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1 Review of Last Week

2 Ready4College Week 2: The SAT Critical Reading Section Diving into the Critical Reading Section Next class: Critical Reading Section Continued + Applying to College: Important Deadlines and Requirements The Critical Reading Section: A personal Note Todays Class: Overview Strategies Practice GAME SHOW!!!

3 The SAT Critical Reading Section Has 2 Kinds of Questions 1. Sentence Completion – 19 multiple choice questions Take a look at p31 2. Passage-based Reading Questions – 48 Questions based on Passages Take a look at p57

4 Tips for the Critical Reading Section 1. Work on sentence completion questions first 2. Remember that difficulty of sentence completion questions increases as you move through a question set 3. Mark your test booklet 4. Use POE Process Of Elimination 5. To understand definitions of words, think about words you already know

5 Ready4College Website Content 1. What are the two types of Questions in the SAT Critical Reading Section? How many of each type? Hint: Page What are some tips have we learned for the SAT Critical Reading Section? Name at least 3 Hint: Page 29-30

6 1. Sentence Completion Questions 2 types: Vocabulary in Context Questions test knowledge and meaning of words, how they are used Two-blank: Page 31 One-blank: Example 1, Page 32 Logic-Based Questions Test meanings of words, how they are used, and understanding the logic of a complicated sentence Example 1: Page 32

7 Ready4College Website Content 1. What Vocabulary words have we learned so far? 2. What are the two types of Sentence Completion Questions? Hint: Bottom of Page 31 Bottom of Page 32

8 Some Strategies for Sentence Completion Questions 1. Start out by reading the entire sentence, saying “blank” for the blank(s) 2. Fill in the blanks before looking at the choices; then look for a choice similar to the one(s) you thought of 3. Find the introductory and transitional words Examples: But, Although, However, Yet, Even Though These mean two parts of the sentence will contradict, or contrast with each other. 4. With Two-blank questions, try eliminating some answers based on just one blank Example 2: Pg 36 More Tips on Pages 34-36

9 Ready4College Website Content What are some important strategies for Sentence Completion Questions? Name at least 4! Hint: Pages Also: Update List of Vocabulary Words

10 Introduction to … The SAT Critical Reading GAME SHOW!!! Divide up into teams – Rules similar to Jeopardy Game Part One- Books allowed! Part Two- Books Closed! Get your “Buzzer” Ready Question Right=1 point for your team

11 Get ready… Part One! (Books Allowed) Question #1: What are the two kinds of questions in the SAT Critical Reading Section? 2. What are at least 4 general strategies we have learned for the SAT Critical Reading Section? 3. What does POE stand for? 4. What are the 2 types of sentence completion questions? 5. What are at least 4 strategies for sentence completion questions?

12 Now the more difficult Part Two… Actual Sentence Completion Questions I will type question above, you will work with your team to come up with the answer No Books Allowed! Computers are allowed Look up Definitions of Vocabulary words with your teammates to find the answer! After each question, we will write down Vocabulary words we have learned in our Ready4College Website Content Document

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