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Taking the SAT is a big deal. Understanding concepts combined with test-taking tips can make the difference between getting a high score or a low score.Professor Vincent Selhorst-Jones combines his extensive SAT-prep knowledge, acting training, and years of teaching experience to help you understand the complexity of all things SAT. This course will walk you through every section of the exam, from Mathematics to Critical Reading and Writing. Vincent also works through several sample sections in The Official SAT Study Guide. In addition to helping you ace the test material, Vincent's guided lessons and proven strategies will help you tackle test anxiety by explaining the rules and the components of the test, how it is timed, and how it is scored. Professor Selhorst-Jones has been teaching for over 8 years and double-majored in Mathematics and Theater at Pomona College, as well as received an M.F.A. in Acting from Harvard University. Recommended supplementary material to view SAT questions featured in lesson answer guides: The Official SAT Study Guide by the College Board.

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I. Introduction
  Meet the SAT 13:20
   Intro 0:00 
   Legal Disclaimer 0:09 
   What Is the SAT? 0:17 
    Standardized Test Used in College Admissions Administered by The College Board 0:19 
    Why Do You Care? 0:44 
   What About Those Other Tests? 1:27 
   Makeup of the SAT 2:05 
    Three Different Categories: Writing, Critical Reading, Math 2:22 
    Writing Category is Special- It Has the Essay Section 2:59 
   Timing of the Sections 3:09 
    Writing 3:11 
    Critical Reading 3:16 
    Mathematics 3:20 
    Total of 60 Minutes for Writing and 70 Minutes on Critical Reading and Math 3:22 
   The Experimental Section 3:45 
    This is an Extra 25 Minute Section 3:51 
    Do Not Try to Skip This Section 4:09 
    This is For College Board to Test Out New Questions 5:07 
   Order of the Sections 5:21 
    First Section: Essay 5:28 
    Eighth and Ninth Sections Are Short Critical Read and Math 5:36 
    Last Section: Short Writing 5:48 
    Visual Interpretation of the Ordering of the Sections 5:54 
   Scoring the SAT 6:42 
    Raw Score 6:52 
    Two Graders Read Your Essay 9:06 
    The 800-Point Scale 9:19 
    Distribution of Scores 10:18 
    Percentile 11:34 
   Taking the SAT 12:06 
    Register Online 12:07 
    Make Sure You Register in Advance 12:21 
  Tests in General 15:14
   Intro 0:00 
   Legal Disclaimer 0:06 
   Introduction 0:15 
    Pacing 0:35 
    Skipping a Question 0:48 
    Educated Guess 0:59 
    Preparing and Studying 1:09 
    Course is Designed to Teach Specifically the SAT 1:29 
   Answering Test Questions 1:59 
    Multiple Choice 2:06 
    Student-Produced Responses 2:21 
    Tests Given in Schools Tent to Use Both Methods 3:00 
    Multiple Choice Questions Are Easier to Answer 4:12 
   Standardized Tests, Ahoy! 4:52 
    SAT is Most Commonly Taken Standardized Test 4:53 
    Course Focus 5:07 
    Look Into Prep Materials 5:24 
   Standardized Test Petting Zoo 6:16 
    Tests Similar to SAT: PSAT and NMSQT 6:26 
    ACT 7:46 
    Subject-Specific Tests 9:20 
    SAT Subject Tests (SAT II) 9:27 
    AP Tests 10:24 
    IB Exams 10:57 
    College and Post-College Tests 11:25 
    GRE 11:48 
    GRE Subject Tests 12:27 
    Specialized Tests 13:26 
    MCAT 14:00 
    LSAT 14:22 
    GMAT 14:38 
  Studying for the SAT 36:06
   Intro 0:00 
   Legal Disclaimer 0:15 
   Practice, Practice, Practice 0:24 
   Seriously: You Must Practice 1:00 
    If You Want to Improve 1:24 
   The Book 1:47 
    The Official SAT Study Guide 1:49 
    Has Ten Full Real SAT Tests 2:23 
   Optional Equipment 4:21 
    Answer Key 4:27 
    Clear Explanations for Answers 4:42 
    Optional: Answer Explanations 5:00 
   How to Use This Course 5:57 
    Learn General and Specific Strategies 6:11 
    Practice Those Strategies 6:19 
    Identify Weak Areas and Focus on Those 6:30 
    Section-Specific Lessons 6:44 
   Timetables for Studying 7:57 
   One Week Until the SAT 9:31 
   One Month Until the SAT 12:25 
