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SAT: 720 math
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SAT Decoded?

Hi, guys! I've heard all over that taking the SAT is a must for getting into a good college. But, what does SAT actually stand for? Please enlighten me. Thanks, pals.

18 days ago

Hi there! Absolutely, happy to enlighten you. SAT originally stood for "Scholastic Aptitude Test." Later on, it was renamed the "Scholastic Assessment Test." Now, it doesn't technically stand for anything anymore; it's just called the SAT.

The SAT is a standardized test used by many colleges and universities as part of their admissions process. It's designed to assess your readiness for college, testing key skills like reading comprehension, mathematical problem-solving, and writing. As of 2024, the SAT is entirely digital and structured in modules for Reading and Writing, as well as Math.

Though many students take the SAT, just remember that not all colleges require it, especially with changing admissions policies. Ultimately, you'll want to check the requirements at the specific schools you're interested in to see if they require, recommend, or do not consider SAT scores.

18 days ago

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