Tutor profile: Mikhail K.
What are key tips and strategies when encountering a question you don't know on the SAT?
The SAT is a timed test and because of this it is essential to not spend excess minutes/time on a question you don't know if you are able to eliminate 1-2 answers then it will make sense to make an educated guess, if not it may be best to mark the question and go back to it, this will provide time for your brain to still work through the problem subconsciously while your conscious brain can go on to other problems and save you time. When you get back to the original question you may find you have more insight and clarity to answer the question then you did before.
In crafting a standard 5 paragraph essay what are the key elements to keep in mind to allow the reader to follow/understand your argument.
The key elements to keep in min to allow the reader to follow/understand your argument include 1) providing a clear/strong thesis that can be 2) supported with direct evidence from multiple sources along with 3) key transitions and proper punctuation to guide the reader through your argument.
Using what you have learned about the book Anna Karenina, what do you see as two key symbols from the book and why you think so?
There are numerous symbols from Anna Karenina used to highlight the characters mood, state of mind as well as foreshadow what will occur ahead. Leo Tolstoy particularly uses the symbols of horses and hands throughout the book to illustrate key factors highlighted in the book.