Like other assessments in the SAT Suite of Assessments, the SAT includes a
Writing & Language Test
The SAT has an optional essay component, which some colleges will require.
SAT questions focus on skills that matter most for college readiness and success, according to the latest research.
It's scored on a total score of 1600.
Many questions on the new SAT focus on important, widely used words and phrases found in texts in many different subjects. Some questions ask you to figure out a word's meaning based on context.
The words are ones that you will probably encounter in college or in the workplace long after test day.
Command of Evidence
The Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section and the SAT Essay ask you to interpret, synthesize, and use evidence found in a wide range of sources. These sources include informational graphics, such as tables, charts, and graphs, as well as multi-paragraph passages in the areas of literature and literary non-fiction, the humanities, science, history and social studies, and on topics about work and career.
For every passage or pair of passages you'll see during the Reading Test, at least one question will ask you to identify which part of the text best supports the answer to the previous question. In other instances, you'll be asked to find the best answer to a question by pulling together information conveyed in words and graphics.
Essay Analysing a Source
The SAT Essay tests command of evidence. After reading a passage, you'll be asked to determine how the author builds an argument to persuade an audience through the use of evidence, reasoning, and/or stylistic and persuasive devices. Scorers look for cogent, clear analysis supported by critical reasoning and evidence drawn from the text provided.
The new Essay is designed to support high school students and teachers as they cultivate close reading, careful analysis, and clear writing. It will promote the practice of reading a wide variety of arguments and analyzing how authors do their work as writers.
In short, the SAT Essay is an amalgamation of reading & writing strategies.
The Math Test focuses in-depth on three essential areas of math :
- Problem Solving and Data Analysis
- Heart of Algebra and Passport to Advanced Math
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