## SAT 2016

**CHAPTER 1**

**ATTACKING THE NEW SAT: TWELVE FAQs**

** 2**** WHAT ARE THE PRIMARY SKILLS ASSESSED BY THE REDESIGNED SAT?**

**SAT Reading**

• Interpreting, analyzing, and drawing inferences from college-level texts across the liberal arts and sciences such as arguments, narratives, and personal or expository essays

• Interpreting and drawing inferences from data in the form of graphs, tables, and diagrams that accompany reading passages

**SAT Writing and Language**

• Analyzing sentences and paragraphs in terms of their grammatical correctness and semantic coherence

• Analyzing essays in terms of their overall development, tone, and effectiveness

**SAT Math**

• Solving algebraic problems involving equations, inequalities, systems, formulas, and functions

• Solving data-analysis problems involving concepts such as ratios, proportions, percentages, units, and numerical relationships

• Solving problems in advanced mathematics involving concepts such as quadratics, polynomials, angles, polygons, areas, volumes, exponentials, complex numbers, and trigonometry

**SAT Essay (Optional)**

• Writing an effective essay that analyzes and critiques a given argumentative passage