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 fiction and non-fiction books. Some of them can be downloaded here:
- A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
- Angels and Demons – Dan Brown
- Animal Farm – George Orwell
- Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
- Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
- Sherlock Holmes Illustrated – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
- The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho
- The Count of Monte Cristo – Alexander Dumas
- The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown
- The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
- The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
- The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway
- The Origin of Species – Charles Darwin
- Timeline – Michael Crichton
- 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 https://www.thesaurus.com/. It is good to go through some vocabulary that will help you in “word in context questions” on your SAT.