In this lesson, our professor Vincent Selhorst-Jones gives an introduction on Meet the SAT. He discusses what the SAT is, the categories that make up the test, timing of the sections, the experimental section, order of the sections, scoring of the SAT, and taking the SAT.
The SAT is a standardized test that is used in college admissions. How well you do on it will affect which colleges accept your application.
The SAT is made up of ten sections. Each section is one of the following:
Over the course of the test, you will have three sections from each of the above categories. This makes a total of nine sections.
The tenth section is an experimental section which does not affect your score. It looks just like a normal section, and there's no way to tell which one is the experimental section. Do NOT try to skip this section!-you'll probably just ruin your SAT score on accident.
For most of the sections, you are given 25 minutes to complete them. However, there are a few that are shorter (see below).
In general, the order of the test is random. But there are a few things you can count on:
The first section is always the Essay (a Writing section),
The eighth and ninth sections are short (20 min) Critical Reading and Mathematics (random order),
The last section is a short (10 min) Writing.
Every question you answer correctly gains you 1 point. For every multiple-choice question you answer incorrectly, you lose [1/4] of a point. If you put nothing down, your score is unaffected.
Totaling this up gives you your raw score, which is then converted to the 800-point scale (totaled over three sections for 2400).
Lecture Slides are screen-captured images of important points in the lecture. Students can download and print out these lecture slide images to do practice problems as well as take notes while watching the lecture.
Educator.com recommends The Official SAT Study Guide published by The College Board, the administrators of the actual SAT test. In it, you will find additional practice questions and a review of all subjects, along with 10 official SAT practice tests. Our instructors work through several of the practice tests in real time, going through their thought processes and test-taking tips.
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