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Category: SAT Reading Comprehension

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

New SAT Video: Tips to CRUSH New SAT Reading Test

Check out the video for some expert tips to help you absolutely crush, demolish, devastate, annihilate the New SAT Reading test.

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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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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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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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Chris Lele

Choosing Between Two Answer Choices on the SAT

If you’ve ever taken an SAT class and gotten to the reading passages, you’ve probably heard someone say it before; you may have even said it yourself. This common refrain goes something like this: I narrow it down to two answers, and I always choose the wrong one. As a teacher, I might find it […]

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Chris Lele

Passive Voice on the SAT

Take a look at the following two sentences: 1) The midterm exam was graded the teacher. 2) The teacher graded the midterm exam. The first one uses passive tense (“graded by the teacher”). In English class—and in writing in general—this use of the passive tense is taboo. So you can bet the SAT would always […]

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Kristin Fracchia

Best Strategies for SAT Reading Comprehension

Below you’ll find a list of the absolute best SAT Reading tips out there to help you crush the new SAT, starting with our top 5 strategies for the test. Keep reading on for our advice on how to avoid common wrong answers on the SAT, special tips for the vocabulary in context questions, and finally how to use the varying difficulty level of SAT reading passages to your advantage. Consider this your COMPLETE GUIDE to SAT Reading success!

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Chris Lele

SAT Reading Comprehension – Parallel Reasoning

A really difficult type of question on the SAT has you take a scenario discussed in the passage and choose which of five hypothetical scenarios it is closest to. As you probably guessed, these five hypothetical scenarios make up the five answer choices. The passage below is already quite tricky, and the question below it […]

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Chris Lele

SAT Reading Comprehension – The Dual Passage

So here’s the skinny: there will always be two sets of dual passages, one short (35-30 lines total) and one medium to very long (60-90 lines). What exactly is a dual passage? Well, just as its name implies it is a set of two passages written on a similar topic. The passages usually do not […]

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