# SAT

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## Articles From SAT

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SAT Writing Practice Problems: Parallel Structure, Agreement, and Tense

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The SAT Writing and Language section contains several questions related to parallel structure—that is, whether the parts of a sentence doing a particular job are grammatically consistent. For example, a subject and verb must agree by both being single or plural, and verb tense must also be consistent. In the following practice questions, you have to decide whether the verbs are agreeing in number with the nouns they describe. Practice questions Question 1 is based on the following information. The following passage is an excerpt from A Practical Guide to Scientific Data Analysis, by David J. Livingstone (Wiley-Blackwell). Perhaps one of the most familiar concepts in statistics (1) are the frequency distributions. A plot of a frequency distribution is shown in Figure 2.1, where the ordinate (y-axis) represents the number of occurrences of a particular value of a variable given by the scales of the abscissa (x-axis). Regarding the underlined passage A. NO CHANGE B. are frequency distributions C. is the frequency distribution D. DELETE the underlined portion Question 2 is based on the following information. The following passage is an excerpt from Biology For Dummies, by Rene Fester Kratz, PhD, and Donna Rae Siegfried (Wiley). In the inner membranes of the mitochondria in your cells, hundreds of little cellular machines are busily working to transfer energy from food molecules to ATP. The cellular machines are called electron transport chains, and they're made of a team of proteins that (2) is seated in the membranes transferring energy and electrons throughout the machines. Regarding the underlined passage A. NO CHANGE B. sits C. has been seated D. are seated Answers and explanations The correct answer is Choice (C). "One . . . is" is correct. The correct answer is Choice (B). "A team . . . sits" is correct and more concise than "A team . . . that is seated."

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SAT Writing Practice Problems: Logic and Organization

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SAT Writing Practice Problems: Vocabulary in Context

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You'll encounter a few vocabulary-in-context questions in the SAT Writing and Language section. As in the following practice questions, you'll have to decide on the best word to use based on the surrounding text. Practice questions Question 1 is based on the following information. The following text is an excerpt from Dendroclimatic Studies: Tree Growth and Climate Change in Northern Forests, by Rosanne D'Arrigo, Nicole Davi, Gordon Jacoby, Rob Wilson, and Greg Wiles (Wiley-Blackwell). The research described (1) here in adheres to the basic principles of dendrochronology, as outlined in introductory and general texts by Stokes and Smiley (1968), Fritts (1976), Schwein- gruber (1988), Cook and Kairiukstis (1990), Speer (2012), and others. Regarding the underlined passage A. NO CHANGE B. herein C. heron D. heroine Question 2 is based on the following information. The following passage is an excerpt from Sherlock Holmes For Dummies, by Steven Doyle and David A. Crowder (Wiley). In the timeline of the Sherlockian (2) cannon, Sherlock Holmes was officially dead from 1891 to 1894. In reality, ten years passed before Doyle decided to officially reverse the death sentence and bring Holmes back to life. Regarding the underlined word A. NO CHANGE B. canon C. maxim D. axiom Answers and explanations The correct answer is Choice (B). As used, herein is one word meaning "here in this writing." The other answer choices don't fit: here in isn't the proper use of words in this context, heron is a large bird, and heroine is a female hero. The correct answer is Choice (B). The definition of canon is "a collection of sacred books." The other words have meanings that don't fit: cannon is a weapon, and maxim and axiom both refer to a truth that is self-evident.

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SAT Writing Practice Problems: Grammar and Punctuation

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As you'd expect, the SAT Writing and Language section contains several questions that test your knowledge of grammar or punctuation. For each of the following practice questions, you need to read a brief passage, and then decide whether an underlined word or phrase is correct. Practice questions Question 1 is based on the following information. The following passage is an excerpt from 35 Seasons of U.S. Antarctic Meteorites (1976–2010): A Pictorial Guide to the Collection, edited by Kevin Righter, Catherine Corrigan, Timothy McCoy, and Ralph Harvey (Wiley-Blackwell). In the audience sat William A. Cassidy, of the University of Pittsburgh. Bill Cassidy wrote later that, on hearing that report, a comic-strip light-bulb appeared in his mind with a message reading: "Meteorites are concentrated on the ice!" Cassidy expected the whole room to be excited, but looking around he found the audience looking as comatose and glassy-eyed (1) that audiences sometimes do. I was chairing the session that evening, but I was much too preoccupied with keeping the speakers more or less on schedule to be having any eureka experiences. Regarding the underlined word A. NO CHANGE B. as C. the way D. which Question 2 is based on the following information. The following passage is an excerpt from Sherlock Holmes For Dummies, by Steven Doyle and David A. Crowder (Wiley). The public was wildly enthusiastic about Sherlock Holmes, but one man didn't share that feeling. Incredibly, it was Arthur Conan Doyle himself. He had greater ambitions in mind as a (2) writer but he believed he'd make his mark in literature by writing historical novels. Doyle began to see the detective as an impediment to his work instead of as a part of it. Regarding the underlined passage A. NO CHANGE B. writer; C. writer, D. writer and Answers and explanations The correct answer is Choice (B). "Looking as comatose and glassy-eyed as audiences sometimes do" is correct. The correct answer is Choice (B). The semicolon correctly joins the two complete sentences.

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SAT Reading Practice Problems: Interpreting Visual Elements

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Some questions on the SAT Reading Comprehension exam will ask you to interpret a chart, graph, or diagram—usually in passages dealing with science and history. The following practice questions are based on a figure extracted from a scientific passage. Practice questions Questions 1 and 2 are based on the following information. Study the figure and answer each question based on information stated or implied in the figure. According to the figure, the number of volcanic eruptions in 2050 will probably be A. close to 80 B. close to 60 C. close to 40 D. close to 20 What is a drawback of the data collected in the figure? A. Certain islands may not have been included each year. B. Earthquakes may have been counted as eruptions. C. The definition of an eruption has changed. D. Past eruptions may not have been reported. Answers and explanations The correct answer is Choice (A). Continue the line upward and to the right. The point that is above 2050 is to the right of where the number of eruptions would show 80. The correct answer is Choice (D). Although it's possible that the number of eruptions has increased almost each year, it's not likely that the number of eruptions was close to zero before 1800.

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SAT Reading Practice Problems: Vocabulary in Context

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SAT Reading Practice Problems: Inference Questions

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SAT Reading Practice Problem—Main Theme of a Passage

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SAT Math Problems: Using the Standard Circle Equation

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