Join Vince Kotchian for an in-depth discussion in this video Reading efficiently and critically, part of SAT Prep: Getting Started.
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- In this video, I'll talk about two more important…reading skills: reading efficiently…and reading critically.…Both with improve your SAT critical reading skills.…The first skill I'll talk about is reading efficiently;…in other words, reading for the big picture.…The reason we want to look at the big picture is that if you…read too closely, your short-term memory may get full,…and you might lose the forest through the trees.…In other words, you'll be so focused and overwhelmed…by all the little details, that you might lose sight…of the big picture or main idea.…
One of the ways we can read efficiently is to use signposts;…in other words, pay more attention…when we read certain things.…Some signposts that we typically see are things like shifts,…for example, the words "however", "although", "but",…"yet" or "while", are some examples.…After a shift, an author will almost always…say something important.…Another place where authors typically…say something important is after a colon.…
Now, after a colon, you're always going to get…
- Understanding the structure and scoring of the SAT
- Preparing a study strategy
- Note-taking and pacing
- Reviewing the SAT essay
- Answering grammar questions
- Learning SAT math techniques
- Improving reading comprehension
- Understanding passage-based reading questions
Skill Level Appropriate for all
1. Welcome to the SAT
Understanding SAT scoring1m 45s
2. Preparation and Test-Taking Strategies
3. The SAT Essay
An overview of the SAT essay1m 19s
4. SAT Grammar
5. SAT Math
6. SAT Critical Reading
Next steps2m 6s
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