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07/17/2018
If your child will soon be taking the SAT, summer is the perfect time for them to start preparing for it. Use this information to help them get acquainted with the exam.



What You Need to Know About the SAT

If your child is planning on taking the SAT sometime soon, knowing what to expect on the test can be a great help. Instead of jumping right into studying for the test, get to know what the test include, what it tests, and what sections are mandatory and which ones are option. Having all of this clear can help guide your child's study efforts more effectively. Below is some information that can help you get to know the test with your child.

What Does the SAT Test?

The SAT is pretty well known among college students because it's an entrance requirement for most universities in the United States. How much your score weighs among other entrance requirements will depend on the institutions you're applying to. Some schools require that your score falls within a certain range while others will consider other aspects more heavily, such as a portfolio or catalog of work. The SAT focuses on testing a student's preparedness for college level work as well as their potential for future success. Many times students will find that some of the things they're being tested on weren't included in their school lessons, and this is all part of the testing strategy. The SAT may not focus on how well students memorize things, but rather on how sharp their critical thinking skills are.

How Does the SAT Work?

The SAT is commonly taken by students in their junior or senior year of high school, since they're getting quite close to graduating and college. Taking it for the first time the winter of junior year is ideal because it gives your student the chance to retake the test and aim for a higher score. Keep in mind that only their highest score will be considered, so there's no danger in retaking the test. Your child will receive a score between 400 and 1600 points which will be calculated according to how many questions they answer correctly. Unlike in the past, the current SAT doesn't penalize for wrong answers, so your child should answer every single question on the test. The majority of the test is multiple choice, but there are some math questions that are grid-in and there is an optional essay section. There are a few things your child must have with them on their test day, including an photo ID and their printed admission ticket. If your child needs help preparing for the SAT, tutoring in Franklin Park is a great option. The Tutoring Center, Franklin Park NJ , offers SAT classes that can help get your child on the right track. To learn more about this, give them a call at (732) 419- 3813.

The Different Sections Included in the SAT

The SAT is made of a few different portions that span about three hours. Your child may feel more confident in one area but will find they need to focus more study time on another. Below is more information on what is included in each portion. Math: There are two math portions included in the SAT. Your child will be allowed to use a calculator for one portion but not in the other one. The math questions included in these sections will include material related to Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, and some Trigonometry. The main focus of these areas is to test a student's problem solving skills and data analysis abilities. Reading: The reading portions of the exam will ask your child to read short passages and then answer questions related to the passages. The idea is to test a student's reading comprehension skills along with other skills like using context clues, analyzing information, and understanding the conclusions of a text. Your child will often be asked to find evidence in a text to support a statement. Reading and actively analyzing texts can be a great way to sharpen these skills. Writing and language: The writing and language portions will also include passages and questions related to these passages. The difference here is that the student will be asked to improve portions of these passages either in grammatical terms or in style terms. Reading and having a wide vocabulary can help your child be better prepared for this. Essay: The essay portion is optional, but some universities do include it in their entrance requirements, so double check this before your child opts out of it. This portion of the exam will have your child read a passage, analyze it, and then plan and write a 5 paragraph essay. The essay should focus on the author's argument and how it was developed through the text. Your child will need to gather evidence from the text to strengthen their own writing.

SAT Tutoring in Franklin Park NJ

Get your child started on their SAT prep this summer with the help of The Tutoring Center, Franklin Park NJ. Learn all about their academic programs, including their SAT program, by giving them a call at (732) 419- 3813.

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