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Old SAT vs. New SAT: Top 10 Changes

Magvsh presents: OLD SAT A perfect score will be 1600, not 2400. 6. 1. More advanced math How exactly this will happen (the allocation of There will be a new section called "Passport to US. points per section) has not yet been announced. Advanced Math" with pre-calculus & trigonometry. NEW SAT TOP 10 CHANGES 2. The essay will be optional. 7. No calculator allowed on parts of the Students will now have to write an analysis of a math section. How will the College Board's chang- es to the SAT in 2016 affect you? paragraph (no more canned examples). For 25 out of 80 minutes, students will have to rely on mental math. The College Board's changes to the SAT amount to more than just a new look. Mainstays of the test-obscure vocabulary, tricky math questions, and the 25-minute written essay-are soon to be things of the past. Come 2016, students will be facing a com- pletely new test. Here's a look at what to expect: 3. No obscure vocabulary words. Paragraphs containing grammatical errors Vocabulary-based exercises will test words students can expect to see in college courses. No more hunting for mistakes in short sentences. 4. No more guessing penalty 9. More charts and graphs Currently, students lose 4 of a point for every Students will have to integrate multiple sources wrong answer. On the new test, there will be no of information. penalty for wrong answers. 5. Fewer random reading passages 10. Computer-optional, at select locations Passages will be more focused on historical and Currently, the test is only available on paper. scientific topics. Score higher on the SAT. Learn more at

Old SAT vs. New SAT: Top 10 Changes

shared by Magoosh on Apr 28
You may have recently heard that the SAT is changing— and changing drastically. Come 2016, students will be facing an entirely different test. Here's a look at what to expect.




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