Preliminary Study Plan – Reading

Active Reading (30 min/day) 

Inculcate a habit of reading articles based on topics, such as

  • Literature, History, and Geography
  • Science (Biology, Chemistry & Physics, Natural Science & Earth Science)
  • Founding document or great global conversation
  • Social Studies (Anthropology, Communication Studies, Economics, Education, Law, Political Science, Psychology & Sociology)

You can refer to the following links:

You can also start reading fictions and non-fiction books. Some of them can be downloaded here:

  1. A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
  2. Angels and Demons – Dan Brown
  3. Animal Farm – George Orwell
  4. Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
  5. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
  6. Sherlock Holmes Illustrated – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  7. The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho
  8. The Count of Monte Cristo – Alexander Dumas
  9. The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown
  10. The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
  11. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
  12. The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway
  13. The Origin of Species – Charles Darwin
  14. Timeline – Michael Crichton
  15. Tuesdays With Morrie – Mitch Albom

Follow the below process to read a particular article:

  • Refer to any of the above sources.
  • Choose a particular article.
  • Read the article as many times as you want. Ideally, read it until you have understood the entire article.
  • Close the article and write a small summary of whatever you have understood (not more than 5-6 lines)

Write down all difficult words that you come across when you read these articles/books and study their synonyms from It is good to go through some vocabulary that will help you in “word in context questions” on your SAT.

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