5 themes, 50 chapters, 1,915 exercises
covering SAT curriculum in Critical Reading
The iTooch SAT Critical Reading app is a professional and varied app to help you prepare for the SAT test. It consists of five sections, which cover sentence completion, vocabulary, comprehension, reading and writing. The app uses eduPad’s trademark design and style to deliver a cutting-edge educational learning experience in a fun and interactive way.
There are 50 chapters spread throughout the five themes. They cover essential areas of the SAT and provide academic and over 1,900 varied question types to challenge and motivate students. Each includes an informative lesson summary, which explains key points and provides sample questions and answers.
The app trains and tests students on important grammatical points for the SAT such as prefixes, suffixes, linkers, compound sentences and rhetorical devices. It also covers a range of reading questions from basic to implied information, all of which are based on a large range of SAT-style texts written exclusively for this app. These include non-fiction, social studies, humanities, nature and ecology and linguistics. And finally, the writing section enables students to develop essential proofreading and editing skills to prepare for the essay portion of the SAT.
With almost 2,000 practice questions, the eduPad SAT Critical Reading app has more than enough content to help students prepare for the exam or those simply interested in improving their reading and writing skills.
Loaded with thousands of questions, apps cover official educational curricula & comply with Common Core State Standards.
This app creates great game dynamics and incentives, so that the user always wants to progress further in the application.
Apps embed a blackboard and a calculator for students to write and calculate directly on the screen without having to leave the app.
A lesson summary is attached to each chapter, to underline the core concepts students should know to answer questions.
Move instantly from one screen to the next. Stop waiting for information to load from a server: bandwidth is no longer an issue.
Apps automatically sync in the background in order to load new activities whenever an Internet connection is available.
SAT Critical Reading co-author, Phil Wade has over 12 years of English teaching experience throughout Europe and Asia. He has designed, managed and taught courses in schools, language schools, universities and at corporate level. His main interests are designing online learning programs, teaching exam classes, Business English and Blended Learning.
Phil is a regular article contributor to several international journals including TESOL France (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) and BESIG (Business English Special Interest Group). He also teaches online and is a Cambridge examiner. His qualifications include a degree in Business, the CELTA, DELTA module 3, a PGCE with English specialism and the MA TESOL.
SAT Critical Reading co-author, Bethany Cagnol, has a BA from the University of Virginia and an MA in Teaching Second and Foreign Languages from the University of London Institute in Paris. She has been president of TESOL France, served on the board of IATEFL BESIG (International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language – Business English Special Interest Group) and has spoken at several European English language teaching conferences.
She is the co-author of a new coursebook for English language learners, Nursing 1 (Pearson) and the Teacher’s Book for English for Scientists (Cambridge University Press). She owns two training and project management companies in Paris and is the Applications Content Coordinator for eduPad.
SAT Critical Reading co-author, Tricia Sampson, became a qualified barrister and solicitor at the age of 22, after studying law at Canterbury University in Christchurch, New Zealand. After a brief period practicing civil and criminal litigation she made her home in Paris, France in 1991. Since then she has made her living as a professional singer in Paris music venues and in the past twelve years as a teacher of English as a foreign language.
Her teaching experience is rich from having taught actors, curators and an ex-Minister of Culture to business people, engineering students and the staff of the Chateau de Versailles.
Her love of words is reflected in her hobby as an active Toastmaster, winning speech competitions and her more recent position as a materials writer for an online English learning newspaper for the law students of the Sorbonne.
She also takes great pleasure in nurturing the English speaking skills of her French-speaking twin five-year olds.
SAT Critical Reading editor, Debra Boyette has a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has spent most of her career in leadership roles on news and features copy desks at The Kansas City Star (Mo.) and The News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C. She has also worked as Weekend News Editor, Home & Garden editor and Features Editor at The News & Observer. Since leaving the newspaper business, she has used her perfectionist tendencies by editing the website of a county agency in her town and by editing two applications for eduPad. Her interests include reading, knitting and especially photography. She is married and has two daughters, ages 17 and 25.
SAT Critical Reading co-author, Elizabeth Kelly, has a BA in history and an MA in Humanistic Studies from John Hopkins University in Maryland and an MA in English from the University of Paris IV – Sorbonne. She has been an English instructor at various institutions in Paris, France including the Ecole Massillon and the University of Paris V.
Elizabeth also tutors French-American students to prepare for the SAT in order to apply for American colleges. She is a free-lance French-to-English translator and specializes in translating psychoanalytical articles and conference papers, some of which were published in English journals (e.g. International Journal of Psychoanalysis).