本篇小说节选自Elizabeth Gilbert的小说Stern Men。以作者的叙述角度讲一个出生在小渔村的小姑娘被妈妈送到外面去读私立学校的故事。小姑娘对家乡有感情但是又觉得家乡生活千篇一律，在母亲面前表现出对家乡的热爱只是为了反抗大人替自己做出人生选择。文章表现小姑娘很有主见和思想。
“It was Ruth Thomas’s firm position that she belonged nowhere but on Fort Niles Island. This was the position she took with her mother: she was truly happy only on Fort Niles; Fort Niles was in her blood and soul; and the only people who understood her were the residents of Fort Niles Island. None of this, it must be said, was entirely true.
It was important to Ruth in principle that she feel happy on Fort Niles, although, for the most part, she was pretty bored there. She missed the island when she was away from it, but when she returned, she immediately found herself at a loss for diversion. She made a point of taking a long walk around the shoreline the minute she came home (“I’ve been thinking about this allyear,” she would say) , but the walk took only a few hours, and what did she think about on that walk? Not much. There was a seagull; there was a seal; there was another seagull. The scenery was as familiar to her as her bedroom ceiling. She took books down to the shore,claiming she loved to read near the pounding surf, but the sad thing is that many places on this Earth offer better reading envirionments than wet, barnacle-covered rocks. When Ruth was away from Fort Niles, the island became endowed with the characteristics of a distant paradise, but when she returned to it, she found her home cold and damp and windy and uncomfortable.>>>点击了解更多SAT阅读部分真题回忆
第一篇：职业相关话题，讲述了一种Flavorist，他们经常利用各种chemical ingredient 制作出各种味道。他们的工作非常重要并且广受欢迎。
第四篇：题目为Nursingby the numbers，讲述的是著名的FlorenceNightingale和统计学的关系。她是医学上使用统计学的鼻祖。文章通过故事展示出了他如何用数字和统计来更好的进行护理。
词汇题目考察不多，大约5道左右，但是词义辨析考察的较细，有难度，考察了expressive/ dramatic / emotional ，propel / launch，ultimately与in the end的、repeat和begin anew的的辨析。在形近词上，考察了hole / whole, than / then, exhausting / exhaustive /exhausted的辨析。还考察了statistics的单复数问题、标点符号等。
有的同学评价为"让人做到后来很有自信"。也就是说，不但没有出现类似于教辅参考书(Kaplan/Princeton Review)中的数学部分的难题，和我们平时练习的OG部分的数学题目难度持平， 题目长度虽然略长，但是相对来说出现陷阱的几率比较小。即便是有陷阱也是段位比较低的，只要稍加认真分析就可以完全能够搞定的题目。绝大部分同学做完之后还有非常充裕的时间进行检查， 大家只要不犯低级错误，理应就能拿到不错的分数。
The Wrong Way to Protect Elephants
By GODFREY HARRIS and DANIEL STILES
P1 THE year was 1862. Abraham Lincoln was in the White House. “Taps” was first sounded as a lights-out bugle call. And Steinway & Sons was building its first upright pianos in New York.
P2 The keys on those pianos were all fashioned from the ivory of African elephants. And that is why one of these uprights, the oldest one known to survive, in fact, is stuck in Japan.
P3 The director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service recently issued an order prohibiting the commercial importation of all African elephant ivory into the United States. (Commercial imports had been allowed in some instances, including for certain antiques.)
P4 The Obama administration is also planning to implement additional rules that will prohibit, with narrow exceptions, both the export of African elephant ivory and its unfettered trade within the United States.
P5 The Fish and Wildlife Service has said that these new rules will help stop the slaughter of elephants. But we believe that unless demand for ivory in Asia is reduced — through aggressive education programs there, tougher enforcement against the illegal ivory trade and the creation of a legal raw ivory market — these new American regulations will merely cause the price to balloon and the black market to flourish, pushing up the profit potential of continued poaching.
P6 In short, these new rules proposed by the Fish and Wildlife Service may well end up doing more harm than good to the African elephant.>>>点击了解更多SAT写作部分真题回忆