New SAT features to keep in mind

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Chain questions: These questions, as the name explains quite well, built off of one another just like a chain. These questions may ask you to try and infer how one character feels about another, followed by the next question which might ask you to provide support to back up your interpretation. In questions like these, it’s important to get the first one right in order to stand a chance at getting the second one right. Thus, guessing is only viable for the latter questions.   “Lost cause” questions: As the opportunity cost of wrong-answer penalty is minimized by the revamped SAT, it has become a significantly more convenient and beneficial to guess at random. There are, fortunately for the test-takers, only four answer choices on the new exam. So what exactly does this mean? Well, for one thing, just by eliminating one wrong answer choice (by using strategies like POE) can upgrade your odds of guessing accurately from 25 to 33 per cent.   Open-ended questions: This fill-in-the-blank type of questions on the new SAT is typically the kind you should save for last. Since there is no limited number of answers to pick and choose from, these questions tend to stump test-takers more often than not. It is best if you are mentally prepared to run into an unexpected time bump, and saving the more time-consuming questions till the end is one effective way of doing just that! These are few New SAT key features to be kept in mind.

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