Reading Lists for SAT Reading

It can be overwhelming to decide that you will read more in order to improve your reading skills, but then are confronted with a flood of materials, some of which is too easy and some is too hard. The following list is a set of lists, one for each week of your practice. Try setting aside 20-30 minutes a day and completing just a single article.

WEEK 1 

  • Science Article: Our Language Affects what we See
  • Social Science Article: How Wrong Should you be?
  • Global Conversation Speech: What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?
  • Literature-Short Story: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
  • Science Article: A Blue Clue in a fossilized tooth may bespeak a woman’s artistry circa A.D. 1000

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/our-language-affects-what-we-see/

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/how-wrong-should-you-be/?print=true

Global Conversation Practice Passage

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1939/03/18/the-secret-life-of-walter-james-thurber

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/01/09/683283982/a-blue-clue-in-medieval-teeth-may-bespeak-a-womans-artistry-circa-1-000-a-d

WEEK 2

  • Social Science Article: Why I’m not going to buy a computer
  • Science Article: 3 Cheers for Metacognition
  • Biography: Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Science Article: The Study of Climate on Alien Worlds
  • Literature-Short Story: The Displaced Person

Why I’m not going to buy a computer by Wendell Berry (read the letters that follow as well)

https://www.jesusradicals.com/uploads/2/6/3/8/26388433/computer.pdf

3 Cheers for Metacognition

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/budding-scientist/3-cheers-for-metacognition/

Ursula K. Le Guin was a Creator of Worlds

https://www.neh.gov/article/ursula-k-le-guin-was-creator-worlds

The Study of Climate on Alien Worlds

https://www.americanscientist.org/article/the-study-of-climate-on-alien-worlds

The Displaced Person by Flannery O’Connor

https://cbccucc.files.wordpress.com/2016/09/displaced-person-by-flannery-oconnor.pdf

WEEK 3

  • Literature-Short Story: A perfect Day for Bananafish by J.D. Salinger
  • Social Science Passage: The Emotional toll of Grad School
  • Science Article: Planet Formation? It’s a Drag
  • Global Conversation Passage: Duties of American Citizenship by Theodore Roosevelt
  • Science Article: Managing Diabetes

https://foresthillshs.enschool.org/ourpages/auto/2016/9/7/48668131/Salinger%20-%20Bananafish.pdf

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/the-emotional-toll-of-grad-school/

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/planet-formation-its-a-drag/

http://www.theodore-roosevelt.com/images/research/speeches/trdoac.pdf

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/managing-diabetes/

WEEK 4

  • A Journey by Edith Wharton
  • Open Science isn’t always open to all scientists
  • Measles Outbreak: Your Questions Answered
  • Freedom or Death by Emmaline Pankhurst
  • The Man who Pioneered Food Safety

https://loa-shared.s3.amazonaws.com/static/pdf/Wharton_Journey.pdf

https://www.americanscientist.org/article/open-science-isnt-always-open-to-all-scientists

Measles Outbreak: Your Questions Answered

https://www.theguardian.com/theguardian/2007/apr/27/greatspeeches

The man who Pioneered Food Safety

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