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Preparing for the SAT

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The SAT is an assessment test that some colleges require

The SAT is an assessment test that some colleges require

Priscila Manzo

Priscila Manzo

The SAT is an assessment test that some colleges require

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Applying to colleges can be stressfu,l and it can  be even more so when one doesn’t know how to prepare for it and what is needed to be able to successfully. Many schools require an assessment test to be taken so that the students can turn in their applications, and some, including the University of California schools, even require an essay.  Although it might seem confusing at first, it is manageable when you break it down.

The SAT is $43 without the essay and takes about three hours with a 15 minute break. According to the Princeton Review, the reading section of the test takes about 65 minutes and has 52 questions. The writing and language portion of the test takes 35 minutes and consists of 44 questions. The math portion takes 80 minutes and has 58 questions. Each section is worth 800 points, and the overall score is out of 1,600.

With the essay, the test costs $54.50 and adds fifty minutes to the testing time. The test has the same number of questions, the only difference being that it has an essay. The essay, according to College Board, shows colleges that the students are ready to write. For the essay the students read a passage, explain how the author creates a persuasive argument and support their explanation with evidence from the text.

There are many ways to prepare for the SAT. The Princeton Review has a finder online that searches up preparation courses for the SAT in the student’s area. Some book stores carry SAT prep books in the educational section of the store, and schools sometimes offer online help for students.

Natalie Messih, senior, says, “You’ll be surprised at how much the practice tests actually help.”

From my own personal experience, I know that the PSAT, and the practice SAT that some schools offer was also a big help. They give the test-taker an idea what the SAT will be like and test skills so that students know what to study for.

 

 

https://www.princetonreview.com/college/sat-information

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