We've said it time and time again: the best way to guarantee a high SAT score is to read more!
Reading more builds your reading comprehension, or the degree to which you understand what you read. Students that read a lot can generally read a sentence or paragraph once and understand what it means. They also usually have good grades in Literature and Humanities, if they do their homework. Students that don't read a lot tend to have poor reading comprehension. They have to read the textbook or assignment over and over to understand what it means, and even then, may not get it all. Correspondingly, they usually have lower grades than students who read a lot.
The great thing is that you can significantly improve your reading comprehension, just by reading more. In the beginning, it doesn't matter what you read (Kim Kardashian's book, the APPLY ME blog...) as long as you read.
Once you've started reading more, you should try to read more challenging and entertaining long form material (i.e. BOOKS!). The easiest way to do this is by subscribing to Bookish.ae. Bookish.ae is a new book rental service in Dubai that delivers book directly to your door! All you have to do is join online, select your books, and they will be delivered to you.
Want to know more about how Bookish.ae works? Watch this video!
Not only are the video and website cool (for Dubai at least), but there are several great things about this service that will make it easy for you to read more. Here are our favorites:
Free delivery all over Dubai
No more hassling your mom for a ride to the bookstore or library (although we don't think anyone actually goes to the library here!). The books you select online will come directly to your door. It's as easy as ordering pizza! At least the book will make your smarter.
These guys deliver all over Dubai so don't worry if you're in Qusais or Al Nahda, they're coming. Check out the delivery schedule here for more info.
No due dates or late fees
Wow, wow, wow! You can keep the books for as long as you want. Although, we think you'll be returning them as soon as possible to read more great books!
Free Exclusive Member Programs
We're working with Bookish.ae to provide a few programs that are of interest to SAT test takers. The first is Reading Comprehensive for the SAT and PSAT that is guaranteed to increase your SAT reading score by at least 50 points. We will offer APPLY ME readers a free invite to the first one. If you want it to stay free, you have to join Bookish.ae. Oh, and we'll be providing COMPLETE strategy notes for the NEW SAT as part of the sessions.
Choose from Thousands of Books
One great thing about Bookish.ae is the book selection. You can read the Harry Potter series one month and the latest Twilight mashup the next. Or, if you're into classics, you can rent the types of books recommended by the SAT. It doesn't matter if you're into fantasy, contemporary fiction, or biographies and memoirs, they've got a great selection that you can spread hours browsing. Be sure to save your favorites in your wishlist. More than 100 books get added each month, but if you don't see something you want, you can email them and get it added to their acquisition list.
No More Costly Bookstore Trips
Books in Dubai are expensive and these guys are trying to make it easier to read quality books for low prices. Their cheapest plan, AED 49 per month, is less than the price of buying two books! Think about it...you could 2 Big Mac combos (only once) or read for an entire month. We know which one we'd rather have,