The Critical Reader, 5th Edition




International students: please read our important shipping information before ordering this product. 

This is a preliminary version of the fifth edition, intended for international students taking the digital exam in the early spring of 2023 as well as tutors currently preparing students for that test. If you are taking the paper-based SAT, please purchase the fourth edition. For U.S. students taking a digital test in fall 2023 or later, an expanded version with additional explanations is projected for release in April 2023. 

The Critical Reader: The Complete Guide to SAT® Reading is designed to clearly and systematically demystify what is often considered the most challenging part of the exam.


• A chapter-by-chapter breakdown of question types, with in-depth explanations and numerous examples demonstrating how to work through each category.

• Techniques for understanding challenging passages and identifying key information quickly and efficiently.

• Strategies for simplifying and answering graphic-based questions.

• A list of high-frequency vocabulary words grouped by category, plus strategies for determining the meanings of words used in unfamiliar ways.

Whether you are seeking a comprehensive review or need to focus on just a few key areas, this book teaches you the skills and strategies you need to master the Reading portion of the digital SAT with confidence.


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