The SAT is published, owned, and developed by the College Board, a NPO in the United States. Although with past, it was published, developed, and scored by the ETS which is Educational Testing Service. But now ETS only administers the SAT exam. The current SAT takes 3 hours and 45 minutes after excluding breaks. The students are thus advised to keep themselves updated on fee structure etc by visiting the official College Board website.
SAT consists of 3 sections
Critical Reading section has got three scoring sections – two are 25 minutes each, and one 20 minutes section. It includes long and short passages, and sentence completion exercises.
Sentence completion question basically are given in test as it tests student´s understanding of a sentence structure and vocabulary and the way it is organized by requiring the student to select one or two words that best complete a stated sentence.
Most of Critical Reading questions comprise of questions from reading passages which is also called as Reading comprehension, in which students read short excerpts on Humanities, Social Sciences, and Physical Sciences and then finally answer questions based on that passage. The number of questions about each passage is directly proportional to the length of the passage.
Coming on to the Writing section of SAT it includes MCQ type questions and a brief essay. The essay sub score contributes nearly 30% towards the total writing score, with the MCQ’s contributing 70% to the overall score.
The multiple choice questions usually have questions like error identification questions, paragraph improvement questions and sentence improvement questions.
The Essay section, which is usually taken as the first section of the test, is only 25 minutes long. All essays must be in reply to a given prompt. NOW WHAT IS A PROMPT… prompts are nothing but broad and a lot philosophical and are proposed to be accessible to students regardless of their social backgrounds and educational.
The 25 minute long section consists of MCQ’s; and the last 10 minute section consist of varying types of effectiveness of expression and sentence correction.
The mathematics section of SAT is widely known as the. The mathematics section consists of three scored sections. There are two 25 minute sections and one 20 minute section
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