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What is SAT?

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Before we talk about the SAT Course, let us get to know what the SAT exam is. The SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test) or SAT 1, is a standardized test used for college admissions in the United States and all over the world. It is designed to examine a student’s readiness for higher education by testing their skills in reading, writing, and math. The exam is administered by the College Board and is generally taken by those who wish to apply to universities and high-ranked collages. The SAT is built as a multiple-choice question, and a time limit of about 2 hours and 14 minutes. The SAT is a driving factor that colleges and universities around the world consider when making admissions decisions.

How is SAT being tested?

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SAT is going digital

Starting from March of 2023, SAT eaxm have shifted to a digita form, instead of paper-based version.  SAT exam will be tested digially using an application called “BlueBook“. Students are advised to install the application on their devices and practice on it. 

Digital SAT is composed of two sections: Reading and Writing and Math. Students have 64 minutes to complete the Reading and Writing section and 70 minutes to complete the Math section for a total of 2 hours and 14 minutes. Each section is divided into 2 equal length modules, and there is a 10-minute break between the Reading and Writing section and the Math section.

  The first module of each section contains a broad mix of easy, medium, and hard questions. Based on how students perform on the first module, the second module of questions will either be more difficult or less difficult 

What is the importance of SAT?

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Receiving Collage Admission

In addition to other criteria like GPA and extracurricular activities, the SAT is a crucial component of the college admissions procedure, helping universities evaluate potential students' learning abilities.

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Gaining Scholarship

The Merit-based scholarships, which offer financial support to qualified students and improve opportunities for higher education, can be unlocked by having high SAT scores.

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Skill Development

Students who prepare for the SAT are more capable of thinking critically and solving problems, which will help them meet the requirements of higher education at the university level.

Is the SAT exam Hard?

The SAT is no different than any other satandrized exam that needs a proper prepration, in order to ensure receiving a high score. Therefore, the SAT will not be hard as long as students prepare for it properly, which what we do at Apostrophe Educational Center. We will help students prepare for the SAT exam through our perparatoury course, that will provide a comprehensive study plan to help students ace the SAT exam.

How much does the SAT exam cost?

Depends on the contury in which the exam will take place at. The exam will cost between 70$ to 160$, the price is subject to regional fees, transferring and banking fees. Please also note that there might be additional fees applied such as, late registration or Modification of test date. But neverthless, we at Apostrophe Educational Center provide SAT exam registration service, so make sure to contact our adminstration to receive the details

What are the main sections in SAT?

There are TWO main sections in the Digital SAT exam, which are:

SAT MATH

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The purpose of the SAT Math section is to evaluate students’ knowledge of algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and data analysis, among other mathematical topics. Students showcase their problem-solving, quantitative reasoning, and data interpretation skills with a mix of multiple-choice and discrete questions.

SAT ENGLISH

SAT Eng

The SAT Reading and Writing (English) section evaluates ability of comprehending and understanding information. Students review texts from a wide range of topics in the reading section, while they modify passages to make them more grammatically correct and understandable in the writing section. 

What is the SAT Exam Duration?

The complete exam duration is 2 hours and 24 minutes.

 1. Reading & Writing section will take 64 minutes.

2. There wil be 10 minutes break.

3. Math section will be 70 minutes.


How will the Math section be displayed in the SAT exam?

First thing that you need to know is the way questions are displayed in the Math section

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General Format

Two-section adaptive test administered via two separately timed parts known as "Modules", and the usage of calculators is allowed throughout the math section

SAT MATH 1

Number of Questions

1st Module:
22 questions.

2nd Module:
22 questions.

Total number of questions = 44 questions

SAT MATH 2

Duration

1st Module: 35 minutes.

2nd Module: 35 minutes.

Total time allocated = 70 minutes.

SAT MATH 3

Topics

- Heart of Algebra.

- Data analysis & Problem Solving.

- Advanced Math.

- Geometry.

So what are the main topics that will be covered in the SAT Math section?

There are four main topics in the math section of the SAT exam

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Heart of Algebra

Covers basic algebra topics such as, linear equations, inequalities, and word problems.

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Problem Solving and Data Analysis

Measures the ability to solve real-life situations by interpeting data and using mathematical reasoning to solve problems

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Advanced Math

Covers advanced mathematical topics such as quadratic functions, polynomials & exponents, and rational expressions.

