I received the next letter from a international student:
I’m a international student whom desires to have a SAT exam. We’m pretty great at mathematics, and writing, but my reading, especially critical reading, is awful! I am going to take SAT in a so i really need your advice month! My question is ‘ Can I improve my Critical Reading by practising a lot for a month?’ and in addition, ‘How to get good CR score without having awesome vocabulary?! (ingest consideration that I don’t have time that is much discover words).’
THANKS in advance… I actually need ur reply!
Month Dear Hoping to Improve in One,
Take to my 28-Day Critical Reading Intensive. The results happen astounding.
Do the College is had by you Board’s Blue Book? Have you done it all? If not, make use of the practice tests and do the reading sections and look up every term you do not understand, even if you got the question right.
Be sure to chart errors and make a strategy that is new. Stacey Howe-Lott has a great template.
Also, one term: VOCAB!!!!!
Use Wordnik.com to appear the words up because they show the words in context and make flashcards and practice making use of them. And try the Direct Hits Books. They have been excellent!
Learning language is still very important to the SAT that is new even though there is not any longer a sentence conclusion portion. Understanding vocabulary in context is crucial for answering the reading passage questions.
All the best, and please let me know the way you do in the test!
Advice for the evening Before Taking the SAT
I was tutored by Michael Kayne from Advantage Testing for a weeks that are few my 7th (and final) SAT.
When I was packing my stuff, getting ready to go home for a good night’s rest prior to the test, Michael unexpectedly had one more training. ‘Write this down,’ he said.
‘ No freaking out,’ I was told by him, therefore I wrote that down.
‘Nothing distracts us,’ he continued, then he moved on to a line of questioning like he ended up being preparing me for a army operation.
‘What happens in the event that building’s on fire?’
I paused. ‘You don’t move,’ he said. ‘You keep working.’
He proceeded: ‘What if someone throws up?’ My eyes must have opened very wide at that point because I hate throw-up and was praying this could not happen to me.
‘You keep working,’ he said.
4 Tips that is test-Day You Not Have Looked At
1) Sit in the front row, or as near the front, as you possibly can. The less visual interruptions you have actually, the greater. Plus, it’s good in order to catch the proctor’s attention, if necessary. Don’t feel pressured by testers whom fill up the rows from the back of the room. Be bold; sit in front.
2) If noise bothers you, tell the proctor before the test that you prefer the doorways remain closed the test. There wasn’t one proctor away from 7 SATs who didn’t open those doors for ‘fresh air’ (and just a little hallway clamor). I found the noise from the testers whom were on break to be extremely distracting (especially throughout a hard passage that is reading and became increasingly outspoken in regards to the matter as the year went on. Ask for your evaluation room to be kept quiet!
3) When you arrive during the test center, determine if there are assigned rooms (name sheets on the wall are one clue), or whether it is a follow the audience to the first available room situation. My first two SATs were the ‘first come first offer’ sort, which confused me personally (and caused me to be late) for SAT # 3. I had no idea there have been assigned seats and followed everyone else down the hallways, just to discover it was like musical chairs and everybody had a room but me … because there was a name/room list at the door that is front I missed.
4) Make sure you turn to the last page of every section, especially at the conclusion of the test when you’re worn and weary. I’ve heard of more than few exceedingly smart, top-scoring test takers (one of whom is the author of the book about the SAT) who accidentally omitted questions because they forgot to the final web page of the section. My buddy Catherine published a post about her ‘last page’ experience.
The Best SAT Treats
Circling back to ‘the best test day snacks,’ the faculty Board recommends students to arrive towards the test by 7:45 a.m. I frequently arrived a hour that is half (nerves). That designed, breakfast had been consumed by approximately 6:45 a.m. (in other words. not a period of day I’m up for the hearty meal).
All the 7 SATs I took somewhere let out between 1 and 1:15 p.m., which suggested that I becamen’t eating lunch until 7+ hours when I’d consumed breakfast.
Pupils are given three, five-minute breaks during the SAT at which time snacking and bathroom breaks are allowed. I attempted to sample everything I possibly could think of that would enhance performance, from Red Bull to peanut butter, to everything in between.
Below may be the listing of top foods that i came across become most effective in preventing hunger and boosting power, though it is feasible that simply believing they’ve been effective is the key sauce.