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07/17/2018
If your high school student plans to just lazy around the house all summer, encourage them to use this free time to prepare for the SAT.



Get to Know the SAT and Its Components

If your child will be taking the SAT soon, why not use the summer to prepare for it? Most students have more free time over the summer, so studying for an exam like the SAT is easier. Encourage your child to get to know the test and its different components before deciding on a study strategy. To help them out, check out this information from The Tutoring Center, Long Grove IL.

What Does the SAT Test?

The SAT is a standardized test that is used to measure a student's readiness for college and college-level work. It's a multiple choice test that also includes an optional essay portion. It is usually taken by juniors and seniors in high school as they prepare to apply to college. Although not all universities include the SAT in their entrance requirements, the grand majority of four-year institutions in the United States do require an SAT score or an ACT score as part of a student's application process. How much a student's test score matters will depend on the institution. It's also important to note that students can take the exam more than once, and only their highest score will be taken into consideration.

How Does the SAT Work?

The SAT is graded on a scale of 400 to 1600 points. Points are accumulated with each question your child answers correctly. Unlike in the past, the new SAT does not penalize for wrong answers, so your child should guess even when they don't know the answer to a question. The majority of the test is made up of multiple-choice questions, although there are a few free-response questions in the math portion and there is an optional essay portion. The test can take about three hours to complete, so encourage your child to take some snacks and water with them. Things they will have to take on their test day include their printed admission ticket, two #2 pencils, an eraser, a photo ID, and an approved calculator. If your child wants to take advantage of their summer and get some SAT studying out of the way, The Tutoring Center, Long Grove IL offers the perfect SAT tutoring program. To learn more about this program and the many others they offer, contact them at (847) 383- 5654.

The Different Sections Included in the SAT

The SAT will test your child's knowledge in a number of different subjects. The exam will test your child in math, reading, writing and language, and there is also the optional essay portion. Math: The main subjects included in the math portion of the SAT include Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, and some Trigonometry. Your child will be allowed to use a calculator for a portion of the math section, so don't let them forget it on their test day! In general, the math portion focuses on testing your child's problem-solving skills, data analysis, and their ability to apply math to real-life scenarios. Reading: The reading section of the test is made up of a number of questions centered around different passages your child will have to read and analyze. The passages will cover different subjects, like literature and history, but your child doesn't need any prior knowledge to do well. Instead, what the questions test is your child's ability to read a text critically, their ability to interpret data, understand words in the context they're presented in, and find evidence in the text that supports an idea. Writing and language: The writing and language sections, like the reading portions, are made up of passages that your child will have to read carefully. These questions, however, will be asking your child to improve the passages. Instead of interpreting data, they will be asked to look at writing conventions, grammar, style, etc. They will then have to answer questions on how to improve the text they read by finding mistakes or weaknesses in the writing. Essay: Finally, the essay portion is considered optional, but some schools do require it, so double check your child's school options before opting out. Your child will have 50 minutes to read a passage and plan and execute a five paragraph essay. Your child will have to explain the devices the author of the passage uses to persuade the reader. This, of course, will have to be done using evidence from the text.

SAT Tutoring in Long Grove, IL

The SAT is constantly changing, which means it can be hard to stay on top of. To help your child get the most out of their SAT study sessions, consider enrolling them in tutoring in Long GroveContact The Tutoring Center, Long Grove at (847) 383-5654 for the best SAT tutoring classes around. You can be sure their tutors will stay on top of any and all changes the SAT goes through every year, so your child will be better prepared.

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