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Geometry

Measures the ability to solve real-life situations by interpeting data and using mathematical reasoning to solve problems

How will the Reading & Writing section be displayed in the SAT exam?

First thing that you need to know is the way questions are displayed in the Math section

format

General Format


Two-stage adaptive test design: one Reading and Writing section administered via two separately timed modules

SAT MATH 1

Number of Questions


1st Module: 27 questions.
(2 pre-test & 25 operational)

2nd Module: 27 questions.
(2 pre-test & 25 operational)


Total number of questions = 54 questions.

SAT MATH 2

Duration

1st Module: 32 minutes.

2nd Module: 32 minutes.

Total time allocated = 64 minutes.

SAT MATH 3

Topics

- Craft and Structure

- Information and Ideas

- Standard English Conventions

- Expression of Ideas.

So what are the main topics that will be covered in the SAT Reading & Writing section?

There are four main topics in the reading & writing section of the SAT exam

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Craft and Structure

In order for students to understand vocabulary and its usage in context, students need to analyze and evaluate related passages using comprehension skills, reasoning skills, and their knowledge.

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Information and Ideas

Students will need to utilize reading skills such as comprehension, analysis, and reasoning to understand and evaluate the information provided in texts and informational graphics.

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Standard English Conventions

Students will utilize editing skills to ensure that the text adheres to the core conventions of Standard English sentence structure, usage, and punctuation.

Expression of Ideas

Students can enhance their written expression and achieve rhetorical objectives by revising their texts effectively.

How does the SAT Scoring works?

The total score on the SAT Digital exam is the sum of the scores received from the Reading & Writing section and the Math section. The total score is reported on a 400–1600 point scale, each section will be scored out of 800. Here is a breakdown of the scoring system works

Reading & Writing

200 - 800 points for the section
  • 2 Modules
  • 1st Module : 27 Questions

    Duration: 32 Minutes
  • 2nd Module : 27 Questions

    Duration: 32 Minutes











Math

200 - 800 points for the section
  • 2 Modules
  • 1st Module : 22 Questions

    Duration: 35 Minutes
  • 2nd Module : 22Questions

    Duration: 35 Minutes
  • Usage of calculators is allowed on both modules.







Total

400 - 1600 points for the entire exam
  • 2 Sections
  • Total number of questions:

    Reading & Writing : 54 questions

    Math: 44 questions


    Total = 98 questions.
  • Total Duratin for the exam:

    Reading & Writing : 64 mins

    Break: 10 mins

    Math: 70 mins


    Total = 144 mins (2 hours 24 mins)





When will the SAT exam scores be released?

The College Board usually makes the SAT exam scores available online 14 days following the date which the exam took place. Please keep in mind that scores may be released in 2 – 4 weeks time from exam date  After they are released, scores are sent to colleges in ten days if requestd by the student. 

How can the student view their exam results?

Students must log in to their account on the College Board official website in order to check their SAT exam results. To view their score reports after logging in, users should go to the “My SAT” page, then they must choose the particular test date for which they wish to access the results if they have taken the SAT more than once. Students can view their results online and download or print a PDF copy of their score report for external usage.

What is the SAT score required by universities?

Universities have different requirements for SAT scores based on the school, its policies, and their level of competition. High-tier universities often require SAT scores between 1200 and 1400, or higher, out of a possible 1600. It’s important to remember, though, that every university has unique requirements for SAT scores, and they might differ greatly from one school to another next. While some extremely competitive institutions may view scores closer to 1300 as competitive, others may have typical SAT scores considerably above 1500. Students must so thoroughly investigate the precise SAT score requirements of the colleges to which they wish to apply.  In conclusion scoring 1200 is considered as the minimum score for SAT at most universities around the world.

How can I prepare for SAT? When should I start?

It is advised to begin early in order to prepare for the SAT in an efficient manner. You can have plenty of time to study, practice, and develop your skills before the actual test date if you start your SAT preparation process early. By properly arranging your studies over a longer period of time and avoiding last-minute studying, starting early helps you reduce the stress associated with exam preparation while also assuring a better understanding of the material.

Four reasons why you should start preparing for SAT early

Plan your study schedule

Starting your exam preparation process early helps you to develop an organized study plan that fits around your academic obligations, extracurricular activities, and other duties. Planning ahead of time ensures that you have enough time to complete each component of the SAT and prevent feeling overwhelmed as the test day approaches.

