Words to Capture Tone

Getting Inside the Author's Head

The new SAT Reading Test is full of questions that will ask you to figure out an author's attitude about the subject of a reading passage (e.g., What tone does the author establish? What point of view?). And since the Reading Test is a multiple choice exam, each question offers four answer options that are full of words that can be used to establish tone and point of view. These are the types of words you'll learn on our Words to Capture Tone lists.

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