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wHY tAKE THE sat tEST?
If you want to take your BA in the USA you will have to take the SAT test. The SAT is also accepted in most Israeli colleges.
The next SAT course GMAX offers starts in January 2019. This course makes studying for the SAT so much easier! You will learn step by step techniques that make problem solving fast and simple.
GMAX offers you a great course that will prepare you for the December test date. Classes meet twice a week in the evening.
Upcoming SAT Course
When: January 31st to April 30th with classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays
Where: Tel Aviv
Test date: May 5th.
Note: No classes are held on Passover.
3 Official SAT Books
Real Practice tests
Details about the SAT test
The current SAT, introduced in 2016, takes three hours to finish, plus 50 minutes for the SAT with essay, and as of 2018 costs US $94.50 (US $111.50 with the optional essay), excluding late fees, including the additional processing fees because the SAT is taken outside the United States. Scores on the SAT range from 400 to 1600, combining test results from two 800-point sections: mathematics, and critical reading and writing. Taking the SAT, is required for freshman entry to many, but not all, colleges and universities in the United States and Israel. The SAT measures literacy, numeracy and writing skills that are needed for academic success in college. The test is administered under a tight time limit.
The SAT has four sections: Reading, Writing and Language, Math (no calculator), and Math (calculator allowed). The test taker may optionally write an essay which, in that case, is the fifth test section. The total time for the scored portion of the SAT is three hours (or three hours and fifty minutes if the optional essay section is taken). There is no penalty for guessing on the SAT: scores are based on the number of questions answered correctly.
Students receive their online score reports approximately three weeks after test administration. In addition to their score, students receive their percentile (the percentage of other test takers with lower scores).
The Reading Test of the SAT is made up of one section with 52 questions and a time limit of 65 minutes. All questions are multiple-choice and based on reading passages. Tables, graphs, and charts may accompany some passages, but no math is required to correctly answer the corresponding questions. There are five passages (up to two of which may be a pair of smaller passages) on the Reading Test and 10-11 questions per passage or passage pair. SAT Reading passages draw from three main fields: history, social studies, and science. Each SAT Reading Test always includes: one passage from U.S. or world literature; one passage from either a U.S. founding document or a related text; one passage about economics, psychology, sociology, or another social science; and, two science passages. Answers to all of the questions are based only on the content stated in or implied by the passage or passage pair.
The mathematics portion of the SAT is divided into two sections: Math Test – Calculator and Math Test – No Calculator. In total, the SAT math test is 80 minutes long and includes 58 questions: 45 multiple choice questions and 13 grid-in questions.The multiple choice questions have four possible answers; the grid-in questions are free response and require the test taker to provide an answer.
- The Math Test – No Calculator section has 20 questions (15 multiple choice and 5 grid-in) and lasts 25 minutes.
- The Math Test – Calculator section has 38 questions (30 multiple choice and 8 grid-in) and lasts 55 minutes.
Writing and Language Section:
The Writing and Language Test of the SAT is made up of one section with 44 multiple-choice questions and a time limit of 35 minutes. As with the Reading Test, all questions are based on reading passages which may be accompanied by tables, graphs, and charts. The test taker will be asked to read the passages, find mistakes or weaknesses in writing, and to provide corrections or improvements. Reading passages on this test range in content from topic arguments to nonfiction narratives in a variety of subjects. The skills being evaluated include: increasing the clarity of argument; improving word choice; improving analysis of topics in social studies and science; changing sentence or word structure to increase organizational quality and impact of writing; and, fixing or improving sentence structure, word usage, and punctuation.
Think carefully about what you would like to study at university or college. Consider your strengths and talents.
Decide where you would like to study
Call the college/university and ask the admissions advisor of your faculty what score you will need on the SAT exam.
Always set your goal beyond what you need so that you do not fall short.
After you have begun the course, set up your study schedule and keep to it.
Enjoy the rewards of your high score on the SAT: Admission to the college or university of your choice.
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