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Jun 102011

What should you expect from the Passage-Based Reading section of the SAT’s?

The passages typically range in length from about 100 to 850 words. Some selections use just one source and other selections use two sources on a similar topic. For each pair of sources, they will usually complement, oppose or support the other passages point of vies. The passages will cover a wide range of topics. They will vary in style and tone. The passages will use expository, literary, narrative and/or persuasive elements. A set of questions will follow each reading selection.

*All information from the SAT Test Tips: Passage-Based Reading Section of my blog comes from CollegeBoard’s The Official SAT Study Guide or my own personal experience.

  4 Responses to “SAT Test Prep Tips: What to Expect During the Passage-Based Reading Section”

  1. The best way to prepare for the SAT is to take a prep course or to hire a tutor. The SAT is often unlike any other test that a student has taken. It’s important to be prepared. Knowing what to expect will help alleviate the nerves.

    • Couldn’t agree more. We offer our SAT Prep courses and introduce the SAT’s just for that reason. The SAT’s are one of the biggest tests a student will ever take. It’s important to give them the best opportunity for success. The student’s that perform best on the SAT’s usually begin preparing for the test years before they actually take it.

  2. If you would like additional resources and guidance, I would also encourage you to visit http://www.revolutionprep.com. We have tons of great resources to prep for the SAT and we even have free live webinar sessions that deal with SAT strategy. In addition, we have the best SAT tutors on the market.


    James H.
    Revolution Prep

    • I don’t really think you have the BEST SAT Tutors on the market . . . considering that we’re the best, but I would encourage parents to check out that website. Looks like a good resource. Thank you for sharing.

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