The SAT is the Scholastic Aptitude test taken by students applying for the Bachelor's Degree. The test evaluates the students scholastic aptitude. Your scores on the SAT test are important, as they determine the colleges that you apply to, and your scholarships and financial aid awards.

The SAT-I is a three-hour, primarily multiple-choice test that measures verbal and mathematical reasoning abilities that develop over time.

There are two sections on the SAT-I, the Verbal and the Mathematics section. Each section is based on a maximum of 800 points. The student is awarded points for correct answers and marked negatively if incorrect. There is no negative marking if you leave the question unanswered. The SAT score is valid for a period of 5 years.

Many college and universities require their applicants to take a three-hour standardized examination called the SAT I. Consequently, most of you as high school juniors or seniors will take this test as part of the college admissions process. The SAT I, which is written and administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS), purports to evaluate students' verbal and quantitative reasoning abilities. As a result, you will actually get two scores: a verbal score and a math score, each of which lies between 200 and 800.

The verbal sections test your critical reading skills and your vocabulary. One goal of the exam is to determine whether when you read a passage you understand what the author is saying and can make valid conclusions based on the text. Another goal is to determine if the level of your vocabulary is sufficiently high for you to be able to read college level texts. The verbal sections contain three types of questions: sentence completion questions, analogy questions, and critical reading questions. We will teach you the strategies that will enable you to develop the high-level vocabulary you need to score well on verbal sections of the SAT I.

The quantitative sections of the SAT I contains three types of questions: (i) multiple-choice questions, (ii) quantitative comparison questions, and (iii) grid-in questions. They are less a test of your knowledge of arithmetic, geometry, and algebra than they are of your ability to questions is not the level of mathematics - much of the exam is based on grade school arithmetic, and almost every question is based on mathematics Rather, the difficulty lies in the way that the students must use the mathematics as they reason through the solution. We help you learn all the strategies you need to decipher these quantitative questions successfully.

The SAT I is a three-hour exam, divided into ten sections, but because you should arrive a little early and because time is required to pass out materials, read instructions, collect the test, and give you short breaks between the sections, you should assume that you will be in the testing room for about three and a half to four hours.

Although the SAT I consists of seven sections, your scores are based on only six of them. They are four 30-minute sections (one math and one verbal). The seventh section is either a third 30-minute math section or a third 30-minute verbal section. It is what the ETS call an "equating" section, but is commonly referred to as the "experimental" section. It is used to test out new questions for use on future exams. However, because this extra section is identical in format to one of the other sections, there is no way for you to know which section is the experimental one, and so you must do your best on every section.

TOTAL TIME: 3 3/4 HOURS

Number and type of questions with time allotted for each section of the SAT