Preparing for SAT English? We can help. Here, you are going to learn the easy ways of mastering the English section of SAT.
SAT English: Analyze the section
SAT English section is popularly known as the critical reading section. The section consists of two 25 minutes sub-sections each and another 20 min sub-section.
The critical reading section tests your grammar and vocabulary skills. There are questions based upon sentence completion, sentence correction and vocabulary words.
SAT vocab: How to prepare for SAT vocab
SAT vocab is not a one-day practice. You need to work on your vocabulary for regular days. Here are some quick tips for improving your vocabulary:
- Read, read, and read: There is no point in learning words blindly from the dictionary. So, start reading first. Pick up a newspaper that you find good and start reading it regularly.
- Underline words: Mark the words that you find difficult. Look them up in the dictionary and write down their meaning.
- Frame sentences: Just cramming the meaning of the words won’t help. You should know the usage, as well. Start using your written words in sentences.
- Find out the contextual meaning: How many words are you going to learn? There are so many. Whenever you come across any strange word, try to find out its meaning from the sentence.
SAT writing: How to prepare for SAT writing section
These are the general tips that you should follow to improve your overall writing skills (besides SAT writing):
- Learn parts of speech: Know different forms of words and how to use them. Write sentences and speak them aloud to yourself.
- Read regularly: Good writing is backed by good reading. Especially for essay writing, you need ideas. Reading will provide you those ideas.
- Practice regularly: Try to write at least 3 essays every week and measure your improvement. Ask someone else to read them and provide an honest feedback. This will ensure your improvement.
Thus, you require faith and constant hard work to excel in SAT English section.