Tutor profile: Vicki C.
How can I do well on the reading section of the SAT? The passages are always so dense and confusing!
The answer is two fold: 1) learn the structure and patterns of the test, 2) practice, practice, practice close reading skills and strategies. The reading section of the SAT is quite predictable, and once you learn the patterns/types of questions, you are already halfway there. Then you must read the passage critically, stopping to make sure you understand as you go along. You should feel like you have mastered the passage once you're done reading. Then you can predict answers and outsmart the College Board!
How can one write an impressive and college-worthy personal narrative?
It starts with the fundamentals: parts of speech, types of sentences, correct sentence structure, and appropriate punctuation. You want the reader to glide through your typed words and focus on what you have written. Then you tell a story, complete with higher level vocabulary, imagery, humor, and reflection.
Why do native English speakers study English?
Mastering the English language is essential to success both in school and the professional sphere. Grammatically correct, structurally sound, and well-worded writing and speaking are necessary to convey one's thoughts accurately and confidently. The goal is for the reader to get right to the content rather than getting stuck on interpreting poor writing,
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