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College Connection: August SAT exam offers numerous benefits
This summer students will have a new chance to take the SAT exam. August 26th of the SAT exam is a replacement for the already canceled January SAT exam. College Board believes that this change brings about a lot of benefits to about two million students who take this test each year...
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Read to Ace the SAT, New Test Taking Tips
With the new version of SAT to enhance the dependence on reading, improve the SAT score is the primary strategy to increase the amount of reading. Reading not only improves vocabulary and reading comprehension, but also helps to improve writing, spelling, grammar and knowledge. And that is not money and can achieve this strategy as follows:...
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The 25 Essex County Schools with Best SAT Scores
High school students took SAT test as a key factor in determining college admission. Scores from 2016 SAT exam were released last month nationwide. In New Jersey, the average score was a 1,075 out of a maximum score of 1,600. It's just counted on reading and writing portion of the test. As for math, statewide, the average math score was 538 and Essex's students have a better performance....
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Improve SAT Scores Without Going Broke
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Everyone Knew You Can Game the SAT Test
SAT is supposed to be as US college entrance exam and reflects the student's overall academic skill. However, Everyone knew that its score is more likely a indicator of how many hours spending on SAT study or practice rather than the generic academic prowess...
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Everyone Knew You SAT Test
SAT is supposed to be as US college entrance exam and reflects the student's overall academic skill. However, Everyone knew that its score is more likely a indicator of how many hours spending on SAT study or practice rather than the generic academic prowess...
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 SAT Test - How to Prepare Vocabulary
           
Introduction

Millions of high school students take part in SAT tests every year. Some of them start to prepare the exam from 11th grade or even 10th grade, because SAT score plays an important role in college admission. For students who are planning to top universities, SAT test offers a fair scale to assess their academic skills nationwide.

High school report cards and reference letters are indeed critical to apply for top universities. However, how do the universities select future students from separate school districts, states, and countries? SAT or ACT, the independent academic exam acts like a ruler to help schools decide whether a student matches its academic criteria. In general, all colleges and universities need applicants to provide SAT or ACT score. If you are planning to apply for top universities, prepare SAT tests as early as possible.

Although SAT includes subject tests, and the general SAT has Math section, in nature SAT is an English skill exam. Its core, general SAT, focuses on reading and writing tests. So, English level is the foundation to get a high score. Only if a test taker has strong English capability, he or she has chance to challenge top score. This is why lots of students' the main job to prepare SAT test is to enhance their English language.

English actually is the principle subject in high school. Enrich it means various jobs, from practicing grammar to building vocabulary. Here we specially emphasize SAT vocabulary because it is the base of other language skills. Either reading or writing would fail by a weak vocabulary. On the other side, build vocabulary is usually the toughest task and costs the most time in all tasks.

Build SAT vocabulary isn't easy, and it's even a hard job of more than one year if you target an excellent score. As all English exams, vocabulary level will definitely impact the final score. Thus, many students have to spend much time to learn and review SAT words. How to do the job efficiently is usually a hot topic among SAT test takers. We set up this website and bring new IT tools to let preparing SAT test easier and faster.

This website concentrates on SAT vocabulary preparation. For students who are preparing SAT exam, especially in vocabulary building, it is right place. We understand students are different in levels and purposes. Some are going to apply for top universities; some only need basic score for local college admission. So we do our best to collect diverse resources for test takers, including popular SAT word lists, apps, experiences, e-books, and other materials. We hope SAT test takers can get useful stuffs from this web site.
SAT Word Lists

Many SAT vocabulary builders used to work with word lists. Because of the diversity of use cases, original levels, and score expectations, they need different word list. This we collect 8 word lists there to help test takers prepare SAT test vocabulary.

3000 Most Common SAT Vocabulary:   Enter

It is a middle level word list for SAT test takers; offers definitions and interactive exercise for each word. If you seriously want to get a high score and are ready to spend enough time to build SAT vocabulary, this list is a good candidate. Try some contents quickly, you may find it will helps very much in your SAT preparing. Samples...
intermittent:  Read
a. Syn. periodic
periodic; on and off; stopping and starting at intervals

interrogate:  Read
v.
question closely; examine by questioning formally or officially

interrupt:  Read
v. Syn. impede; discontinue
terminate; make a break in

intestine:  Read
a.
inward; internal with regard to a state or country; domestic; not foreign


