SAT Preparatory Course

Duration: 75 hours

The SAT is a globally recognized test given to those who are interested in attending college in the United States. This test is intended to test their reading and writing ability as well as their math skills. Virtually all colleges and universities in the US use it as one of the major factors to determine if a student will be admitted.

For students outside the US, the SAT testing is given at sites in over 175 countries. Students are given three hours and 45 minutes to complete the test, which includes three short breaks.

 

Our course includes the following materials to help you prepare for the SAT:


 



 

 

 

New SAT vs Old SAT Format

Changes to the SAT are coming, and we've got everything you need to know to be prepared. The redesign affects the test’s format, scoring, timing, and more. An optional essay, fewer multiple choice questions, and no penalty for wrong answers are just some of the new features. Get ready for an increased emphasis on critical thinking, problem solving, and data analysis.

Here is a breakdown of the changes to the new SAT format:

 

 

Changes 
to the SAT

Old SAT 
(current SAT through January 2016)

New SAT 
(available March 2016 and after)

Scoring
  • 1/4 penalty for wrong answers
  • Score is out of 2400
    • 800 for Math
    • 800 for Reading Comprehension
    • 800 for Writing
  • No wrong-answer penalty
  • Score is out of 1600
    • 800 for Math
    • 800 for Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
  • Subscores and insight scores available
  • Optional Essay will be scored separately

 Anatomy

  • 3 Critical Reading sections
    • 20-25 minutes each
  • 3 Math sections
    • 20-25 minutes each
  • 3 Writing sections
    • 10-25 minutes each
    • Includes 1 Essay test (25 minutes)
  • 1 Experimental test
  • 5 answer choices for multiple-choice questions
  • 1 Evidence-Based Reading and Writing test
    • 65-minute Reading section
    • 35-minute Language and Writing section
  • 1 Math test
    • 55-minute section with calculator
    • 25-minute section without calculator
  • 1 Essay test (optional) - 50 minutes
  • 4 answer choices for multiple choice questions

 Timing

  • 3 hours 45 minutes
  • 3 hours; 3 hours 50 minutes with optional essay

Administration

  • Only available in print
  • Focused on broad range of content and skills
  • Available in print and digitally*
  • Fewer questions with a greater focus on in-depth analysis of content and evidence

 Essay

  • Essay is required
  • Students have 25 minutes to draft a response
  • Quality of reasoning and accuracy of data not tested
  • Score combined with multiple-choice Writing section
  • Essay is optional
  • Students have 50 minutes to analyze a 650-750 word document and draft an essay
  • Tests reading, analysis, and writing skills; requires students to analyze a source document and explain how the author builds an argument
  • Facts matter
  • Scored separately

 Math

  • Focus on wide array of topics
  • More emphasis on computational skills
  • Calculators permitted for all sections
  • Multiple choice and grid-in questions
  • Concentrated focus on:
    • Problem-solving and data analysis
    • "The Heart of Algebra"
    • "Passport to Advanced Math"
  • Real-world problem solving accompanied by informational graphics
  • Calculator permitted for 37 questions; not permitted for 20 questions
  • Multiple choice and grid-in questions; 1 Item Set grid-in question

 Reading and Writing

  • Critical Reading
    • Sentence Completions
    • Passage-based questions
    • Passage-based questions from short (100-150 words) and long (400-850 words) passages
  • Writing
    • Combined score of writing multiple-choice questions and Essay
  • Evidence-Based Reading
    • No Sentence Completions
    • Tests understanding of passages from U.S. and World Literature, History/Social Studies, and Sciences (500-750 words)
  • Writing and Language
    • Tests "Expression of Ideas" and "Standard English Conventions" through passages relating to Careers, History/Social Studies, Humanities, and Science
    • All questions pull from extended prose (400-450 words)


 

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