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.
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  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
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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

Literary analysis includes comprehension, interpretation, and drawing conclusions. Explore a step-by-step guide to analyzing literary passages, how to read for comprehension, how to use the steps of close reading to interpret a literary work, and how to draw conclusions from an analysis.

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

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

To interpret literature is to try and find the meaning or theme of the story. Discover how to use the text to guide your interpretation with key elements such as plot, characters, setting, symbols, and point of view.

Get the Gist of an Essay & Improve Reading Comprehension

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

Getting the gist, or point, of a written document is a skill. Learn the guidelines that help readers quickly grasp the gist of an essay and use this skill to improve reading comprehension and writing, too.

Close Reading vs. Big Picture Reading Strategies

4. Close Reading vs. Big Picture Reading Strategies

Examining literature with close-reading and big-picture reading techniques can aid in getting a firm grasp on understanding the text. Explore these two strategies and how they can be applied to many texts, including Shakespeare's 'Romero and Juliet.'

Reading Strategies Using Visualization

5. Reading Strategies Using Visualization

Visualization is an effective reading strategy to support reading comprehension. This lesson will explore the definition, purpose, and benefits of visualization, as well as explain how to visualize while reading.

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

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

The structure of a written story impacts the story's meaning. This lesson will define what is in a story, the framework of a story, and how the story is organized impacts the meaning of the story.

Evaluating Reasoning in an Essay or Article

7. Evaluating Reasoning in an Essay or Article

As you read essays and articles, your reading comprehension and understanding of each writing's purpose and key points are enhanced if you understand the author's reasoning and logic. Explore deductive and inductive reasoning processes and learn techniques for evaluating reasoning in an essay or article.

What Are Connotation and Denotation? - Definitions & Examples

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

Connotation is a word's figurative meaning, while denotation is a word's literal meaning. Explore the definitions of connotation and denotation, as well as examples of each from literature.

Understanding Tone and Mood in a Reading Passage

9. Understanding Tone and Mood in a Reading Passage

In literature, mood is the feeling you get while reading a story, and tone is the author's attitude toward a subject. Learn more about how to identify mood and tone by looking at the setting, characters, details, and word choices.

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