What is your favorite activity?Why?How do you feel?What do you notice?What do you think about?What is the SAT and how hard is it?Made by average people (ETS)Specialize in tricking and complicating testsMeasures ability to take tests, basic knowledge, working under pressure100 other kids in line
Your GoalScored from 200-800Average is approximately 500Check on Pacing Chart how many correct answers you need (raw score)Resource! www.Collegeboard.comScoring 1 point for correct; -1/4 incorrect; 0 points for leaving blank
Basic TipsPOEPencil to PaperThe Guessing GameMark your answers
What is the capital of Uzbekistan?A. Washington DCB. ParisC. MoscowD. MadridE. TashkentAdvanced TipsOrder of Questions = Order of DifficultyFeeling Good vs. Feeling RightAverage JoeBroken compass; Joe is your partnerAll math, and sentence completionsBe right; not fastAdvanced TipsPace to reach your goal.Question type * goal = approachDo not be JoeWhat would Joe pick?Repeated numbers from questionEasy answersHunchesLeast and Greatest AnswersCannot be determinedHow many math questions?Part 1: 20 multiple choice 25 minutesPart 2: 8 multiple choice/10 grid in 25 minutesPart 3: 16 multiple choice 20 minutes19. Dennis walked to school at an average speed of 3 miles an hour and jogged back along the same route at 5 miles an hour. If his total traveling time was 1 hour, what was the total number of miles in the round trip?A. 3B. 3 1/8 C. 3 D. 4E. 51. Dennis walked to school at an average speed of 3 miles an hour and jogged back along the same route at 5 miles an hour. If his total traveling time was 1 hour, what was the total number of miles in the round trip?A. .01B. .1C. 3 D. 1000E. 10000
In SummaryProblems start easy and end difficultAll questions are weighted the same, do not waste time on hard questions if you still have easy ones to answer.
Math ConceptsArithmetic (dealing with numbers)Algebra (dealing with variables)Geometry (shapes and graphs)Statistics (charts and data)Logic and SequencesWhat would Joe do?
Choose the easy answersRepeatsLeast/greatestIt cannot be determined
Principles to Difficult Questions in the Math SectionTrust your hunches on easy questionsDouble check your hunches on medium questionsEliminate the Joe answers on hard questionsStay disciplined on the hard questionsHard questions = Hard Answers
Hard questions = Hard answers
Simple Operations = Wrong Answers
In summaryThe average Joe gets easy questions right and hard ones wrongEliminate obvious, simple answers to hard questionsEliminate repeated number answers from questionQuestions that ask for least or greatest answer to a problem, eliminate the least or greatest answer from choicesJoe is to guide you not to the answer, but away from incorrect answers.