Digital S.A.T. Vocabulary Guide

The Digital S.A.T. has a few differences compared to the previous S.A.T. One of which that has students worried is the return of the vocabulary section. Here are a few things to consider Building up your vocabulary takes a long time. This skill comes from reading a lot. If you are only a few months…


The Digital S.A.T. has a few differences compared to the previous S.A.T. One of which that has students worried is the return of the vocabulary section. Here are a few things to consider

Building up your vocabulary takes a long time. This skill comes from reading a lot. If you are only a few months out from your exam, your time will probably be best spent in other areas. You should still be practicing the questions, since points are gained by eliminating answers that you know are wrong. However, don’t worry about studying the words individually unless it is a key factor in what’s holding your score back. The S.A.T. is testing your ability to comprehend what the question is trying to convey, not your ability to memorize the words.

If you have 3 or more months to study for the S.A.T. and your getting 2 or more of these questions wrong on your practice sections, you should absolutely study. These questions are mostly freebies and can separate you from the pack if you cut it down to 1 or 2 wrong per section.

Get a list – there are tons of lists out there. I have provided one for you at the end of the article.

Strategies include the following: You can make flash cards or read through the list which is effective. When doing this, be sure to actively use each word in a sentence in your head or out loud. Practice with a friend! Another strategy is to take 20 minutes each day and use a few words on the list each day in your own writing. This is the most effective strategy, by far, to internalize the list!

Here is the link to the vocabulary list. It will be updated regularly, so be sure to check back.

Version 3 (Updated 06/02/2024):


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