Ch 17: SAT Reading - Understanding Reading Passages: Tutoring Solution

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The SAT Reading - Understanding Reading Passages chapter of this SAT Prep Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning how to understand reading passages. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the reading strategies required for the SAT exam.

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  • Begin your review or other SAT preparation work.
  • Identify the reading comprehension concepts that you're stuck on.
  • Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.

Who's it for?

This chapter of our SAT prep tutoring solution will benefit any student who is trying to improve their reading comprehension to prepare for the SAT and earn acceptable scores. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding literary analysis, inference, reading strategies, or any other reading comprehension topic
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their SAT preparation
  • Prefer learning SAT topics visually
  • Find themselves needing help with the reading comprehension portion of their review
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to get ahead in their SAT preparation
  • Don't have access to an SAT prep instructor

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  • Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn the steps needed to analyze literary passages.
  • Study methods for inferring intended meaning.
  • Get help improving reading comprehension and getting the gist of an essay.
  • Learn to employ visualization as a reading strategy.
  • Understand connotation and denotation.
  • Identify tone and mood in reading passages.
  • Learn how structure in writing affects meaning.
  • Study close reading and big picture reading methods
  • Learn to interpret literary meaning using text.

9 Lessons in Chapter 17: SAT Reading - Understanding Reading Passages: Tutoring Solution
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How to Analyze a Literary Passage: A Step-by-Step Guide

1. How to Analyze a Literary Passage: A Step-by-Step Guide

In this lesson, we will examine the steps involved in the basic analysis of literature. Then, using a well-known fable, we will go through each step of analysis: comprehension, interpreting and drawing conclusions.

Interpreting Literary Meaning: How to Use Text to Guide Your Interpretation

2. Interpreting Literary Meaning: How to Use Text to Guide Your Interpretation

In this lesson, we will discuss how to find and interpret literary meaning in writings. The lesson will focus on using the text to find key elements to guide your interpretation.

Get the Gist of an Essay & Improve Reading Comprehension

3. Get the Gist of an Essay & Improve Reading Comprehension

In this lesson, we learn quick rules of getting the 'gist' or point of a sentence, paragraph and essay. This skill will improve your reading speed and help you become a more effective and efficient reader and writer.

Close Reading vs. Big Picture Reading Strategies

4. Close Reading vs. Big Picture Reading Strategies

In this lesson, learn about two different approaches to reading a work of literature: big picture strategies and close reading strategies. Discover how these two perspectives can be put into practice through examples from the play 'Romeo and Juliet.'

Reading Strategies Using Visualization

5. Reading Strategies Using Visualization

In this lesson, we will define visualization. We will then discuss why this step is important, how we can visualize, and when you should visualize. Finally, we will look at a sample from a poem and practice visualizing.

What is Structure in Writing and How Does it Affect Meaning?

6. What is Structure in Writing and How Does it Affect Meaning?

In this lesson, we will define the role of structure in literature. From there, we will look at the different ways to structure fiction and how it affects the meaning.

Evaluating Reasoning in an Essay or Article

7. Evaluating Reasoning in an Essay or Article

Being able to effectively evaluate reasoning can be helpful to you as you develop your own deductive and inductive reasoning skills and put those skills to work in persuasive essays. This lesson sheds some light on how to evaluate reasoning.

What Are Connotation and Denotation? - Definitions & Examples

8. What Are Connotation and Denotation? - Definitions & Examples

Discover the difference between a word's denotation and its connotation in this lesson. Explore how authors use both denotation and connotation to add layers of meaning to their work with some literary examples.

Understanding Tone and Mood in a Reading Passage

9. Understanding Tone and Mood in a Reading Passage

In this lesson, we will define the literary terms tone and mood. We will then discuss how to identify each of them, as well as how to identify them in small reading passages.

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