As Masterclass Space previously stated, passage-based reading questions are the only component of the SAT verbal that is still included in the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section.
The passage-based reading questions on the redesigned SAT Preparation Coaching in Singapore
poses inquiries about the following five passages:
- 1 with a topic in US and world literature
- 2 with a topic in social studies and history &
- 2 with a scientific theme.
You'll be asked questions regarding each passage after you read it. There are eight categories in which the questions you'll be asked can be placed (each utilizing a slightly different skill). The former SAT's Critical Reading part required the first eight skills.
1. Determine the Contextual Meaning of Vocabulary.
These inquiries urge you to explain a word's meaning about the passage. Though these common words are frequently being utilized in an unusual way throughout the passage, there are occasions when the word you're asked about is common (not a rare word like the old sentence completion words). The word, for instance, might have several meanings, and the less usual one is being investigated.
2. Identify the passage's overall theme or main idea.
You will be questioned on the passage's general aim in these questions. Is the section intended to explain, review, refute, prove, mock, or make an assumption?
3. Determine the significance of the passage's little details.
These inquiries typically refer to a certain line and ask you to discuss a specific feature therein. They could also inquire as to what a phrase or paragraph contributes to the overall meaning of the work.
4. Determine a Line's, a Paragraph's, or an Entire Passage's Meaning
These inquiries invite you to analyze a single word, an entire paragraph, or the entire passage. Though it may seem challenging, don't be concerned. These won't solicit your personal opinion in any way. There is only ever going to be one right response to these inquiries.
5. Describe a phrase or sentence's purpose in the passage.
You must determine the impact a phrase or sentence has to answer these questions.
6. Identify the tone, style, voice, attitude, or perspective of the author
You are asked to pinpoint the author's tone, style, voice, attitude, or perspective in these questions, often known as author technique questions.
7. Analyze Data and Apply Scientific Reasoning
You will be required to analyze graphs or charts for these questions to determine which fact they best or least support. To correctly respond to these questions, you don't need to be an expert in science or data, but you will need to be skilled at reading and analyzing graphs and charts. For help with this skill—which is a prerequisite for ACT science—look at our articles on ACT science.
8. Provide Evidence Support
There is two of each of these questions. The first question concerns the passage, and the second asks you to pinpoint the exact location in the paragraph where your supporting details were obtained to address the first issue.
How to Apply?
To prepare for the SAT Verbal, you should start by being familiar with the test's structure and methods so that you won't be caught off guard on test day. Learn more about the various passage-based reading question categories, the top passage-based reading tactics, and the most effective MCS’s SAT Preparation Online Course in Singapore
provides vocabulary preparation methods.
If you haven't already, you should start taking the SAT to practice for exams as soon as you've learned this information. The best SAT reading comprehension practice exams and questions are available here. Make careful to do a comprehensive evaluation when each practice exam is finished. The review phase of your study process is the most important one. You must identify your current mistakes to stop doing them on test day.
If you adhere to these guidelines, you will be on the right track to raising your verbal SAT score!
If you're taking the SAT, you should familiarize yourself with the new structure as well as some general preparation advice.
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How are the SAT's Verbal and Quantitative Sections scored?
The Verbal and Quantitative portions of the SAT are scored separately, and both of these fundamental sections are equally important. High school students who plan to take the SAT must be aware of how the exam is scored to fully comprehend the SAT and its requirements. Let's use an example to illustrate how the SAT's verbal and quantitative components are scored:
Your SAT exam contains two major sections: the verbal section, which includes evidence-based reading and writing components, and the quantitative section, which includes math levels 1 and 2. The maximum number of points you can receive is 1600.
The scoring range for the verbal and quantitative portions is 200-800. This means that a student can earn a maximum SAT score of 800 and a minimum score of 200 on each of the parts. Together, these factors raise the possible score to 1600.
Do not worry if you are concerned that the SAT will have a failing score or passing requirements. The report card you receive along with your SAT score reports gives detailed comments on your attempt, average scores, and your percentile about other test-takers. This aids in comparing with your prior tries or with others as well as helping you put your SAT score into context.
Additionally, your cross-test scores and sub scores, which provide feedback on your areas of strength and weakness, are also available in your SAT report. You won't be able to determine your SAT results' success or failure, though, from your SAT report. This is because the SAT does not have a passing or failing grade. Your SAT score is determined by a range of scores that you fall within. This will enable you to compare your scores across parts and with your peers, as well as to determine the range your SAT score falls into.
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