Can a reading that is critical Improve in One Month?

I received the following letter from a student that is international

Dear Debbie,

I’m a student that is international desires to have a SAT exam. I’m pretty great at mathematics, and writing, but my reading, especially critical reading, is awful! I am going to take SAT in a so i really need your advice month! My real question is ‘ Can I enhance my Critical Reading by practising a lot for a month?’ and in addition, ‘How to get good CR score without having awesome vocabulary?! (ingest consideration that I don’t have time that is much discover words).’

THANKS in advance… I really need ur reply!

Month Dear Hoping to Improve in One,


Decide to try my 28-Day Critical Reading Intensive. The results were astounding.

Do you have actually the College Board’s Blue Book? Have you done it all? If not, use the practice tests and do the reading sections and look up every word you do not understand, even though you got the question right.

Be sure to chart mistakes and come up with a new strategy. Stacey Howe-Lott has a great template.

Also, one term: VOCAB!!!!!

Use to check the words up because they show the words in context and make flashcards and practice using them. And try the Direct Hits Books. They are excellent!

Learning language is still very important to the SAT that is new even though there is not any longer a sentence completion part. Understanding vocabulary in context is critical for answering the reading passage questions.

All the best, and please let me know the method that you do regarding the test!

Advice for the Night Before Taking the SAT


I was tutored by Michael Kayne from Advantage Testing for a few days before my 7th (and last) SAT.

When I was packing my material, getting ready to go home for a night that is good sleep before the test, Michael abruptly had one more tutorial. ‘Write this down,’ he said.

‘ No freaking out,’ I was told by him, therefore I published that down.

Nothing distracts us,’ he continued, then he relocated on to a line of questioning for a military operation like he was preparing me.

‘What happens if the building’s on fire?’

I paused. ‘You don’t go,’ he said. ‘You keep working.’

He continued: ‘What if someone throws up?’ My eyes should have opened very wide at that point because I hate throw-up and was praying this could not occur to me.

You keep working,’ he stated.

4 Tips that is test-Day You Not Have Looked At


1) Sit within the front side row, or since near to the front side, as you possibly can. The less distractions that are visual have actually, the higher. Plus, it’s good in order to get the proctor’s attention, if required. Don’t feel pressured by testers whom fill up the rows from the back of the room. Be bold; sit in front.

2) If noise bothers you, tell the proctor before the test that you like the doors remain closed the test. There was not one proctor away from 7 SATs who didn’t open those doors for ‘fresh air’ (and just a little hallway clamor). I found the noise from the testers whom were on break to be extremely distracting (especially throughout a hard viewing passage) and became increasingly outspoken in regards to the matter as the year went on. Require your evaluation room to be kept quiet!

3) When you arrive at the test center, figure out if there are assigned rooms (name sheets on the wall surface are one clue), or whether it is a follow the audience to the first available room situation. My very first two SATs were the ‘first come first serve’ sort, which confused me personally (and caused me to be late) for SAT # 3. We had no idea there have been assigned seats and followed everyone else down the hallways, only to discover it ended up being like musical chairs and every person had a space but me … because there was a name/room list at the door that is front I missed.

4) Make sure you turn to the page that is last of area, especially at the end of the test when you are worn and weary. I’ve heard of more than few extremely smart, top-scoring test takers (one of whom is the writer of the book about the SAT) who unintentionally omitted questions since they forgot to the very last web page of the part. My friend Catherine penned a post about her ‘last page’ experience.

The Best SAT Snacks


Circling back to ‘the well test day snacks,’ the College Board suggests students to reach to the test by 7:45 a.m. I usually arrived a half hour early (nerves). That implied, breakfast was consumed by approximately 6:45 a.m. (i.e. not a period of i’m up for a hearty meal) day.

Each one of the 7 SATs I took somewhere let out between 1 and 1:15 p.m., which implied that I wasn’t eating lunch until 7+ hours after I’d consumed break fast.

Pupils are given three, five-­minute breaks during the SAT at which time snacking and bathroom breaks are allowed. We attempted to sample every thing I could think about that would enhance performance, from Red Bull to peanut butter, to everything in between.

Below may be the variety of top foods they are effective is the secret sauce that I found to be most effective in warding off hunger and boosting energy, though it’s possible that simply believing.