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SAT LANGUAGE TEST

Overview of the LANGUAGE Test 

 

 

SAT LANGUAGE PRE-TEST :  Click the "Pre-Test" to the left, and try testing yourself BEFORE learning all the grammar/language concepts below.  Taking this "test"(and also getting an accurate timing of how long it takes you) will help you get a"feel" for what you need to know on this very unique Language Test.

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW: 

 

Below are teaching videos for each of the grammar/Language concepts you NEED to know

for the SAT Language Test.  I teach each concept in a way that will allow you to answer

the Language test items QUICKLY, ACCURATELY, and most importantly,

the way SAT "wants" you to answer.  

 

If it's not on the SAT Language test, I won't teach it.

If it's taught below, it's IMPORTANT. 

SAT LANGUAGE Video 1:  Why doesn't the SAT Language Test ask any questions?

Video Notes

Handout:  All Grammar Concepts on the SAT LANGUAGE Test

SAT LANGUAGE Video 2:  Identifying "Complete Ideas":  The key to many Language concepts tested

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Easy Practice

Medium Practice

Hard Practice (from an SAT Test)

SAT LANGUAGE Video 3:  Stop / Half-Stop / Go Punctuation:  Do YOU know how to use a semicolon?

Video NotesStop / Half-Stop / Go Punctuation (front)

Easy Practice

Medium Practice

Hard Practice (from an SAT Test)

SAT LANGUAGE Video 4:  Stop / Half-Stop / Go Punctuation:  A mantra that will save the day!

SAT LANGUAGE Video 5:  Vertical Line Test:  Making SAT Punctuation questions a breeze!

Video Notes:  "Vertical Line Test" (back)

Required Practice:  Language Drill #1

Easy Practice:  How to Use the Vertical Line Test (step-by-step)

Medium Practice:  Vertical Line Test (8 questions)

Hard Practice: 

Actual SAT Test Questions:  Items requiring "Vertical Line Test" (5 questions)  

SAT LANGUAGE Video 6a:  Reasons for Half-Stop Punctuation on the SAT Language Test (Colons)

SAT LANGUAGE Video 6b:  Reasons for Half-Stop Punctuation on the SAT Language Test (Long Dash)

Video Notes

SAT LANGUAGE Video 7:  4 Reasons for Comma Use on the SAT Language Test 

Handout4 Reasons for Comma Use on the SAT 

Handout:  The"Essential Clause"(and when to use commas)

Easy Practice:  Essential vs. Non-Essential

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Hard Practice:

Actual SAT Test Questions:  Items that test Comma Use (7 questions) 

SAT LANGUAGE Video 8a:  2 Reasons for Apostrophe Use on the SAT Language Test (Contractions)

SAT LANGUAGE Video 8b:  2 Reasons for Apostrophe Use on the SAT Language Test (Possession)

Video Notes2 Reasons for Apostrophe Use on the SAT

Handout:  Apostrophe Rules (and examples)

Easy Practice:  Possessive Nouns #1 / Possessive Nouns #2

Medium Practice:  Possessive Nouns #1 / Possessive Nouns/Pronouns #2

Hard Practice

Actual SAT Test Questions:  Items that test Apostrophe Use (3 questions)

SAT LANGUAGE Video 9:  Joint Possession Rules:  Learn the rules that will set you apart!

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SAT LANGUAGE Video 10:  Pronouns & Pronoun Agreement

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Easy/Medium Practice: 

Medium/Hard Practice:

Actual SAT Test Questions:  Items that test Pronouns (5 questions)

SAT LANGUAGE Video 11:  Additional Pronoun Agreement Rules

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SAT LANGUAGE Video 12:  Pronoun Clarity

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Medium/Hard Practice:

Actual SAT Test Questions:  Items that test Pronouns (7 questions)

SAT LANGUAGE Video 13:  Possessive Pronouns

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SAT LANGUAGE Video 14:  Prepositions & Prepositional Phrases

Handout:  LIST of Prepositions

HandoutExplanation of Prepositional Phrases & Examples

Handout: The "Prepositional Phrase Problem" & Examples

Easy Practice: Prepositional Phrases

Medium Practice:  Prepositional Phrases

Hard Practice:  Prepositional Phrases 

SAT LANGUAGE Video 15:  CONSISTENCY (S-V agreement / (pro)noun agreement / verb agreement)

Handout: Reviewing Prepositional Phrases / Finding Subjects & Verbs

Handout:  S-V Agreement (w/ collective, indefinite, prep phrases)

Easy/Medium Practice: Agreement (11 questions)

Medium/Hard Practice: Agreement 

Actual SAT Test Questions: Agreement (8 questions)

SAT LANGUAGE Video 16:  CONSISTENCY (Parallel Structure)

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Easy/Medium Practice:  Parallel Structure / Pronoun Agreement (11 questions)

Medium/Hard Practice: Parallel Structure

Actual SAT Test Questions: Parallel Structure (2 questions)

SAT LANGUAGE Video 17:  PRECISION (Pronoun Clarity)

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SAT LANGUAGE Video 18:  PRECISION (Misplaced Modifiers)

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Easy/Medium Practice:  Misplaced Modifiers

SAT LANGUAGE Video 19:  CONCISION 

Easy/Medium Practice: Actual SAT Test Items - Concision (4 questions)

Medium/Hard Practice: Actual SAT Test Items - Concision (5 questions)

SAT LANGUAGE Video 20:  SAT Language Question Types: Least Acceptable / Combine / Keep or Delete

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Easy/Medium Practice: Acceptable/Combine (4 questions)

Medium/Hard Practice: Actual SAT Test Items - Concision (5 questions)

SAT LANGUAGE Video 21:  SAT Language Question Types: True Choices / Which Choices / Insert & Include

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SAT LANGUAGE Video 22:  SAT Language Question Types: Adding & Losing

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SAT LANGUAGE Video 23:  SAT Language Question Types: Placement & Purpose

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SAT LANGUAGE Video 24:  SAT Language Question Types: Charts & Graphs

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SAT LANGUAGE Video 25:  A word about Transition Words

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