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There are 3 SAT sections. Each section is scored on a 200 to 800 point scale, making the ³perfect´
score 2400. The test totals 3 hours and 45 minutes.

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The SAT Math Section totals 70 minutes and is comprised of 54 questions testing basic
arithmetic, algebra I & II, and geometry. It¶s scored on a 200 to 800 point scale. While calculator
use is allowed, it is not required.

The SAT Math Section consists of problem solving and grid-in questions. You'll answer
questions on topics you've learned in school, including geometry, Algebra II and arithmetic.

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þ› 54 questions total: 44 multiple-choice and 10 grid-in questions
þ› Topics: Basic Arithmetic, Algebra I & II, and Geometry
þ› 70 minute total: two 25-minute sections and one 20-minute section
þ› Scored on a 200 to 800 point scale
þ› Ñalculator use is allowed but not required


 
You will not need to use your knowledge of sines, cosines, and tangents--the triangle problems
that test these concepts can be solved by using the Pythagorean Theorem or special right
triangles.

 
A few things to study include: Sets, Absolute Value, Radical Equations, Exponents, and
Functions.

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The SAT Ñritical Reading Section totals 70 minutes and is comprised of 67 questions. These
questions test critical reading as well as diction and vocabulary.
The SAT Ñritical Reading Section is supposed to test reading comprehension skills. But don't
worry - even the most apprehensive reader can do well on it.

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þ› 67 questions (48 multiple-choice and 19 sentence completion)
þ› 70 minutes total: Two 25 minute sections and one 20-minute section
þ› Scored on a 200 to 800 point scale.

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Students will be asked to answer 48 multiple-choice questions based on short and long passages.

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Students will be presented with an incomplete sentence and be asked to finish it with the correct
word or words.

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The SAT Writing Section is 60 minutes and is comprised of one 25 minute essay and 49
multiple-choice questions testing grammar, usage, and word choice.

Despite what you may think, the SAT Writing Section is actually pretty easy. In fact, we expect
students to have their biggest score gains in this section.

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þ› 49 multiple-choice questions total testing grammar, usage, and word choice
þ› 60 minutes total divided into three sections: one 25 minute section, one 10 minute section,
and one 25 minute essay.

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Students need to read an assignment and write a response, in which they state a position
supported with examples from schoolwork, literature, history, or their own experience.

These are just similar to the Improving Sentence questions except...you guessed it...you'll be
reading and improving paragraphs. There are only 6 of these.
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You'll be presented with a sentence that may have a grammatical or syntactical error. You'll be
asked to identify the error or indicate whether there is no error. There are 18 "Error ID" questions.

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Students will be asked to read a sentence and try to improve it without changing its meaning.
There are 25 Improving Sentence questions.

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These are just like the Improving Sentence questions except...you guessed it...you'll be reading
and improving paragraphs. There are only 6 of these.