   Two or Three Months Until the SAT 15:52 
   Six Months Until the SAT 19:35 
   Two or More Years Until the SAT 24:31 
   Life is Full of Learning Opportunities 34:05 
II. Strategy
  General SAT Strategy, Part 1: Taking the Test 22:54
   Intro 0:00 
   Disclaimer 0:32 
   A Common Misconception 0:42 
    Your Goal is to Get the Highest Score You Can 0:50 
   Pacing 1:19 
    Every Problem is Worth the Same Number of Points 2:02 
   Skipping Questions 2:47 
    You Should Skip Questions 2:58 
   Writing in the Test Booklet 3:31 
    Cross Out Wrong Answers, Take Notes, Work in Margins 4:02 
   Instructions - Who Needs 'Em? 4:49 
   Pay Attention to the Time 5:42 
    Clocks 5:56 
    Watch 6:16 
   Increasing Difficulty 6:31 
    Exception: Reading Comprehension Section is Not Ordered by Difficulty 7:25 
    Budget Less Time for Questions at the Start of a Section 8:02 
    Be Prepared to Skip Questions 8:22 
   Guessing 9:09 
    Why Blindly Guessing Will Not Help Your Score 9:25 
   Educated Guessing 10:39 
    How This is Beneficial 10:48 
    You'll Almost Always See a Wrong Answer Right Away 12:16 
   Eliminating Wrong Choices 13:08 
    Some Questions, It's Easier to Find the Four Wrong Choices than to Look for the Correct Answer 13:20 
    If You're Unsure, You Can Make an Educated Guess 14:16 
   Last Couple Minutes 15:16 
    Do Easy Questions You See 15:51 
   Finishing with Extra Time 17:07 
    Cannot Go Back to Other Sections 18:15 
   Goal Scores 18:58 
    Example 19:12 
    Example: You Have 11 Freebie Questions to Skip 20:17 
   Questions and Answer Service (QAS) 21:14 
    What Is QAS 21:29 
    Only Offered a Few Times Each Year 22:10 
  General SAT Strategy, Part 2: Equipment 24:47
   Intro 0:00 
   Legal Disclaimer 0:09 
   The Absolute Necessities 0:18 
    Admission Ticket 0:28 
    Photo ID 0:50 
    No. 2 Pencils 1:36 
    Why is it Called a No. 2 Pencil 1:47 
   What NOT to Bring 2:49 
    Cell Phones 3:08 
    Computers 4:58 
    Anything Electronic 5:35 
    Anything That Captures Images or Audio 5:56 
    Books, Magazines, or Any Written Materials 6:40 
    Mechanical Pencils or Pens 8:09 
   Calculator 9:46 
    Three Approved Types of Calculator 10:10 
    Calculators That Are Not Approved 10:46 
    The 'Best Calculator 12:49 
    Graphing Calculators Can Be Useful 13:52 
    When It's Worth It To Buy One 14:41 
   Watch 16:18 
    Get a Digital Watch 16:27 
    No Audible Alarm 16:44 
    If Your Watch Makes a Noise, You Can Be Dismissed 17:14 
    What If You Get a Proctor Who Carefully Checks Your Watch? 18:17 
    If You Really Want a Silent Watch, Try This Trick 19:27 
   Optional Equipment 21:01 
    A Drink, Snack, Bag/Backpack 21:10 
    Backup Batteries for Calculator, Pencils, Eraser 22:19 
  General SAT Strategy, Part 3: You & the SAT 31:47
   Intro 0:00 
   Legal Disclaimer 0:08 
   You and the SAT 0:16 
   Endurance 1:06 
    Consider the Following 1:20 
    Total of 5 Hours 2:19 
    Practice, Practice, Practice 3:05 
    Practice tests Are Important Because They Let You Try New Strategies 3:28 
   Concentration 4:08 
    Focus on One Thing 5:14 
    Focus on the Question You Are Working On and How Much Time is Left 5:52 
   Stress 6:44 
    The SAT is Just One Element of Your College Application 7:25 
    Scoring Well Can Help You Down the Road 9:02 
    Low-Level Stress Can Help Keep You Alert 9:30 
    Massive Amounts of Stress and Fear Will Adversely Affect Your Performance 9:52 
    Relaxation Techniques 10:21 
    Practice 10:41 
    Breathe 11:21 
    Positive Thoughts 12:17 
    Focus On Yourself 13:03 
    Look Forward to Something 13:54 
    If You Stress and If You Don't… 14:56 
   Your Body: Sleep 16:42 
    8.5 - 9 Hours of Sleep 17:06 
   Your Body: Posture 19:45 
    Some Good Posture Helps You Think and Improves Memory 19:57 
   Your Body: Diet 21:49 
    Get a Healthy, Balanced Diet 22:16 
    Get Some Protein 23:20 
   Your Body: SAT Snack 23:53 
   Your Body: SAT Drink 25:16 
    Limited Bathroom Breaks 26:14 
   Clothes 27:39 
    Dress Comfortable in Any Temperature 27:54 
    Wear Comfortable Clothes 28:25 
