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SSAT Verbal Practice

Looking for SSAT Verbal practice?  Preparing for the SSAT can seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Taking SSAT verbal practice tests will familiarize you with the simple tricks to break down the verbal questions. In addition, spacing out your test preparation sessions will maximize understanding of the material, and incorporating tried and true SSAT verbal strategies will put you well on your way to acing the SSAT verbal section. Here are a few tips to boost your verbal score and help you practice the SSAT verbal section.

1.    Build your SSAT vocabulary!

Attempting to memorize a word list is not the most fun, and can seem like a daunting task. To supplement your flash card vocabulary prep, pick up a newspaper or a book that is a level or two above your current reading level. When you come across a word you don’t know, make a flashcard for it, write out an original sentence using that word, and list as many synonyms you can think of for the word.

2.    Practice your SSAT analogies.

Do this using the sections in practice tests, including tests you’ve already taken. For each analogy question, practice coming up with a sentence that bridges the two words on either side of the double colon (::). Figure out the correct answer using that sentence.

3.    Use online SSAT word game programs.

There are many resources on the Internet that can make expanding your vocabulary fun. The World Food Program has an online tool at freerice.com that builds your vocabulary through a game that donates 10 grams of rice to the hungry for every correct answer.  It is geared toward the SAT and PSAT, but vocabulary is vocabulary, and will give you a leg up for the SSAT exam.

 4.    Play word games and puzzles.

Crossword puzzles, found either in a hard copy newspaper or online, such as the USA Today crossword, can help keep your vocabulary sharp. Again, if you come across a word you do not know while reading the clues, look it up and make a flashcard for it.

For more help with SSAT verbal strategies and practice questions, contact our SSAT test prep team at 1-800-501-Prep.

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