Here is a list of words that you should definitely be familiar with for the SAT Critical Reading section. These words often come up in passage questions, so get memorizing! […]
an– not, without, opposite to ab- from ad- to, toward ante- before anti- against, opposite auto- self bi- two circum- around de- away from dia- through, across dis- away from, […]
As we saw in the last post on analyzing language, it’s important to pay close attention to the detail in any form of text or media. In addition to analyzing […]
When you read an article, listen to a speech, glance at an advertisement, or consume any form of media, you may not consciously notice how the language therein affects your processing of the information. Luckily, the New SAT Writing section makes you analyze how someone else creates an argument. Though it may not seem fun now, learning little tricks that people use in written or oral text will prevent you from being a slave to unconsciously agreeing too easily with their points of view.
Keep in mind that the below guides are merely suggestions on how to organize your essay. As you can see in our Sample Essay responses, there are countless ways to […]
A Basic Introduction • Although this essay is optional, many schools still require it. So, don’t be lazy! There is no reason to close your windows of opportunity in life […]
In short or long reading passages, questions will often ask for the author’s tone or for his perspective on the subject at hand. Knowing the major categories for tone as […]
Tackling the SAT Critical Reading: New Words
While process of elimination is the go-to if you can eliminate at least one answer choice, what do you do when you cannot for the life of you define any of the vocabulary words in your answer choices?
Addressing the following can shed some light on your darkness:
As you hopefully know by now, the Critical Reading section of the SAT consists of Sentence Completion and Reading Comprehension. Sentence Completion questions are arranged in groups of five, six, […]