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#21 nikmash232


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Posted 19 September 2009 - 04:17 PM

thanks for the tips!

#22 dmac25


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Posted 04 October 2009 - 10:28 AM

hey thx alot. much appreciated

#23 kaikun1


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Posted 05 October 2009 - 05:53 AM

dont spend too long on one question

#24 velah


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Posted 03 November 2009 - 03:07 PM

Thanks a lot!!

#25 jenniferjiang


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Posted 11 November 2009 - 10:48 AM

Thank you!

#26 awsomemj


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Posted 20 January 2010 - 06:03 PM

WOW!!!!......all of this information is helping me with the critical reading and writing section...i hope i do well on my SAT the sentence grammer and vocab are my main weeknesses....how can i improve those ????

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Posted 26 January 2010 - 01:05 PM

QUOTE (ayesha456 @ Jan 6 2009, 02:59 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hey guys! share your tips for SAT success!  v.gif

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)
-avoid repetition
-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.

#28 bbean


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Posted 09 February 2010 - 08:37 PM

for improving vocabulary:

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 smile.gif

hope this helps



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Posted 17 February 2010 - 07:24 AM

great info.  first time sat taker in june 2010

#30 wofire


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Posted 12 March 2010 - 04:17 PM

anyone have a word list of common words?

#31 baconhead


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Posted 12 March 2010 - 05:20 PM

Don't study the night before the test.

#32 baconhead


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Posted 12 March 2010 - 05:21 PM

I forgot also I would suggest buying the SAT Official Study Guide from College Board.

#33 KnewtonHelp


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Posted 24 May 2010 - 01:29 PM

Thought these might be helpful!

Top words for your SAT prep:
Start by learning these...

  advocate (verb)
  support; be in favor of

  articulate (adj.)
  able to express oneself clearly; able to speak well
  See: Smart and skillful words

  beneficial (adj.)
  advantageous; helpful

  collaborate (verb)
  work together
  See: Come together words

  compromise (verb)
  settle difference; find a middle ground OR expose to danger

  conclusive (adj.)
  decisive; putting an end to doubt or questioning

  condemnation (noun)
  expression of strong disapproval

  conditional (adj.)
  depending on conditions; not absolute

  confirm (verb)
  strengthen with evidence; show to be true

  conventional (adj.)
  common; customary

  convince (verb)
  make someone agree; persuade

  defer (verb)
  postpone OR give in to someone else's wishes

  denial (noun)
  statement that something is false

  dependent (adj.)
  relying on someone or something else for support

  diminish (verb)
  decrease in size, extent, or range

  discern (verb)
  perceive; distinguish one thing from another

  dismissive (adj.)
  showing lack of interest, attention, or consideration for something

  enlighten (verb)
  help someone to understand

  extensive (adj.)
  covering or extending over a great area

  foster (verb)
  promote; help develop and grow

  humility (noun)
  humbleness; lack of false pride

  imaginative (adj.)
  inventive; creative in thought or action

  inadequate (adj.)
  not good enough

  innovate (verb)
  create or do something new

  insightful (adj.)
  exhibiting clear or deep awareness or understanding

  legitimate (verb)
  authorize; give approval to
  See: Praise and approval words

  mediocre (adj.)
  moderate to inferior in quality; unexceptional
  See: Boring, spiritless, and ordinary words

  mischievous (adj.)
  badly behaved or naughty, usually in a playful way

  obligation (noun)

  promote (verb)
  encourage the existence of; make widely known

  prosperity (noun)
  success; wealth
  See: Rich and abundant words

  rebellion (noun)
  open conflict with authority

  reinforce (verb)
  make stronger

  restricted (adj.)
  confined in extent

  revolutionary (adj.)
  radical; causing dramatic change

  rigid (noun)
  stiff or strict

  skepticism (noun)

  suppress (verb)
  keep from coming out; bottle up

  sustain (verb)
  support; nourish
  See: Strengthen and intensify words

  undermine (verb)
  weaken; attack in a secret or indirect way

...Learn all 120 most frequently tested words with Knewton SAT Prep!

Associate Editor, Knewton

#34 mjersey


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Posted 01 June 2010 - 03:02 PM

QUOTE (rubel_linc @ Jun 10 2009, 09:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
How can i do well in critical reading?

Answer easy questions first and then go back to the more difficult ones.  If you can rule out even one answer, you should try to guess.

#35 pradeepthibommidala


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Posted 21 September 2010 - 04:04 AM

Thanks a lot for the tips friends.

Pradeepthi Bommidala.

#36 butubila



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Posted 27 January 2011 - 07:34 AM

hey guys anyone knows where to get the real sat dumps as in microsoft and ccna etc ,please email to [email protected]

#37 Emory Woolsey

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 12:59 AM

Tips for SAT students are -
# 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.

#38 Nadinez994



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Posted 14 August 2011 - 01:51 AM

Heyy  hi.gif  I'm new here and I just wanted to give some advice.
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 (cool.gif 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  biggrin.gif

#39 dThineni


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Posted 28 April 2012 - 05:35 AM

Try SAT Word Lists : Vocabulary Word lists for the SAT for SAT Vocab. A lot of words, but they've helped me.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 06:52 PM

View Postjanetlalbag, on 09 April 2009 - 11:10 PM, said:

For both SAT reading & writing you need to develop your vocabulary first. Here are The Six Very Best Ways to Improve Your Vocabulary

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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