# Checklists

Vohra Method SAT training is the hardest, most intensive, most elite SAT training you'll see anywhere. It looks very different from other programs. If you have done another SAT program before, we can absolutely guarantee one thing: Vohra Method SAT training will look nothing like that program.

But, it will have a lot in common with pro-athlete training!

Pro-athlete training camps usually begin with several weeks, or even months, of physical conditioning. Running, lifting weights, calisthenics, etc. During this time, there are no games or scrimmages. The athletes are just getting stronger.

In the next phase, athletes continue that conditioning, but add on some skill drills. That includes drills for throwing, passing, hitting, etc. Those drills are a little closer to the game - but there are no games yet.

Towards the end of the training camp, scrimmages and practice matches begin. That's where all the hard work is refined and polished, getting the athlete ready for game day.

Vohra Method SAT training is a lot like that. For the first 50 percent of training, you'll be building up your intelligence. Many of you are already straight A students, academic legends in your schools, and may feel that you don't need to get any smarter. Look at it like this: professional athletes are usually much, much physically stronger than 99.9999% of people. However, in their training camps, they start out by getting even stronger.

Even if you're smarter than everyone in your school, we're going to first make you even smarter. If you have a lot of academic difficulties, don't worry: through our program, you will rise to the top of your class, and maybe even a bit beyond!

That first phase, the getting smarter phase, is the most important phase.

After that, you'll be doing practice sections, just like a professional football player may do throwing, catching, or tackling drills.

Finally, you'll do practice tests. That's similar to the practice matches and scrimmages and professional athletes do. The first phases, in which you built your mental strength, will make this phase more effective.

At most SAT programs, you'll train with all the seriousness of grandmas standing in a pool, doing "water aerobics" (also known as "standing"). At Vohra, you'll train for the SAT with the intensity of a professional athlete. Welcome to the elite.

Below you will find links to our checklists. You can use these to determine how far you've gotten, and how far you have left to go. We also work with other subjects that do not have checklists, for example: US History, World History, English Literature, and English Language. If you have any questions, feel free to email us.

**+ SAT/ACT Checklist**

This is the Vohra Method SAT checklist. It lists all the worksheets that need to be done in order to qualify for our guarantee and dominate the SAT.

We guarantee a 300 point improvement or 1500+ total on the new SAT (which is out of 1600). In order to get this guarantee, you must finish everything on the checklist. From your email reports, you can see what you have completed, and how much is left.

Note that if you forget a technique, you will obviously repeat the worksheet. If you like, you can review the worksheets you have already completed.

## + Math

The new SAT Math section is out of 800 points. If you complete only the items on the Math section of the checklist, you qualify for our Math section guarantee: 150 point improvement or 750+ total.

**Phase 1:** Struggle Builds Intelligence.

In this phase, you struggle through hard SAT problems to make your brain physically smarter. We work with primarily level 5 problems (the hardest problems). As an analogy, this is like lifting weights...for your brain.

In this phase, we also fix most of your gaps in your math fundamentals using a combination of SAT Problems and responsive worksheets. In this phase, you’ll start engaging you brain like never before

- Mathematical Paths
- Language to Math
- Pythagorean Advanced
- Manipulating Exponents
- Combinatorics
- Functions and Graphs
- Percent More/Less
- Solve for b

**Phase 2:** The Math Quiz

This quiz contains hard questions taken from each of the worksheets. If you get a question wrong...you redo that worksheet, and then redo the quiz. It takes most students 5 or more tries to get through the quiz. Can you do it in 4?

- Quiz and follow ups (May require repeating some or all of the above worksheets multiple times)

**Phase 3:** The Mine Field: Practice Sections with Explosive Follow-ups
In this section, we’re going to fix your remaining weaknesses. Every problem you get wrong on a practice section, you’ll do a ton of problems like it, turning every problem area into an ultra-strength.

- Practice Section 1
- Spot Check Practice Section 1
- Practice Section 2
- Spot Check Practice Section 2
- Practice Section 3
- Spot Check Practice Section 3

**Phase 4:** Advanced “Elite” Concepts
These are the ultra-advanced SAT problems and responsive worksheets that will help you get that 800 math score.

- Using Prime Factorization
- Remainders and the Number Line

**Phase 5:** Practice Tests with In-Class Follow ups

You do a practice test. Then we go over every single question you got wrong, in class. For most problems, you will also do one or more worksheets about that problem.

