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SSAT TEST PREP – Crunch Time Tips – Fall 2012 – Fairfield, CT

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Wednesday’s Writing Tip

Is that a real word? Have you ever had a conversation where the person you are speaking with throws in a word that you have never heard before? The English language has morphed over the years, slang terms used as …

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Thursday’s Thrilling Tidbit

Did a missing comma kill a King? In 1308, King Edward II of England married Princess Isabella of France ( who at the time was 12 years old). King Edward had no interest in the young Isabella and at an …

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Weird SAT Words & Groups of SAT Synonyms

        These are weird SAT words you need to know: dross (impurities) slag (impurities) charlatan (faker) necromancy (communication with the dead) sorcerer (someone who communicates with the dead) conflagration (big fire) palisade (row of stakes)   These …

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Perspectives on SAT and ACT Scores.

Middlebury Dean Says SAT or ACT Score Is ‘Seldom a Deal Breaker’   By ROBERT S. CLAGETT   Mr. Clagett is dean of admissions of Middlebury College. Too many prospective applicants obsess far too much about the role of their …

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ORGANIZE YOUR SSAT ESSAY

        Opening Paragraph: Introduction * Put the topic in your own words. Show them you understand it. *State your opinion. Some words you can use if you’re agreeing with the topic: support, endorse, advocate, uphold, maintain, and …

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Back to the Books, Second Time Around

Praxis. A dreaded word for anyone who is looking to get licensed as a teacher in the state of CT. Doesn’t matter that you have been a teacher for over 10 years and have premanent licensing in another state( having …

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The Advantages of Online Tutoring

                               There are several advantages of online tutoring. It is safer: Some times parents are worried about the safety of their children during private coaching session when both of them are not at home. Online tutorials are safer in this …

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SSAT Analogies – The PLUG-IN PHRASES

ANALOGIES are all about RELATIONSHIPS: PUT IN THE FORM OF A SENTENCE or STATEMENT  TRY TURNING THE PAIR AROUND KEEP THE SENTENCE SHORT  Word (protagonist) “is the opposite of a” Opposed Word (antagonist)  Idea (communism) “is opposed by” Opposition (capitalism) …

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Saturday’s SSAT/ISEE Question

The following sentence contains either a single error or no error at all. Select the underlined part of the sentence that must be changed to make the sentence correct. If there is no error, select option E. Long (A) one …

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