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Bellwork: 1. Pick up the ANSWER SHEET HANDOUT on the lava lamp bookshelf before you go to your seat. 2. Turn in (to the tray) signed syllabus if you have.

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1 Bellwork: 1. Pick up the ANSWER SHEET HANDOUT on the lava lamp bookshelf before you go to your seat. 2. Turn in (to the tray) signed syllabus if you have it early. 3. Then, answer the warm-up question below. The tiger usually hunts by night and feeds on a variety of AB animals, but it prefers fairly large prey such as deer and wild C D pigs. No error E

2 Tuesday, January 5th What am I going to do today? Teacher Intro Why am I taking this course? (Letter to the teacher) Syllabus & Course Intro Intro to the SAT Chapter 1 Busted by Emma Harrison How will I show I learned it? HW: Get SAT book, and INDEX CARDS Syllabus Signature due Friday, 1/9

3 Letter to Teacher (& TRSS Forms) Your assignment is to write me a letter that contains the following information: Why are you taking this class? (Be honest!) Have you already taken the SAT? (If so, how did you do?) How much do you already know about the SAT? How much preparation have you already done? What’s your goal score for the SAT? How do you feel about reading and writing? What kind of reader are you? What DO you read? How often? What would you like me to help you with the most?

4 Syllabus & Course Procedures

5 Course Timeline 6 weeks English; 6 weeks Math; 6 weeks College Prep Calendar of Dates: Course 1: January 6-Feburary 18 Course 2: February 19-April 1 Course 3: April 2-May 19 Exams: May 20-21

6 Intro to the SAT The SAT is offered at least seven times each year in the U.S. When to Take the SAT Most students take the SAT during their junior or senior year of high school. At least half of all students take the SAT twice — in the spring as a junior and in the fall as a senior. Most students improve their score the second time they take the SAT. Test Dates: January 24 th (deadline to register was Dec 29 th ) March 14 th (deadline to register is Feb 13 th ) May 2 nd (deadline is April 6) June 6 (deadline is May 8 th )

7 Extra Services QAS (Question-And-Answer-Service) Some dates offer the QAS service. By purchasing you will receive (about six to eight weeks after your test date) a list of your answers, a copy of the multiple choice questions, the answer key, and scoring instructions. The cost is $ SAS (Student-Answer-Service) The SAS is another service that is worthless – don’t bother.

8 Redesigned SAT The Basics: First implementation will be Spring 2016 Three sections: Evidence-Based Reading and Writing; Math; Essay 3 hour test, with added 50 minutes for essay Scored on point scale Essay scored separately Additional Information: https://www.collegeboard.org/delivering- opportunity/sat/redesign/compare-tests

9 Components of the (Current) SAT The SAT contains 10 sections: 3 sections of Critical Reading 3sections of Mathematics 2sections of Writing 1 Essay section But, Ms. Curley,…..that’s only NINE! The Final (10 th ) Section is a test section that will not be counted for your score but be used by CollegeBoard as a trial section. You won’t be notified which one is this trial section.

10 Critical Reading These sections are minutes in length. The three sections have a total of 67 questions. Question types include: Sentence completion (Vocabulary) Difficulty goes from Easy to Hard Short Passage analysis Difficulty is in no particular order Long Passage analysis Difficulty is in no particular order

11 Mathematics These sections are minutes in length. The three sections have a total of 54 questions. Question types include: Multiple choice Difficulty goes from Easy to Hard Student Produced Responses Difficulty goes from Easy to Hard Graphing calculators are permitted but not necessary for the math sections.

12 Writing These sections are 10 or 25 minutes in length. The two sections have a total of 49 questions. Question types include: Multiple choice Difficulty goes from Easy to Hard The third component of your writing score is the Essay which is 25 minutes

13 Quick Tips for the SAT The SAT is graded by awarding points as follows For a correct response you earn 1 point. For a blank response you earn 0 points. For a wrong response you lose 0.25 points. Guessing is only statistically beneficial if you can eliminate TWO of the five choices. All questions are awarded the same value regardless of difficulty so be sure to answer the easy questions before spending time on the hard questions.

14 SAT Prep: Writing Oviedo High School

15 Multiple-Choice Grammar: Overview First Section: 35 questions 11 fixing sentences 18 error-identification 6 fixing paragraphs Second Section: 14 questions 14 fixing sentences Always occurs as Section 10

16 Types of Questions: Fixing Sentences Total of 25 Questions Test-takers are presented with a sentence, a portion of which is underlined, and are asked to choose the best version. Example Laura Ingalls Wilder published her first book and she was sixty- five years old then. (A)and she was sixty-five years old then (B)when she was sixty-five (C)at the age of sixty-five years old (D)upon the reaching of sixty-five years (E)at the time when she was sixty-five Answer Choice A is always the same as the original sentence.

