There comes a time when high school students across the United States start thinking about taking the Scholastic Assessment Test, or SAT as it is more commonly called. Designed to determine how well a student will do when they enter college, the SAT has become the most widely used exam for college admission currently in use. Although not infallible when it comes to determining a student’s college success, SAT scores have become synonymous with the ability of getting into a popular university or settling for a local college. In fact, the importance of making a good score on this test has created training events, and even entire classes, to study for it.
In preparing for the language section of the test, many students are choosing to use theSadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop, which is a series of increasingly difficult vocabulary lessons that are targeted for middle school though high school. Each module in the series contains a total of 300 vocabulary words that students are required to master using activities for definitions, sentence use, identifying synonyms and antonyms, and using the word in different curriculum areas before moving on to the next level. Not only has this workshop helped students with the SATs, research studies show that the scores of students who have used them are consistently higher than students who have studied for the test using alternative methods.
As students move up in the workshop levels, the words and associated activity tasks become more and more difficult, but there is help available when students get stuck. Several websites, such as Vocabulary Workshop Answers are available for extra help when needed. With answers provided by students who have already been through the workshops, current students may get a different view of the vocabulary task they are trying to finish, making it easier to comprehend the problem and come up with the correct answer.
Just as with the workshops, each level of vocabulary answers become increasingly difficult as the age range goes up. Hence, level A, which is designed for students in the sixth grade is easier than those for level C, which is targeted for students in the eighth grade. Level F Vocabulary Answers would fit students in the eleventh grade, while level H would best fit graduating high school seniors. With the vocabulary skills these workshops and answer sites help develop, students should find it a lot easier to complete the language sections of the SAT.