SAT CRITICAL READING
Analysis of Test Results
How do you get a high score on the SAT? Practice, practice, practice.
Call this chapter “Seventy Minutes to a Better Score on the SAT.” Just a little over an hour from now you will have a much better idea of how well prepared you are to face the critical reading sections of the SAT.
This chapter contains a full test’s worth of critical reading test sections, just like the ones on the official practice test for the SAT. There are three critical reading sections. You are allowed 25 minutes each for Sections 1 and 2, and 20 minutes for Section 3. Make every minute count. Take each test section under exam conditions, or as close to exam conditions as possible—no talking, no consulting dictionaries, no taking soda breaks. Limit yourself to the time allowed; that way you’ll develop a sense of how to pace yourself on the SAT.
As soon as you’ve completed all three sections, see how many questions you’ve answered correctly. Then read the answer explanations and go back over any questions you got wrong. Note unfamiliar words you came across so that you can look them up in your dictionary. Check to see whether any particular question types are giving you special trouble. Do this follow-up thoroughly to get the most out of the time you’ve spent.
Directions for all diagnostic and practice tests are similar to those on the actual exam. Since this is an e-Book, please record all of your answers separately. Answer Sheets are for reference only.
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Answer Sheet 1
ANSWER SHEET FOR SELF - ASSESSMENT