Critical Reading Workbook for the Sat

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  • Copyright: 2006-02-01
  • Publisher: Barrons Test Prep
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Concentrating on the Critical Reading section of the newly structured SATollege entrance exam, this test-preparation workbook presents tips,uestions, answers, and answer explanations for the section's two mainuestion types - sentence completion questions and reading comprehensionuestions - as well as extensive vocabulary review. Both the sentenceompletion and the reading comprehension exercises are organized according toevel of difficulty and presented in three sections, labeled from A to C.tudents who master Level C in both parts are well on the road to achieving aigh Critical Reading score when they take the actual SAT.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. v
Introducing The SAT: Critical Reading Skills
Nature of the Testp. 3
Overview and Contentp. 3
The Critical Reading Sectionsp. 4
Sentence Completion Questionsp. 4
Reading Comprehension Questionsp. 4
Before the Testp. 5
Six Months Beforep. 5
Two Months Beforep. 5
The Night Beforep. 7
During the Testp. 8
Use Time Wiselyp. 8
Center on the Testp. 9
Introductionp. 13
Self-Assessment Testp. 17
Answer Keyp. 34
Analysis of Test Resultsp. 35
Answer Explanationsp. 37
Sentence Completion Questions
Overviewp. 43
Tips on Handling Sentence Completion Questionsp. 43
Before You Look at the Answer Choices, Think of a Word That Makes Sensep. 43
Spot Clues in the Sentence: Signal Wordsp. 44
Notice Negativesp. 45
Words Have Many Meanings: Stay Alertp. 45
Break Down Unfamiliar Words, Looking for Familiar Word Partsp. 46
Take One Blank at a timep. 46
Sentence Completion Exercisesp. 47
Level Ap. 47
Level Bp. 56
Level Cp. 64
Answers to Sentence Completion Exercisesp. 73
Answer Explanationsp. 75
Reading Comprehension Questions
Overviewp. 87
Tips on Handling Reading Comprehension Questionsp. 88
Try to Anticipate What the Passage Is Aboutp. 88
Pick Your Questions to Answerp. 88
Read Purposefully: Passage, Questions, and Answer Choicesp. 88
Go Back to the Passage to Double-Check Your Answer Choicesp. 89
Tackle Paired Passages One Passage at a Timep. 89
Reading Comprehension Exercisesp. 90
Level Ap. 90
Level Bp. 107
Level Cp. 115
Answers to Reading Comprehension Exercisesp. 124
Answer Explanationsp. 125
Building Your Vocabulary
Overviewp. 137
Tips on Building Your Vocabularyp. 137
Read Widely to Develop Your Feeling for Wordsp. 137
Use Memory Tricks to Keep New Words in Your Active Vocabularyp. 138
Acquaint Yourself with Word Parts-Prefixes, Suffixes, Roots-to Expand Your Vocabularyp. 138
Work Through the SAT High-Frequency Word List to Expand Your College-Level Vocabularyp. 138
SAT High-Frequency Word Listp. 139
Basic Word Partsp. 171
Tests for Practice
Critical Reading Test 1p. 193
Answer Keyp. 211
Analysis of Test Resultsp. 212
Answer Explanationsp. 213
Critical Reading Test 2p. 219
Answer Keyp. 235
Analysis of Test Resultsp. 236
Answer Explanationsp. 237
Critical Reading Test 3p. 243
Answer Keyp. 260
Analysis of Test Resultsp. 261
Answer Explanationsp. 262
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