YSB has developed lessons for each section of the SAT
The sentence completion lesson teaches students how to find the best words to fill in the blanks, even if they don’t know all the vocabulary words. Separately, YSB provides students with material to boost their vocabulary.
The lesson on reading passages teaches students how to get through the passage quickly and leave time for the difficult questions. YSB shows students the various question types (inference, author’s purpose, etc.) and how to attack each question type. YSB also goes over the red flags in answer choices, indicators that the answer is likely wrong.
Here’s a sampling of topics covered…
- VOCABULARY, VOCABULARY, VOCABULARY
- Filling in Your Own Word
- HINT, HINT: THERE’S ALWAYS A HINT
- What Direction is the sentence going?
- How to Read a Passage
- Find the Main Idea
- Recognize the Jerks
- Three– to Six–Word Summary
- Types of Questions
- Particular Line, Word or Phrase Cited
- Author’s Purpose (not primary purpose)
- How to Handle
- Inference Questions
- Primary Purpose
Mastering the math section is two-fold: Learn the math and learn the tricks. YSB teaches students several tricks to help students answer even the toughest SAT questions. Your Score Booster also reviews the materials, from triangles and circles to ratios and probability.
Here’s a sampling of topics covered:
- Process of elimination
- Seeing (C’ing) Your Numerical Answer
- Coordinate Geometry
- Largest / Least Value
- Simultaneous Equations
- Handling variables in answer choices
YSB shows students that the SAT only tests certain areas of grammar. YSB teaches students mnemonics to remember the types of grammar issues raised and how to identify the errors. Exercises reinforce the lessons, helping students recognize incorrect grammar.
Here’s a sampling from the topics covered:
- Faulty Comparisons
- Faulty Comparisons Exercise
- Misplaced Modifiers
- Misplaced Modifiers Exercises
- Not only … but also
- Either … or / Neither … Nor
- Other parallel constructions
- Parallelism Exercise
- Run–on sentences