I have not posted here in a while. Shame on me.
At any rate, I spent part of this morning working a vocabulary-building exercise that uses “The Big Doubt Over Facebook,” which appeared in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal.
For those who want to give the kid a little extra vocab practice and get the WSJ, here is the SAT Critical Reading practice exercise I created:
“The Big Doubt over Facebook” Wall Street Journal, May 2, 2012. The link to the article is good right now, but no guarantees.
Before you read, define these terms with part of speech:
- Initial Public Offering (IPO):
- lofty valuation
- social media
In one or two sentences, answer the each of the following questions:
- What is the general idea of the article?
- How do the writers structure the story?
- What points do the writers make about the doubts about Facebook?
- What words would you use to describe the authors’ tone toward Facebook?
Eric Anderson is a freelance writer and SAT reading and writing tutor in Wesley Chapel, Florida. Contact him at eanderson216 at verizon dot net or by phone at 813.787.8959.