The early takers of the new SAT test say that it was easy and not so difficult. The questions were not so tricky and easy to answer. College Board, the governing body of SAT examination had redesigned the SAT. In March 2016, the first batch of test takers have found it to be not so bad as predicted by some analysts. It was a walkover as suggested by most of the student’s who took the test in US. The good reviews is good news for SAT aspirants as it gives them the confidence to take on the examination with a positive frame of mind. Moreover, it is a good beginning as several doubts were raised about its durability.
Indeed to go up in life writing the new SAT is a complete different experience. It is so better than the previous version. Wrong answer marks have been done away with. Obscure words that are so hard to pronounce have been replaced with simple vocabulary. Words such as those widely used in classroom language. For example, advocate, affection, ambition, bitter, candid, concerned, dejected, dismay, eager, elated, fanciful, frank, genuine, heroic, hopeful, inspiring, intense, jovial, lyrical, mocking, neutral, novel (as used in a sentence novel ideas or new strategies), objective, passive, positive, quizzical, receptive, rigid, scornful, serious, tactful, timid, urgency, vibrant, wistful (reflecting sadness), witty and zealous (meaning great, eager or enthusiastic). Overall, the questions are less (154) when compared to the earlier one (171). Essay adds to one more number, but it is not compulsory to write it. It is an optional choice. The questions are more straightforward.
In Math, only the basics have been tested. The formulas have been left out. Even a tough problem can be worked out easily with a little bit of critical reasoning. It could boost your scores. The reading section is enjoyable. The grammar is very simple. According to David Coleman, President and CEO of College Board “the redesign is mainly to make it much similar to what the children were doing in high school”. Coleman added that less questions on the new SAT gave more time for reading and solving math.
Useful tips by test takers suggest that the essay must be taken and not skipped. This is because most of the top colleges look at it. It is given importance in the enrollment. This could expand your chances to get admitted for a big career that you and your parent have been passionate about.