One of the most dry and downright boring parts of your SAT preparations can be the Reading Comprehension section. Hence it’s not surprising that it is the section that candidates are often underprepared for.
Going through reading passages can be tedious and topics often dull. It’s very much like the books and course packs in college. However what if you were told that you could make practice Reading Comprehension and find it engaging?
Magazines to your rescue
Students who tend to do well in this section of the SAT read a lot, including difficult passages. You can also keep things interesting by reading magazines on various topics that can offer you good practice.
It’s not like you need to go through the entire magazine in one sitting. You can simply read a passage or two daily to be prepared for your exam.
Magazines ideal for Social Science passages
Social Science passages include topics related to recent events, which have an impact on the society. Right from suffragette movement to LGBT rights, Planned Parenthood to something as simple as the impact of mobile phones.
Magazines you could look into to get a better understanding of the topic include:
It might refer to itself as a newspaper, but The Economist is a weekly news magazine that was launched in 1843. With its strong team of writers and contributors, the magazine offers expert insight and opinion on business, foreign affairs, science, politics, technology, finance and a whole lot more.
It is the oldest continuously published weekly magazine in the US. Published in New York City, the magazine has bureaus in different parts of the world. Together these teams bring you updates, analysis and opinions on political and cultural news. For more than 150 years it has built a strong and loyal reader base worldwide.
The Washington Quarterly
Often fondly called the TWQ, the quarterly magazine is the go-to read for those interested in International affairs. It covers themes like US role in the world, the current political climate, regional issues and more, offering you much needed food for thought.
As the name suggests it is the magazine that focuses on US foreign policy and International relations. Published bimonthly, the magazine is where you will find articles from public officials, academics and world leaders.
Journal of Democracy
It is a relatively new quarterly academic journal that talks about democratic regimes, movements for democracy all over the world and democracy on the whole. Whether you want to get news on the elections or fields reports from activists, this journal has it all.
With the help of these magazines you can improve your chances of doing well in this section of SAT.
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