Sunday, September 16, 2018

SAT

Objective

The SAT is an entrance exam used by most colleges and universities to make admissions decisions. It is a multiple-choice, pencil-and-paper test administered by the College Board. The purpose of the SAT is to measure a high school student’s readiness for college and provide colleges with one common data point that can be used to compare all applicants.

Breakdown

The SAT is divided into four parts: the Reading Test, the Writing and Language Test, the Math Test, and the optional Essay. Students are given 3 hours and 50 minutes to complete the entire exam, including the Essay section.

Timeline

There are seven SAT test dates each year in August, October, November, December, March, May, and June. Students may take the SAT any time starting their freshman year. Many students take the SAT for the first time in their junior year and often retake it in the fall of their senior year.

Strategy

It is easy to be intimidated by the SAT. It is almost four hours long and a crucial part of the college admissions process. Entelechy’s proven SAT prep curriculum is designed to give you the skills you need to achieve proficiency. Each week, you will take a full-length practice exam under realistic testing conditions, along with classes focusing on Reading and Writing and Language. You will become intimately familiar with the format of the SAT and learn strategies to identify the concepts being tested in each question.