The SAT Writing Section Overview

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What does it test? The SAT Writing section tests your ability to identify errors in sentences, your knowledge of grammar and usage, and your essay writing skills. What types of questions does it include? The Writing section includes one 25-minute essay and 49 multiple-choice questions. The Essay accounts for 30% of the writing score, while…

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The SAT Mathematics Section Overview

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What does it test? According to the College Board’s website, the SAT Mathematics section includes questions on arithmetic operations, Algebra 1, Geometry, Statistics, and Probability. It does not test concepts from Algebra 2, Pre-calculus, Calculus, or AP Statistics classes. The good news is that once you’ve mastered high school algebra and geometry, you should know all…

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The GRE Analytical Writing Section Overview

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What does it test? According to the ETS Web site, the Analytical Writing section of the GRE General Test “measures critical thinking and analytical writing skills, specifically your ability to articulate and support complex ideas clearly and effectively.” It measures these skills by having you write two 30-minute essays: the Issue Essay and the Argument Essay.

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