What are the most important things to avoid in answer choices during the reading and writing and language sections of the PSAT?
1) Questions that are too exclamatory or too "extra": That is totally incorrect because... 2) Questions that are too vague or completely off topic. 3) Questions that use popular lingo just to draw your attention to it. Read carefully! 4) Questions that use words that were used in the passage(s) just to draw your attention to it. Read Carefully!
What is the grammatical structure of American Sign Language and how is it different from English?
English grammar is structured Subject-Verb-Object (SVO). For example: Kim ate the orange S V O ASL, on the other hand, is structured Object-Subject-Verb(OSV), or Subject-Object-Verb (SOV). For Example: ORANGE KIM EAT FINISH O S V ASL is, of course, far more complicated. The structure for a basic sentence should be: 1. TIME: This does not include tense (PAST, FUTURE, NOW, FINISH, etc.), this is for specific times (NEXT-WEEK, MONDAY, THIS-MONTH, etc.). 2. TOPIC: This includes both the subject and the object of the sentence. They are interchangeable. 3. COMMENT: This includes the verb. 4. TENSE: This is where tenses such as PAST, FUTURE, etc, come in. This is not always applicable. 5. QUESTION: This can be either a yes/no (raised eyebrows), wh- (lowered eyebrows), or rh- (varied eyebrows) question. It is not applicable to all sentences. If it is not a question, your eyebrows stay flat.
How did the president Lincoln's assassination affect the country, and how did it shape his image in the country post Civil War?
President Lincoln's assassination was a devastating event for the country, as he was the first president to ever be assassinated. People began to see him in a better light, as the man who gave his life to protect this country, which helped to shape the honest American view of him that we have today. And despite popular belief, Lincoln's presidency was full of scandals that, due to his legacy of being murdered by John Wilkes Boothe, were swept under the table. For example, during his presidency, though it was more than unconstitutional, he suspended the Habeus Corpus, meaning they could legally imprison anyone for no reason. That helped to keep prisoners of war (POW) so they could have a monopoly over the confederacy.