SAT prep

Courtesy of College Board

Courtesy of College Board

Hope Taylor

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SAT Background

SAT stands for Scholastic Aptitude Test. According to the College Board Website, “The writing section includes a short essay and multiple-choice questions on identifying errors and improving grammar and usage.”

It consist of:

-25 multiple choice questions on “Improving Sentences”

-18 multiple choice questions on “Identifying Sentence Errors”

-6 multiple choice questions on “Improving Paragraphs

-1 essay


  • Reading.
  • Writing and Language.
  • Math (which consists of two subsections, No Calculator and Calculator)
  • Essay (optional)


Test Taking Tips

  1. Read carefully
  2. Answer the easy questions first.
  3. Eliminate answer choices you know you are wrong.
  4. Make an educated guess or skip that question and go back to it.
  5. Keep your answer sheet neat.
  6. Use your test booklet as scrap paper.
  7. Circle the questions you skipped in your booklet.
  8. Check the answer sheet regularly, make sure you are in the right place.
  9. Keep track of time

Test Dates

  • March 10, 2018** (regular SAT only)
  • May 5, 2018
  • June 2, 2018


  • SAT registration fee- $46, with essay is $60



  •  Students have two registration options: online registration and postal mail. To register online go to the college board website. To register by mail, you must get an SAT Registration Guide from the college guidance office.
  • When registering online, registration fees must be paid by credit card. If you prefer to write a check. you must register by postal mail.
  • Regular registration fees must be paid three to four weeks before a test date.
  • The late registration period typically extends for about 2 weeks following regular registration deadline.


  1. Register for the test
  2. Get oriented of the overall structure
  3. Become familiar with the content
  4. Figure out your weakness
  5. Set a score  goal
  6. make a study schedule
  7. Review important content
  8. Learn test strategies
  9. Practice
  10. Be ready!