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EBRW on the SAT?

Hey guys, I'm not entirely sure about this: what does EBRW stand for on the SAT? Is it an important section to focus on while preparing for the test?

6 months ago

EBRW stands for Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, which is one of the two main sections on the SAT. This section combines what used to be separate Reading and Writing sections, and it's designed to assess your comprehension of passages and your ability to apply grammar rules effectively.

Yes, it is an important section to focus on while preparing for the test, as it makes up 50% of your overall SAT score (the other 50% comes from the Math section). Your EBRW score ranges from 200 to 800 points and will be combined with your Math score (also 200-800 points) to make up your total SAT score, which ranges between 400 and 1600.

When preparing for EBRW, you should dedicate time to improving both your reading comprehension and your writing skills, including grammar and usage. This can involve practicing with sample passages, expanding your vocabulary, and honing your analytical skills. It's essential to develop strategies for answering the different types of questions you'll encounter within the EBRW section, such as main idea, inference, and vocabulary-in-context questions for Reading, and grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure questions for Writing.

As with any standardized test, consistent practice and focusing on your weaknesses will help you see improvement and boost your overall SAT score. Good luck with your studies!

6 months ago

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