Top 500 SAT Words:   Enter

This is a hot SAT word list on Internet, effective but not very long. It consists of 2 groups of SAT words with middle size and middle difficulty. Most students can learn or review them in 2 weeks; some can even finish in 1 week. This concise SAT vocabulary is an ideal tool to enhance SAT words just before test day. Samples...
innuendo:  Read
hint; indirect implication , usually malicious

insipid:  Read
lacking flavor or zest; not tasty; dull

instigate:  Read
goad or urge forward; provoke; incite

intrepid:  Read
fearless; indicating or springing from courage


Hard SAT Word List:   Enter

This hard SAT word list is a middle size vocabulary. These 500 words are selected to prepare SAT test for students who are applying for top universities. So, this SAT word list is a set of difficult words. We recommend students to challenge it only after finishing common SAT vocabularies. Samples...
dilemma:  Read   predicament; state of uncertainty or between equally unfavorable options

dirge:  Read   a piece of music of a mournful character, to accompany funeral rites; funeral hymn

discern:  Read   detect; perceive

discrepancy:  Read   lack of consistency; difference


200 SAT Words with Sentences:   Enter

When you study and review difficult SAT words, especially new word, a good example sentence helps very much. Here we list top 200 most difficult SAT words with example sentences. We do believe learning words with sentences is the key to master top difficult word in short time. Samples...
truculent:  Read
/'trukjələnt, 'trʌkjʊlənt/ a. Syn. belligerent
disposed to fight; belligerent; aggressively hostile
The bully was initially truculent but eventually stopped picking fights at the least provocation.

turpitude:  Read
/'tɜrpɪtju:d/;/-tu:d/ n. Syn. depravity
depravity; corrupt, depraved, or degenerate act
A visitor may be denied admittance to this country if she has been guilty of moral turpitude.

ubiquitous:  Read
/ju:'bɪkwɪtəs/ a. Syn. omnipresent
being or existing everywhere; omnipresent
That Christmas "The Little Drummer Boy" seemed ubiquitous; we heard the tune everywhere.

usurp:  Read
/'jʊzəp/ v. Syn. appropriate
seize and hold power or rights of another by force or without legal authority
The revolution ended when the victorious rebel general succeeded in his attempt to usurp the throne.


3600 SAT Vocabulary List:   Enter

It is a relatively full SAT vocabulary list. Students can look up definitions (powered by Wordnik.com) on demand. By default only words are displayed. This design helps to go through all words quickly. If you want to get definition of a word, click the lookup button to retrieve it. This is a handy tool to review SAT words in fast way. Samples...
nadir:    Read   lookup definition narcissist:    Read   lookup definition nascent:    Read   lookup definition nauseate:    Read   lookup definition

300 Common SAT Words:   Enter

This list is a middle level SAT vocabulary. If you are ESL (English as Second Language) student, you may select definition from 20 languages, and merge it together with original English explanation. ESL students who are planning to apply for good (but not top) universities may try this list to assess own English vocabulary skill. Samples...
petulant:  Read
/'pɛtjʊlənt/ a. Syn. irritable
easily irritated or annoyed; unreasonably irritable or ill-tempered
Her narrow face was fixed in petulant defiance.

philistine:  Read
/'fɪlɪstaɪn/;/-sti:n/ n.
narrow-minded person, uncultured and exclusively interested in material gain
We need more men of culture and enlightenment; we needn't any philistine among us.

pillage:  Read
/'pɪlɪdʒ/ v. Syn. plunder
rob of goods by force, especially in time of war; plunder; take as spoils
The enemy planned to pillage the quiet village and leave it in ruins.

pious:  Read
/'paɪəs/ a. Syn. devout; religious
devout; religious; exhibiting strict, traditional sense of virtue and morality
The challenge for church people today is how to be pious in the best sense, that is, to be devout without becoming hypocritical.


100 Most Common SAT Vocabulary:   Enter

In the most common SAT vocabulary, we provide main elements, such as pronounce, synonym, and definition. In addition, we add multiple language explanations to help ESL (English as Second Language) student learn them through mother language. It’s quick tool to estimate SAT vocabulary capabilaty. Samples...
superfluous:  Read
a. Syn. unnecessary; excessive; overabundant
being beyond what is required or sufficient

surreptitious:  Read
a. Syn. secret; furtive; sneaky; hidden
secret; done or made by stealth, or without proper authority; made or introduced fraudulently

transient:  Read
a. Syn. momentary; temporary; transitory
momentary; temporary; staying for short time

vindicate:  Read
v. Syn. exonerate
clear from blame; exonerate; maintain, uphold, or defend


100 SAT Vocab Samples:   Enter

This is a well-known short SAT vocab. It will improve your test performance just by studying in hours or exercising on days, although it isn't adequate to get a high score. These words are selected from official SAT samples or previous test papers, short but useful. This SAT vocab is usually the first list to start the tough SAT words building journey. Try it and God speed! Samples...
prosperity:  Read
good fortune; financial success; physical well-being

prudent:  Read
cautious; careful in regard to one's own interests

rancorous:  Read
showing deep-seated resentment

reclusive:  Read
withdrawn from society; seeking solitude


SAT Vocabulary Web Apps

Web apps are easy to access anytime and anywhere. Some SAT vocabulary builders used to learn and review English words by software. Web apps are one of their favorites. We collected some SAT vocabulary related apps; they are excellent online vocabulary building tools, designed to speed up SAT test preparation, and proven by tens of thousands of users.

