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New SAT Reading 800: Guaranteed Results

A proven way to ace the SAT Reading section.
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Created by Philip Lee
Last updated 2/2016
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This is a comprehensive course that will teach you how to score perfectly on the reading section.

You will learn how to connect the passage, questions, and answers in order to pick the right answer every time. I have helped students who have tried expensive prep courses but been unable to improve on their reading - even some of my 9th grade students have scored perfectly on the SAT.

All you need to complete this course is a determination to succeed and a copy of the official practice tests from the College Board website.

Nothing gives me greater pleasure than helping my students achieve their goals. Let me help you achieve yours!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for students willing to practice the skills learned in this course on the official practice tests.
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What Will I Learn?
Understand the components of the reading test.
Know where to look for an answer in the passage.
Pick the correct answer from given choices.
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  • You should download a copy of the official practice tests from the College Board website or Khan Academy.
Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 20 Lectures Collapse All 20 Lectures 03:02:19
1 Lecture 04:15

Find out what you will learn in this course and how it will help you ace the SAT reading test.

Preview 04:15
Answer selection
4 Lectures 45:33

About half of all answer choices are direct details. This lesson is the easiest way to boost your score quickly!

Preview 10:30

Some answer choices are not exactly the same as what is said in the passage. Learn how to distinguish between a correct answer and one that uses too much inference.

Implied Ideas

Some answer choices sound confusing... Learn how to understand what these answers mean and how to pick the right one.

Vague Viewpoints

Analogies and assumptions are not that common, but if you want to score 800, you have to be prepared for every type of answer!

Analogies & Assumptions
Reading skills
4 Lectures 45:20

Expository passages are the most common type of passage. What information is the author trying to convey? If you learn this skill, you will be able to succeed in the SAT, in school, and in business!

Expository passages

We often read narratives for fun. But learn how to read with purpose to get the most meaning out of a story in one attempt.

Narrative passages

Some passages require us to compare and contrast two passages. Learn how to read these 2 passage sections so that you can answer the questions quickly.

2 Passage analysis

450 words you MUST know in order to ace the reading section.

Key vocabulary
Macro questions
2 Lectures 16:43

What's the main idea of a passage? This one will be easy if you paid attention during the reading skills lessons.

Main ideas

Authors use different kinds of logic to develop their arguments. Learn how to answer these types of questions.

Logical structure
Micro questions
4 Lectures 34:52

This the most common type of question, so make sure you pay attention!

Detail search

These questions are my favorite! They are free points for the questions themselves and the ones before them.

Support your answer

"Why did the author include this sentence?" You'll find out how to determine purpose in this lesson.


Some questions require you to connect details from 2 passages. Don't panic. Watch this lesson and find out how to do it!

2 Passage connection
Data questions
2 Lectures 10:37

Learn how to read graphs quickly and effectively.

Interpreting data

Not only do you need to know how to read graphs, but you also need to know how to connect the graphs to the passages. Find out how!

Connecting data
Language questions
2 Lectures 12:11

Vocabulary in context questions require that you pick the best substitute for a word. Do you know what tricks to looks out for?

Vocabulary in context

Metaphors, anecdotes, and hyperboles... Oh my! Learn what kinds of rhetoric you need to memorize.

Next steps
1 Lecture 01:48

Get ready to take the next step on your road to acing the reading section.

Next steps
About the Instructor
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I grew up and attended college in Australia, but moved to the USA for grad school and have fallen in love with America.

Having worked in education for a number of years before grad school, I felt the passion to return to helping students achieve their potential.

In particular, I specialize in helping students master the SAT and ACT. Over the years, I have developed a foolproof method of attacking these tests that have produced amazing results for all my students. Using these methods, I have scored perfectly on both tests and have even trained students as young as 14 to achieve their own perfect scores.

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