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1 Mastering PSAT Sentence Completions
CRACKING THE CODE “It’s ELEMENTARY!” Mastering PSAT Sentence Completions

2 DEFINITION SUPPORT CONTRAST CAUSE & EFFECT L k for logical
relationships! 4 TYPES! DEFINITION SUPPORT CONTRAST CAUSE & EFFECT

3 DEFINITIONAL SENTENCES

4 But BEWARE of INFLAMMABLES! 1. These criticisms are ______ and are not directed against anyone in particular. _____________________ Let the MIGHTY PREFIX help! SPECIFIC IMPERSONAL INACCURATE COWARDLY CRAFTY __ __

5 The MIGHTY Prefix "in" & "im" = "NOT" Except when they don't!

6 2. Studying to become a doctor can be ____, in that it often requires long hours of hard work.
_______ _______ long & hard ARDUOUS EFFORTLESS IRREGULAR ELUSIVE EXTRAVAGANT

7 “Avoid-y” 3. The Southern Stingray is _________ animal that generally avoids humans as much as possible ___________ ___________ A GREGARIOUS A DANGEROUS A NOCTURNAL AN APATHETIC A SHY NO context!

8 together 4. Prehistoric hunters worked ________; they helped one another capture mammoths and other big game animals. ___________ GARRULOUSLY QUICKLY COOPERATIVELY CLANDESTINELY PASSIVELY

9 selfless, unselfish 5. Lauren is a ___________________ person, who has always been willing to help those in need. _____ __ ALTRUISTIC ARTICULATE ATTRACTIVE SUPERCILIOUS SELFISH

10 peace-loving 6. The queen and her more __________ counselors wished to avoid the war. ____________ BELLIGERENT RECKLESS AGGRESSIVE PACIFIST VERBOSE

11 8. The refused to identify his name and thus remained ________.
philanthropist guy 8. The refused to identify his name and thus remained ________. ___________ nameless ___ PLIANT NOTORIOUS BOISTEROUS OBLIVIOUS ANONYMOUS Tip #4: Take out the VERBAL

12 It’s like Kudzu!

13 SC’s test VERBAL INFERENCE SKILLS:
As a part of our game, we ran twice around the cregiendo until we became so trependant that we collapsed on the porch. 1. A cregiendo is about as big as a spider (B) pillow (C) car (D) house (E) village 2.Can a cregiendo be trependant?

14 Can a person be arnacular?
Far from being Far from being an arnacular pastime, numismatics, or the study of currency, can purnade our appreciation of the history and economic development of the nation. or the study of currency Arnacular is a/an: Verb Noun Adjective Adverb Preposition Pronoun Can a person be arnacular?

15 Far from being an arnacular pastime, numismatics, or the study of currency, can purnade our appreciation of the history and economic development of the nation. Arnacular most nearly means invalid obsessive aimless interesting foreign dangerous Purnade is a/an: verb noun adjective adverb preposition pronoun

16 Purnade most nearly means:
Far from being an arnacular pastime, numismatics, or the study of currency, can purnade our appreciation of the history and economic development of the nation. Is purnading our appreciation of something probably a good thing or a bad thing? Purnade most nearly means: undermine complicate heighten clarify ignore adore

17 SUPPORT!

18 1. The team was ______ so it was _______with cheers from its fans.
winning cheered UNDISCIPLINED…REGALED DEFEATED…PLAGUED FAMOUS…EBULLIENT VICTORIOUS…REWARDED ECSTATIC…CHALLENGED

19 2. Some criminal investigators believe that polygraphs will reliably detect deception by recording difficult to observe reactions such as _______________ changes in breathing rate or perspiration rate elicited by a set of questions. __________ hard to tell MARKED HEIGHTENED SIGNIFICANT UNDETECTABLE SLIGHT Sucker Bait! Polygraph = a lie DETECTOR

20 TRANSLATE!

21 saved 3. The building should be ______ not only for its long recognized architectural merit but also for its _____ in the history of Black American theater. __________________________ merit VALUE! DESIGNED…ROLE COMMISSIONED…USEFULNESS PRESERVED…IMPORTANCE DEMOLISHED…FUTURE CONSTRUCTED…PLACE


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