The SSAT is a standardized test that assesses a student’s skills in three core areas: Quantitative, Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, and Essay (optional). Also, there is a wrong answer penalty on the SSAT.
One of the most challenging sections for SSAT test-takers is the Verbal section and for a good reason! With 30 Synonyms and 30 Analogy questions, the Verbal section requires a strong vocabulary and solid reasoning skills.
What to Expect for the SSAT Verbal Section?
- 60 questions
- Five answer choices
- 30 synonyms
- 30 analogies (i.e., comparison of two things.)
All within a 30-minute time limit!
Why Do Students Fight in SSAT Verbal Section?
- Both the synonym and the analogy type question in the SSAT’s Verbal section requires an above-grade-level vocabulary.
- Furthermore, students do not often come across analogies at school.
How to Master for the SSAT Verbal Section?
- Boost Test-taking Strategy.
- Study Prefixes, Suffixes, and Root Words.
- Use a variety of methods to help your child study vocabulary.
- The student should become familiar with analogy types.
- The most important aspect of test preparation is to have a study plan.
- Beginning Prep Early Enough.
- Don’t frustration over scores
- Taking full-length practice tests is essential to boosting your mental endurance.
- Don’t study through memorization.
You can also see how quickly you can unravel like this. Before you know it, you’re scoring way worse than you ever did on a practice test.
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