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Cracking the sat

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    • Cracking the SAT
    • Part One: The SAT, The Princeton Review, and You
      • So what does the SAT actually test?
      • Who writes the SAT?
    • What’s on the SAT?
      • The SAT runs 3 hours and 45 and is divided into 10 sections. These include:
      • One 25 minute essay section, requiring you to present your viewpoint on a topic
      • Two 25 minute Math sections (MC and “grid-ins”)
      • Two 25 minute Critical Reading sections, made up of sentence completions and reading comprehension questions
      • One 25 minute Writing section, containing error identification questions, improving sentences questions, and improving paragraphs questions
      • One 20 minute Math section (MC)
      • One 20 minute Critical Reading section (similar questions)
      • One 10 minute Writing section (improving sentences)
      • One 25 minute Experimental section (which may be Math, Writing, or Critical Reading)
    • Scoring on the SAT
      • Each subject is scored on a scale of 200-800.
      • The three scores are then totaled, for a combined score between 600 and 2,400.
      • The average score is about 500 per section, or 1,500 total.
      • Your score report will also give your percentile rank.
    • How the SAT is Scored
      • For every correct answer, you get 1 raw point
      • For every incorrect answer, you lose ¼ of a point
      • For every question you leave blank, you get 0 points
    • How to Crack the SAT
      • Remember, this is a standardized test.
      • This means that the same types of questions will be asked over and over again.
      • The numbers or words might change, but the basics do not.
    • Multiple Choice
      • Most questions on the SAT are Multiple Choice.
      • Luckily, this means you can use POE to find the right answer.
      • If you can identify all the wrong answers, that should leave the right answer.
    • Let’s try one…
      • The capital of Azerbaijan is
      • A. Washington, D.C.
      • B. Paris
      • C. Tokyo
      • D. London
      • E. Baku
    • Should you guess?
      • You want to acquire as many points as possible without losing any fractions of points.
      • Be careful with guessing- if you can eliminate several wrong choices, your odds at guessing right are high. If not, you may want to skip it.
    • Put Pencil to Paper
      • Feel free to write in your test booklet.
      • You can even create a key, like the one below, to help narrow down choices.
      • * Answer you like
      • / Answer you do not like
      • ~ Answer you kinda like
      • ? Answer you do not understand
      • X Answer you know is wrong
    • Transfer answers at end of each group
      • This will save you time, and will require less effort than looking back and forth every few seconds!