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Category: SAT Reading Section

Rachel Kapelke-Dale

Top 100+ SAT Vocabulary Words You Should Know (With PDF Download)

Trying to master SAT verbal? You’ll need a great SAT vocabulary! Check out our list of 100+ SAT vocab words for the top SAT words you’ll need on the test.

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Rachel Kapelke-Dale

SAT Reading Practice: Everything You Need to Know to Score Big

If you want to maximize your SAT Reading score, you’ll need some SAT Reading practice! Our experts give their best tips here.

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Molly Kiefer

How to Improve Your SAT Score by 300 Points (or More!)

Wondering how to improve your SAT score by 300 points? What about 500 points? This comprehensive post breaks down the steps you should take (and some good resources you can use) to get the SAT score of your dreams next time you take the test!

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David Recine

SAT Reading Multiple Choice Strategies, Part 3: Structure of Writing Questions

In this post, we’ll look at strategies for choosing the right answers in SAT Reading questions that test your knowledge of the structure of writing.

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Elizabeth Peterson

The New SAT: A New Type of Reading Question

The New SAT Reading will include some new types of questions, called Command of Evidence questions. Here’s a look at them!

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Chris Lele

Will the SAT Reading Be More Difficult?

Reaction to New York Times article: “New, Reading-Heavy SAT Has Students Worried” To say that the reading section is getting more difficult is grossly simplifying what is actually happening. The reason people might be thinking that the new test is harder, is that it will include one passage taken from a pre-20th century text (whether […]

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Kristin Fracchia

About the New SAT Reading Passages

What kind of passages are you going to encounter on the new SAT Reading test? Tests are always way less nerve-wracking when you know what to expect, so let’s talk a little bit about Redesigned SAT Reading in general:

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Chris Lele

New SAT Video: High Utility Academic Words Part II

  SAT Vocabulary: High-Utility Academic Words Part II (Letter A) Click here for Part I of this video series! What is high utility? Basically, words that you need to know for college. In fact you may even know these words. You might not know, however, how to define them. And I don’t mean, “uh, it […]

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Kristin Fracchia

The New SAT Reading Paired Passage

There will always be one paired passage on every New SAT Reading Test. Here are the specific question types you’ll see and the strategies you should use.

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Kristin Fracchia

New SAT Reading: How to Strategically Approach Passage Complexity

If you are at all familiar with the SAT Reading test, you probably know that the passages vary in difficulty. You might breeze through some of them and then be sweating bullets through others not having any idea what the heck the last paragraph was talking about. This is ok. This is what makes the SAT hard, and you should know that there are a lot of other students struggling along right beside you. But, if you are prepared, there can be a huge difference between you and these other freaked-out students gnawing off their pencil erasers around you, and that is, the level of panic you experience when you encounter a difficult reading passage. Knowing what to expect can help you make strategic decisions about which passages to do first.

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