   A Shower a Day 28:55 
   Keep a Clear Forehead 29:19 
    If You Have Long Hair 29:42 
    If You Have Short Hair 30:00 
III. Critical Reading
  Introduction to Critical Reading 14:17
   Intro 0:00 
   Legal Disclaimer 0:09 
   Welcome to Critical Reading 0:18 
   The Breakdown 0:42 
    Two Subsections 0:46 
    Sentence Completion 1:03 
    Passage-Based Reading 1:13 
   Increasing Difficulty… Sorta 1:23 
    Sentence Completion Questions Are Ordered by Difficulty 1:44 
    Passage-Based Reading Section is Not Ordered by Difficulty 1:59 
   Composition of Questions 2:46 
    Critical Reading Section Questions 3:29 
   Anatomy of a Sentence Completion Question 3:44 
    Example: Sentence Completion 3:59 
   Anatomy of a Reading Question 4:58 
    Majority of Questions Will Reference a Specific Part of the Passage 5:23 
    Example 5:50 
   Order 6:26 
    That's Not the Only Way to Do It Though 6:55 
   The Best Strategy 7:43 
    Read! 8:03 
   What to Read? 8:54 
    Get in the Habit of Reading Books 9:47 
    Level of Reading 11:30 
    Find Something That You Want to Read 12:18 
  Critical Reading: Sentence Completion 38:43
   Intro 0:00 
   Legal Disclaimer 0:11 
   Introduction 0:21 
    What We're Going to Discuss 0:32 
   The Best Choice 0:53 
    Read All Choices Before Deciding on English Questions 1:42 
    Sometimes the 'Best' Choice is the Least Bad One 2:05 
   Read, Understand, Guess 2:54 
    Understand the Sentence Before you Start Considering Vocab Words 3:19 
    Make a Guess! 3:49 
   Positive / Negative / Neutral 4:44 
    Figure Out If the Blank is a Positive, Negative or Neutral Word 5:23 
   Eliminating Wrong Choices 6:43 
    Cross Out Choices That Definitely Don't Fit 6:46 
    Process of Elimination 7:29 
   Read the Sentence Using Your Choice 8:04 
    This is a Great Way to Eliminate Wrong Choices 8:41 
   Educated Guessing 8:59 
    You Can Almost Always Eliminate At Least a Couple of Choices 9:34 
   Double Blanks 10:03 
    Both Words have to Fit 10:07 
    This Can Be Used to Your Advantage 10:28 
   Negation 11:06 
    Examples 11:11 
    Pay Attention to Double Negation 11:57 
   Clue Words & Question Types 12:14 
    Pay Attention to 'Clue Words' 12:24 
   Clue Words 12:48 
    Contradiction / Opposition 12:50 
    Similarity / Support 14:16 
    Logical Connection / Cause and Effect 14:57 
    Three Major Types 16:04 
   Question Types 17:03 
    Definition / Example 17:15 
    Example 18:53 
    Contrast 19:28 
    Example 19:51 
    Correlation 20:44 
    Example 21:03 
    Logical Argument 21:51 
    Example 22:35 
    Review 23:37 
    By Paying Attention to Clue Words, You Can More Easily Figure Out Which Question Type You're Looking At 25:37 
   Vocabulary 26:48 
    Prefixes, Suffixes and Root Words 27:22 
    Examples 27:56 
    Know Your Prefixes and Suffixes If You're Going to Use This Strategy 29:01 
    Vocabulary: Etymology 29:38 
    What is It? 29:51 
    How can It Help? 29:59 
    Word Histories Can Be Interesting 30:46 
    Example 31:20 
    Online Etymology Dictionary 33:56 
    Cram Lists 34:46 
    Resources 35:47 
    Read! 37:23 
  Critical Reading: Passage-Based Reading 30:37
   Intro 0:00 
   Legal Disclaimer 0:11 
   Introduction 0:20 
    Talk More About the Building Blocks of Passage-Based Reading 0:56 
   Types of Passages 1:09 
    Short Passage Is About 10-15 Lines Long 1:14 
    Long Passage is About 50-100 Lines Long 1:28 
    Double Passage 2:11 
   Read the Italics! 3:03 
    Some Questions Can't Be Answered Without Reading the Italics 3:33 
   Reading Skills: They Matter 3:52 
    Improve Reading Skills by Practice Reading 4:21 
   'Best' Choice 5:46 
    Read All the Choices 5:56 
    Best Doesn't Mean Perfect 6:12 
   Other Words for 'Best' 6:47 
    Look for a Choice That's Better Than the Others 7:47 
   Questions by Order 8:36 
    The Questions Usually Help You Find Where to Look in the Text by Giving the Line Number 9:05 
   Help! No Line Number! 9:42 
    Questions About a Specific Reference in Text 10:22 
    Consider These Questions 10:36 
    Order of Questions 11:09 
