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The New SAT is a standardized test required by many US colleges and universities as part of their admission requirements for undergraduate courses. The score a student gets on the SAT is often used to predict a student’s performance in undergraduate studies in college.

The new SAT includes a Reading Test, Writing and Language Test, and a Math Test. The SAT has an optional essay component, which some colleges will require.   How is the New SAT different from the earlier SAT?    
Category Pre-March-2016 SAT New SAT
Total Testing Time 3 hours and 45 minutes 3 hours (plus 50 minutes for the Essay [optional])
Components 1. Critical Reading 1. Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
2. Writing     -Reading Test
3. Mathematics     -Writing and Language Test
4. Essay 2. Math
  3. Essay (optional)
Important Features  Emphasis on general reasoning skills Focus on the knowledge, skills, and understandings that research has identified as most important for college and career readiness and success
Emphasis on vocabulary, often in limited contexts Greater emphasis on the meaning of words in extended contexts and on how word choice shapes meaning, tone, and impact
Complex scoring (a point for a correct answer and a deduction for an incorrect answer; blank responses have no impact on scores) Rights-only scoring (no penalty for guessing)
Essay Required and given at the beginning of the SAT Optional and given at the end of the SAT; postsecondary institutions determine whether they will require the Essay for admission
25 minutes to write the essay 50 minutes to write the essay
Tests writing skill; students take a position on a presented issue Tests reading, analysis, and writing skills; students produce a written analysis of a provided source text
Score Reporting Scale ranging from 600 to 2400 Scale ranging from 400 to 1600
Scale ranging from 200 to 800 for Critical Reading; 200 to 800 for Mathematics; 200 to 800 for Writing Scale ranging from 200 to 800 for Evidence-Based Reading and Writing; 200 to 800 for Math; 2 to 8 on each of three dimensions for Essay
Essay results scaled to multiple-choice Writing Essay results reported separately
Subscore Reporting None Subscores for every test, providing added insight for students, parents, admission officers, educators, and counselors
 
SAT questions focus on skills that matter most for college readiness and success, according to the latest research. Throughout the SAT, you’ll be asked questions grounded in the real world, directly related to work performed in college and career.

The Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section includes questions on literature and literary nonfiction, but also features charts, graphs, and passages like the ones students are likely to encounter in science, social science, and other majors and careers. Questions on the Writing and Language Test ask you to do more than correct errors; they ask you to edit, revise, and improve texts from the humanities, history, social science, science, and career contexts.

The Math section features multistep applications to solve problems in science, social science, career scenarios, and other real-life situations. The test sets up a scenario and asks several questions that give you the opportunity to dig in and model it mathematically.

At Top Grader we know that effective test taking is not only about one’s knowledge of key concepts tested in Math or one’s ability to comprehend every detail that one reads through but also about the right strategies for test-taking. Our SAT tutors have spent several years mastering concepts, tricks, and strategies that can help a student solve Math problems faster and answer evidence based reading and writing questions accurately, resulting in a higher score. Our tutors are fully trained on the New SAT format.

We encourage students to start with SAT preparation as early as possible, preferably at-least two months before their intended test date to allow sufficient time to practice key concepts, tricks, and strategies essential for a high score on the SAT.

You can choose from our monthly 4-Hour, 8-Hour, and 12-Hour plans. Each plan comes with a diagnostic test to assess your strengths and areas of improvement followed by a customized course that will include lessons, worksheets, practice tests, and full length tests.

If you would like a free trial class before making up your mind, please visit our Free Trial section and fill up the form.
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If you are not satisfied with our tutoring services, you can choose to opt out any time before the start of your third tutoring session. We will refund the entire amount you paid – no questions asked! 

 
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