. You can see that this is true here: https://www.desmos.com/calculator/qgombuzgym

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2nd Apr 2021

Are you taking a day off each week? There is a reason the major religions all have some form of Sabbath.

Take a day or two off right now and then incorporate planned breaks into your study plan.

With the nicer weather, you can also take more walks/bike, etc.

Try pomodoro timings, do something active on your breaks. You work very intensively for a bit then take a break.

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26th Nov 2021

2B pencils are marketed and sold throughout Asia as "exam pencils." They are what most people use for the SAT and have always worked fine.

https://www.amazon.in/Staedtler-Blacklead-Pencils-Box-12/dp/B00B4A53S4

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24th Nov 2021

Great catch! You've hereby earned a copy of the book, "Eats, Shoots & Leaves" -- message me and I'll send you an Amazon gift card to buy the book, which is all about these types of mistakes:

https://www.amazon.com/Eats-Shoots-Leaves-Tolerance-Punctuation/dp/1592402038/

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21st Nov 2021

Kaplan SAT prep plus 2022 book: https://www.amazon.com/SAT-Prep-Plus-2022-Strategies/dp/1506277381/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?crid=39UG9Y9KKM218&keywords=sat+prep+plus+2021+kaplan&qid=1637467139&sprefix=sat+prep+plus+2021+kaplan%2Caps%2C115&sr=8-3

I made a typo and wrote 2021. I used the 2021 book because I was studying for it awhile back but the updated version is the 2022 one. Kaplan really helped me improve in not only math but also in the English section.

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9th Nov 2021

some simple ones were like using 0 for x as much as possible. here’s the link of the book that i used and i got a 760 with only 3 wrong. it’s one of the best books i read that helped me learn plenty of shortcuts. it goes over multiple of the sat practice tests and tells you of simple ways to solve problems, also a big thing i learned was that, all math questions repeat in format but they change the content, so theoretically if you practice enough of math, you’ll know how to do each question but anyways i read through that book and it really helped, i would read for like 30-60 minutes before sleeping and when i am practicing for math, i’ll use as many of the shortcuts as possible

https://www.amazon.com/SAT-Math-Shortcuts-Vincent-Ardizzone/dp/B08K41YG8P

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6th Mar 2020

It is very unlikely that there will be widespread cancellations in Upstate NY. Individual testing sites may cancel if they have reported cases in that school (in my opinion an overreaction), but there is no indication of anything that would provoke College Board to cancel tests in your area. https://www.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6

Study hard - you have one week.

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29th Nov 2018

If it's a screenshot then just copy-paste from snag.gy, onpaste.com or some other similar site

If it's through a camera maybe through imgur but idk

Can you try explaining?

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15th Jul 2017

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2nd Jun 2017

I have a feeling this question is wrong;

https://www.desmos.com/calculator/la60ebtxpm

~~x = 1, 2, 3, 4 don't even touch the graph, and it's clearly not symmetrical at x = 0 either.~~

EDIT: That was wrong, they do touch the graph (the graph is a LOT bigger than I thought) but still no symmetry.