SAT Skills Insight
5/3 , 6/7
Select a score band
Determining the Meaning of Words
Skills needed to score in this band
Skill 1: Determine the meaning of words in a simple sentence by using context clues including familiar phrases and other vocabulary in the sentence
Skills needed to score in the next band
In your reading, look for words that have a root you already know. Think about how roots, prefixes, and suffixes work together.
In your reading, when you come to a word you don’t know or a word that can mean more than one thing (such as light or run), see if the words in the rest of the sentence can help you define it.