SAT Question of the Day
2015 PSAT & 2016 SAT
The changes in brief:
- No more penalties for guessing: If you don’t finish in time, you can fill in “B” for the last few and not worry that you’ll lose points.
- Forget the ten-dollar words: The tested vocabulary will focus more on words that help us communicate. The SAT will replace words like “depreciatory” with words students actually use, like “empirical.”
- Essay Optional: If you choose to write an essay, you’ll be asked to analyze a passage and explain how the author made his or her argument. With the essay gone, the SAT will be worth 1600.
- Primary source documents: Students will be asked to use source documents from science, social studies, and American history (hello, Declaration of Independence!) to answer questions.
- Math Re-focus: Questions will be based on linear equations, complex equations/functions, and ratios, percentages, and proportional reasoning. *Important*: Calculators will only be allowed on parts of the math section.
- Available in digital and paper formats: You’ll be able the take the test on paper or electronically.
Online Resources to Help You Prepare for the SAT
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The New SAT
New SAT Exam Format
The new SAT is a timed test of approximately 3 hours and 45 minutes, divided into three topics: Math, Critical Reading, and Writing , which includes a written essay. Each section is graded on a scale of 200-800.
Math: Approximately 54 questions divided amongst 3 timed sections. Includes algebra, geometry, and probability
Writing: Approximately 50 questions, plus an essay divided amongst 3 timed sections. Includes grammar, sentence structure, and writing style
Critical Reading: About 52 questions divided amongst 3 timed sections. Includes vocabulary, reading comprehension, analysis, and logical inference
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