Wednesday, June 23, 2010
The Official SAT Guide: Skip Questions or Guess...?
The simple answer to that is, "No."
Some say that it's a toss-up on whether or not to leave answers blank if you don't know them; I'm going to go a step further and say it is absolutely NOT better to leave an answer blank and here's why:
The SAT counts off 1/4 of a percent for a wrong answer. So, let's say you have four questions you are unsure of...if you guess at all four of them, the simple law of probability is that you're going to get at least one right. This means that the one you get right will cancel out the three you might possibly get wrong. Now imagine if you guess correctly on two of them...? See what I mean??
Furthermore, the standard on the SAT is five answer choices to each of the multiple choice questions. If you can reasonably deduct at least one answer (and usually it's really easy to at least minus out two of the possible answers), then you are 100% better off by taking a guess.
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Some Useful Links:
- Kaplan SAT 2010-2011 Premier with CD-ROM (Kaplan SAT w/CD)
- Kaplan 12 Practice Tests for the new SAT
- Cracking the SAT with DVD, 2010 Edition - College Test Preparation
- 11 Practice Tests for the SAT and PSAT, 2010 edition - College Test Preparation
- Kaplan SAT 2010 edition: Strategies, Practice, and Review
- Up Your Score: The Underground Guide to the SAT 2009-2010 edition
- Math Study Guide for the SAT, ACT, and SAT Subject Tests - 2010 edition
- Gruber's Complete SAT Guide 2010, 13E
- The Official SAT Study Guide, 2nd edition
- Jiskha Homework Help