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Episode 123, SAT Evidence Based Reading Test – How to Tackle Paired Multiple Choice Questions

SAT Instructor Terri K. shows how you to tackle paired multiple choice questions on the SAT Reading Test by following some basic strategies.

Episode 123, SAT Evidence Based Reading Test – How to Tackle Paired Multiple Choice Questions

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May 17th, 2016
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SAT Evidence Based Reading Test – How to Tackle Paired Multiple Choice Questions

SAT Instructor Terri K. shows how you to tackle paired multiple choice questions on the SAT Reading Test by following some basic strategies.

SAT Evidence Based Reading Test – How to Tackle Paired Multiple Choice Questions

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April 28th, 2016
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New SAT vs ACT Infographic

Not sure which test is best for you, the New SAT or the ACT? Check out our colorful, fun infographic detailing the differences between the New SAT and the ACT test.

New SAT vs ACT Infographic

New SAT vs ACT Infographic PDF

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February 3rd, 2015
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New SAT vs ACT

New SAT to ACT Comparison

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There has been a great confusion amongst the students when it comes to ACT vs SAT. In spring 2016, the College Board will release a redesigned New SAT Format that aims to better evaluate college-bound students. Many of these changes, bring to mind the comprehensive testing approach of the ACT, including new questions that focus on history and science analysis and real world math. However, it’s important to remember that SAT and ACT are still two very different tests. Below you will see the SAT ACT comparison, so it is easy to decide whether to go for SAT or ACT. This SAT ACT comparison helps you determine what test preparation methods you’ll need to do your best.

ACT vs New SAT

New SAT ACT
Scoring Your composite score will be the average of two areas, Evidence-Based Writing and Language, and Math. The essay portion provides one additional score that does not affect your composite score. Scores range from 400 to 1600, or 200 to 800 each for English and Math, while the essay is scored on a scale of 2 to 8. Your composite score will be the average of four scores in the areas of Math, English, Reading, and Science. The essay portion provides two additional scores that do not affect your composite score. Section and averaged composite scores range from 1 to 36.
Total Length 3 hours, plus an additional 50 minutes for the optional writing portion; 153 total questions. 2 hours and 55 minutes, plus an additional 30 minutes for the essay portion; a total of 215 questions.
The English Section 35 minutes long with 44 multiple-choice questions and four different passages. 45 minutes long with 75 multiple-choice questions and five different passages.
The Reading Section 65 minutes long with 52 questions. Asks questions that require use of evidence to reach conclusions from the passages. There are four long passages, and one double passage. 35 minutes long with 40 questions. Uses reasoning skills to determine and evaluate aspects of passages.
The Math Section 57 questions in 80 minutes emphasizing data analysis, algebra, and real world problem solving. Calculators are only allowed for the 55 minute calculator section, 25 minute no calculator section. 60 questions in 60 minutes emphasizing geometry, algebra, and trigonometry. Calculators are allowed.
The Writing Section 50 minutes long. This section is now optional. The New SAT essay will provide a source material, and the prompt will ask the student to analyze that source (do they agree, disagree, strengths, weaknesses, etc). 30 minutes long; The New ACT essay will provide a source material on a controversial issue, as well as  three short excerpts expressing different perspectives on the issue. The student will need to  not only write a persuasive essay stating their own opinion on the issue, but they must address these differing perspectives in their essay as well.
The Science Section Still not included on the SAT. 40 questions in 35 minutes. The ACT will continue to give the Science section at the end of the exam.

 

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January 21st, 2015
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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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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

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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)

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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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