SAT 阅读理解的学习阅读资料

Vicki Wood’s book SAT Reading Bible
Erica Meltzer’s book The Critical Reader
They Say/I Say
Rolling Stone and Vanity Fair magazines. The article are always well written with challenging vocabulary–and the content means students will actually do the reading。

Study Hall – Free SAT Test Prep Material


Reading Comprehension Practice

Let’s face it. The passages in the Reading Comprehension sections are always boring and often painful. Actually, they’re not much different than the books, course packs, and articles assigned in college, so you might as well get used to them!

Reading Comprehension is best improved with repeated practice. Students who score high on this portion of the SAT are prolific readers, who are comfortable reading dry, difficult passages. From now until test time, read one short article or passage each day from one of the websites below.


These magazines cover multiple passage types on the SAT.

Atlantic Weekly

Harper’s Magazine

National Geographic

The New York Times

The New Yorker


Wall Street Journal


Social science passages focus of the study of society and the effects that recent and past events have on society. Examples include the battle for women’s suffrage or the changes resulting from the invention of the cell phone.

The Economist

Foreign Affairs

Journal of Democracy

The Washington Quarterly

The Nation


Natural science articles use scientific evidence to explain a process or phenomenon. Possible topics include the sonar perception of fruit bats or the explosive ingredients in gunpowder.

Popular Science

Scientific American

American Scientist


Humanities passages cover cultural perspectives on art, literature, and philosophy. Topics might include the need for restoration of Victorian-era homes or a comparison of an author’s first and last novels.


Art Forum

Smithsonian Magazine

American Journal of Archaeology

Arts Journal


Literature passages are excepts from novels or short stories, usually published in the last century, but occasionally from the late 1800’s. These passages are typically the easiest type on the SAT. The first four websites below contain short stories. The latter group offers complete novels available for download from the listed author. The SAT often uses the first 80 to 90 lines of a novel for a literature passage, so we recommend practicing with these well-known authors.

Short Stories: 

Short Stories

Classic Short Stories


Bloomsbury Magazine


Willa Cather

Joseph Conrad

Theodore Dreiser

F. Scott Fitzgerald

E.M. Forster

D.H. Lawrence

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