SAT words

Apr. 24th, 2015 09:28 am
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Redbird and Cattitude have a fine new cat tree, with several different high platforms, and scratching posts, and little cat-sized rooms to curl up inside. It matches their living room carpet, and their fine new cats are very fond of it.

As I was looking around for one of the cats, Redbird saw her on the cat tree. "There she is! They both spend hours up on that tree. They really are--"
Then she said "nocturnal" as I said "arboreal," and we both concluded with "creatures."

I didn't originally intend to teach people how to deal with the writing skills part of the SAT. My math students just asked me, and it seemed like a good idea at the time. I still think myself as a math tutor, but by now I've seen enough vocabulary questions from recent SAT tests to recognize they're better than they were in past decades. Less badly designed. Less often ambiguous or wrong.

They might still have a fill-in-the-blank "The cats stayed in the tree most of the day because they were [---- ]."

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