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The SAT is being revised for the spring of 2016.
Keeping track of all the changes, Your Score Booster is reviewing a 211-page document from College Board, which creates the SAT. We are revising The Dalton Method™ of SAT preparation to apply to the new SAT.
Your Score Booster’s Chief SAT Coach Richard Dalton wrote this article about SAT tips and tricks and the new SAT
We can tell you that tips and tricks will still apply to the new test.
Click “Contact Us” below so we can help you keep track of the new SAT.
Tackling the SAT Topics
By the time you take the SAT, you won’t have to learn any more esoteric words. But you’ll still need to boost your vocabulary. Do you know the word “empirical”? That will be on the new SAT. But more obscure words won’t be. Check out the
College is years away, but SAT preparation can begin now. If you are already studying a foreign language, especially a Romance language, continue to do so. Romance languages, such as French, Spanish or Italian, will help you with your English vocabulary. Latin or ancient Greek would help, too, but good luck finding conversation partners.
Your Score Booster will teach you methods that, if followed closely, will help you get the right answer even when you don’t know all the vocabulary words in the question.
College Board not only will ask students to answer a question but also will require students to find the support for their answer in the passage.
Read a lot. Read fiction (novels) and non-fiction (science, history, biographies, newspaper articles and more.) The more you read, the better you’ll do on the reading section of the SAT.
Your Score Booster can help you boost your reading comprehension and find the main idea of SAT passages. Then we’ll help you tackle the questions. We’ll show you what the questions mean. (Before lessons, students find that some questions are hard to interpret.) We’ll show you why one question might mention line numbers 20-25 and the answer is, surprisingly, in lines 18-19, while other questions might mention lines 20-25, and that’s exactly where the answer is located. Without this understanding of how to tackle the questions, you cannot boost your reading score dramatically.
You don’t necessarily need to start studying SAT math this early. You could wait until you learn more math in school. But SAT lessons even in 9th grade or earlier would help. Your Score Booster will teach you tricks that you could apply to any multiple-choice tests, even the provincial exams, and, of course, the SAT. You’ll also learn math concepts before learning them in school, so you’ll be ahead of the curve.
The essay will be optional starting in 2016. But top universities may require it.
For the essay, the test will include some documents, such as the founding documents of the United States of America, and ask students to write an essay relating to those documents.
It can take a long time to develop skills for writing a good SAT essay. Remember that you have just 25 minutes to write your SAT essay, which is unlike your school essays. You need to use a plethora of SAT words to impress the grader, and you must strongly persuade the reader. An early start for the SAT essay can definitely give you an edge.