    Sometimes, You'll Be Asked About the Passage as a Whole 11:59 
    These Questions Come After Questions About Specific References 12:27 
    General and Specific Reference 12:47 
   Read Before and After Reference 13:25 
    You Need Context, Not Just Reference 13:44 
   Use the Passage! 14:41 
    The Answers Are in the Passage, No Outside Knowledge Needed 15:12 
    Should be Able to Point Out Your Evidence in the Text 15:43 
    Every Answer Must Come from the Text 16:07 
   Keep It Simple 16:32 
    The Farther You Get From the Reference, The Less Likely to Find the Answer 17:00 
    Example 17:14 
   Keep It Calm 18:13 
    Passages Are Calm and Responsible 19:08 
   What's the Author Saying? 19:45 
   Double Passage and Author Viewpoint 20:48 
    Figure Out What Each Author's Main Point Is 21:34 
    Need to Know the Essence of Each Author's Argument 21:43 
   Eliminating Wrong Choices 22:24 
    Necessary for Critical Reading Questions 22:56 
   Short Tips 24:00 
    Quote 24:18 
    New Idea: Chunking 24:34 
    Sarcasm 24:56 
    Why Is There Quotes Around a Word(s)? 26:08 
    Positive Light on Minority Group Questions 26:10 
    Careful on Double Passages 27:47 
    Answer to a Question is Unlikely to Contradict Established Facts 28:47 
  Critical Reading: Reading Strategies 36:34
   Intro 0:00 
   Legal Disclaimer 0:12 
   Introduction 0:22 
   Stay Positive: Yourself 0:55 
    'Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't - You're Right' 1:16 
    Get the General Idea 2:03 
   Stay Positive: The Passage 2:51 
    If You Convince Yourself It's Interesting, It'll be Easier to Understand and Read 3:23 
   What Makes Reading Hard? 4:34 
    Understanding 4:39 
    Focus 4:59 
   Strategy: the Default 6:43 
    Read the Passage from Start to Finish, Then Answer Questions in Order 6:53 
    Good Strategy for Strong Readers Who Find it Easy to Focus 7:08 
   Write While You Read 7:55 
    Takes Notes 8:10 
    Underline Important Ideas 8:13 
    It Keeps You Aware of What's Important in the Text 8:40 
    It Gives You Something to Actively Do 9:12 
   Strategy: Chunking 9:54 
    Break the Passage into Smaller Pieces 10:10 
    Draw Lines on Your Paper to Divide Each Chunk 11:24 
    Keep Summary Short 11:58 
    Summarize the Whole Passage 13:16 
    Answer Questions 13:58 
    Pros 14:24 
    Cons 15:58 
   Strategy: Treasure Hunt 17:39 
    Read Italicized Introduction to the Passage But Don't Read the Passage Yet 17:54 
    Skim Questions for Lines with Passage Reference 18:09 
    Mark the Line Reference in the Passage 18:27 
    Flip Back to the Corresponding Questions When You Get Near a Mark 19:27 
    Continue Reading With the Question in Mind 19:56 
    Pros 21:06 
    Cons 22:33 
   Special Strategy: Double Passages 24:07 
    How to Read Two Passages at Once 24:51 
   Special Strategy: Smash and Grab 25:47 
    Skip Reading the Passage and Find a Questions About a Specific Line Reference 26:11 
    Pros 27:21 
    Cons 27:35 
    Terrible Strategy: Keep Track of Your Time! 28:37 
    Practice 29:25 
   Figure Our Your Strategy 31:33 
    There is No 'Best' Strategy 31:41 
   Practice Reading 33:06 
    Any Reading Material That You Find Interesting and Slightly Challenging is Great 33:52 
IV. Writing
  Introduction to the Writing Section 26:37
   Intro 0:00 
   Legal Disclaimer 0:12 
   Welcome to Writing 0:21 
   How Important Is the Writing Section? 0:55 
    It's Important, But It's the Least Important of the Three Sections 1:08 
    Colleges View Score 1:30 
    The Writing Section Matters 2:17 
    If Your Score is 80+ Points More Than the Other Sections, Focus on Writing 2:46 
    Why Colleges Care So Little About the Writing Section 4:10 
    A Caveat 8:06 
    You're Applying to a School with a High Number of Applicants 8:38 
    You're Not a Native English Speaker 14:13 
   How is The Writing Section Set Up? 15:26 
    Three Different Writing Sections 15:37 
    Two Distinct Types That the Writing Section Comes In 15:54 
   The Essay 16:38 
    How It's Scored 17:12 
   The Grammar Subsection 17:35 
    Improving Sentences 17:43 
    Identifying Sentence Errors 18:32 
