One of the many joyful aspects of this project has been the encouraging emails, some of which ask questions that I always attempt to answer promptly, and with gusto.
(I’m not perfect though, so if I didn’t respond to your Read More →
I haven’t been doing much in the way of SAT Critical Reading lately. I’ve got bigger fish to fry.
That said, I don’t want to lose momentum…..and, if the truth be told, I’ve come to love the Critical Reading Read More →
The College Board’s website says in many different places that the best way to prepare for the test is to do well in school:
Keep in mind that the foundation of a student’s SAT and college preparation is a
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Continuing with the Compare 2 Passages conversation of yesterday, the reason I often find these so difficult is that their distinctions can be very subtle and hard to articulate. It’s not as if one is “pro” and the other Read More →
Turns out that I have “passage based relationship issues.” I discovered this last Saturday while working with Erica Meltzer.
Main idea, no problem. Tone, easy.
But don’t ask me to state “the relationship” between the two passages in a Read More →
Actually, I should say, pick the NON-Impostor.
Akil Bello from Bell Curves threw me some challenges in the comments of the Impostor post.
One of the questions below is the “official” College Board question. Can you figure out which Read More →
I’m going to attempt to keep track of things that I learn that might be helpful for others to know. They will reside on the Solutions Page of this site (bottom right).
The first post is Erica Meltzer’s method for Read More →
I feel compelled to say this as loudly as I possibly can:
The Ultimate SAT Verbal blog is hands down, T H E most E X T E N S I V E, accurate, and helpful SAT Writing Read More →
I read Daniel Willingham’s article about reading comprehension strategies, and was struck by his assertion that reading comprehension strategies may help, but they do not build skill:
Based on my reading of the research and my knowledge of cognitive science,
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The Critical Reading section on the SAT feels arduous (putting it generously).
I’ve tried to figure out why it’s so challenging, and there are many factors, from the sentence structure to the vocabulary to the arcane details. One variable that Read More →