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Multiple Choice Writing Tips–Avoid Passive Voice

Perhaps you’re familiar with this scenario: finally, after you’d forgotten you’d even turned it in, your teacher passes back the paper you slaved over (maybe for weeks, maybe until 4:57 the night before), and there, at the top of the … Continue reading

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SAT Multiple Choice Writing Tips—Illogical Comparison

We’re all familiar with the old adage “you can’t compare apples and oranges.” The phrase is so ubiquitous, in fact, that “Apples to Apples” is now a popular party game. If you think about it, the title fits—you can only … Continue reading

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What to Expect on the Revised SAT: Writing

If you’re taking the SAT before March 2016, you’ll be asked to write a two page essay that makes a completely one-dimensional argument supporting a yes or no answer to a vaguely philosophical question. In fact, one of the most … 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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SAT Essay Writing – How to Paraphrase

Paraphrasing is when you use different words to say the same thing; in other words, it’s when distinguishable synonyms are employed so that phrases are similar in meaning but different from one another. Oftentimes, you will have to repeat yourself … Continue reading

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Grammar Crammer: Because vs. Since

Both the SAT and ACT test grammar; the SAT in the Multiple Choice Writing Section, and the ACT in the English Test. A thorough knowledge of English grammar is also necessary if you want a top score on the essay … Continue reading

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