SAT (Fall 2023)
- Setting up ideas | Quick guide
- Writing: Setting Up Ideas — Video Lesson
- Strong support | Quick guide
- Writing: Strong Support — Video lesson
- Relevant information | Quick guide
- Writing: Relevant Information — Video lesson
- Sequencing sentences | Quick guide
- Writing: Sequencing sentences — Video lesson
- Transition words and phrases | Quick guide
- Writing: Transition Words — Video lesson
- Transition sentences | Quick guide
- Writing: Transition Sentences — Video Lesson
- Introductions and conclusions | Quick guide
- Writing: Introductions — Video lesson
- Writing: Conclusions — Video lesson
- Interpreting graphs and data | Quick guide
- Writing: Interpreting Graphs and Data — Video lesson
- Precise word choice | Quick guide
- Writing: Precision — Video Lesson
- Formal vs. casual language | Quick guide
- Writing: Formal and Informal Language — Video Lesson
- Frequently confused words | Quick guide
- Writing: Frequently Confused Words — Video Lesson
- Concision | Quick guide
- Writing: Concision — Video lesson
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- If a word is displayed in the sentence you don't know the definition to then how would i go about this?(23 votes)
- In this scenario, a tip would be to figure out the meaning by analyzing the context. A word is not put in just to be put in, it usually correlates with the reading. So by analyzing the sentences around the word you'll be able to get an idea of what this word means.(43 votes)
- i did every thing wrong not just 1s 3 times like i did the firs thing it did not work then i did the other and it did not work then i did the third and it did not work i am so so sad i don't understand like when i watch the relay good teacher in the video do it i understand but when i do it every thing is wrong. help =[(8 votes)
- Don't give up; keep trying!
Now, look at the paragraph as a whole and how the sentence plays a role. First, the paragraph starts out saying, "[w]e tend to think...". Usually, introductions such as "we tend to think", "It is often assumed", and "Most people think" first introduce a thought, then rebutes it. An example of this can be something like "We tend to think of food being freely available, but many people around the world suffer from hunger". First, I introduced a common misconception then rebutted it.
So the first sentence introduces a claim that is supposed to be rebutted. We can read the last sentence and see that it compares a giant squid to a tiny slug.
Notice that the second sentence has a similie: it makes a comparison using like or as (in this case it uses as). Since we're using this similie to disprove a common misconception, we want to make it clear that it's wrong. Remember from the third sentence we want to make a comparison with size. A comparsion between fish and birds isn't that extreme and won't jump out at the user. This is the same for the other ones, except for C and D. Humans compared to other animals (a human isn't that much bigger than a dog compared to a mouse vs. elephant) doesn't jump out nearly as much as mice compared to elephants. When you read the sentence, you might first picture a mouse then imagine an elephant. What a great difference that is!
Since you want to make a great distinction to rebutt the claim, this is the best option.(15 votes)
- Hello. I thought the answer would be C because I felt it expressed Dali's collaboration with other artists. May I know, why this failed to be the answer?(2 votes)
- The two main claims of the last sentence that we're looking to appear in the answer choices are that Dali used other mediums besides paint, and that he enjoyed collaborating with others. C) actually doesn't support either of those. It talks about his flair and style, but not his diverse art style or anything like that. It talks about how he was well-remembered, but not about him collaborating with other artists. Finally, there's that word "but", which you'd never want to see in something that supports a claim in the previous sentence.
Instead, A) is a better answer. It talks about a different medium, a film, and about Dali's collaboration with Alfred Hitchcock.(5 votes)
- Hey! What do you suggest I do: I am terrible at math but good at English…trying to aim a 1500(3 votes)
- If you haven’t already, I suggest taking a practice test to see how much you need to improve. Then if you have enough time you might want to re-teach yourself SAT math so you know both the content and the tricks. Don’t neglect English, though; sometimes it can be easier to improve something you already find a strength! :)(1 vote)
- This is actually stupid, the first question doesn't even MENTION mouse OR elephants, and the "explination" for that answer being right is "small too large", EVEN THOE THE STUPID ARTICLE COMPARES A FISH AND A BIRD, TWO SMALL ANIMALS, actual stupid stuff, SAT is useless(3 votes)
- the first line itself mentions that we most commonly mistake invertebrates as small animals. They use this reference to compare a fish and a bird. They also mention the word "little" while describing garden slugs. The author also emphasizes on "sixty feet" while talking about the giant squid. There is some correlation between a small and large animal. The SAT is not going to ask straight forward questions FYI.(0 votes)
- Can someone help me understand this better?(2 votes)
- alfian blom mandi(1 vote)