SAT Vocabulary Test Online:   Enter

It's an online SAT word test by random to check if test taker's vocabulary level is met with SAT criteria. It provides a flexible and game-style practice mode in Internet environment, and is also an excellent quiz tool to evaluate vocabulary progress.
SAT Vocabulary Test Online
1200 SAT Words in 30 Days:   Enter

It is very popular online tool to prepare SAT exam vocabulary, and has tens of thousands of users. Especially for students who are just to try a basic score, one month study and review a proven SAT word list will dramatically improve vocabulary level, help very much to get a passed score in test day.
1200 SAT Words in 30 Days
Difficult SAT Words:   Enter

For students who are trying to apply for top universities, they also need top SAT scores to support their application materials. They usually learn more difficult SAT words than common test takers. This app is designed for these students to accumulate hard SAT words in fast and convenient way.
Difficult SAT Words
SAT vocabulary in 10 Days:   Enter

It is a web app to help you learn 1200 SAT test words in 10 days. It encloses 1200 basic level SAT words, and has an intelligent algotithm to schedule study and review plan. For most of students10 days are too short to handle 1200 SAT words. So only a few people who are very smart and hard working can actually run this tool.
SAT vocabulary in 10 Days
Vocabulary Study Online - SAT:   Enter

As a matter of fact the differences of SAT vocabulary skill among individual students are huge. Various SAT vocabularies can cover the requirements of some students; however others still hope to leverage more flexible tool to fit with their personalized vocabulary building. VOS (Vocabulary Study Online) can load multiple word lists, including customized lists and 6 SAT vocabularies in this website. With smart algorithm, it manages your SAT words and schedules learn/review activities . It's a flexible and efficient online English vocabulary app.
Vocabulary Study Online - SAT
English Vocabulary builder - SAT:   Introduction    Download

English Vocabulary Builder is a Windows app for SAT test takers. It has a near 4000 words list with definitions and examples. Students can schedule own paces and manage own plan. They can adjust course content, such as adding new words, updating existing definitions, examples, and notes. The tool can feedback accurate reports to improve study efficiency. It's a proven helper to speed up vocabulary building, the hardest job in SAT preparing.
English Vocabulary builder - SAT
SAT Materials

Although the website focuses on SAT vocabularies, we know SAT test takers concern all opinions and ideas that may help SAT exam preparation in easier and faster. Here we collect some useful articles, including tips, experiences, and training materials. Their topics are mainly vocabulary and how to build vocabulary, but a few are also involved with other matters that we believe SAT test takers are interested.

SAT Vocabulary Spelling Test:   Enter

Spelling is extremely important in SAT writing test. Interactive practice and test are effective way to improve spelling skill. All SAT vocabularies of this website provide each word an online spelling card. Namely based on various SAT word lists lots of interactive spelling exercises are available to try. It offers an excellent resource to prepare and practice SAT writing words.

Print SAT Vocabulary Flashcard:   Enter

Flashcard is a common tool for students to memorize something. SAT vocabulary flashcard is similarly. However it's usually a hard task to get a set of SAT word flashcard that fits for your circumstance because every student has own original vocabulary base and separate pursuit. This website offers resources to produce personalized SAT vocabulary flashcards.

Single Choice SAT Vocabulary Quiz:   Enter

Online and interactive quiz, like single choice, is a good option to keep known or half-known words warm. All SAT word lists of the website have developed dynamic single choice quiz for each word. A quiz has 4 definitions as options to choose; it is made by random and isn't repeated. You may go to any word list and select group, trigger it with just a click.

Download SAT Vocabulary PDF:   Enter

PDF is easy to read and print. SAT Vocabulary PDF is a common format to learn and review words. In addition, some people prefer to have own PDF file of SAT word lists for various reasons. If you want one but don't have yet, you are in right place. This article tells you how to do it. Don't miss this free and convenient method to make and download own SAT PDF file.

E-books:  

4000 SAT Words iBooks Store

SAT 1200 Words in 30 Days iBooks Store Google Books Amazon Kindle


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