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  1. Welcome to SAT Preparation!

  2. Agenda • Introductions • Expectations • Register for the SAT-Collegeboard.com • Parts of the Exam • How the exam is scored • Directions for each part • Practice tests (www.majortests.com/sat) • Vocabulary Lists/practice

  3. Expectations • Please be prompt. Class starts at 3:30. • Cell phones will be collected at the beginning of class, returned during break. • Bring your SAT book to class • If you must miss class, please let us know • Class agendas are posted • Please be respectful toeveryone in the class • You will have a break between sections (4:55-5:05. You may have a snack then. • Please do not eat during class. Water is ok to have. • Bring your best self to class…it’s a long day for EVERYONE! 

  4. Register • Collegeboard.com • Please visit even if you HAVE registered already

  5. Parts of the exam • English • Critical reading • Sentence completion (19) • Passage-based reading (48) • Three sections: 25/25/20 minutes each Writing -Identifying sentence errors (18) -Improving sentences (25) -Improving paragraphs (6) -Essay writing (1)/25 minutes 25 and 10 minutes

  6. How the exam is scored • Multiple choice questions • 1 point for each question answered correctly • 0 points for unanswered questions • -1/4 point for each incorrect answer • Fractions in final scores are rounded up Essays 2 to 12 points, blank essays get a 0

  7. Other resources • Sparknotes.com