Intended to demystify what is often considered the most challenging section of the SAT in a straightforward, logical manner, The Critical Reader includes: a list of 300 top words, a roots list, and a “second meanings” list, along with 75 practice sentence completions; a complete chapter devoted to each type of question followed by extensive exercises designed to reinforce the skills and concepts presented; and strategies for understanding difficult passages, locating important information, and identifying correct and incorrect answers more quickly and confidently.
More about The Critical Reader:
The result of nearly a decade’s worth of of tutoring experience,The Critical Reader grew out of three major observations:
1) The SAT is a test about arguments.
2) The SAT represents most high school students’ first encounter with college-level reading.
3) Every passage has two authors: the author of the passage and the author of the test.
The Critical Reader is the only book that approaches the SAT from a college perspective while simultaneously breaking down and reinforcing the reading skills that the highest scorers take for granted.