I need help studying the SAT in about little less than a month?
I have about 28 days left till the next SAT. I am not taking classes and I need to how to study good from this day on. I am a senior and got a 1510 first time. I really need to know critical reading, because I got the lowest on that.
Here are a few tips for Critical Reading:
- Practice by reading a lot! Try Time Magazine or The New York Times for some information heavy articles. This is not like reading for leisure. Think about what the main idea of the article is, the author’s viewpoint, and their arguments supporting their viewpoint. (This can also help you build vocabulary).
- When you read the passage, don’t memorize! Skim to get the main idea of the passage. Write this down in 5 words or less. Jot down VERY short notes throughout the passage to help you remember what is going on.
- Go to the questions and DON’T read the answer choice at first. Just read the question and try to answer it in your own words. (The SAT tries to confuse students by putting in a ton of info into the answer choices). If the question asks about a certain part of the passage, go there and get what you need to answer the question.
- Now look at the answer choices and see what matches what you came up with. Eliminate any bad answer choices til you can get to one that you think is best. NOTE: If you can eliminate at least one answer choice, always guess! If you can’t eliminate any, then do NOT guess randomly.
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by: J J
on: 13th September 08