SAT Critical Reading

How to Answer Inference Questions on SAT Critical Reading Passages

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

Students often struggle with inference questions on the SAT because the inferences by the SAT standard are probably very different from those you make from daily conversations. You should not treat the inferences you make on the SAT as you would when you’re talking to your friends, your parents, or even your teachers.  You should […]

7 Strategies to Ace the SAT Sentence Completion Problems

Saturday, April 19th, 2008

1. For the first few questions, go with your intuition – The SAT Sentence Completion questions, unlike the rest of the Critical Reading or Writing Sections are presented in order of perceived difficulty; in other words, the easiest questions come first, followed by moderately difficult questions, and finally, the “hard” questions. What this means is […]

How to Answer SAT Critical Reading Questions without Reading the Passages

Thursday, April 17th, 2008

In my last post – How I improved my SAT Critical Reading Score By 150 Points – I emphasized the importance of focusing on the Questions and Answer Choices, rather than the reading passages themselves. In that post, I explained how to avoid some of the pitfalls in the reading comprehension questions by noticing indicators […]

How I Improved My SAT Critical Reading Score by 150 Points

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008

This post refers to how I learned to tackle the reading passages portion of the Critical Reading Sections. Many students struggle with the reading passage questions, so I thought I’d tackle them first before I go into the sentence completions or emphasize the importance of vocabulary. When I first set out to master the SAT Critical […]