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## ATTACKING THE NEW SAT: TWELVE FAQs

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

• 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

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