Nova's SAT Verbal Prep Course
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Nova's SAT Verbal Prep Course

Comprehensive, Rigorous Prep for the SAT Verbal and Writing Sections
5.0 (1 rating)
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367 students enrolled
Created by Jeff Kolby
Last updated 7/2017
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 96 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 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!
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Requirements
  • 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.
Description

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. 

Features:

  • 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 is the target audience?
  • High school students preparing for the SAT
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Curriculum For This Course
205 Lectures
05:12:50
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INTRODUCTION TO THE SAT
10 Lectures 06:48
About This Course
01:23

What Does the SAT Measure?
00:50

Format of the SAT
00:29

Pacing
00:43

Scoring the SAT
00:50

Skipping and Guessing
00:30

Order of Difficulty
00:23

The PSAT
00:12

The “2 out of 4” Rule
00:21

Questions and Answers
01:04
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READING COMPREHENSION
3 Lectures 03:49
READING COMPREHENSION Introduction
01:16

Format of the Reading Section
00:16

Reading Methods
02:17
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TYPES OF QUESTIONS AND PASSAGES
36 Lectures 01:32:50
TYPES OF QUESTIONS AND PASSAGES Introduction
02:40

Main Idea Questions
01:06

Main Idea Questions Example 1
02:45

Main Idea Questions Example 2 Application
02:29

Description Questions
01:13

Description Questions Example 3
03:08

Command-of-Evidence Questions
00:16

Command-of-Evidence Questions Example 4
02:36

Description Questions Example 5 Application
01:41

Vocabulary-in-Context Questions
01:12

Vocabulary-in-Context Questions Example 6 Application
01:46

Fiction/Literary Passage
04:28

Writing Technique Questions
00:28

Writing Technique Questions - Compare and Contrast
00:34

Writing Technique Questions Example 7
02:59

Writing Technique Questions - Cause and Effect
00:20

Writing Technique Questions Example 8 Application
01:24

Writing Technique Questions - Position and Evidence
00:31

Paired Passages
06:03

Extension Questions
00:46

Extension Questions Example 9
02:45

Extension Questions Example 10 Application
01:13

Application Questions
00:57

Application Questions Example 11
02:52

Application Questions Example 12 Application
02:00

Passages with Infographics
08:33

Tone Questions
00:38

Tone Questions Example 13
03:14

Tone Questions Example 14 Application
02:52

Tone Questions - Extreme Emotions
01:44

Logic
00:08

Logic - Conclusions
07:16

Logic - Premises
06:18

Logic - Inductive vs. Deductive
04:03

Logic - Logical Fallacies
07:44

Points to Remember
01:56

Directions: This passage is followed by a number of questions. After reading the passage, choose the best answer based on what is stated or implied in the passage.   Hints, insights, and answers are given.

Types of Questions and Passages - Mentor Exercise
6 questions

Directions: This passage is followed by a number of questions. After reading the passage, choose the best answer based on what is stated or implied in the passage.

Types of Questions and Passages - Exercise
8 questions
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PIVOTAL WORDS
2 Lectures 06:21
Pivotal Words
05:48

Points to Remember
00:32

Directions: This passage is followed by a number of questions. After reading the passage, choose the best answer based on what is stated or implied in the passage.  Hints, insights, and answers are given

Pivotal Words - Mentor Exercise
6 questions

Directions: This passage is followed by a number of questions. After reading the passage, choose the best answer based on what is stated or implied in the passage

Pivotal Words - Exercise
9 questions
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THE THREE-STEP METHOD
2 Lectures 10:54
THE THREE-STEP METHOD
10:11

Points to Remember
00:43

Directions: This passage is followed by a number of questions. After reading the passage, choose the best answer based on what is stated or implied in the passage

The Three-Step Method - Mentor Exercise
5 questions

Directions: This passage is followed by a number of questions. After reading the passage, choose the best answer based on what is stated or implied in the passage

The Three-Step Method - Exercise
5 questions
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EXTRA READING
1 Lecture 26:38
Extra Reading
26:38
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THE UBIQUITOUS 400
1 Lecture 06:15
THE UBIQUITOUS 400
06:15
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ETYMOLOGY
6 Lectures 20:03
ETYMOLOGY Introduction
00:12

A Biography of English
05:07

The Birth of a Word
07:40

The Life of a Word
03:53

How Words Die
01:16

Word Analysis
01:53
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TECHNIQUES FOR LEARNING NEW VOCABULARY
13 Lectures 08:13
TECHNIQUES FOR LEARNING NEW VOCABULARY Introduction
00:14

Put The Definition In Your Own Words
00:46

Write Down The Words
00:24

Use Flashcards
00:24

Create a Word Picture
01:10

Set Goals
00:28

When You Don’t Know The Word
00:17

Put The Word In Context
00:36

For the following exercise, think of a common phrase in which the capitalized word is used.

Directions:  For the following problems, choose the word most opposite in meaning to the capitalized word

Problem Set A
5 questions

Change The Word Into A More Common Form
00:37

For each of the following problems, change the capitalized word into a more common form of the word and then choose a word most opposite in meaning to the capitalized word

Problem Set B
5 questions

Test Words For Positive And Negative Connotations
01:11

Solve the following problems by checking the capitalized word for positive and negative connotation and then choose a word most opposite in meaning to the capitalized word

Problem Set C
5 questions

Be Alert To Secondary (Often Rare) Meanings Of Words
00:27

In solving the following problems, check the capitalized word for secondary meanings and then choose the word most opposite in meaning to the capitalized word.

Problem Set D
5 questions

Use Your Past Knowledge / Education
01:03

Use your past knowledge and education to solve the following problems

Problem Set E
5 questions

Points to Remember
00:32
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WRITING AND LANGUAGE TEST
1 Lecture 00:16
WRITING AND LANGUAGE TEST Introduction
00:16
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About the Instructor
Jeff Kolby
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Writer & publisher of the Nova Press line of test-prep books

Nova's Udemy Courses are written and created by world-leading test-prep publisher Nova Press. They are built on the best-selling Prep Course series of books. With top selling status and ratings on Amazon, millions of students, and rave reviews, Nova Press has been a leader of test preparation for over 20 years.