Planning to take the SAT? The word S-A-T often creates anxiety in the minds of students due to its unpredictability. One more time it has come up with a revised version. If you are planning to take the SAT for the first time or just want to take it again to improve your scores, you need a complete understanding of its revised structure.
The New SAT gives you a chance to guess on the questions asked; it wasn’t so on the old SAT, which had negative marking for wrong answers. Now you lose nothing by guessing when you do not know how to answer a question, as there is no deduction of marks if your guess is wrong.
You no longer have to memorize obscure words, as there are no Sentence Completion questions any more.
Further, the Essay is now optional.
Let’s have a quick look at the changes from the old SAT to the New SAT.
By now, hopefully, you may have an idea how different the New SAT is from the old one.
If you are good at Math, then you surely have an advantage, but if Math is not your zone of comfort, the New SAT may appear harder. On the other hand, if your reading skills are great, the Evidence Based-Reading and Writing Section may not be as challenging to you as to someone uninitiated into reading dense text.