One of the most challenging aspects of preparing for the SAT is mastering as much as possible all of the difficult vocabulary words that you’ve never heard of but will likely appear on the test. Vocabulary development is key if you want to do well on the SAT. However, it is of course difficult to know all of the definitions of the words that will appear on the exam, especially in the sentence completion section. Still, there are ways that you can study for this portion of the SAT. It is recommended that you work with an English tutor who can give you the SAT help that you will need in this area.
An effective way is to review words that have been frequently tested over the years with an English tutor. Some lists contain hundreds of words while others have thousands. Depending on the amount of time you have before the test, this is a great way for students looking for SAT help and more specifically vocabulary development before test day. Drill with an English tutor as much as possible before by first, reviewing frequently tested words, determining which words you are familiar with and which words you are unsure or unfamiliar, and then repeatedly studying your list with your English tutor until you know all of the words. You can make flashcards, either on paper or electronically, and test yourself. It is important to study secondary definitions as well.
This is not the only way an English tutor can provide SAT help for a student seeking to develop their vocabulary before the test. Continue reading