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SAT Success: Decoding Vocabulary

Today I’m going to share a video from my online SAT success program.  This clip gives some great strategies for decoding unfamiliar vocabulary words.

50% of a student’s SAT Reading score is based on knowledge of vocabulary.  The Sentence Completion questions are purely vocabulary based and the College Board has found plenty of ways to slip college bound words into the Reading Passage questions.  Obviously, knowing the words and building a strong college bound vocabulary is best, but here are some tips for dealing with those unfamiliar words.

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