SAT Critical Reading

The critical reading sections on SAT are designed to test your ability to read and understand written English of the level you need to make the most of a university course. There are two types of questions:

These questions require a level of vocabulary that should not be a problem if you have been in the habit of reading good books throughout your high school career. However, if you are not a good reader, or if English is your second language, you will have to work hard to raise your vocabulary to the required level. You can start with learning our Wordlists that have been divided into ten units so that you can spread this learning over ten weeks. If you have more time available it would be a good idea to read some classic books.

Practice tests

The practice tests we have designed for you in each of the areas, contain vocabulary of the level used by the SAT test makers. Keep a notebook handy while doing the tests and jot down any unfamiliar words. Look them up in a dictionary and learn them before taking any further tests. Why not try one of our free tests now:

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The best way to prepare for SAT is to take the real tests in the Official SAT Study Guide under timed conditions. Our tests can be used either as an introduction, or to supplement the real tests.

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