    Improving Paragraphs 18:52 
   Composition of the Writing Section 19:42 
    Breakdown of the 49 Questions 19:50 
    The Order 20:36 
   Scoring the Writing Section 21:16 
    Have Someone Else Look at the Scoring Guidelines and Then Score Your Essay 23:19 
   Read 25:03 
  Writing: The Essay 70:10
   Intro 0:00 
   Legal Disclaimer 0:06 
   Introduction 0:15 
   The Essentials 0:51 
    Passage 0:56 
    Assignment 1:07 
    25 Minutes to Write Your essay 1:39 
   The Official Scoring Rubric 2:05 
    Score of 6 3:00 
    Score of 1 3:22 
    Look in the Essay Section of SAT Book for More Specific Scoring Rubric 3:58 
   The Reality of Scoring 4:40 
    You Can Write a Simplistic, Formulaic Essay That Will Still get a Pair of 6s 5:32 
    Why? Because the Readers Spend Two or Three Minutes Per Essay 6:41 
    This Mean You Want Your Essay To Follow the Formula for Writing Essays 7:49 
    Quantity Over Quality 9:34 
    'History is a Set of Lies Agreed Upon' 11:02 
   Write Legibly 12:43 
    Try and Write Bigger 13:36 
    Do Not Write About Something Other Than The Assignment 14:59 
   Clearly Choose One Side 15:59 
    Make Your Thesis Obvious 16:20 
    Never Try to Argue Both Side 16:54 
    Do It Even If You Disagree With the Prompt 17:12 
   Time Management 18:21 
    Divide Up Your Time As Follows 18:35 
   Structuring Your Essay 20:18 
    Use the Same Formula As In Middle School 20:55 
   Finish Your Essay 22:21 
    Good Idea to Leave Time for Editing at the End 22:49 
    Watch the Clock! 23:29 
   Longer = Better 23:55 
    Longer Essays Tend to Score Higher 23:57 
    Crank Out Massive Amounts of Writing 24:00 
   Practice Writing 25:26 
    Like Any Skill, Practice! 25:39 
    Sit Down Every Day and Give Yourself Ten Minutes to Write as Much As You Can 26:16 
   Hook Sentence 27:01 
    A First Sentence That Captures the Attention and Interest of the Reader 27:08 
    Hook Sentence is Different From a Thesis 27:25 
    A Good Hook is Anything Interesting That Connects to Your Essay 28:09 
    Surprise, Humor, Style 28:32 
   Transitions 30:27 
    Use When You Change From One Idea to the Next 31:42 
    Especially Important When You Change Paragraphs 31:47 
    Also Want Transition Between Hook Sentence and Thesis 32:32 
    Transition Can Be Complex, Funny, or Interesting 33:18 
    Basic Examples 33:47 
   Use Big Word 35:11 
    Use Two or Three Complex Words to Make You Look Smart 35:15 
    Examples of Complex Synonyms for Basic Words 35:59 
   Examples: Evidence to Support Thesis 38:38 
    Use Examples That Show How Your Thesis Is Correct 38:41 
    Each Body Paragraphs Should contain One Major Example That Connects to Your Thesis 39:05 
   Examples: What Kind? 39:40 
    Bet Kind of Evidence for the SAT 40:13 
   Examples: Don't Use the Passage 42:58 
    Why? The point of The Examples is To Show Your Creativity and Ability to Connect Ideas 43:54 
   Examples: Counter-Arguments 45:06 
    This is The One Time It's Ok to Use the Prompt's Text Passage 46:33 
   Examples: False Examples 47:08 
    To Lie or Not to Lie, That Is The Question 47:10 
    In Theory You Could Write 48:19 
    In Reality You Could Write 48:55 
    You Can Make Extremely Strong Arguments If You Make Up All Your Evidence 50:17 
    To Quote Mark Twain 50:35 
    If You Find Yourself in a Bing and You Really Need One More Example 51:20 
   Example: What Do You Know? 52:09 
    Notice That A Lot of Examples Can Be Used in a Variety of Situations 52:46 
    Exercise 54:05 
   Overview: The Formula 62:44 
    Brainstorm - 3 Mins 62:54 
    Write - 20 Mins 64:47 
    Edit 2 Mins 67:13 
  Multiple-Choice Grammar 23:31
   Intro 0:00 
   Legal Disclaimer 0:06 
   Introduction 0:15 
   Formal, Written English 1:45 
    Written Section Tests You on Formal, Written English 1:46 
    Avoid Colloquialisms and Certain Kinds of Everyday English 2:21 
   Beware Rising Difficulty 2:59 
    Easier Questions Will Have Clear Errors in Earlier Subsection 3:30 
    Just Because a Phrase Sounds Unusual Does Not Automatically Mean It's Incorrect 3:56 
   Read Aloud 5:12 
    Read Sentences Aloud When Practicing 5:13 
