Studying for the SAT takes planning and resources. Strategies for SAT studying vary depending on which topic you choose to focus on first. Nova Press’s SAT Prep Course can help you tackle the reading, writing, and math portions, helping you to hone your strategies for SAT studying.
Nova Press’s SAT Prep Course book is divided into three main sections: Reading, Writing, and Math. But before tackling these, you should focus on the Orientation that precedes these main content areas. The Orientation answers questions about the purpose and format of the SAT, suggestions on pace while taking the test, information on how it is scored, and the benefits of skipping vs. guessing. It also addresses the ordering of questions, ways to narrow down answer choices, and a suggested study plan.
The reading section focuses on reading comprehension, critical reasoning, sentence completions, vocabulary, and etymology and includes vocabulary drills. Strategies are outlined to improve reading comprehension, including categorizing of questions to six main categories and a Three Step Method to help you focus on the pertinent section of the reading selection. It includes an emphasis on pivotal words, which may change the meaning of a sentence or excerpt. The section on critical reasoning will help you improve your understanding of passages where multiple points of view are presented. It will assist you with determining the premise of each view and discover the viable conclusions. It also addresses the difference between inductive and deductive reasoning.
Important strategies for SAT studying include narrowing down which vocabulary to learn and ways to learn it. Nova Press’s SAT Prep Course book provides you with two lists: one with the recurring words from past SAT tests and a more extensive list that includes good possibilities for words that could be included in the future. The words are listed alphabetically, and the longer list includes short matching quizzes.
The etymology section helps you to learn the origin of words, which can help with determining and remembering the meaning of words.
The writing section can help you understand how the essays are scored, review grammar rules, gives you suggestions on how to improve sentence and paragraph structure, and gives some drills to help you process what you learned and narrow down what you should review.
The math section will help you a review concepts you may have studied earlier in your school career. It includes sample questions with detailed explanations on how to determine the correct answer along with strategies for SAT math studying.
Nova Press can help you with finding strategies for SAT studying. Everything you need is in the Nova Press SAT Prep Course.
Originally posted 2012-03-12 20:56:57.