Critical Reading Help!

<p>I'm going to be taking an AP English class next year which will focus a lot on writing essays (of course) and critical reading. As of now, my critical reading skills have been okay, but I'm looking to really go beyond simple logic and intuition. Does anyone know any specific critical reading tips that aren't the usual, obvious strategies? Any books that are really helpful in this area? </p>

<p>Advice is much appreciated. Looking forward to when I take the SATs, I want to try and maximize my CR score. Thanks..</p>