What to Know About the Redesigned SAT

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  • Relevant Words in Context
  • Command of Evidence
  • Essay Analyzing a Source
  • Math Focused on Three Key Areas
  • Problems Grounded in Real-World Contexts
  • Analysis in Science and in Social Studies
  • An Excerpt from America’s Founding Documents
  • No Penalty for Wrong Answers
  • What to Know About the Redesigned SAT
  • The Basics

Essay Analyzing a Source

The essay will now be an optional part of the redesigned SAT.  Some schools may require it. Students that must write an essay will be asked to explain how the author builds an argument and must use evidence from the passage to support their claims. (Photo: Steve Wisbauer/Getty Images)

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