In SAT reading test, there is only one question type: multiple-choice. The test takers should work on five passages; each is about 500-700 words. Totally 52 questions should be finished in 65 minutes.
Passage-based reading Reading passages fits the general high school students and are taken from different fields, including:
- Natural sciences
- Social sciences
- Literary fiction
Theoretically, reading passages can be any English materials from various sources. Some attributes are as follows:
- Have narrative, argumentative, or expository elements;
- Possibly paired with other related passages.
Commonly your job is to:
- Decide the meanings of words from the context
- Show understanding of part or full passages, such as the main idea
- Identify cause and effect in passages
- Make inferences among full context
- Understand the logic of analogies or arguments
- Analyze the author's assumptions and techniques
The questions test the abilities of students about:
- Knowledge of making sentences, namely grammar and logic;
- Knowledge of the meanings of words, namely vocabulary.