Introduction to the SAT

The SAT Reasoning Test. Formerly the Scholastic Aptitude Test, then the Scholastic Assessment Test, “SAT” now stands for nothing. The nebulous test looms in the minds of college-bound high school students (and some middle school students too).

This is the first of a series of posts that will unpack exactly what the SAT is. Topics I will cover include:

  • History of the SAT
  • Test Preparation
    • Math
    • The Essay
    • Sentence Completion
    • Passages
    • Sentence Revision
    • Error Identification
  • Significance in College Admissions
  • Score Choice
  • SAT vs. ACT
  • When to Take the SAT
  • Philosophical Controversies
  • Testing Accommodations

I look forward to hearing your questions!