What You Need to Know About SAT Reading Passages


It's no secret that rocking the SAT — whether you're taking it for the first time or trying to improve your score — is all about finding your best strategies. One that I mention time and time again is determining your Personal Order of Difficulty. Some questions are definitely harder than others, which means you've got to know how to spot the questions that will end up wasting your time on test day. For the Reading section of the SAT, there's a little more that goes into determining whether a question is going to be tricky. Since these questions all rely on accompanying passages, it's also important to know what to expect from those passages when you sit down to tackle them.

What Subjects Are in the Reading Passages?

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