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8 Frequently Asked Questions (with Answers) About the New SAT

New SAT FAQs

SAT Instructor Terri Karol of Prepped & Polished answers 8 FAQs and one bonus Q and A about the New redesigned SAT in 2016.
1. When will the redesigned SAT be given for the first time?
2. Is the PSAT changing and WHEN will that test be offered?
3. In spring 2016, can students take both the current SAT and the redesigned SAT to determine which score is higher?
4. WHY is College Board making changes to the current SAT?
5. HOW is the SAT changing?
6. HOW will the SAT scores change?
7. How will colleges compare scores on the redesigned SAT to scores on the current SAT?
8. How will the redesigned SAT help colleges to make admission decisions?
9. Will the 2016 exam be harder or easier than the current SAT?

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December 21st, 2014
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New SAT 2016: What Will It Look Like?

The New SAT Test 2016

SAT Instructor Terri of Prepped & Polished, LLC in South Natick, Massachusetts teaches you six changes to the New SAT 2016.
1. There will be significant changes to the SAT test format
2. The redesigned SAT essay will be optional
3. The new SAT test will feature evidence based reading, and evidence based writing & language sections
4. There will be key changes to the SAT math section
5. The scoring differs greatly between the old SAT and the new SAT
6. The length of the test and the way in which the SAT test is given will change

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December 3rd, 2014
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How to Master Three Traits on the NEW SAT Essay with New SAT Essay Tips

New SAT Essay Tips

 

SAT Instructor Terri of Prepped & Polished, LLC in South Natick, Massachusetts teaches you how to master three traits on the new SAT essay.Learn the new SAT essay tips to be confident while going for taking the exam.

1. To master your reading score you want to demonstrate comprehension of the passage and a have a clear understanding of the authors thesis.
2. To master your analysis score you need to focus on relevant features of casinos in Colorado text and provide support for claims/points made in your response.
3. To master your writing score you must provide a precise central claim, create an effective organization/progression of ideas, successfully employ a variety of sentence structures, use precise word choice, maintain an appropriate style and tone, and show command of conventions of standard written English.

These 3 new SAT essay tips will be really helpful in getting over the

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July 12th, 2014
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How to Tackle the Evidence-Based SAT Writing and Language Test : New SAT Writing and Language Practice

New SAT Writing & Language Test Strategies

SAT Instructor Terri of Prepped & Polished, LLC in South Natick, Massachusetts teaches you ways to tackle questions found on the New SAT writing and language test section.

The New SAT Writing and Language Test will have 44 multiple choice questions with emphasis on:
1. Command of evidence
2. Relevant words in context
3. Informational graphics

What do you think of these new SAT sections? Do you think the New SAT Writing and Language Test will be harder or easier than the current reading and writing SAT sections ?

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June 21st, 2014
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New SAT vs. ACT : SAT and ACT Similarities and Differences

SAT and ACT Instructor Terri of Prepped & Polished, LLC in South Natick, Massachusetts teaches you six similarities and differences between the New SAT and ACT test.

Some key similarities include:
No points deducted for wrong answers
Both tests allow score choice

Some key differences include:
ACT– Composite score, average score of 4 subsections
New SAT-Composite score, sum of 2 areas (evidence based reading and evidence based writing and language; Math)

What do you think will be the easier test, the New SAT or the ACT? Do you have any questions about the new SAT and ACT?

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June 8th, 2014
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New SAT 2016: How Will the New SAT Format Look Like?

SAT Instructor Terri of Prepped & Polished, LLC in South Natick, Massachusetts teaches you six changes to the New SAT Format.
1. There will be significant changes in the New SAT format
2. The redesigned New SAT essay will be optional
3. The New SAT Format will feature evidence based reading, and evidence based writing & language sections
4. There will be key changes in the New SAT math section
5. The scoring differs greatly between the old SAT and the new SAT
6. The length of the test and the way in which the New SAT test will be given will change

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May 26th, 2014
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