Tips 4 Sat Students!
Posted 20 January 2010 - 06:03 PM
Posted 26 January 2010 - 01:05 PM
Here are a few that I use:
-include (specific) examples
-budget your time carefully!
-tie together the topic with ur conclusion (e.g. use words from the topic)
-use appropriate transitional wrds n phrases (like 'however', 'thus', etc)
-use 3rd person! avoid using 'you', 'we', etc.
Critical reading (tips from college board skills insight):
-as you read a text an unfamiliar-topic text, look for words that you knw to help you determine what any unknown words might mean
-when you come across a difficult section of text in your reading, break down the ideas in it sentence by sentence and even within sentences
-consider how the author’s language and structure affect the way he makes his point. What kind of support does the author provide? Does the author speculate, cite facts, or express an opinion? How can you tell? How does the author’s tone relate to the topic?
-if its an argumentative text, try to identify the parts of the author‘s argument. What is the thesis? What evidence does the author provide? Does the author cite others? How does he or she conclude the argument?
-as you read a challenging text, think about the assumptions that underlie the author’s position.
-think about the stated topic but also consider its larger meaning or purpose. Consider whether or not the text has a meaning beyond its stated intention
hope these help! feel free to share your own tips!
Thanks for posting these useful tips.
Posted 09 February 2010 - 08:37 PM
i myself used word smart 1, and it's been sufficient for me to do sentence completions.
my friend used direct hits, and she said it's REALLY useful!! she didn't miss any sentence completions
hope this helps
Posted 12 March 2010 - 05:21 PM
Posted 24 May 2010 - 01:29 PM
Top words for your SAT prep:
Start by learning these...
support; be in favor of
able to express oneself clearly; able to speak well
See: Smart and skillful words
See: Come together words
settle difference; find a middle ground OR expose to danger
decisive; putting an end to doubt or questioning
expression of strong disapproval
depending on conditions; not absolute
strengthen with evidence; show to be true
make someone agree; persuade
postpone OR give in to someone else's wishes
statement that something is false
relying on someone or something else for support
decrease in size, extent, or range
perceive; distinguish one thing from another
showing lack of interest, attention, or consideration for something
help someone to understand
covering or extending over a great area
promote; help develop and grow
humbleness; lack of false pride
inventive; creative in thought or action
not good enough
create or do something new
exhibiting clear or deep awareness or understanding
authorize; give approval to
See: Praise and approval words
moderate to inferior in quality; unexceptional
See: Boring, spiritless, and ordinary words
badly behaved or naughty, usually in a playful way
encourage the existence of; make widely known
See: Rich and abundant words
open conflict with authority
confined in extent
radical; causing dramatic change
stiff or strict
keep from coming out; bottle up
See: Strengthen and intensify words
weaken; attack in a secret or indirect way
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Posted 21 September 2010 - 04:04 AM
Posted 18 February 2011 - 12:59 AM
# Learn the section directions now. Use the time saved during the test to work on questions.
# Answer easy questions first. Mark skipped questions in your exam books so you can quickly return to them later.
# Guess..if you can eliminate at least one choice.
# You can write in the test book: cross out wrong answers; do scratch work.
# Take care when filling in the answer grid for the student-produced response questions.
Posted 14 August 2011 - 01:51 AM
For the paragraph questions where u have two of them...
it's best if u label the questions first before reading the paragraphs like (1) for the first P and (2) for the second one and ( or something for both... This will help later on so that when u read the first paragraph u can answer the questions u labeled (1) and so on....
Good Luck to all
Posted 28 April 2012 - 05:35 AM
Posted 08 May 2012 - 06:52 PM
Vocabulary Technique #1 - Elaboration
Elaboration is an easy technique that will increase your retention of new words by more that 670%. To find out more about elaboration, go to our lesson on elaboration.
Vocabulary Technique #2 - Repetition
Repetition is one of the most effective ways to learn new words. However, most people overlook a simple technique that will double the effectiveness of repetition. To find out more, go to our lesson on repetition.
Vocabulary Technique #3 - Read and Record
Contrary to popular belief, reading alone won't do much to improve your vocabulary. This is because most people tend to simply "skip over" words they don't know. We have put together some powerful techniques that will allow you to get the most out of your reading. Read about these techniques in the lesson on reading and recording.
Vocabulary Technique #4 - Personal Relevance
Did you know that our memories are actually geared to block out information that isn't considered personally relevant? You can use this to your advantage by making new words personally relevant and dramatically improving your retention as a result. Read more in our lesson on relevance.
Vocabulary Technique #5 - Imagery
Are you a visual learner? If so imagery could be your best bet for improving your vocabulary. Although imagery is a great tool, it doesn't work well for all types of words. To find out how best to use imagery, go to lesson 5.
Vocabulary Technique #6 - Play With Words
A great fun way to improve your vocabulary is to play word games. We show you the best games to boost your vocabulary and have fun while you do it. Read more in our lesson on word games.
Vocabulary Technique #7 - How children do it
An 8 year old child learns more words in a week than the average adult does on a year. We can learn a lot about vocabulary improvement by studying the strategies children use to learn new language. Find out more in lesson 7.
For more details check on http://www.improvingvocabulary.org
has anyone tried this? I would but it is late and i am lazy right now.
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