17 Types of Questions: Error-Identification Total of 18 Questions Test-takers are presented with a sentence that has four underlined words or phrases, along with a “No error” option (always choice E), and must identify which part, if any, contains an error. Example The other delegates and him immediately accepted the A B C resolution drafted by the neutral states. No error D E

18 Types of Questions: Fixing Paragraphs Total of 6 Questions Test-takers are presented with a short paragraph and are asked questions covering: organization grammar logical arrangement of information Combines both reading and writing skills Sample Question Of the following, which would most improve the first paragraph (sentences 1-7)? (A)Providing a brief summary of medieval history (B)Tracing the origin of the word “castle” (C)Explaining more fully what a palace is (D)Placing sentence 7 immediately after sentence 1 (E)Deleting sentence 3

19 Word Pairs These need to appear together. If they don’t, that’s the error. PairsExamples Either…or Either the company’s president or her assistant will be present at the meeting this afternoon. Neither…nor According to the politician, neither the recent crisis nor any other period of economic turmoil had been caused by environmental protection policies. Not only…but also Apples not only taste very good, but they also contain numerous essential vitamins and minerals.

20 Word Pairs These need to appear together. If they don’t, that’s the error. PairsExamples As…as Although she began training later than many other gymnasts, Jessica is just as good an athlete as many of her competitors. Just as…so Just as Thomas Edison is known for inventing the electric light bulb, so Albert Einstein is known for developing a theory of general relativity. At once…and The politician is at once controversial because of his refusal to compromise and beloved because of his personal charisma.

21 Word Pair Sample Questions 1. Across the United States, companies are taking advantage A not only of retirees’ expertise and in addition their desire to stay B C D involved and engaged with the world through work. No error E 2. It is almost as difficult to find consistent information about A the Fort Pillow incident during the American Civil War than it is B to determine the moral significance of its outcome. No error C D E

22 Subject/Verb Agreement Must match in tense and number Frequent questions with unusual syntax (which sounds wrong) Often subject and verb are separated by a prepositional phrase Correct Changes in the balance of trade seem remote from everyday concerns, but they can drastically affect how we spend our money. Incorrect Changes in the balance of trade seems remote from everyday concerns, but they can drastically affect how we spend our money. Try omitting the prepositional phrase.

23 Subject-Prepositional Phrase-Verb 1. Critics contend that reforms in welfare has not managed to bring A B the high percentage of our nation’s children living in poverty the economic security that they need to thrive. No error C D E 2. The professor’s insistence on high standards and rigorous examinations are not, despite what students think, part of a A B plan to withhold high grades from them. No error C D E Try omitting the nonessential clause.

24 Neither…nor + Verb The verb takes the number of the noun that follows nor. When neither and nor are used with used with two singular nouns, the verb should be singular. Examples IncorrectNeither the senator nor her aide are expected to speak to the press today. CorrectNeither the senator nor her aide is expected to speak to the press today. X

25 Subject and Object Pronouns A SUBJECT is: -the person or thing that is the main focus of the sentence, OR -the person or thing performing the action described in the sentence. An OBJECT is: -the person or thing that receives the action. SUBJECT PronounsOBJECT Pronouns IMe You She/HeHer/Him WeUs TheyThem

26 Subject and Object Pronouns Object Pronouns Paired with Other Nouns YesAmy threw the ball to Alisha and him. NoAmy threw the ball to Alisha and he. Try omitting the other object. Subject Pronouns Paired with Other Nouns YesHe and his brother went to the store. NoHim and his brother went to the store. Try omitting the other subject.

27 Sub./Obj. Pronoun Practice 1. Roosevelt High School’s annual prize for citizenship A was presented to Annabel and he by the vice principal at the spring B C D awards banquet. No error E 2. After giving a stern lecture on the necessity of checking the A B validity of our sources, the teacher gave Jonah and me back the report C we had turned in at the beginning of the week. No error D E

28 Other Hints: Any pronoun that follows a preposition must be an object pronoun. Which one is correct? (A) To we students, it seems awfully unfair that school should start at 7:20 a.m. (B) To us students, it seems awfully unfair that school should start at 7:20 a.m. Try omitting the noun after the pronoun.

29 Object Pronouns with Prepositions 1. Although the start of the movie was delayed, I still missed A the first few scenes because the meeting between my boss and B me ran much later than expected. No error C D E 2. An unfamiliar subject when the class began, Roman history A became increasingly fascinating to he and Alexis over the course B C D of the semester. No error E

30 Pronoun Agreement A pronoun needs a matching antecedent. Sometimes the error is that there IS no antecedent. Sample Question In many states, they have laws to allow students to vote wherever they choose, either at their homes or at their college residences. (A)they have laws to allow students to vote wherever (B)they have laws allowing students to vote where (C)their laws allowing students to vote wherever (D)the laws allow students to vote wherever (E)the laws allow students to vote in the place where Who is “they”? FYI: an “antecedent” is the thing/person the pronoun replaces.

31 Subject/Antecedent Practice When someone shops by mail or through the Internet, you will be following a tradition begun by the American colonists, who purchased almost everything from Europe. (A)you will be following (B)they are following (C)you will follow (D)he or she follows (E)it follows Singular or plural?

32 Homework Due Friday, Nov. 15 th Answer all questions from the following sections in Exam 1: Check all answers and be ready with questions next Friday. SectionTypePages 3Math Reading Comprehension Writing


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