The Official SAT Study Guide by The College BoardThe Official SAT Study Guide: Second Edition™ by The College Board features 10 official SAT® practice tests created by the test maker. With over 1,000 pages and more than 20 chapters, its packed with the most up-to-date information students need to get ready for the test.
Students will gain valuable experience and raise their confidence by taking practice tests, by reviewing critical concepts, test-taking approaches, and focused sets of practice questions just like those on the actual SAT.
The Official SAT Study Guide: Second Edition will help students get ready for the SAT with:
- 10 official SAT practice tests, including 3 new recent exams
- detailed descriptions of math, critical reading, and writing sections of the SAT
- targeted practice questions for each SAT question type
- practice essay questions, along with sample essays and annotations
- a review of math concepts tested in the exam
- test-taking approaches and suggestions that underscore important points
- free online score reports
- exclusive access to online answers and explanations at collegeboard.org
- $10 discount on The Official SAT Online Course to all book owners
Theres also a complete chapter on the PSAT/NMSQT®.
250 Most Difficult SAT and ACT Vocabulary Words
SAT Vocabulary Practice
Studying for the vocabulary section of the SAT can be daunting for most students, as even condensed lists often include over 1, words for practice. Even with the elimination of the analogies section, vocabulary is still highlighted in the reading comprehension and sentence completion sections of the SAT. Young people have several options to increase retention of vocabulary -- from traditional review books to apps for smartphones. Companies focusing on standardized testing review, like Kaplan and Princeton Review, publish lists of the most common words on the SAT. Additionally, organizations like the Council of African American Parents publish lists of common SAT words, which are available for parent or student download. With lists of words, students can make traditional index card flashcards to review vocabulary definitions. Another option for flashcards is purchasing a pre-made set, such as the one published by Barron's that includes flash cards.
If you've read this previous post , you should know that the single most important thing required to do well on critical reading is to memorize vocabulary. It's also probably the single most painful thing to do when studying for the SAT's. When you look at what some students go through to cram some vocab in their heads, it's no wonder most students don't bother. Stacks of flash cards sprawled out across the desk. Not knowing which words to review. Wasting time flipping through words you already know.
Flickr user Julian Bucknall. Vocabulary has always been a large element of the ACT, but the newly redesigned SAT will feature a greater emphasis on words and definitions as well. For example:. C is the correct answer here! If you were correct, congratulations!
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Are you planning to take the SAT? Wondering how to handle the vocabulary questions?
We have selected words for you to help you reach the right level for the SAT. There are 10 word lists with one hundred words each to make for easier learning. Keep a notebook with you when you do any SAT verbal test so that you can compile your own personal word list. Look up the words in a good dictionary. Regular vocabulary work does get results. Some students mistakenly think that learning words is a waste since the chances of the words appearing on the actual SAT test is low. But, in fact, the common words crop up with great regularity on the tests and you would be harming your chances of doing well if you don't learn all the words we have given.