The SAT Verbal Section is not easy–nor is this course. To improve your Verbal score, you must be willing to work. If you study hard and master the techniques in this course, your score will improve–significantly!
This is a comprehensive and rigorous course. It contains all the verbal content from the book SAT Prep Course, so it is fully self-contained. You will not need to get any outside materials for the course.
Every year, students pay $1,000 and more to test prep companies to prepare for the verbal sections of the SAT. Now you can get the same preparation in an online course. Nova's SAT Verbal Prep Course provides the equivalent of a 2-month, 50-hour course.
Although the SAT verbal sections are difficult, they are very learnable. Nova's SAT Verbal Prep Course presents a thorough analysis of SAT verbal and introduces numerous analytic techniques that will help you immensely, not only on the SAT but in college as well.
With this course, you will soon master punctuation, grammar, and rhetoric, which will help you on all sections of the SAT. You will soon be able to understand how test writers choose and compose test questions. And you will soon be able to write top-scoring essays without breaking a sweat.
Videos! Hundreds of videos explaining the text, examples, and exercises in step-by-step detail.
Verbal: Develop the ability to spot places from which questions are likely to be drawn as you read a passage (pivotal words, counter-premises, etc.). Also, learn the 400 essential SAT words.
Writing: Comprehensive analysis of the writing task, including writing techniques, punctuation, grammar, rhetoric, and style.
Mentor Exercises: These exercises provide hints, insight, and partial solutions to ease your transition from seeing SAT problems solved to solving them on your own.
Who this course is for:
High school students preparing for the SAT
31 sections • 205 lectures • 5h 12m total length
What Does the SAT Measure?
Format of the SAT
Scoring the SAT
Skipping and Guessing
Order of Difficulty
The “2 out of 4” Rule
Questions and Answers
Format of the Reading Section
Main Idea Questions Example 1
Main Idea Questions Example 2 Application
Description Questions Example 3
Command-of-Evidence Questions Example 4
Description Questions Example 5 Application
Vocabulary-in-Context Questions Example 6 Application
Writing Technique Questions
Writing Technique Questions - Compare and Contrast
Writing Technique Questions Example 7
Writing Technique Questions - Cause and Effect
Writing Technique Questions Example 8 Application
Writing Technique Questions - Position and Evidence
Extension Questions Example 9
Extension Questions Example 10 Application
Application Questions Example 11
Application Questions Example 12 Application
Passages with Infographics
Tone Questions Example 13
Tone Questions Example 14 Application
Tone Questions - Extreme Emotions
Logic - Conclusions
Logic - Premises
Logic - Inductive vs. Deductive
Logic - Logical Fallacies
Points to Remember
Types of Questions and Passages - Mentor Exercise
Types of Questions and Passages - Exercise
Points to Remember
Pivotal Words - Mentor Exercise
Pivotal Words - Exercise
THE THREE-STEP METHOD
Points to Remember
The Three-Step Method - Mentor Exercise
The Three-Step Method - Exercise
THE UBIQUITOUS 400
The Birth of a Word
The Life of a Word
How Words Die
TECHNIQUES FOR LEARNING NEW VOCABULARY Introduction
Put The Definition In Your Own Words
Write Down The Words
Create a Word Picture
When You Don’t Know The Word
Put The Word In Context
Problem Set A
Change The Word Into A More Common Form
Problem Set B
Test Words For Positive And Negative Connotations
Problem Set C
Be Alert To Secondary (Often Rare) Meanings Of Words
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