This is the most critical phase. This is not just a testing phase; it is an important learning phase. The earlier phases made you smart enough to learn about the SAT. In this phase, you’ll learn about the SAT.

The other phases were like lifting weights. This phase is like a scrimmage.

Your hard work has prepared you to learn about the SAT at the expert level. In Phase 6...you actually learn about the SAT at the expert level.

- Full Practice Test 1, with follow up
- Full Practice Test 2, with follow up

**Phase 6:** The Guarantee.

Once you’ve completed phases 1-5, your score is now guaranteed. Here’s how it works: if you don’t get the desired score/score improvement, you can now come to Vohra SAT class for free for up to one year (or until you get the target score.

About half of our students hit their target score on their first test. The vast majority hits it on the second test (sometimes, people are a bit nervous on their first test).

Here’s the guarantee for the new SAT: for the full test, 300-point improvement, or above 1500. For math only, 150-point improvement or above 750.

**Phase 7:** The Threat

If you don’t get your target score, you’ll get an additional year of SAT training for free. (You still have to pay for training in other subjects, obv.)

Here are some of the follow-up worksheets you might do. You can also do these before your first test if you prefer.

- 3D Pythagorean
- Intermediate Combinatorics
- Advanced Ratios
- Sectors
- Distance
- When x Doubles
- Unit Circle
- Logarithms

You can also do these before your first test if you prefer.

## + Verbal

The new SAT Verbal section is out of 800 points. It combines Reading and Grammar. If you complete only the items on the Verbal section of the checklist, you qualify for our Verbal section guarantee: 150 point improvement or 750+ total.

At school, you've probably learned to read with all the precision of a mushroom-addled baboon.

Now, you're going to learn to read with the relentless, unstoppable precision of a lawyer. It's going to be hard, and you're going to get smart.

**Phase 0:** Preliminary

Many students need some preliminary work before they are able to access the Vohra reading program that will make you unstoppable. This is the work that gets your ready for Phase 1. (Advanced students will skip this phase.)

**Phase 1:** Struggle Builds Intelligence, Part 1

In this phase, you'll start transform your reading ability into a formidable weapon. You'll learn to think with flexible, unstoppable logic. You'll learn to see hidden subtext and tone like superman with X-Ray vision.

Most students will do Phase 0 before Phase 1; highly advanced students will start at phase 1.

- Welcome to Vohra Method
- Analyzing Assumptions
- Budget Politics
- Intro SAT Passage I (Dubois)
- Intro SAT Passage II (Dogs)
- Helps, Hurts, Irrelevant
- Hard SAT Passage I Analysis
- Hard SAT Passage I Grammar
- Subtext SAT Passage– Sir Walter Elliott
- Tone and Attitude SAT Questions

**Phase 2:** Struggle Builds Intelligence, Part 2.

We'll be pushing your mind to a higher level, adding harder grammar, harder logic, and impenetrable subtext. You will also start working on full practice sections from real SAT tests. Phase 1 was like lifting weights. Phase 2 is like lifting...much heavier weights.

- Subtext – Great Expectations
- Hard SAT Passages II Analysis
- Hard SAT Passages II Grammar
- SAT Fiction Passages Analysis
- SAT Fiction Passages Grammar
- Hard SAT Passages III Analysis
- Hard SAT Passages III Grammar

**Phase 3:** Optional: Essay

If you plan to do the optional SAT essay, you’ll do this training. Like the elite of ancient Rome, you’ll study rhetoric, and learn how to use and analyze it on the SAT essay.

- Analysis of an Argument Walkthrough
- Micro Rhetoric 1
- Micro Rhetoric 2
- Micro Rhetoric 3
- Macro Rhetoric 1
- SAT Essay I
- SAT Essay II

**Phase 4:** The Mine Field: Practice Sections with Explosive Followups

In this section, we’re going to fix your remaining weaknesses. Every problem you get wrong on a practice section, you’ll do a ton of problems like it, turning every problem area into an ultra-strength.

- Practice Section 1
- Spot Check Practice Section 1
- Practice Section 2
- Spot Check Practice Section 2
- Practice Section 3
- Spot Check Practice Section 3

**Phase 5:** Practice Tests with in-class followups.

Phase 1-4 made you smart enough to learn how to demolish the hardest SAT problems. Now you will learn how to demolish the hardest SAT problems.

In other words: Phases 1-4 were like lifting weights for your mind. Phase 6 has the scrimmages.

