With this in mind, how do we make sure we actually score well enough to be considered for
admission to these colleges? First, Let’s look at what the SAT comprises of, the parts of the SAT:
The SAT consists of two main parts. English Language and Mathematics, or more specifically Writing and Reading, and Mathematics.
- 52 multiple–choice questions
- 65 minutes
- Passages or pairs of passages (literature, historical documents, social sciences, and
1.2) Writing & Language
- 44 multiple–choice questions
- 35 minutes
- Grammar, vocabulary in context, and editing skills
- 58 multiple-choice questions (broken up into a 20-question No-Calculator section and a 38-question Calculator-allowed section)
- 80 minutes (25 minutes for the No-Calculator section; 55 minutes for the Calculator-allowed section)
I and II, geometry, and some trigonometry
3) Optional, but not optional Essay
- The essay is ordinarily an optional portion of the SAT, but the majority of schools, especially the Ivy Leagues, require college applicants to write the optional essay.