SAT Reading Course

Iris Park

About the Course

9 Hours 50 minutes

This SAT Reading Course helps students understand the reading skills required in SAT exam that are different than those required by the English classes in school. Understanding what topics are tested and leading those knowledge to better answering the questions is an essential part of getting a high score. Students will learn which questions can be answered without reading the whole passage or how they can narrow down the essential parts by focusing more on the question than the passage. Instead of taking the conventional approach of reading the passage first and answering questions from top to bottom, students are encouraged to find the best test-taking strategy. As students practice, they will find out their weaknesses and strengths and display profound reading skills.

  • Recognize the question type based on the wording of the question to better answer it.

  • Narrow down to the appropriate section of the passage to answer the question.

  • Utilize the information given to properly infer the implicit message.

Chapter 1 : Words in Context, Text Structure & Purpose

  • Words in Context
  • Shift in Focus
  • Change in Structure
  • Rhetorical Strategy
  • Tone & Effect
  • Purpose of a Word/Line/Phrase
  • Purpose of a Paragraph/Passage
  • Author’s Purpose
  • Quiz 1

1hr. 50min.

Chapter 2 : Explicit/Implicit Information, Central Ideas & Detail, Inference, Command of Evidence

  • Explicit Information
  • Implicit Information
  • Main Idea/Theme/Claim/Summary
  • Information Presented in the Passage
  • Author’s Viewpoint
  • Knowledge of Character/Narrator
  • Detail
  • Textual Command of Evidence
  • Quantitative Command of Evidence
  • Inferences
  • Quiz 2

2hrs. 55min.

Chapter 3 : Passage Overview & Types

  • Passage Overview
  • Literature Passages
  • Social Science Passages
  • History Passages
  • Natural Science Passages
  • Quiz 3

1hr. 4min.

Chapter 4 : Cross-Text Connections

  • Relationship between the Two Passages
  • Purpose of Each Passage
  • Author’s Viewpoints on a Topic
  • Both “say X”/Agree/Disagree
  • Response to Each Other
  • Quiz 4

1hr. 22min.

Chapter 5 : SAT Reading Passage Practice

  • Literature Passage Practice​
  • Social Science Passage Practice
  • Science Single Passage Practice
  • Science Double Passage Practice
  • History Passage Practice 
  • Quiz 5

2hrs. 37min.

Iris Park


  • Served as the official NYU Learning Center Learning Assistant & Grader at Courant Institute
  • BA NYU Graduate
  • Reading & Writing Instructor since 2013

Iris has been teaching various reading and writing courses for middle school students to college students for over 9 years. She has a profound understanding of the types of questions and passages that appear on the SAT reading section and help students how to integrate both knowledge to successfully solve the questions. By providing different reading methods and question solving strategies, she is able to help students find the best individualized learning method and improve their scores.

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