You'll do the tests at home or in class. Then we'll thoroughly go over every single question you get wrong, in class, and do whatever worksheets are necessary.

- Full Practice Test 1, with follow up
- Full Practice Test 2, with follow up

**Phase 6:** The Guarantee

Once you’ve completed phases 1-5, your score is now guaranteed. Here’s how it works: if you don’t get the desired score/score improvement, you can now come to Vohra SAT class for free for up to one year (or until you get the target score.

About half of our students hit their target score on their first test. The vast majority hits it on the second test (sometimes, people are a bit nervous on their first test).

Here’s the guarantee for the new SAT: for the full test, 300 point improvement, or above 1500. For verbal only, 150 point improvement or above 750.

**Phase 7:** The Threat

If you don’t get your target score, you’ll get an additional year of SAT training for free. (You still have to pay for training in other subjects, obv.)

Here are some of the advanced topics you might do in order to get to an even higher level. Note that you can do these topics before your first test if you like.

- Leviathan Passage
- LSAT Passages
- Wealth of Nations
- Origin of Species
- Civil Disobedience
- And/Or/Not
- Logical Fallacies
- Selected Logical Puzzles
- Missing Logical Steps

**+ Pre-Algebra Checklist**

- Arithmetic Test I
- Arithmetic Test II
- Arithmetic Test III
- Fractions Master
- Decimals Master
- Quiz I
- What is a Variable?
- Basic Equations
- Quiz II
- Language to Math Basics
- Decimal to Percent
- Percent More Less Basics
- Quiz III
- Slope Master Worksheet
- x y intercepts
- Hard Long Division
- Basic Exponents Introduction
- Made up Symbols and Functions
- Function Basics
- Quiz IV
- GCF & LCM
- Absolute Value
- Measures of Central Tendency
- Quiz V
- Geometry Prerequisites
- Area and Perimeter
- Reflections and Rotations
- Triangle Basics
- Similar Triangles
- Slope Intercept Form
- Quiz VI
- Square and Cube Roots
- Integers
- Prime Numbers
- Rational and Irrational Numbers
- Real Numbers
- Quiz VII
- Final Quiz

**+ Algebra Checklist**

- Converting Fractions, Decimals, and Percents
- Order of Operations
- Factoring
- Exponents
- Language to Math
- Linear Forms and Solving Equations
- Graphing from all linear forms
- Simplest Radical Form
- Systems
- Pythagorean Basics
- Derive Surface Area Formula for Prism
- Mathematical Paths
- Pythagorean Advanced
- Percent More Less
- Volumes
- Graphing Quadratics
- Quadratic Equations
- Exploring Averages
- Special Triangles
- Simplest Radical Form with Variables
- Solving Inequalities in One Variable
- Graphing Inequalities
- Asymptotes
- Common Graphs
- 3D Pythagorean
- Functions and Graphs
- Composition of Functions
- Completing the Square
- Proving Quadratic Formula
- Manipulating Exponents
- Solve for b
- Sectors
- Axioms and Properties
- Probability
- Using Prime Factorization
- When x Doubles
- Compounding, Exponential Growth, Decay
- Advanced ratios
- Scientific Notation
- Figuring Out Patterns
- Rates, Ratios, and Proportions
- Shared Work
- Distance

**+ Biology Checklist**

- Natural Selection Basics
- Punnet Squares
- Diffusion and Osmosis
- Codominance, Incomplete Dominance
- Homologous vs Analogous
- Dihybrid Crosses
- Sex Linked Traits
- Polygenic vs Multiple Alleles
- Epistasis
- Genetic Drift Changing Percentages
- Hardy Weinberg Equilibrium
- Transcription, Translation, Replication
- Niche
- Nitrogen Fixation
- Food Chain
- Succession
- Enzyme, Allosteric, Inhibition
- Endosymbiosis, Mitochondrial DNA
- Transformation
- ABO Blood Type
- Density Dependent, Independent

