No penalty for wrong answers anymore!
The SAT in 2016 will be changing from an increase in curriculum based questions to a revamped essay section. These are 7 ways the SAT will be changing in 2016 (to read more about this article click here):
- ONLINE TEST PREP
- Khan Academy will provide online test prep.
- NO PENALTY FOR WRONG ANSWERS!
- Students will not be penalized for any wrong answers!
- REVAMPED ESSAY
- Students will read a passage and explain how the author is persuading the audience.
- EVIDENCE-FOCUSED READING
- Students will be asked a question about the text, and then asked which piece of evidence best supports that answer.
- NO MORE OBSCURE VOCABULARY
- Students will be asked to define a word based on how it is used in context.
- MORE GRAPHS AND CHARTS
- Students will have to infer information from graphs and charts as well as revising sentences in order to make them be consistent with the information from the graphs.
- MORE GREAT TEXTS
- The reading section will include excerpts from U.S. founding documents such as the Bill of Rights, Declaration of Independence, or works by Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi.
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