    Try to 'Hear' the Sentences 5:55 
   Omit Middle Clauses 7:08 
    Omit Clauses in Complex Sentences 7:09 
    Example 7:39 
    Once You Remove the Clutter 8:39 
   Eliminate Wrong Choices 9:22 
    On the Easy Questions, You'll Find the Correct Choice Right in the Beginning 9:34 
    Eliminate Choices as You Notice Errors 9:47 
   Pacing and Skipping 10:26 
    35 Questions on the 25-Minute Section 10:52 
    Skip Difficult Questions 11:01 
   No Error Shows Up Occasionally 11:23 
    Don't Expect Too Many Sentences to Start Off Correct 11:42 
    No Error Shows Up About 20% 12:05 
   Improving Sentences 12:51 
    Question Has Sentence With Part of it Underlined 12:59 
    Choose a Phrase That Will Replace the Underlined Portion 13:27 
   Improving Sentences: Strategies 13:53 
    Read the Whole Sentence 13:56 
    Read the Choices One By One 14:39 
    Pay Close Attention to the Grammar 15:10 
    If you Still Don't Know, Choose One That Sounds Formal and Dry 15:34 
   Identifying Sentence Errors 16:23 
    Figure Out Which Underlined Portion Contains a Mistake 16:56 
   Identifying Sentence Errors: Strategies 18:03 
    Read Each Underlined Portion Carefully 18:19 
    If You Still Can't Find an Error, There Probably Isn't One 18:55 
   Improving Paragraphs 19:33 
   Improving Paragraphs: Strategies 21:31 
    Look At It In Context 22:13 
  Grammar Mistake Petting Zoo 32:03
   Intro 0:00 
   Legal Disclaimer 0:07 
   Introduction 0:16 
   Subject-Verb Agreement 1:32 
    Verb Conjugation 1:43 
    Example 1 3:00 
    Example 2 4:02 
   Verb Tense 5:08 
    Past, Present, Future 5:09 
    Example 1 5:54 
   Noun-Pronoun Agreement 6:28 
    Pronoun Replaces a Noun 6:30 
    Example 1 7:49 
    SAT Won't Give an Error That Obvious- Sentences Will Separate the Noun and Pronoun With Other Clauses 8:22 
    Singular vs. Plural 9:06 
    Intervening Clauses Can make it More Difficult 10:32 
    Words Behave Like a Normal Singular Noun Both for Verb Conjugation and for Possession Reference 13:24 
   Pronoun Case 14:48 
    Pronouns with Subject or Object Case 15:54 
    Example 16:20 
    Pay Attention to What Happens in the Sentence 17:18 
    Example 1 17:30 
    Example 2 18:32 
   Parallel Structure 20:21 
    Once a Pattern Becomes Established, It Needs to Be Carried Through the Rest of the Structure 20:26 
    Example 20:36 
   Run-On Sentences 21:01 
    A Run-On Sentence Contains Multiple Independent Clauses 21:03 
    Example 21:19 
    On The SAT, the Sentence Just Tries to Say Too Much 22:18 
   Idioms/ Prepositions 23:15 
    Idiom = Combination of Words That means Something Different From What the Words Would Literally mean 23:19 
    Examples 23:42 
    SAT Does Not Use These Kinds of Idiomatic Phrases 25:02 
    SAT Tests on the Idiomatic Usage of Prepositions 25:21 
    Knowing Which Preposition Means What is Mainly a Matter of Experience 26:44 
   Read Carefully 28:40 
    Sometimes the Error is Very Simple, But Hard to notice If You're Rushing Through 28:45 
    Example 28:59 
    Error Sounds Like What We're Used to Hearing, But Is Incorrect When Written Out 29:31 
V. Mathematics
  Math Introduction & Strategy 27:38
   Intro 0:00 
   Legal Disclaimer 0:08 
   Introduction 0:18 
   The Math Section 0:55 
    Most Direct Section 0:56 
    You've Been Exposed to All the Concepts Before 1:09 
    Only One Right Choice is the Answer 3:04 
   Student-Produced Response / Grid-In 3:17 
    Grid-In Questions 3:25 
    Work Out The Answer on Your Own and Enter It Into a Grid on Your Answer Sheet 3:40 
    Section Above the Grid is to Write the Number 4:40 
    Don't Use Mixed Fractions 5:29 
    No Penalty for Wrong Answers 5:58 
   Know Your Math Concepts 6:52 
    Good News: Math Section Tests You on a Variety of Specific Math Concepts 7:23 
    Study! You Need to Know Math 9:04 
    Write Down Unfamiliar and Difficult Questions to Go Back to Later 10:14 
   Write In Your Test Booklet 12:24 
    Your Test Booklet Is Your Scratch Paper 12:44 
   Pay Attention 13:29 
    Sanity Checks: 'Does This Seem Reasonable?' 14:21 
   Know Your Calculator 16:01 
