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.


  • 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

Global Conversation Practice Passage


  • 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)

3 Cheers for Metacognition

Ursula K. Le Guin was a Creator of Worlds

The Study of Climate on Alien Worlds

The Displaced Person by Flannery O’Connor


  • 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

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