- Active Reading Step | Science passage | Reading test | SAT
- SAT Reading: How to approach a Science passage
- Survey step | Literature passage | Reading Test | SAT
- SAT Reading: How to approach a Literature passage
- Active reading step | History passage | Reading test | SAT
- SAT Reading: How to approach a History passage
- Survey step | Social Science passage | Reading Test | SAT
- SAT Reading: How to approach a Social Science passage
- Worked example: Science passage, part 1
- Worked example: Science passage, part 2
- Worked example: Literature passage, part 1
- Worked example: Literature passage, part 2
- Worked example: History passage, part 1
- Worked example: History passage, part 2
- Worked example: Social science passage, part 1
- Worked example: Social science passage, part 2
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Worked example: Social science passage, part 2
Watch Sal work through Part 2 of an SAT Reading: Social science passage.
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- what is a tip to be a fast reader while understanding it at the same time?(14 votes)
- I don't know if there are easy tips. The best-proven way to improve your reading skills (reading fast and comprehending) is to do a lot of reading. Keep reading challenging books and articles!(33 votes)
- In the passage, on lines 27-31, it states that Los Angeles commuters lose seventy working hours per year while Washington DC commuters lose sixty-two hours per year. However, in the graph, it shows that the cities are reversed and DC loses the most hours. Is this a mistake in the passage/graph?(10 votes)
- That is true: they differ. It could be a mistake, but there are other possible explanations...
It could be results of two different studies, or data from different years.
It is impossible to measure every person and every commute and every roadway, so any of the results would have to be based on samples and estimates based on those samples. So even if it is the same person or source, it could be based on different sample sizes that gave different results.
There could be different ways of accounting for the delay (are on-purpose errands counted?)
It could even be part of a question that asks you to say whether the statement is supported by the graph.
Or, as you said, it could be a mistake.(14 votes)
- Where are questions 4 and 5?(14 votes)
- they could possibly be on another video because, by the looks of this current video, it looks to be a 2 part quiz. Either that or maybe he wanted to help you through part of the questions but not all of them so that you get a feel for what kind of SAT quiz you might have.(1 vote)
- its really hard for me to score high in reading test ,what should i do?(1 vote)
- First, single out what parts of the reading section you are having trouble with. Usually, many people, including me, can do pretty well in certain sections, and harder times in others. Once you find your troubled section, practice. I don't mean studying for hours and doing a million questions. Rather, and I do this too, only do a handful, but really examine what you got wrong. From there, write down what you got specifically wrong. Review your written problems every day, while practicing on a daily basis. Remember, work smarter, not harder.(17 votes)
- why didn't he do questions 4 and 5(7 votes)
- This actually gives me good ideas on how to find the main idea of the passages. Also it helps me know how to find the answers from the passages. But what if you wouldn't be able to find the correct answer if two answers are similar? How will I know which one is the right answer?(4 votes)
- why can't i read an article and answer all the 11 questions in 13 minutes :( ?(3 votes)
- I have watched previous videos where Sal says he works the problems in real time. He wants you to see the process that he uses to solve the problem.(3 votes)
- why did they choose this passage(2 votes)
- How would i know whether the answer i choose in the passage in the stories would make sense?(0 votes)
- Try to find the evidence that support your answer. If you find that difficult, you can search for evidence that prove the other three answers are wrong.(5 votes)
- [Instructor] Let's now see if we can tackle the questions. The passage most strongly suggests that researchers at the Martin Prosperity Institute share which assumption? And we saw the writer, he works for the Martin Prosperity Institute. And he's trying to quantify how much cost there is involved when people having to commute, every minute of cost. Employees who work from home are more valuable to their employers than employees who commute. No, he's not saying that. He's just saying, when you commute, regardless of how valuable you are to an employer, you're just wasting time, having stress, et cetera. Employees whose commutes are shortened will use the time saved to do additional productive work for their employers. Ah, maybe. You know, arguably, they could've used that time to take a vacation, have a break, destress. They don't say this directly. I mean, this is interesting. Let's read the other choices. Employees can conduct business activities, such as composing memos or joining conference calls, while commuting. No, I didn't get any sense that they want people to work while they're driving. Employees who have lengthy commutes tend to make more money than employees who have shorter commutes. No, they never made that argument. So out of all of these, this one seems to be the best. Employees whose commutes are shortened will use their time saved to do additional productive work for their employers. And I'm a little bit on the fence with this, because they didn't, they quantify. They quantify the number of hours. And they said, if people worked those hours, that would be the value to the economy. But they're not saying that necessarily that that would convert directly to additional productive work. It could be time for the person to recharge, et cetera. It didn't go into a lot of detail with what the person would do with that time. It just quantified that time in terms of kind of lost work time. So, but, out of all of them, I'll go with this one. As used in line 51, intense most nearly means. Let's read line 51. 51. The coming decades will likely see more intense clustering of jobs, innovations, and productivity in a smaller number of bigger cities and city-regions. So, well, they're really, they're clustering of jobs. They're talking about a higher concentration of things happening. So, this is not talking about an emotional clustering of jobs. It's talking about a concentrated clustering of jobs. They're not saying a brilliant or determined clustering of jobs either. For these, you can literally just replace the word and see how it sounds. And see if it changes the meaning of what they were trying to talk about. All right, whoops. So, the next one. Which claim about traffic congestion is supported by the graph? A, New York City commuters spend less time annually delayed by traffic congestion than the average for very large cities. No, that's not true, New York City spends more than the average for very large cities. Los Angeles commuters are delayed more hours annually by traffic congestion than are commuters in Washington, D.C. So, Los Angeles commuters. No, they are not. D.C. is the top, right over here. Commuters in Washington, D.C. face greater delays annually due to traffic congestion than do commuters in New York City. Yep, we see that, and Washington, D.C. has the most delays annually. So I would go with that. Commuters in Detroit spend more time delayed annually by traffic congestion than do commuters in Houston, Atlanta, and Chicago. So Detroit. No, Detroit's near the bottom of at least this list. It actually has less delay than Atlanta, Chicago, and Houston. Where is Houston? And Houston.