English vocabulary, usage, comprehension, and composition preparation for the New SAT.
As of spring 2005, the new SAT, now with twice as much emphasis on
verbal skills as on mathematics, will have an essay component and an
expanded grammar section. Students are expected to recognize and
correct grammatical errors and to demonstrate competence in written
English including a "varied, accurate, and apt vocabulary" and
"meaningful variety in sentence structure." [The College
Reading this work will expose you to a concentrated dose of SAT level
vocabulary, a quantity you would encounter only by reading dozens or
perhaps hundreds of works of literature. Rereading the selections
and taking the comprehension quizzes in this brief volume a few more
times will solidify the terms and put them into your active useable
vocabulary. Studying the language notes and doing the usage and
writing exercises will help you learn to solve grammatical problems and
will give you practice using the terminology and the varied sentence
structure that examiners are looking for.
Originally created for homeschoolers whose education has emphasized
creativity and originality over the ability to plow through the tedium
and uniformity of institutionalized education, this is ideal English
verbal test preparation for those who would bypass the drudgery of
traditional methods and achieve the greatest benefit in the shortest
period of time.
K. Titchenell is a homeschooling parent with many years of secondary
and college level teaching experience.