    Calculators Are Great but You Have to Set Up the Problem 16:33 
   Omit Based on Goal Score 17:42 
    If You Want a Score of 650+, Attempt All the Questions 20:16 
   Back Solving 20:42 
    Good for If You Don't Know How to Approach Solving a Given Problem 21:50 
   Replace Variables With Numbers 22:22 
    Try Out Hypothetical Numbers on a Problem if You Find the Variables Too Confusing 22:31 
    Works Best on Problems That Describe a Number or Give Choices That Are All Algebraic Expressions 23:28 
   Choices As Hints 24:48 
    Look For Patterns in the Choices 25:23 
  Math: Common Issues 43:49
   Intro 0:00 
   Legal Disclaimer 0:07 
   Introduction 0:15 
   Word Problems 1:17 
    Make Variables 1:41 
    Make Equations 3:24 
    Example 4:29 
   Draw Pictures 7:42 
    Not Necessary, But a Visual Representation of a Problem Can Help a Lot 8:56 
    If the Problem is Not Drawn to Scale, It Can Help to Draw it to Scale 9:19 
   Area in Pieces 11:08 
    Example 11:16 
    The Idea is Expressed By… 12:50 
   Order of Operations 14:24 
    Parentheses and Brackets 14:50 
    Exponents and Roots 15:20 
    Multiplication and Division 15:26 
    Addition and Subtraction 15:28 
   Algebra 15:58 
    One of the Most Fundamental Ideas in Algebra 16:06 
    Example 16:17 
    Do the Same Thing to Both Sides 17:12 
   Fractions 18:21 
    The Basics: Addition 18:22 
    How to Change the Denominator of a Fraction 19:11 
    The Basics: Multiplication 20:29 
    Fractions Over Fractions 21:31 
    Cross Multiplication 23:05 
    Never Use Cross-Multiplication Again 25:15 
   Substitution 26:45 
    You Have to Replace with the Whole Expression 26:47 
   Solving Multiple Equations 28:05 
    Three Ways to Solve Simultaneous Equations 28:27 
    Substitution 28:56 
    Adding Equations/ Elimination 31:08 
    Graphing 33:41 
   Exponents 35:41 
   Average 36:46 
    Mean 36:55 
    Median 37:13 
    Mode 37:42 
    Example 37:52 
   Percent 39:16 
    Percent Means Per Hundred 39:17 
   Probability 40:23 
    Assume All Possible Outcomes Are Equally Likely 40:24 
    Formula for the Probability of Something Happening 41:03 
   Funny Symbol Questions 41:43 
    Example 42:36 
  Math Concept Petting Zoo: Part 1 33:02
   Intro 0:00 
   Legal Disclaimer 0:06 
   Welcome to the Zoo! 0:14 
   How Does the Zoo Work? 1:03 
    You Will See a Question Based on a Concept 1:04 
    Difficulty is Not Indicative of the Difficulty of Similar Questions on the SAT 1:50 
   What You Should Do 2:23 
    Keep Pen and Paper In Front of You 2:24 
    Write Down Concepts You Don't Know Well 3:23 
    Go Study Those Concepts 3:53 
   Intersection and Union 4:59 
    Intersection 5:16 
    Union 5:29 
   Sequences / Patterns 6:27 
    Pattern for the Example 6:43 
   Even/ Odd Properties 8:35 
    Example Explanation 8:55 
   Primes 10:05 
    Largest Prime Factor of 40 10:15 
   Percent 11:00 
    Example Explanation 11:23 
   Percent Change 12:41 
    Example Explanation 12:58 
   Average: Mean, Median, Mode 14:27 
    Example Explanation 14:46 
   Absolute Value 16:04 
    Example Explanation 16:17 
   Solving Equations for Unusual Things 17:26 
    Example Explanation 17:50 
   Distance = Speed x Time 18:33 
    Example Explanation 18:56 
   Radicals 19:46 
    Example Explanation 19:58 
   Exponents 21:09 
    Example Explanation 21:33 
   Concepts of a Function 23:00 
    Example Explanation 23:17 
   Domain and Range 24:06 
    Domain 24:19 
    Range 25:22 
   Function Transformations 26:21 
    Example Explanation 26:42 
   Expanding Factors (AKA: FOIL) 28:33 
    Example Explanation 29:06 
   Factoring 30:39 
    Example Explanation 30:52 
   Solving Polynomials 31:27 
    Example Explanation 31:41 
  Math Concept Petting Zoo: Part 2 29:30
   Intro 0:00 
   Legal Disclaimer 0:06 
   Return to the Zoo 0:15 
   Equation of a Line 1:55 
    Example Explanation 2:09 
   Perpendicular Slope 3:40 
    Example Explanation 3:53 
   Properties of Angles 4:34 
    Example Explanation 4:47 
   Parallel Lines 6:05 
    Example Explanation 6:16 
   Ratios 7:00 
    Example Explanation 7:16 
   Similar Shapes 8:21 
    Example Explanation 8:40 
