Archive for May, 2009

SAT Essay Question-TM #6- Success

“Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.” -Albert Einstein What is your view of the idea that a sense of values is more important than a drive for success? Assignment: Write …

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SSAT Sample Essay -TM #3 “+/- of Television”

DIRECTIONS: You have 30 minutes to plan and write an essay on the topic assigned below. DO NOT WRITE ON ANOTHER TOPIC. AN ESSAY ON ANOTHER TOPIC IS NOT ACCEPTABLE. Television viewing has become the opiate of the masses. It …

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Saturday’s SSAT – ISEE Question

With the 1969 film The Learning Tree, Gordon Parks proved what a truly ____ artist he was: he not only directed the film and composed its musical score, but also adapted its screenplay from his own novel. A) complacent B) …

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SAT Vocabulary MATCHING Exercise #1

This activity is NOT interactive but the answers are at the bottom of this page. Match the 18 definitions below to the vocabulary words on the left. 1. _____ sedentary 2. _____ regressive 3. _____ mundane 4. _____ emulate 5. …

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Tutoring Match’s Friday Video Riddle Contest #4

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SAT Words #1

Dear SAT students….here are some words for you to peruse (know that word?)…how about using them on your parents….or send me back a sentence using three or more of these words and I will send you another list or some …

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ACT Sample Essay #1 “Length of High School”

Educators debate extending high school to five years because of increasing demands on students from employers and colleges to participate in extracurricular activities and community service in addition to having high grades. Some educators support extending high school to five …

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SSAT Sample Essay – TM #3 – “Sportsmanship”

DIRECTIONS: You have 30 minutes to plan and write an essay on the topic assigned below. DO NOT WRITE ON ANOTHER TOPIC. AN ESSAY ON ANOTHER TOPIC IS NOT ACCEPTABLE. Consider carefully the following quotation: “Good sportsmanship, doing unto others …

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SAT Essay Question-TM #4- Prosperity

“Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity a greater” – William Hazlitt Assignment: Think carefully about the issue presented in this quote. What is your view: are difficult times more instructive than positive experiences? Plan and write an essay in which …

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Tutoring Match’s Video Riddle Contest #3

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