The SAT: Writing
The Writing Section
The Writing section is a new addition to the SAT. The Writing section, which replaces the SAT II Writing test, measures basic writing and grammar skills.
|Time allowed||60 minutes|
|Concepts covered||grammar usage, word choice, writing process|
|Question types||essay, multiple-choice|
The SAT Writing section has two major parts:
Essay question: The essay section gives you 25 minutes to take a position on a broad topic and back it up with examples.
Multiple-choice questions: The multiple-choice section is comprised of 35 minutes of questions on basic rules of proper grammar and language usage. The multiple-choice questions are broken down into three types:
Identifying Sentence Errors
Scoring the Writing Section
Scores on the Writing section range from 200–800. This score consists of two subscores:
Essay score: Graded on a scale of 2–12 (each essay is graded by two graders, each of whom assigns a grade of 1–6)
Multiple-choice score: Graded on a scale of 20–80