# 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 (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.

This Math sequence is designed to be as efficient as possible. If you know a lot of math, we can quickly find and fix any tiny gaps, and move through the program with ease. If math is a struggle for you, we'll do a lot of the responsive worksheets that support this curriculum.

- Mathematical Paths, Part I
- Mathematical Paths, Part II
- Math Challenge and follow ups

**Phase 2:** The Mine Field: Practice Sections

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. We'll continually review and reinforce any troublesome skills until you are fast and perfect at them.

These practice sections have a lot of follow ups. They don't just take an hour or two. This is where we learn to understand the SAT test itself, tricks and tips, and the real math required for a perfect score.

- Practice Section 1 (with follow ups)
- Practice Section 2 (with follow ups)
- Practice Section 3 (with follow ups)

**Phase 3:** 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.

- Full Practice Test 1, with follow up
- Full Practice Test 2, with follow up
- Full Practice Test 3, with follow up
- Additional Practice tests as needed.

**The Guarantee**

Once you’ve completed everything above, your score is guaranteed. Here’s how it works: if you don’t get the desired score/score improvement, you can then 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 1500+.**For math only:**150-point improvement or 750+.**

**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.)

Here are some of the follow-up worksheets you might do.

- Advanced Proofs
- Advanced Math Paths
- 3D Pythagorean
- Logarithms
- Advanced Combinatorics
- Advanced Functions and Graphs
- Odd Even Functions
- Inverse Functions
- Unit Circle
- Circles and Ellipses
- Advanced Asymptotes
- Math II Challenge

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

## + Reading

The new SAT Reading section is out of 400 points. (When combined with Grammar, the Verbal section totals 800 points.)

For Reading only, if you complete the checklist, then we guarantee 380 or higher.

At school, you've probably learned to read with all the precision of a 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 to 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
- Logical Inference I (Analyzing Assumptions)
- Intentions (Budget Politics)
- Managing Unexpected Ideas I (Dubois)
- Analyzing Complex Ideas I (Dogs)
- Grammar Core
- Analyzing Complex Ideas II (Reality)
- Logical Inference II (Helps, Hurts, Irrelevant)
- Subtle Central Ideas I (Colonies)
- Grammar - General Training Section I (with intensive follow ups)
- Subtext and Inference I (Sir Walter Elliott)
- Logical Inference III (Helps, Hurts, Irrelevant)

**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. Phase 1 was like lifting weights. Phase 2 is like lifting...much heavier weights.

- Analyzing Complex Ideas III (Utilitarianism vs Deontology)
- Subtext and Inference II (Great Expectations)
- Subtle Central Ideas II (Woolf)
- Argument Structure I (Garrison)
- Subtle Central Ideas III (Mulchahy)
- Managing Unexpected Ideas II (Macondo, Akaky)
- Analyzing Complex Ideas IV (Free Will vs Determinism)
- Argument Structure II (Puerto Rice, Copper Ore)

**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

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 (with intensive follow ups)
- Practice Section 2 (with intensive follow ups)
- Practice Section 3 (with intensive follow ups)

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

The prior phases made you smart enough to learn how to demolish the hardest SAT problems. Now you will actually learn how to demolish the hardest SAT problems.

In other words: Before you were lifting weights for your mind. Here, you'll be doing 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 intensive follow ups)
- Full Practice Test 2 (with intensive follow ups)
- Full Practice Test 3 (with intensive follow ups)
- Additional Practice Tests as needed.

**The Guarantee**

Once you’ve completed the above, your score is guaranteed. Here’s how it works: if you don’t get the desired score/score improvement, you can then 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 1500+.**For Reading only:**80 point improvement or 380+.

**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.)

Here are some of the advanced topics you might do in order to get to an even higher level.

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

Note that you can do these topics before your first test if you like.

## + Grammar

The new SAT Grammar section is out of 400 points. (When combined with Reading, the Verbal section totals 800 points.)

For Grammar only, if you complete the checklist, then we guarantee 370 or higher.

Many schools these days, even elite, private schools, don't teach grammar at all. The ones that do often teach it very poorly.

In order to succeed in BOTH the Grammar and Reading portions of the SAT, you will need rock-solid foundations in Grammar Basics.

**Phase 1:** Basics

You have two choices. You can start at the beginning of grammar and review everything, or you can jump to the end and try to test out of grammar basics.

