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Title: PSAT Preparation: Sentence Completion


1
PSAT PreparationSentence Completion
  • Session 1

2
Sentence Completion Questions
  • Medieval kingdoms did not become the
    constitutional republics overnight on the
    contrary, the change was ______________.
  • A. unpopular
  • B. unexpected
  • C. advantageous
  • D. sufficient
  • E. gradual

3
Dont be like Joe Bloggs!
  • Joe Bloggs does what is most intuitive.
  • He tries to solve these questions by rereading
    the sentence five times.
  • He puts a different words into the blank each
    time, and picks the one that sounds right.
  • How many of your solve multiple choice questions
    this way?

4
Whats wrong with Joes method?
  • His method takes way too much time!
  • Just go back and try to read the sentence five
    times, and youll see what I mean.
  • His method is not really reliable, because many
    answers often sound right.

5
Youre Smarter Than You Think 1
  • Susan was ___________ when the formula, which had
    worked just yesterday, failed to produce the
    expected result.
  • Plug a word into the blank any word from your
    head that would complete the sentence correctly.
  • How did you know what word to plug in?

6
Youre Smarter Than You Think 2
  • Although she was never considered pretty as a
    child, Magaret grew up to be a ______________
    adult.
  • Plug a word into the blank any word from your
    head that would complete the sentence correctly.
  • How did you know what word to plug in?

7
Youre Smarter Than You Think 3
  • Once a cheerful person, the years of fruitless
    struggle against government waste made him a very
    ____________ man.
  • Plug a word into the blank any word from your
    head that would complete the sentence correctly.
  • How did you know what word to plug in?

8
The Method
  • Cover the answer choices with your hand.
  • This will ensure that you dont do what Joe
    does, which is to read the sentence five times,
    trying one of the answer choices each time.
  • Speak for yourself.
  • Read the sentence, and write your own word in
    the blank.
  • Uncover the answer.
  • Pick the word that comes closest to the word that
    you came up with.

9
The Key is Finding the Clue 1
  • Susan was _________________ when the formula,
    which had worked just yesterday, failed to
    produce the expected result.
  • The clue the formula, which had worked just
    yesterday, failed to produce the expected result.
  • So you know that the word has to be something
    like perplexed or puzzled.

10
The Key is Finding the Clue 2
  • The park was so _____________ that children could
    play in it for hours without getting bored.
  • The clue children could play for hours without
    getting bored.
  • So you know that the word has to be something
    like interesting or varied.

11
Practice Question 1
  • Many feature films are criticized for their
    _____________ content, even though television
    news is more often the medium that depicts
    violent events in excessive detail.
  • A. discretionary
  • B. graphic
  • C. dramatic
  • D. artistic
  • E. honest

12
Practice Question 2
  • In a vitriolic message to his troops, General
    Patton insisted that he would ____________ no
    further insubordination, no matter how brutal the
    ensuing engagements might become.
  • A. impede
  • B. brief
  • C. denote
  • D. brook
  • E. expose

13
Practice Question 3
  • Chang realized that she had been ___________ in
    her duties had she been more ____________, the
    disaster may well have been avoided.
  • A. unparalleledcareful
  • B. irreproachableaware
  • C. derelictvigilant
  • D. arbitraryinterested
  • E. neglectfulinsensible

14
Practice Question 4
  • The scientific community was ____________ when a
    living specimen of the coelacanth, which
    ichthyologists had feared was ____________, was
    discovered by deep-sea fishermen.
  • A. perplexedcommon
  • B. overjoyeddangerous
  • C. unconcernedexterminated
  • D. astoundedextinct
  • E. dismayedalive

15
Practice Question 5
  • Although Janes professors reproached her as a
    ______________ during her first year in college,
    she became attentive and _____________ once she
    found a major that interested her.
  • A. neophyteassiduous
  • B. sycophantcritical
  • C. loaferfocused
  • D. beginneraverage
  • E. shirkerdistracted

16
Practice Question 6
  • The author is reliably ______________ every book
    he writes is more _______________ than the one
    before.
  • A. dullinspired
  • B. exceptionalhackneyed
  • C. artisticinformed
  • D. imaginativecreative
  • E. originallackluster

17
Independent Practice
  • Lets try some on our own.
  • The Princeton Review Cracking the PSAT (2008
    Edition)
  • p. 254, 1-8
  • p. 264, 25-29
  • Remember to keep the answer options covered until
    you plug in your own words.
  • When looking for synonyms for your own words, use
    process of elimination strategies.
  • When using these strategies, I encourage you to
    write directly on the handout, as you will be
    writing directly on the PSAT.
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