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Unformatted text preview: reason clearly, and to apply fundamental mathematical principles to unfamiliar problems. SAT II tests mastery of specific subjects such as Chemistry or French or World History. TAKING THE SAT
The SAT is offered on one Saturday morning in October, November, December, January, March, May, and June. When you apply to a college, find out whether it requires you to take the SAT and if so when scores are due. To make sure your scores arrive in time, sign up for a test date that’s at least six weeks before the school’s deadline for test scores. Registration forms for the SAT are available in most high school guidance offices. You can also get registration forms and any other SAT information from: College Board SAT Program P.O. Box 6200 Princeton, NJ 08541-6200 609-771-7600 Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Eastern Time www.collegeboard.com Along with your registration form you will receive a current SAT Student Bulletin. The bulletin includes all necessary information on procedures, exceptions and special arrangements, times and places, and fees. vii viii About the SAT FORMAT OF THE NEW SAT
The new SAT is a three-hour, mostly multiple-choice examination divided into sections as shown in the chart below. One of the sections is experimental. Your score on the six nonexperimental sections is the score colleges use to evaluate your application. The critical reading sections of the SAT use Sentence Completions to measure your knowledge of the meanings of words and your understanding of how parts of sentences go together, and Critical Reading questions (short and long passages) to measure your ability to read and think carefully about the information presented in passages. The mathematical sections use Standard Multiple-Choice Math, Quantitative Comparisons, and Student-Produced Response Questions to test your knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, and geometry. Many of the formulas that you need will be given in the test instructions. You are not required to memorize them. SAT math questions are designed to test your skill...
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