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Last reply by: Professor Selhorst-Jones
Wed May 15, 2013 12:35 AM

Post by ANURAAG PRAKASH KAMLE on May 15, 2013

Good morning Sir!
what is the minimum score one must get to get into a college like MIT,Harvard,Stanford or Princeton?

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Last reply by: Professor Selhorst-Jones
Sun Mar 3, 2013 1:36 PM

Post by jong Lee on March 2, 2013

Do you know how to help 8th graders how to take the SHSAT? I'm in need of studying of the SHSAT and I think you're a great helper to these standardized test! :)

Meet 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:
    • Writing,
    • Critical Reading,
    • Mathematics.
  • 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).
  • Make sure you register for your test early! You can register online at the College Board's website. []

Meet the SAT

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.

  • Intro 0:00
  • Legal Disclaimer 0:09
  • What Is the SAT? 0:17
    • Standardized Test Used in College Admissions Administered by The College Board
    • Why Do You Care?
  • What About Those Other Tests? 1:27
  • Makeup of the SAT 2:05
    • Three Different Categories: Writing, Critical Reading, Math
    • Writing Category is Special- It Has the Essay Section
  • Timing of the Sections 3:09
    • Writing
    • Critical Reading
    • Mathematics
    • Total of 60 Minutes for Writing and 70 Minutes on Critical Reading and Math
  • The Experimental Section 3:45
    • This is an Extra 25 Minute Section
    • Do Not Try to Skip This Section
    • This is For College Board to Test Out New Questions
  • Order of the Sections 5:21
    • First Section: Essay
    • Eighth and Ninth Sections Are Short Critical Read and Math
    • Last Section: Short Writing
    • Visual Interpretation of the Ordering of the Sections
  • Scoring the SAT 6:42
    • Raw Score
    • Two Graders Read Your Essay
    • The 800-Point Scale
    • Distribution of Scores
    • Percentile
  • Taking the SAT 12:06
    • Register Online
    • Make Sure You Register in Advance