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An Insight to The SAT – Scholastic Aptitude Test

Posted January 6, 2016 by Matt in Uncategorized

An Insight to The SAT

The SAT is a general test of verbal and quantitative reasoning used for college admissions in the United States. It not only scour colleges and universities to make admissions decisions, but also helps the students widen their horizon of knowledge. It has voyaged through many names and scoring over the years. Known as the Scholastic Aptitude Test in 1926, then the Scholastic Assessment Test, later the SAT Reasoning Test, and now simply the SAT.

This 3 hours and 45 minutes test costs about US$52.50 and is intended to assess a student’s readiness for college based on their problem analyzing and solving competency. It embodies: Mathematics, Critical Reading and Writing which are the three major sections, with each section receiving a score on the scale of 200–800.

Registration Assistance

SAT registration is simple. The registration can be either done through the registration form available in the SAT’s College Board’s Bulletin from the school’s guidance counselor. The other option available is to call ETS at 609-771-7600 where they will mail the registration form for free of cost. You can also register online at the College Board website. Also make sure you submit a photo with your registration, which is a major part of your Admission Ticket. The deadline for submission falls five weeks before each test date.

A word of advice

Taking the SAT is the first step in the quest for finding the right college, which is the place where you can develop your skills further and pursue your zeal. A good 3 months preparation will increase your score and it is a proven way. While you need to have a strong foundation in the three major areas to score well, SAT test preparation will teach you strategies to get the most from the knowledge you have and also endeavor you to have an insight of your weaknesses and focus on improving them.

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