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Being familiar with the exam

Starting early provides you with more time to adjust yourself with the format, structure, and categories of questions on the SAT. This knowledge can help you perform better on test day and minimize exam anxiety.

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improving areas of weakness

Starting early allows you to take practice tests to examine your strengths and weaknesses in many of the fields of study included on the SAT. Recognizing areas for development early on might help you organize your study approach and focus on particular subject areas.

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Develop strategies

Being well-prepared beforehand enables you to create test-taking tactics that are more efficient for you. You can determine what approaches make you answer questions more quickly and accurately by putting various study techniques to use.

When should I register for SAT exam?

It’s best to plan your registeration for the SAT a few months ahead of the day you wish to take the test on. Idealy, registering for the SAT in the summer of your junior year (Grade 10) or maximumly at the early fall of your senior year (Grade 12) is the best time to do it. This way will give you enough time to get ready for the test, reserve a seat at the testing center of your choising, and meet deadlines for college applications.

Let's Start Our Course Journey!!!

1. Consultation

In this stage, students will be provided with a free consultation service.

2. Entry Test

Students will have to take an entry exam to determine their level.

3. Free Trial

A student will receive a link to join one our live sessions for FREE.

4. course Enrollment

Our consaltants will contact the student to confirm their enrollment in the course

5. Taking the Exam

Set a suitable date to take the exam

6. Applying for University

After receiving your scores, we will help you apply for university .

6. Done!

We have now completed our journy. All the best in your future studies

How can I know that I am eligible to enroll in the SAT course?

In that case, we advice you to take our FREE online test to determine your rediness for the SAT course. After completeing the online test, contact your academic advisor to provide you with a detailed evaluation of your level. You need to score at least more than 60% in the English entry exam.

Down below you will find links of our Free online exams.

entry test

ENGLISH ENTRY EXAM

In this test we will determine your level of English, and which course will be suitable for you. The exam is designed mainly to test your knowledge in Grammar and vocabulary. Click down below to start your test!

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MATH
ENTRY EXAM

In this test we will determine your level in MATH. The exam is designed to test your mathematical knowledge in various topics such as, Algebra, Geometry, Statistics, and various other topics. Click down below to start your test!

What should my score be in the entry test?

You must score at least 60% on the admission exam in order to enroll in the SAT prepartoury course. This score shows that the student has a firm grasp of the material and is prepared to participate in the class effectively. It’s important to ensure from the academic department what does the score indicates, so that the student can have an understanding of what their level is at and what areas they need to focus on.

What if my score is under 60% in the English entry test?

Scoring below 60% in the English entry does not necessarily mean that the student is not qualified for SAT, TOEFL, IELTS, or any other advanced course. It could point out areas in which the student requires more help or more concentrated study. In the event that a student’s score falls short of what is expected, we strongly advice them to reach out to their academic advisors to plan which direction should they take next.

What are the types of SAT courses available? and which one is more suitable me?

There are three types of SAT courses availabe at Apostrophe Educational Center, which are: SAT Perparatoury Course, SAT Single-Subject Course, and SAT Practice-Test Course. It is highly recommended that you get in touch with our academic advisers, to direct you to the most suitable course.

I have made my mind about which course I want to enroll into, How can I register to the course?

First you need to contact your academic advisor to start with the registration procedure. Our academic advisor will send you a link in which the students will key-in their information, and then they will receive the Payment link. Students can proceed with the payment using the link down below.

Do I need both SAT & ACT certificates?

Focusing on achieving high score in one exam, allows you to effectively show your skills without compromising your application with numerous, potentially less competitive results. In this case it is recommended to go for the SAT. The reason for going for SAT instead of ACT, is that SAT is more recognized globaly than ACT, contains less studying materials than ACT, and expand the students chances of gainning more university admissions for universities around the world . Therefore, it is recommended that the student only focus on performing greatly in the SAT, which in this case means acheiving a score of 1400 & above.

Will I need SAT When I apply to a public university?

There are a lot of public universities that requires especially international students to submit SAT scores as part of their application for undergraduate or graduate programs. The SAT exam is used by as a measure of academic proficiency and readiness for higher education. Taking the SAT exam can enhance your chances of admission to many high-teir universities that consider it as a valuable assessment tool. As SAT demonstrates the student’s proficiency in English, mathematics, and critical thinking skills, which are important for success in university-level studies.

Will I need SAT When I apply to a private university?

