The Critical Reader, 2nd Edition has been updated to reflect the content of the redesigned PSAT (2015 and later) and SAT (March 2016 and later). Intended to clearly and systematically demystify what is often considered the most challenging section of the exam, this book provides a comprehensive review of the skills tested on SAT Reading for students who are serious about raising their scores.
Includes: -A chapter-by-chapter breakdown of question types, with in-depth explanations and numerous examples demonstrating how to work through each type.
-Techniques for comprehending complex passages and identifying key information quickly and efficiently.
-Extensive strategies for simplifying and answering paired supporting evidence questions as well as informational graphic questions.
-A list of alternate definitions of common words, plus strategies for using context clues to decipher the meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary.
To allow students to apply the strategies outlined in this book to College Board material while focusing on the specific areas in which they are seeking to improve, this book also includes a list of all the Reading questions from the Khan Academy exams/College Board Official Guide, 3rd Edition (2015), arranged both by category and by test.