Overarching Societal Statements: Rather than using a traditional thesis statement you can put forth a societal observation that ties into the theme of your essay. This can be very effective if the statement is unique and gives a glimpse into how you view the world. It can be detrimental if your statement is debatable or unclear. Make sure that if you use this form of introduction that no admissions office will take offense to it.
The corresponding percentile of each scaled score varies from test to test—for example, in 2003, a scaled score of 800 in both sections of the SAT Reasoning Test corresponded to a percentile of , while a scaled score of 800 in the SAT Physics Test corresponded to the 94th percentile. The differences in what scores mean with regard to percentiles are due to the content of the exam and the caliber of students choosing to take each exam. Subject Tests are subject to intensive study (often in the form of an AP , which is relatively more difficult), and only those who know they will perform well tend to take these tests, creating a skewed distribution of scores.
" 'Because the American Indian rodeo includes games and exhibitions developed as early as the seventeenth century'...'as early as' is an idiom, and this looks ok. 'they predate'...what does 'they' refer to? 'rodeo,' which is singular. This is a pronoun number agreement error - it should be 'it predates.' The question is tricking me by making me think 'they' refers to 'Games and exhibitions.' My tentative answer is B, but let's read on...they predate by a few hundred years...'predate by' is the correct idiom. 'they predate by a few hundred years the form of rodeo now seen on television'...'[noun] predates [noun]' is the correct construction. Therefore answer B is the answer as it has an obvious error."