Many students can improve their SAT scores by memorizing SAT vocabulary words, especially those related to mood and tone. Not sure what I mean by that? Every SAT exam will have several questions in the Critical Reading that ask the student to identify the mood, tone, or attitude of the author writing the passage. Many students miss these questions because the answer choices contain vocabulary terms unfamiliar to them. Let's change that.
Because I do test prep for a living, one of my tasks is to find out which words are likely to appear on the SAT exam. Recently, I reviewed over fifteen "real" SAT exams and highlighted the SAT vocabulary words in these questions related to mood and tone. With my students, we always start with this list of approximately 100 words. These words, I have found, also frequently appear in the Sentence Completions portion of the SAT exam.