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What Is College Scholastic Aptitude Test |

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Re: What Is College Scholastic Aptitude Test
The SAT is a standardized test widely used for college admissions in the United States. It was started by the College Board in 1926. Its name and scoring have changed several times- originally called the Scholastic Aptitude Test, it was later called the Scholastic Assessment Test, then the SAT I: Reasoning Test, then the SAT Reasoning Test, then simply the SAT. SAT Percentiles for Total Scores (2019)Score, 400-1600 scale SAT User Nationally Representative Sample 1600 99+ 99+ 1550 99+ 99+ 1500 98 99 1450 96 99 1400 94 97 1350 91 94 1300 86 91 1250 81 86 1200 74 81 1150 67 74 1100 58 67 1050 49 58 1000 40 48 950 31 38 900 23 29 850 16 21 800 10 14 750 5 8 700 2 4 650 1 1 640–400 <1 <1 SAT SyllabusReading The reading section has questions related to reading passages, and each passage consists of 10-11 questions. There are 5 of them in total, and the length of the passages varies. The primary purpose of the section is to assess the candidate’s ability to understand and assimilate written text. The candidate is expected to know the meaning of words in context, along with associated variations in implied meanings and impact due to the exact word usage. WritingWriting section has 4 passages, with each passage associated with 10-11 questions. A candidate is expected to spot errors, rephrase marked/highlighted sentences with better alternatives etc. Main focal point revolves around the usage and understanding of grammar. MathematicsThis section is 80 minutes long and has 58 questions. It has a couple of basic sub-sections: a 25-minute section (no calculator) and a 55-minute section (calculator allowed). Math questions involve knowledge of subject areas such as arithmetic, geometry, algebra, statistics and probability. It also involves data interpretation from tables/graphs and problem-solving. List of topics for Mathematics:Solving linear equations and linear inequalities Interpreting linear functions Linear inequality and equation word problems Graphing linear equations Linear function word problems Systems of linear inequalities word problems Solving systems of linear equations Solving quadratic equations Interpreting nonlinear expressions Quadratic and exponential word problems Radicals and rational exponents Operations with rational expressions and polynomials Polynomial factors and graphs Nonlinear equation graphs Linear and quadratic systems Structure in expressions Isolating quantities Functions Ratios, rates, and proportions Percents Units Table data Scatterplots Key features of graphs Linear and exponential growth Data inferences Center, spread, and shape of distributions Data collection and conclusions Volume word problems Right Triangle word problems Congruence and similarity Right triangle geometry Angles, arc lengths, and trig functions Circle: Equations and theorems Complex numbers Essay (Optional)The time allotted for it is 50 minutes and it is meant to assess understanding of the given data/ case and the quality of writing. 650-700 is the expected length of the essay and one should take a stance on the issue at hand. However, expounding on personal opinions is not expected and the purview is limited to the given data. Precise language in a logical and consistent manner fetches good marks. |