The College Board has designed the SAT Evidence-based Reading section to ensure students really work to find evidence for every answer they select. Evidence is used to back up or refute arguments, and it helps us to make decisions at work. Using evidence allows us to work out what is effective and what is not. A key aspect that the College Board has chosen to focus on developing.
The Writing & Language section requires content knowledge and understanding of effective writing principles. Half of this section focuses on grammar and punctuation while the latter focuses on writing effective introductions & conclusions, using appropriate transition words, and analyzing evidence.
Expression of Ideas questions include the following:
- Ordering (sentences within a paragraph)
- Words in Context
- Transition Words
- Concise Writing
Punctuation questions often test the effective use of:
- Parentheses – Use of Brackets
Miscellaneous grammar topics include:
Universities want to ensure that all accepted students will be able to complete each of their graduation requirements, so showing that you are capable of work across all SAT sections improves the chances of being accepted.
The College Board states that the SAT is intended to measure literacy, numeracy, and writing skills that are needed for academic success in college. They state that the SAT assesses how well the test-takers analyze and solve problems—skills they learned in school that they will need in college
GPA plays a major role in the college admissions process
For students whose GPA/ academic performance is not adequate, performing well on the SAT/ and or ACT can help enhance your academic transcripts and encourage college admissions officers to overlook certain weaknesses you may present in some areas. Taking the SAT thus demonstrates that you are willing to put effort to excel in college.
Scores May Determine Placement in University
Admission tests like the SAT evaluate the reading, writing and math skills you’ll need in college. So some colleges use scores to place students in classes that are at the right level for them.
Scores can also be used to identify students who may benefit from specific advisors or academic support in college.
Improves outlook on the resume
SAT Score definitely polishes up the resume especially if a student is on the lookout for their first job. Under the education section of the resume write a sentence about your SAT score and ensure to provide documentation and proof of your accomplishment.
A perfect score would indicate to an employed that they are a person who can easily learn and retain information.