Category Archives: Sample Questions

SAT Math Practice: Absolute Values

Today at College Compass we’ll run through an SAT practice problem involving absolute values: What value of x satisfies the equation  .

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SAT Trigonometry Problem!

Today we’ll be solving a practice SAT trigonometry problem and walking you through the steps to solve it! If Sin(A)=0.5 and side BC=10, find the length of the hypotenuse, AB.

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SAT Math Example Problem: Factoring and Quadratic Equations

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Extra Hard SAT Math Question – Combinations

At the end of every SAT Math section, the test makers try to come up with an extremely difficult problem that will leave even the cleverest students scratching their heads. The really evil part, though, is that even these problems … Continue reading

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SAT Math Example Problem – A Girl and Her Sandbox

A girl is playing in a sandbox. She wants to decrease the volume of the sand in the sandbox by scooping sand and dumping it outside of the sandbox. The girls is a rather inquisitive mathematician and measures the dimensions of her sandbox. She finds … Continue reading

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SAT Multiple Choice Writing Tips—Pronouns

Don’t stop reading! Yes, you use pronouns every day and you know how to use them—for the most part—but if you want to make an 800 on that writing section, you’ll want to be able to spot all of the … Continue reading

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SAT Multiple Choice Writing Tips – Parallelism

Wait. Did that header just say “writing” and “parallelism”? Are they combining English and Math? I’m OUT! No, don’t worry! We’re not about to start graphing sentences on a coordinate plane; we’re just going to examine one of those nit-picky … Continue reading

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SAT Multiple Choice Writing Tips – Dangling Modifier

Grammar instruction in public schools has, for the most part, gone the way of the dinosaurs (bye, Felicia!), but that doesn’t mean you don’t have to know it for the SAT Multiple Choice Writing section (gulp). Luckily, it’s surprisingly easy … Continue reading

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Multiple Choice Writing – Example Problem

1.      He was convinced that if property taxes would have rose any higher, he would have had to move to a different area. a.       if property taxes would have rose b.      if property taxes would rise c.       if property … Continue reading

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Enhanced ACT Writing Test

The ACT recently released new details about the upcoming changes to the ACT Writing Test. These changes are scheduled to take effect in fall 2015, and the ACT is marketing these revisions as an enhancement. So, what exactly is changing?

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