Yes, you may be required to provide SAT scores when applying to a private university. Private colleges and universities have various admissions standards, and while some have implemented test-optional policies that do not require SAT scores, others continue to use SAT scores as part of their application process.

What are the universities that requires SAT? How can I reach out to them?

Many top universities in the United States and around the world demand SAT scores as part of the admissions process. These colleges are well known for their high academic standards, and they frequently employ standardized test results such as the SAT as part of their comprehensive evaluation process when considering applications.

Here at Apostrophe we assist our students with the admission process for universities in Turkey, Malaysia, and Cyprus. We provide full support to students as they navigate their way to higher education t. We guarantee a smooth transition to higher education by providing appropriate counsel based on individual objectives and strengths, as well as assisting with application submission and exam preparation. Our cooperative counselors provide professional advice on university selection, and interview preparation, as well as vital information about financial aid alternatives. Students may confidently pursue their academic goals with our help, knowing they have a trusted partner to guide them every step of the way.

What will happen if I missed any classes?

If you miss any classes, do not worry! We automatically record all live sessions. video recordings of the lesson will be sent to your email on a weekly. This allows the student to watch the recording whenever they are availabe and stay up to date on the course materials. Furthermore, if the student has any questions after seeing the recording, they can ask the teacher next time they attend the session or use our online platform (www.sathelp.com.tr). Our goal is to ensure that students don’t miss any crucial information and can keep up with their studies comfortably.

What is SATHELP website? And how can I use it?

SATHELP is an interactive online platform where students can ask questions and receive answers from our teachers. This forum is open 24 hours, seven days a week.

First students have to create their profile, once done they will be able to start posting their questions or inquire about any certain topic from a live session or post any other related questions regarding the material. Our teachers are constantly monitoring the platform to deliver informative and fast responses. Furthermore, the platform promotes a collaborative learning atmosphere in which students may interact with their experts, share thoughts, and assist one another. This guarantees that you have consistent access to the assistance and resources you need to ace the SAT exam.

What should my score be in the entry test?

You must score at least 60% on the admission exam in order to enroll in the SAT prepartoury course. This score shows that the student has a firm grasp of the material and is prepared to participate in the class effectively. It’s important to ensure from the academic department what does the score indicates, so that the student can have an understanding of what their level is at and what areas they need to focus on.

What if my score is under 60% in the English entry test?

Scoring below 60% in the English entry does not necessarily mean that the student is not qualified for SAT, TOEFL, IELTS, or any other advanced course. It could point out areas in which the student requires more help or more concentrated study. In the event that a student’s score falls short of what is expected, we strongly advice them to reach out to their academic advisors to plan which direction should they take next.

What are the types of SAT courses available? and which one is more suitable me?

There are three types of SAT courses availabe at Apostrophe Educational Center, which are: SAT Perparatoury Course, SAT Single-Subject Course, and SAT Practice-Test Course. It is highly recommended that you get in touch with our academic advisers, to direct you to the most suitable course.

I have made my mind about which course I want to enroll into, How can I register to the course?

First you need to contact your academic advisor to start with the registration procedure. Our academic advisor will send you a link in which the students will key-in their information, and then they will receive the Payment link. Students can proceed with the payment using the link down below.

What is the difference between SAT & ACT?

Altough SAT & ACT are both standraized exams, but there are some differences between them in terms  of structure, content, sections and other aspects

SAT

  • Structure & Content:

    The SAT is divided into two sections one is Evidence-Based Reading and Writing which examines reading and writing skills) and the other section is Math
  • Scoring:


    scores in the SAT are between 400 - 1600, within the range of 200 - 800 in each section.

  • Focus Area:


    Reading & Writing: Vocabulary - Critial Reading

    Math: Algebra - Geometry - Data Analysin & Problems solving
  • Science Section:

    Not Included
  • Optional Essay:


    N/A
  • Test dates:

    Available multiple times throughout the year
  • Cost:

    Cost are subject to location wether it's inside or outside the U.S.

ACT

  • Structure & Content:

    The ACT consists of English, Math, Reading, Science, and an optional Writing section (Essay).
  • Scoring:


    Each of the four main sections of ACT is scored from 1 to 36. Then scores get calculated and the average score will be given. Optional essay gets scored

  • Focus Area:


    Grammar in context, trigonometry in math, interpretation of charts & graphs in science, and overall reasoning skills.
  • Science Section:

    Included, dedicated to examine the student's ability to extract information from graphs & charts
  • Optional Essay:


    Availabe upon request
  • Test dates:

    Available multiple times throughout the year
  • Cost:

    Cost are subject to location wether it's inside or outside the U.S.

