Monthly Archives: December 2010

Happy New Year!

I suddenly find myself faced with the fact that tomorrow will be the first day of the year 2011.  I suppose that I should have, erm, “seen this one coming”; in truth, I feel as though the end to this … Continue reading

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Etymology with a sprinkling of botany

To pay homage to the fact that today has been a day of relaxation, I will temporarily cease discussing the S.A.T. and will instead turn my attention to a minutely interesting pattern that I’ve noticed. In English, one examines both the … Continue reading

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Improving sentences – tips, examples, and explanations

When examined in the context of the entirety of the test, the “Improving Sentences” portion may seem significantly less daunting than it does at present.  I’m tempted to entirely ignore it and proceed to “Improving Paragraphs”; perhaps that will be … Continue reading

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Improving your vocabulary – more S.A.T. preparation

As I mentioned yesterday, I will be attempting to provide some S.A.T.-related aid in my next few posts. This, the second post, is something of a meager etymology dictionary; it stems from a friend’s having asked me to “dissect” some words in the spirit of exposing their Latin and Greek origins. Continue reading

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Identifying sentence errors – tips, examples, and explanations

S.A.T. Writing consists of four components: improving sentences, identifying sentence errors, improving paragraphs, and writing an essay. Let’s synthesize a logical order and begin with the identifying of sentence errors. When we are able to effectively recognize problems with usage, … Continue reading

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The S.A.T. – I’m going to attempt to be of help

Nota bene: This is an introduction to the test and to my attempt to aid anyone interested. For substance, please proceed to my more recent post. The S.A.T., unsurprisingly, is a standardized test; it is taken by many an eleventh … Continue reading

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To contribute to the festivities

I did not manage to formulate a post yesterday; I apologize for that.  It was Christmas Eve, and I was thus zealously consuming food and participating in animated discussions with my family.  Albeit that I’m an atheist, and that I’m Jewish … Continue reading

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