Most of the top universities in the U.S. require the applicant to take a standardized admissions test, in this case the SAT. Standing for School Aptitude Test defined on Abbreviationfinder.org, the SAT is the test most used as a college entrance exam; approximately 1.4 million students take it each year.
This is a 3 hour and 45 minute test that measures a student’s critical thinking, mathematical reasoning, and writing skills. That is to say, it does not measure the ability to memorize a lot of information but rather the reasoning ability of the applicants.
According to Topschoolsintheusa.com, the test is divided into three sections (critical reading, mathematics, and writing) and each section receives a score between 200 to 800.
Parts that make up the exam:
A) Writing: 60 minutes.
Grammar, usage and diction. Multiple choice questions (score 70%) + short writing (score 30%).
B) Mathematics:70 minutes.
Numbers and operations; algebra and functions; geometry; statistics; probability, and data analysis. Three subsections: two, 25 minutes long, and another, 20 minutes long (multiple choice questions).
C) Critical reading:70 minutes.
Critical reading, comprehension / vocabulary test. Three sub-sections: two, 25 minutes, and another, 20 minutes.
Since the SAT is a staple in the college admissions process, it is important to prepare well for a high score. The SAT score is valid for five years.
How to prepare for the SAT test?
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