   Direct Variation / Direct Proportion 9:53 
    Example Explanation 10:08 
   Inverse Variation / Inverse Proportion 11:25 
    Example Explanation 11:40 
   Pythagorean Theorem 13:00 
    Example Explanation 13:19 
   Special Triangles 14:27 
    Example Explanation 14:41 
   Sum of Angles in a Triangle 16:47 
    Example Explanation 16:58 
   Area and Perimeter for a Polygon 18:00 
    Example Explanation 18:10 
   Area and Circumference for a Circle 19:38 
    Example Explanation 19:49 
   Volume and Surface Area 20:46 
    Example Explanation 20:54 
   Probability 24:15 
    Example Explanation 24:45 
   Interpreting Data 26:11 
    Example Explanation 26:27 
VI. The Test
  Watch the Day Before the Test 10:39
   Intro 0:00 
   Legal Disclaimer 0:06 
   The Day (or Night) Before 0:16 
   Congratulations! 0:59 
   Gentle Reminder: Strategies 1:29 
    Pace Yourself 1:52 
    Eliminate Wrong Choices 2:07 
    Stay Focused 2:29 
   Gentle Reminder: Things to Bring 3:30 
    Admission Ticket 3:35 
    Photo ID 3:39 
    No. 2 Pencils 3:44 
    Calculator 4:12 
    Watch 4:17 
    Do NOT Bring Your Phone 4:34 
   What to Do the Night Before 6:49 
    Make Certain You Have Your Stuff Packed Up 7:33 
    Get to Bed Extra Early 7:41 
    Set an Alarm 7:55 
    Eat a Good Breakfast 8:01 
    Get to the Test Center 15 Minutes Early 8:17 
   Don't Stress 8:29 
   No, Seriously, Don't Stress 9:14 
    The SAT is Important But It Will Not Determine the Rest Of Your Life 9:18 
    SAT Scores Don't Matter Once You're at College 9:33 
   You Got This! 10:06 
VII. Sample Tests
  Answer Guide: Test 1, Section 3 (Math) 28:40
   Intro 0:00 
   Legal Disclaimer 0:06 
   Answer Guide - Test 1, Section 3 (Math) 0:15 
   1.3.1 1:00 
   1.3.2 1:58 
   1.3.3 2:43 
   1.3.4 3:17 
   1.3.5 4:20 
   1.3.6 5:26 
   1.3.7 6:46 
   1.3.8 7:44 
   1.3.9 8:18 
   1.3.10 9:30 
   1.3.11 11:03 
   1.3.12 13:31 
   1.3.13 14:44 
   1.3.14 16:15 
   1.3.15 16:51 
   1.3.16 19:00 
   1.3.17 19:56 
   1.3.18 21:34 
   1.3.19 23:03 
   1.3.20 27:20 
  Answer Guide: Test 1, Section 7 (Math) 25:35
   Intro 0:00 
   Legal Disclaimer 0:37 
   Answer Guide - Test 1, Section 7 (Math) 0:46 
   1.7.1 1:36 
   1.7.2 2:14 
   1.7.3 2:54 
   1.7.4 4:22 
   1.7.5 5:05 
   1.7.6 6:25 
   1.7.7 7:28 
   1.7.8 9:30 
   1.7.9 10:59 
   1.7.10 11:26 
   1.7.11 12:06 
   1.7.12 13:03 
   1.7.13 15:12 
   1.7.14 16:54 
   1.7.15 17:59 
   1.7.16 18:41 
   1.7.17 22:22 
   1.7.18 24:13 
  Answer Guide: Test 1, Section 8 (Math) 21:31
   Intro 0:00 
   Legal Disclaimer 0:06 
   Answer Guide - Test 1, Section 8 (Math) 0:15 
   1.8.1 1:02 
   1.8.2 1:29 
   1.8.3 2:15 
   1.8.4 3:02 
   1.8.5 4:08 
   1.8.6 5:05 
   1.8.7 7:23 
   1.8.8 8:17 
   1.8.9 9:33 
   1.8.10 10:01 
   1.8.11 10:39 
   1.8.12 12:00 
   1.8.13 13:08 
   1.8.14 15:14 
   1.8.15 16:50 
   1.8.16 18:19 
  Answer Guide: Test 2, Section 2 (Math) 33:34
   Intro 0:00 
   Legal Disclaimer 0:07 
   Answer Guide: Test 2, Section 2 (Math) 0:15 
   2.2.1 1:30 
   2.2.2 2:18 
   2.2.3 2:47 
   2.2.4 3:23 
   2.2.5 4:29 
   2.2.6 7:10 
   2.2.7 7:53 
   2.2.8 9:19 
   2.2.9 10:16 
   2.2.10 12:00 
   2.2.11 13:27 
   2.2.12 16:23 
   2.2.13 17:34 
   2.2.14 18:13 
   2.2.15 18:55 
   2.2.16 21:01 
   2.2.17 23:04 
   2.2.18 25:35 
   2.2.19 26:47 
   2.2.20 30:02 
  Answer Guide: Test 2, Section 5 (Math) 37:21
   Intro 0:00 
   Legal Disclaimer 0:07 
   Answer Guide: Test 2, Section 5 (Math) 0:15 
   2.5.1 1:30 
   2.5.2 1:51 
   2.5.3 4:34 
   2.5.4 6:21 
   2.5.5 8:36 
   2.5.6 10:54 
   2.5.7 11:48 
   2.5.8 13:46 
   2.5.9 16:32 
   2.5.10 16:53 
   2.5.11 18:40 
   2.5.12 19:52 
   2.5.13 21:21 
   2.5.14 22:17 
   2.5.15 27:30 
   2.5.16 29:53 
   2.5.17 32:19 
   2.5.18 34:59 
  Answer Guide: Test 2, Section 8 (Math) 28:46
   Intro 0:00 
   Legal Disclaimer 0:10 
   Answer Guide: Test 2, Section 8 (Math) 0:18 
   2.8.1 1:41 
   2.8.2 2:13 
   2.8.3 2:39 
   2.8.4 3:44 
   2.8.5 4:27 
   2.8.6 5:32 
   2.8.7 6:31 
   2.8.8  
   2.8.8 8:56 
   2.8.9 11:00 
   2.8.10 12:55 
   2.8.11 15:05 
   2.8.12 16:07 
   2.8.13 17:04 
   2.8.14 21:29 
   2.8.15 23:47 
   2.8.16 25:00