Ah, the SAT Critical Reading section! It’s known for it’s enigmatic and dense reading passages, and the thought of it can make even the most sane high schooler cry. But the good news is we’re here to help and have just what you need to succeed on this section of the test!
On this section of the test, you’ll find:
Now, what exactly do you need to study to prepare for all the sections of the test? You’ll need to develop roughly 3 main skills:
To master this skill for the test, you’ll need to practice, well, reading! No surprise there, but here are some additional skills you should also develop:
These questions can be quite tricky–in fact, you’ll often find that the hardest question on each SAT is a Sentence Completion question. Here’s what you need to do to get ready:
There are no “vocabulary” questions on the test, per se, but knowing vocabulary and knowing a lot of it will undoubtedly help you to succeed on this section of the test. So how can you train your mind to retain words that you’ve probably never used before?
So you’re done reading and are ready to dive right in to your studies–good! Just scroll down to find a list of all of the SAT reading resources we have to offer. Click on a blog post to begin the learning process, and best of luck with your prep!