There are three main categories to focus on when studying for the SAT: reading, writing and math. By working with Nova Press’s SAT Prep Course, you’ll be well-situated to improve your score on the SAT and feel more prepared on test day.
The reading section focuses on the following sub-categories: reading comprehension, sentence completion, critical reasoning, and vocabulary. The reading comprehension section debunks myths about commonly recommended reading methods and then outlines some approaches that actually work. We help you learn how to recognize the six main types of questions asked on the test and then teach you how to narrow down the answer choices that fit each type. We reinforce pivotal words that could change the entire meaning of the reading material, so you don’t get thrown by the wording. Finally, a concise method is outlined to help you achieve your best on the actual test. Practice reading material and questions are given in each sub-section along with answers and explanations.
The writing section first clarifies the format of the test so you know exactly what to expect. We then review grammar rules and common errors, also looking at ways to vary sentence structure and to help you develop your own writing style. After a brief section on punctuation, we delve into the actual writing. There are many sample writing prompts along with guides on how to approach the prompts to understand exactly what the test-writers asking you to write. The book includes a rubric so you can evaluate your own writing with the same criteria the test-graders use. We also outline several basic steps that you can use on test day to structure your essay before you start writing. Several examples of prompts along with possible responses are included for your evaluation, followed by practice prompts for you to further practice your writing.
The math section reviews many different concepts. Each concept has a section with rules, examples, and practice problems for you to work through, followed by answers and explanations for you to correct your work. The end of the chapter contains a diagnostic math test, so you can determine whether you need to revisit any specific concept for further review.
Don’t let preparing for the SAT freak you out. By working with Nova Press’s SAT Prep Course, you’ll be prepared to master the SAT on test day.
Originally posted 2012-05-10 02:53:06.