Geometry
Anatomy of SAT Geometry
Even without reading this book or preparing for the SAT in any way, you’d still get some geometry problems right. However, there’s a big difference between:
  1. Sweating out a problem, breathing a sigh of relief when you finish it, and timidly moving on.
  2. Answering a problem, seeing that the next problem contains a particularly juicy diagram, and licking your chops in expectation of an easy kill.
You don’t want to sweat through each question. You want to tear SAT geometry questions apart like a brilliant, vicious, question-slaying gorgon whose blood rises at the very mention of Pythagoras. It isn’t as hard as you might think to unlock your inner Geo-Beast. The mistake many students make is taking the SAT cold. That’s right, no preparation—not so much as a flip through the information booklet.
A true Geo-Beast studies her prey well before pouncing. By familiarizing yourself with every type of geometry question you can encounter on the SAT, you can approach each geometry question coolly and calmly, knowing in advance what needs to be done in order to answer it correctly. It’s about switching from survival mode to attack mode. It’s attack mode that will help you score high.
In this section, we provide you with an X-ray of SAT geometry. Later on, we’ll review the subtypes of questions and specific strategies for approaching each one. By looking at these questions inside and out, you’ll know more about how The College Board tests your skills and how to approach each and every question you’ll encounter on the test.
There are two types of math questions on the SAT: multiple-choice and student-produced response.
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