**+ Chemistry Checklist**

- Protons, Neutrons, Electrons
- Energy Levels, Valence Shells
- Covalent, Ionic Bonding
- Atoms vs Molecules
- Balancing Chemical Equations
- Polyatomic Ions and Reactions
- Isotopes
- Moles
- Stoichiometry
- Dilution, Molarity
- Factor Label Method
- Electronegativity
- Atomic Radius
- Vanderwaals Forces
- Orbitals
- Hybridization
- Saturated, Dilute, Concentrated
- Dissociation vs Decomposition
- Acid Base Reactions
- pH
- Anhydrides
- Reactive Metals Added to Water
- Element Core of Acids and Bases
- List of Strong Acids
- Hydrolysis of Salts
- Phase Change Diagrams
- Calorimetry
- Freezing, Boiling Point
- Gas Laws
- Graham's Law, Diffusion
- Equilibrium
- Ksp, Solubility Product
- Oxidation, Reduction
- Electrochemsitry
- Reaction Rates
- Empirical Formulas
- Coordinate Covalent Bonding, Complexation
- Nuclear Chemistry
- Conceptual Half Life
- Nuclear Fusion
- Energy Levels, Photons
- Gibbs Free Energy
- Activity Series
- Titrations
- Significant Digits

**+ Calculus Checklist**

- Limits
- Continuity
- Definition of a Derivative
- Product Rule
- Chain Rule
- Quotient Rule
- Critical Points
- Optimization
- Sketching Derivatives
- Optimization Word Problems
- Understanding the Second Derivative
- Second Derivative, Inflection Points
- Velocity and Acceleration
- Implicit Differentiation
- Related Rates
- Related Rates with Similar Triangles
- Anti-Derivatives
- Integrals and Area Under a Curve
- Fundamental Theorem of Calculus
- U Substitutions
- Reconstructing Graphs Based on Derivatives
- Volumes
- Cylindrical Shells
- Separation of Variables
- Logarithmic Differentiation
- Derivative of Integrals
- Integration by Parts
- Series Convergence and Divergence
- Taylor Series
- Reimann Sums, Trapezoidal
- Profit
- Partial Derivatives
- Multiple Integrals

**+ Physics Checklist**

- Distance vs Displacement
- Velocity and Acceleration
- Relative Motion 1
- Relative Motion 2
- Vectors
- Adding Vectors
- Velocity, Acceleration, Position
- One Dimensional Kinematics
- Two Dimensional Kinematics
- Force
- Normal, Frictional Force
- Elevator Problems
- Incline Planes
- Centripetal Acceleration
- Work, Energy
- Momentum
- Torque
- Pulleys
- Gravitational Force
- Voltage, Resistance, Current
- Electric Field, Potential
- Charged Particle Through a Magnetic Field
- Kirchoff's Laws
- Capacitors
- Waves and Work Function
- Thin Films
- Pressure and Hydraulics
- Buoyant Force
- Gauss's Law

**+ SAT Math II Checklist**

- Advanced Combinatorics
- Polar Coordinates
- Circles, Ellipses, Hyperbolas
- Inverse Trig Algebraic Expressions
- Graphing Trigonometric Functions
- 3D Intersections
- Factors, Roots, etc.
- Odd, even functions
- Absolute values of graphs
- Venn Diagrams
- Sum of Infinite Geometric Series
- Recursive Sequences
- Finding Explicit Sequences
- Ambiguous Case, Law of Sines
- Complex Coordinates
- Roots of Imaginaries
- Practice Test 1, with in-class follow-up
- Practice Test 2, with in-class follow-up
- Practice Test 3, with in-class follow-up
- Practice Test 4, with in-class follow-up

**+ Geometry Checklist**

**Phase I:** Basic Applied Geometry (for KIDS!)

- Basic Applied Geometry Prerequisites
- Transformations: Translation, Reflection, Rotation
- Function Transformations
- Geometric probability
- Surface Area Quiz
- Volumes of 3D shapes

**Phase II:** Introduction to Euclidean Geometry

- Definitions and Undefined Terms
- Postulates vs Theorems
- Axioms
- Inverse, Converse, Contrapositive
- And, Or, Not
- Proofs I- Intro to Geometry Proofs
- Proofs II- Triangle Practice
- Quadrilaterals
- Proofs III- Perpendicular and Supplementary
- Similar Triangles
- Similar Right Triangles, prove the Pythagorean
- Convex Polygons
- Coordinate proofs
- Equation of a Circle
- Constructions
- Special Triangles
- Area of Regular Polygons
- Indirect Proofs
- Proofs IV- Medium Practice
- Proofs V- Pons Asinorium
- Proofs VI- Hard Practice

**Phase III:** Introduction to Trigonometry

- Interior Angles of Polygons
- Trig Identities
- Basic Sin Cos Tan
- Angles of Elevation and Depression
- Vectors
- Unit Circle

**Phase IV:** Advanced Proofs

- Introduction to Real Analysis and Abstract Algebra
- Prove Root 2 Irrational