“Luckily, there is hope for those who cannot stand the tedious work of memorizing hundreds of denotations. Simon’s Saga for the SAT Verbal is a fun way to learn those exotic SAT words that not even your English teacher knew existed. … an excellent, fun way to prepare for the SATs.”
This thoroughly revised second edition of Simon’s Saga for the SAT has been re-focused to reflect the latest version of the SAT test format. It literally takes a “novel” approach to building students’ verbal skills. Simon, a very cool college dude, shows college-bound kids around campus. In the process, he helps them develop their vocabulary and overall verbal fluency, virtually guaranteeing them a great SAT Critical Reading score. Simon talks about both social and academic campus life. As his story proceeds, new words for students to learn are printed in boldface type
—the reader’s signal to check word definitions and correct usage. All boldface words appear with meanings and cross-references in a glossary at the back of the book. Brand-new in this edition are the updated exercises that conclude every chapter. All questions have been changed to reflect the question types that appear on the latest version of the SAT. Specifically, the new exercises present—
- More than 100 SAT-type Critical Reading questions
- More than 300 SAT-type Sentence Completion questions
Simon’s story also familiarizes students with ideas and issues in history, science, and culture that often appear in SAT Critical Reading passages. Here’s a practical and entertaining way for college-bound students to ace the very important Critical Reading section of the SAT.
Note: Some pages towards the end of the book are missing but it won't effect much on your understanding.