- Nouns and Verbs
- Adjectives Intro
- Adjective Noun Pairs
- Adverbs Intro
- Adverb Verb Pairs
- Intermediate Nouns vs Verbs
- Internediate Verbs - Action and Linking
- Intermediate Verbs Part II - Action vs Linking
- Intro to Sentences - Subjects and Direct Objects
- Adjectives Modifying Subjects and Direct Objects
- Revisiting Linking Verbs and Direct Objects
- Intro to Prepositional Phrases
- Prepositional Phrase Modifiers
- Breaking Down the Prepositional Phrase
- Advanced Adverbs - Chaim of Modifiers
- Intro to Sentence Diagramming
- Advanced Sentence Diagramming
- Adjective Clauses
- Breaking Down the Adjective Clause
- Adjective Clauses and Representatives
- Adverb Clauses
- Breaking Down the Adverb Clause
- Adjective Clauses - Who vs Whom
- Adverbs Interlude - More Chaining
- Gerunds and Participles - The Imposters
- Helping Verbs - Mult-Word Verbs
- Advanced Imposters
- Intro to Noun Clauses
- Noun Clauses vs Adjective Clauses
- Advanced Linking Verbs and Predicate Nominatives and Adjectives
- Infinitives Intro
- Diagramming Infinitives
- Indirect Objects
- Components
- Final Boss Battle

**Phase 2:** The Mine Field: Practice Sections

Now that you know the basics of Grammar, you need to get used to the skills the SAT likes to test. These skills will be more complex, and they will directly build on all of your grammar fundamentals.

This is not just a testing phase. This is a critical component of the Grammar training.

- Practice Section 1 (with intensive follow ups)
- Practice Section 2 (with intensive follow ups)
- Practice Section 3 (with intensive follow ups)

**Phase 3:** Practice Tests with in-class followups.

In the prior phases, you were lifting weights for your mind. Here, you'll be doing 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. (Usually there are a lot of necessary worksheets.)

Remember, this is also a vital part of the learning phase. You need to learn the material, the applications, AND the test itself. This phase is an active learning phase.

- Full Practice Test 1 (with intensive follow ups)
- Full Practice Test 2 (with intensive follow ups)
- Full Practice Test 3 (with intensive follow ups)
- Additional Practice Tests as needed.

**The Guarantee**

Once you’ve completed the above, your score is guaranteed. Here’s how it works: if you don’t get the desired score/score improvement, you can then 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 1500+.**For Reading only:**80 point improvement or 370+.

**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.)

**+ College Essays Curriculum**

- Perspectives Part I (and Previewing College Essays)
- What is Reality?
- Reversing Definitions
- Reversing Cliches
- Reversing Eponymous Laws
- Unwrapping the Universe
- Applying Complex Ideas to Small Tasks
- Perspectives Part II
- Writing Intensely
- Analyzing is Disagreeing
- Inventing Cool New Meanings
- Show Don't Tell
- Vivid Narrative
- The Focal Point
- Writing the Main Essay
- Writing the "Why This College" Supplemental Essay

**+ 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, Electrons, Neutrons
- Octet Rule, Covalent Bonding, Ionic Bonding
- Balancing Equations
- Electronegativity
- Electron Configuration
- Hybridization
- Stoichiometry
- pH
- Hydrolysis of Salts
- Reaction Rates
- Freezing Point Depression/Boiling Point Elevation
- Calorimetry

**+ Calculus Checklist**

- Limits and Continuity Basics
- Definition of a Derivative
- Product, Chain, Quotient Rules
- Implicit Differentiation
- Related Rates
- Antiderivatives
- Fundamental Theorem of Calculus
- U Substitutions
- Integration By Parts
- Volumes
- Taylor Series
- Integration by Separation of Variables

**+ Physics Checklist**

- Relative Motion
- Velocity, Scceleration
- Vectors
- Force
- Normal Force, Frictional Force
- Incline Planes
- Centripetal Force

**+ SAT Math II Checklist**

- Advanced Proofs
- Advanced Math Paths
- 3D Pythagorean
- Logarithms
- Advanced Combinatorics
- Advanced Functions and Graphs
- Odd Even Functions
- Inverse Functions
- Unit Circle
- Circles and Ellipses
- Advanced Asymptotes
- Math II Challenge
- Practice Test I (with intensive follow ups)
- Practice Test II (with intensive follow ups)
- Practice Test III (with intensive follow ups)

**+ 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