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Category: SAT Reading Section

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 Command of Evidence Questions

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”?

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Kristin Fracchia

Pacing for the New SAT Reading Test

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.

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Chris Lele

New SAT Video: High Utility Academic Words Part I

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.”

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Kristin Fracchia

New SAT Reading: The Nonfiction Passages

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:

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Kristin Fracchia

The New SAT Reading Literature Passage

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!

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Chris Lele

New SAT Video: That vs. Which

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, […]

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Chris Lele

SAT Video: Subject-Verb Agreement

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.

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Chris Lele

SAT Video: Commonly Confused Words (Part II)

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 […]

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Chris Lele

How to Get Better at New SAT Reading

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 […]

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