# sat prep

## About SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test)

The SAT is an aptitude test. Like all aptitude tests, should choose a medium in which to measure intellectual ability. The SAT has chosen math and English. The question is - does it measure aptitude for college? The SAT's ability to predict performance in college is just a little better than chance. No test can measure all aspects of intelligence. Thus any admission test, no matter how ... Full story

## Format of the NEW SAT

The SAT is a three-hour and 45 minute test. Only three hours and twenty minutes of the test count toward your score-- the experimental section is not ... Full story

## SAT Strategy and Pacing

Although time is strictly limited on the SAT, working too quickly can damage your score. Many problems hinge on subtle points, and most require careful reading of the set-up. As a high school heavy reading loads on students, many will follow their academic conditioning and read questions quickly, looking only to the essence of what each requires. Once they have found, they mark their answer ... Full story

## Scoring the SAT

The two parts of the test are scored independently. You will receive a reading score, writing score, and a math score. Each score ranges from 200 to 800, with a total test score of 600-2400. The average score of each section is about 500. So the total average score is around 1500. In addition to the scaled score, you will be assigned a percentile ranking is ... Full story

## SAT Skipping and Guessing

Some questions on the SAT are rather hard. Most test takers should skip these questions. We talk about how to identify hard questions as we to them. Often students become obsessed with a particular problem and valuable time trying to solve. To score, you learn to limit losses and to proceed. All questions are worth the same number of points regardless of difficulty. So skip the ... Full story

## SAT Order of Difficulty

Like most standardized tests, the SAT lists problems in ascending order of difficulty. Therefore, when trying to decide which questions to skip, save the last. NOTE: - Some sections subsections Sat. Within these subdivisions, the problems also rise in order of difficulty. For example, one of the writing sections has three subsections: error identification, improving sentences and improving paragraphs. So when the section starts with improving ... Full story

## SAT The “2 OUT OF 5″ Rule

It is considerably harder for a good but incorrect answer-choice than it is to produce the correct answer. For this reason, usually only two attractive answer-choices are offered: One correct, the other either intentionally misleading or only partially correct. The other three answer-choices are usually fluff. This makes educated guess on the SAT very effective. If you remove lint from the three choices, your probability of ... Full story

## SAT FAQ’s

What is the difference between the SAT and the PSAT/NMSQT*? The only difference between the SAT and the PSAT/NMSQT is the format. Indeed, PSAT/NMSQT questions are ... Full story
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