Are You Ready for the SAT & ACT?

Word Play

Parts of Speech

Functions of Words

Fill in the Blanks

Description Conniption

Bring It All Together!

The Verb/Noun Shuffle

Transforming Words

Context Cartoons

The Pieces of the Puzzles

Putting Together the Puzzle

Expand It!

Words in Context

Find the Definition

Write the Definition

Match the Definition

Connotation versus Denotation

Create the Mood

ANSWERS

Purpose and Point of View

Purposes of Sentences

The Purposes of Sentences in Paragraphs

Are You Ready for the SAT and ACT?

Purposes of Paragraphs

Recycled Purposes

Purposes of Paragraphs Within Passages

SAT Questions and the Purposes of Paragraphs

Shorter Is Better

Finding the Primary Purpose of SAT and ACT Reading Passages

Drill 1

Drill 2

Drill 3

ANSWERS AND EXPLANATIONS

Purpose and Point of View

MAKING SENSE OF HARD PASSAGES

Drill: Trim the Fat

Answers and Explanations: Trim the Fat

BUT WHAT DOES THAT WORD MEAN?

Drill: Difficult Vocabulary

Answers and Explanations: Difficult Vocabulary

WHAT ABOUT THE DETAILS?

Drill: Add the Details

Answers and Explanations: Add the Details

DEALING WITH PARAGRAPHS

Drill: Paragraphs

Answers and Explanations: Paragraphs

PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER

Drill: Putting It All Together

Answers and Explanations: Putting It All Together

Power of the “Word”

SENTENCES

I See Where This Is Going: Transitions

Transitions Practice

The Ad-Men: Adjectives and Adverbs

A Note on Styles of Discourse

So Intense: Synonyms and Changes in Degree

PARAGRAPHS

A Little Bit of This and a Little Bit of That: Topic Sentences and Transitions

What Are You Trying to Say?: Arguments and Evidence

PASSAGES

ANSWERS