The new SAT: Has it changed for the good or bad?

Change is constant! So is SAT! Firstly, let’s see how it has changed in 2016.

SAT, Standardised Aptitude Test, a ticket to study abroad introduced in 1926 had undergone certain changes and a whole new SAT was born on March 2016, with more effective and accurate approach. The new SAT comprises of content that will reflect the kind of content the students would be facing during their undergraduate curriculum.

Tick-Tock: 3 long hours. Extra 50 minutes if you write the optional essay.

Sections: The new SAT has evidence-based reading and writing section (65-minutes for reading and 35-minutes language and writing), a math section (55-minutes with the calculator and 25-minute without) and an optional essay section (50-minutes).

Focal Points: The advanced SAT focuses on devoted knowledge, functional vocabulary and purposeful reasoning. The number of choices to answer has reduced to 4 from 5.

Score Board: With miserable fail in the previous scoreboard (2400) the total score range was fixed at 1600 whereas section score ranges from 200-800.

Bonus point: NO penalty deductions. YAY!

Old SAT vs. New SAT

The advanced SAT is more radical and practical in its approach, unlike MATH and ENGLISH who are still judgy judgemental. The advanced SAT never sounded as easy, though. Like solving math without a calculator? Seriously! Don’t panic, the questions will be logic-based (Hint: Be sure to know your multiplication tables). The ‘with calculator math’ section has application-based questions with multiple steps that require critical thinking and reasoning (sounds like a real world, though).

The new SAT English i.e, reading and writing sections are now grouped into subjects, that helps you focus on one thing at a time. The test focuses on evidence-based reading, that means you have to go through the passages based on the US and World Literature, History, Science and certain graphs.  

The essay (a big-time change), though optional. It has a thorough analyzation of  600-700 words passage. READ it then COMPOSE it. It requires deep understanding to be able to write a composition based on the passage.

Hope this gives you a thorough understanding of the changes that has taken place in 2016. Prepare yourself to the best and let us know how helpful this article has been to you.

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