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Watch a preview:chapter 1 / lesson 1About the SAT Writing Section: Structure, Patterns & Scoring
Course SummaryLearn more about the format and subjects on the SAT Writing test with this extensive study guide. Use short video lessons and self-assessment quizzes to review and test your understanding of ways to revise and improve your writing so you can earn the best score you can on the SAT Writing exam.
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About The Course
Each topic that appears within the SAT's writing section on the test is covered in detail in this course. You can gauge your readiness for the SAT Writing section by taking self-assessment quizzes after viewing video lessons. Develop great familiarity with the variety of questions in the writing section, such as those pertaining to pinpointing sentence errors, making a sentence better or improving paragraph quality. Writing the optional essay on test day will be made easier with the course's helpful information on timing and strategy.
About the SAT
The SAT is a highly prevalent college admission test that is accepted by essentially all institutions of higher education. The SAT Writing and Language and optional Essay sections aim to assess your writing skill level to help determine college readiness. The SAT is offered approximately seven times per year -- from August October to June. Be sure to check the College Board website for up to date information on test times and locations.
SAT Registration and Preparation
The available options for test takers to register for the SAT include doing so either online or by mail. Phone registration requires an additional fee and is only permitted in the event that a prior registration was already completed. As part of the SAT fee, students receive four score reports to send to institutions of interest. Additional fees are required for late registration and test date modifications.
Watch videos and review text lessons up to the test day to maximize your preparation for the SAT Writing section. Items that are not permitted for the test include a variety of electronic devices such as pagers, laptops, smartphones and tablets. Needed items on test day consist of two No. 2 pencils, photo ID and an admission ticket.
SAT Writing Section Scoring and Score Reports
The Writing and Language section is scored on a scale ranging between 200 and 800 points. For the essay, test takers receive three essay subscores between 2 and 8. Test takers can see their score online and have the option to receive a score report through the mail as well. The score report includes a comparison to local test takers in addition those countrywide.
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