In addition to all the geometry concepts
and step methods you have learned, you must also arm yourself with
some broad SAT test-taking strategies. If you don’t have the correct
overall approach to the SAT, all the geometry work you’ve done will
fall by the wayside.
So let’s start at a party. Imagine your friends have invited
you to a cool house party. Hundreds of people are going to be there,
and the party promises to be great fun. (Legal fun, of course.)
You had to work that day, so you arrive at the party several hours
after it started.
When you walk into the house, do you search for your friends
first or do you pick out the scariest-looking person and start talking
to him? Unless you like being snubbed, odds are you go through the
house the first time looking for friends and other people you know.
On a second pass, you might chat with some strangers, but since
this is sometimes awkward, you don’t usually jump into meeting them
at the start.