"We began by discussing her concerns and goals for the SAT. She explained that she has never attempted the SAT before, but she expects to do best in the English section and may struggle more with the Mathematics section. She hopes to do well enough on the SAT to earn a scholarship, which means an intensive course of preparation. I began by explaining the format and content of the SAT, going into detail about the structure of each section, while she took notes. We then started working through a prep book together, beginning with the Reading section, as she was concerned about the amount of vocabulary practice she would need in order to prepare for the test. I quizzed her on the meanings of a list of commonly used words, providing definitions for those she didn't know, and she supplied her own examples of usage to help remember them. At the end of this exercise, we had come to the conclusion that she would need to extensively study vocabulary for the SAT, so I recommended some resources for that subject, as well as pointing out the root word and word family lists in the back of the book. We then began working through some practice Sentence Completion questions, as I wanted to highlight what skills she would need to use other than vocabulary knowledge and what strategies she could employ to help her succeed even when she didn't know the definition of every answer choice. Transitioning from Sentence Completion to Passage-Based Reading Comprehension, I used a practice passage and questions to illustrate the kinds of questions she could expect to see on the test and how to use methods such as Process of Elimination, Context Clues, and Active Reading to achieve an optimal score on these questions. Having covered most of the preliminary content information for the Reading section, we began to move on to the Math section just as our time came to an end. We will pick up next time with an overview of the type of math skills and concepts needed for the Math section."