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Ch 15: SAT Reading: About the Reading Section

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Prepare for sentence completion and reading comprehension questions on the SAT reading section. This chapter's video lessons and quizzes can provide you with reading strategies and show you what to expect on exam day.

SAT Reading: About the Reading Section - Chapter Summary

Use the lessons in this chapter to find out how long you'll have to complete the SAT reading section. In addition to the structure of the test, you can learn how the answers are scored and the level of difficulty assigned to test questions.

Instructors also outline strategies for tackling questions that assess your reading comprehension skills by asking you to read a series of written passages and answer questions about their implied or stated meanings. You can also learn how to respond to questions requiring you to read a sentence with a missing word or phrase, and select the option that makes the most sense to complete it. Altogether, this chapter is designed to familiarize you with:

  • The reading section structure
  • The difficulty pattern and scoring
  • SAT reading strategies

Our SAT reading chapter features plenty of resources to help the process of studying for a college entrance exam seem a little less daunting. In addition to illustrated video lessons that break down content into manageable portions, there are corresponding transcripts that allow you to work through the material at your own pace. The self-assessment quizzes can also help reaffirm your understanding of SAT reading exam content and test-taking strategies.

SAT Reading: About the Reading Section - Chapter Objectives

This chapter can give you an idea of how you might use the following chapters' test prep lessons to your advantage. These provide you with sentence completion exercises, tips for strengthening your vocabulary and techniques for determining a text's main ideas, themes and points of view - all with the goal of helping you ace the 65-minute reading section's 52 questions.

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