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SAT

SAT – Short for Scholastic Aptitude Test, the SAT is a standardized test that students may take to gain acceptance into many colleges and universities.  Designed by College Board, it is their belief that this test will determine a student’s readiness for college.  The SAT consists of three different sections (Math, Critical Reading, and Writing) that add up to a total of 2400 points.  The math section of the SAT consists of 54 questions (44 multiple-choice and 10 grid-in questions), broken up into three sections, made up of material from Basic Arithmetic, Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry.  The Critical Reading section of the SAT consists of 67 multiple-choice questions, broken up into three sections, made up of Passage-Based Reading and Sentence Completion questions.  In the Passage-Based Reading sections, students are required to read short and long passages and answer questions about these passages.  In the Sentence Completion sections, students are required to select the correct word to complete each sentence.  The Writing section of the SAT consists of 49 multiple-choice questions, broken down into two sections, made up of Improving Sentences, Improving Paragraphs, and Sentence Error section.  Students are also required to write a comprehensive essay, which is factored into their SAT Writing score.  In the Improving Sentences sections, students are required to identify run-ons, fragments, misplaced modifiers, etc. and determine which answer choice best corrects the error.  In the Improving Paragraphs section, students are required to identify errors within several paragraphs and determine which answer choice best corrects the error.  In the Sentence Errors section, students are required to identify grammatical, structural, and word choice errors within a sentence.