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Does not answering questions on the SAT helpful or beneficial?

Donald Ward

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Carlton Burgess on May 13, 2019

Some say that it is a heads or tails on whether or not to leave answers blank if you don't know, I'm going to go a step further and say that it is *absolutely* NOT better to leave a blank answer, and here's why:

The SAT counts off 1/4 of a percent for every wrong answer. So, let's say you have four questions that you are unsure of...if I suppose that in all the four of them, the simple law of probability is that you are going to get at least one right. This means that the ** you have the right to cancel out the three that are wrong. Now imagine if you guess correctly in two of them...? To see what I mean??

In addition, the standard in the SAT is of 5 answer choices for each of the multiple-choice questions. If you can reasonably infer at least one answer (and it is usually very easy, at least less of two possible responses), then you are 100% better by taking a guess.

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