Do I need both SAT & ACT certificates?

Focusing on achieving high score in one exam, allows you to effectively show your skills without compromising your application with numerous, potentially less competitive results. In this case it is recommended to go for the SAT. The reason for going for SAT instead of ACT, is that SAT is more recognized globaly than ACT, contains less studying materials than ACT, and expand the students chances of gainning more university admissions for universities around the world . Therefore, it is recommended that the student only focus on performing greatly in the SAT, which in this case means acheiving a score of 1400 & above.

Will I need SAT When I apply to a public university?

There are a lot of public universities that requires especially international students to submit SAT scores as part of their application for undergraduate or graduate programs. The SAT exam is used by as a measure of academic proficiency and readiness for higher education. Taking the SAT exam can enhance your chances of admission to many high-teir universities that consider it as a valuable assessment tool. As SAT demonstrates the student’s proficiency in English, mathematics, and critical thinking skills, which are important for success in university-level studies.

Will I need SAT When I apply to a private university?

Yes, you may be required to provide SAT scores when applying to a private university. Private colleges and universities have various admissions standards, and while some have implemented test-optional policies that do not require SAT scores, others continue to use SAT scores as part of their application process.

What are the universities that requires SAT? How can I reach out to them?

Many top universities in the United States and around the world demand SAT scores as part of the admissions process. These colleges are well known for their high academic standards, and they frequently employ standardized test results such as the SAT as part of their comprehensive evaluation process when considering applications.

Here at Apostrophe we assist our students with the admission process for universities in Turkey, Malaysia, and Cyprus. We provide full support to students as they navigate their way to higher education t. We guarantee a smooth transition to higher education by providing appropriate counsel based on individual objectives and strengths, as well as assisting with application submission and exam preparation. Our cooperative counselors provide professional advice on university selection, and interview preparation, as well as vital information about financial aid alternatives. Students may confidently pursue their academic goals with our help, knowing they have a trusted partner to guide them every step of the way.

What will happen if I missed any classes?

If you miss any classes, do not worry! We automatically record all live sessions. video recordings of the lesson will be sent to your email on a weekly. This allows the student to watch the recording whenever they are availabe and stay up to date on the course materials. Furthermore, if the student has any questions after seeing the recording, they can ask the teacher next time they attend the session or use our online platform (www.sathelp.com.tr). Our goal is to ensure that students don’t miss any crucial information and can keep up with their studies comfortably.

What is SATHELP website? And how can I use it?

SATHELP is an interactive online platform where students can ask questions and receive answers from our teachers. This forum is open 24 hours, seven days a week.

First students have to create their profile, once done they will be able to start posting their questions or inquire about any certain topic from a live session or post any other related questions regarding the material. Our teachers are constantly monitoring the platform to deliver informative and fast responses. Furthermore, the platform promotes a collaborative learning atmosphere in which students may interact with their experts, share thoughts, and assist one another. This guarantees that you have consistent access to the assistance and resources you need to ace the SAT exam.

What are the types of SAT courses available? and which one is more suitable me?

There are three subscription plans available for our SAT students

SAT Course

SAT preparatoury Course(Basic)

194 Hours of intensive SAT course inclusive of SAT Math and SAT English live sessions designed for students that aim to score well in their SAT Exam.

This course is recommended for students who are taking the SAT exam for the first time, or those who wish to rebuild up their knowledge in SAT topics in both sections of SAT.

For inquries, please contact your academic advisor , click on"Contact".

For registration, click on "Register"

Apostrophe SAT Practice Course

SAT Practice Course

64 Hours of live intense SAT questions and answers for students that are familiar with the SAT and only require help solving past year SAT exams. This course is recommended for students who took the SAT exam before and wish to improve their scores. Or students who completed the SAT basic course or the one-subject SAT course and wish to practice Real SAT exam questions.

For inquries, please contact your academic advisor , click on"Contact".

For registration, click on "Register"

SAT Course

SAT One-Subject Course

96 Hours course of either SAT Math or SAT English live sessions designed for students that require help with ONLY one subject.


This course is recommended for students who wish to improve their level in a certain section of the SAT, either Math or English.


For inquries, please contact your academic advisor , click on"Contact".

For registration, click on "Register"

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