SAT Reading Practice Test

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Determining the Meaning of Words26%
Author's Craft25%
Reasoning and Inferencing23%
Organization and Ideas19%
Understanding Literary Elements7%
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  • Vocabulary Terms: 198

Test Standards

Determining the Meaning of Words
1. (101)  Context Clues
2. (101)  SAT Vocabulary
3. (102)  Missing Vocabulary
4. (103)  Roots, Affixes
5. (104)  Clarify With Context
6. (105)  Compound Or Complex
7. (108)  Context Or Short Section
8. (113)  Specialized Vocabulary
9. (116)  Little Context
10. (119)  Nuances And Connotations
Author's Craft
1. (221)  Tone
2. (222)  Figurative Language
3. (223)  Author's Purpose
4. (224)  Literary Devices
5. (225)  Author's Opinion
6. (226)  Unstated Assumptions
7. (227)  Rhetorical Purpose
8. (229)  Sophisticated Devices
9. (231)  Specific Effects
10. (232)  Explicit/implicit Purposes
11. (234)  Opinion, Fact, Conjecture, Hypothesis
12. (235)  Evidence
13. (239)  Sophisticated Devices And Effects
Reasoning and Inferencing
1. (340)  Simple Reasoning
2. (341)  General Idea
3. (342)  Multiple Steps Of Reasoning
4. (345)  Connections To Comprehend
5. (346)  Complex Reasoning
6. (347)  Unstated Assumptions
7. (350)  Entire Text
8. (351)  General And Detailed Information
9. (353)  Similar Situations
10. (355)  Multiple Perspectives
Organization and Ideas
1. (457)  Central Idea(s)
2. (458)  Main Idea
3. (459)  Relationship Of Ideas
4. (462)  Comprehend Generalizations
5. (463)  Concepts Across Texts
6. (464)  Text-based Conclusions
7. (465)  Function Of Portion
8. (467)  Supporting Ideas
9. (468)  Author's Argument
Understanding Literary Elements
1. (571)  Nuances And Attitudes
2. (572)  Characterization
3. (574)  Dialogue
4. (575)  Roles And Relationships
SAT Strategies and Tips
1. (101)  SAT Strategies And Tips