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.
Ever get a graded essay back from your English teacher and it’s bleeding red with passive-aggressive questions such as “Examples?” “Support?” “Evidence for this?” “How do you know?” or the backhanded compliment, “Interesting arguments, but they need support”?
We won’t beat around the bush. There’s a lot to read on the new SAT Reading test. And if you aren’t careful with balancing your time between reading and question answering, you very well might find yourself in a panic when the proctor announces 5 minutes left. So let’s talk about how you can learn to pace yourself appropriately.
Think vocabulary is dead on the New SAT? Well, think again! Vocabulary is still part of the test, only know it’s a slightly different breed and goes under the annoying title “high-utility academic words.”
After the Literature passage on the New SAT, you’ll see two History/Social Studies passages and two Science passages–typically alternated. These passages should be approached a little differently than the Fiction passage. Here’s what you need to know:
On every New SAT exam, there’s one fiction passage from “U.S. or World Literature” (yeah, that does basically mean anything in the world, as long as it’s written in English). The literature passage is the first passage in the Reading Section. Let’s discuss!
New SAT Grammar: “That” vs. “Which” There are two pesky words, pronouns to be exact, that give lots of students difficulty and that happen to be ubiquitous in English (I just used one of them twice in this sentence). I am speaking about “that” and “which” and if you want to know which to use, […]
The SAT has always loved agreement—it’s easy to test and it’s easy to make the question difficult. But first let’s talk about what agreement is: it is when the subject and verb are consistent in terms of number.
In Redesigned SAT grammar, you’ll sometimes see a question type that asks you to differentiate between two words that look and/or sound very similar, but that mean something very different. Today, we have a trio of such pairs. Elicit and Illicit One of these illegal. Now I don’t mean as in jaywalking illegal, but as […]
How can I get better at New SAT reading? The answer to this question is both obvious and not that obvious. The short answer: read. The long answer: read the right material. And by that I don’t mean read SAT passages for fun (who would listen to that?). Rather, read articles from magazines and newspapers […]