Senior League SAT
Our SAT Program aims for the highest possible scores for each student.
We target every student’s weaknesses and improve their abilities.
With SAT, it is important for students to understand the concepts and know how to apply them. It is difficult to fix the portion for SAT to a few particular topics. However, the questions asked in the test are in a fixed format. While knowledge of the test content is imperative for success, students must learn certain test strategies. Test strategies allow one-self to arrive at the answer correctly and quickly. Knowledge and learning of the content along with the test strategies is crucial in attaining the score desired.
1. SAT Vocabulary words will more closely align with those used in college courses, instead of more obscure and esoteric terms.
2. Every exam will have a reading passage containing an excerpt from either one of the nation’s “founding documents” or a text from the “ongoing Great Global Conversation about freedom, justice, and human dignity.”
3. Every exam will include source documents from a broad range of disciplines in the reading and writing sections, i.e. Science and social studies.
4. The math portion of the test will focus on three main areas:
a. Linear equations
b. Complex equations or functions
c. Ratios, percentages and proportional reasoning
5. Instead of receiving an open ended prompt like the current SAT, test-takers will read a passage before analyzing it in the form of an essay for the optional essay portion of the exam.
• Total exam score will range from 400-1600
• Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section 200-800 point scale
• Math section 200-800 point scale
• Students will no longer be penalized for incorrect answers
• The essay will be a separate score and will be optional
The critical reading section comprises of 48 reading comprehension questions on long and short passages, and 19 sentence completion questions where you have to either complete the sentence or correct it.
- Reading and understanding passage: section focuses on comprehension skills. It is important to learn to read the short and long passages strategically focusing on the facts
- Improving on SAT vocabulary: A good vocabulary becomes an asset when taking the SAT. However, there are can be no limit to the words that students learn. That said, there are certain words in their list. Learn new words by reading newspapers, journals etc. and improve vocabulary.
The writing section consists of multiple-choice questions on grammar, word usage, etc. and an essay.
The essays are not graded by a computer or a machine but by two examiners who each give a score between 0-6. However, there is limited time of only 50 minutes to put across your point of view. Thus, it is advisable that you do not pen down whatever comes to your mind. Instead, put across our arguments in a clear and concise manner.
The writing section tests student’s knowledge and understanding of words and their usage. The main questions that are commonly encountered in the writing section are:
- Finding errors in sentences
- Improving or correcting sentences
- Improving or correcting paragraphs
The SAT tests concepts of basic mathematics, geometry and a few concepts from advanced algebra
- Basic Mathematics:
o Number Properties
o Roots and Exponents
o Ratio and proportions
o Simultaneous Equations
o Radical and Exponentials
o Coordinate geometry
o Functions and graphs
For the mathematics section, concepts must be reviewed thoroughly and completed with lots of practice. Make a note of the time when solving mathematics problems and improve on it. The faster problems can be solved, the better are the chances at a high score.