Content changes to the new SAT | Tips & Planning | New SAT | Khan Academy



– [Voiceover] Let's see if
we can now give ourselves a more tangible understanding of what's on the new SAT and how it might be different than SATs of the past. So right over here I
have a bullet point list of kind of the major features, the defining features of the new SAT, and starting up here are relevant words in context. And there's two important parts to that, relevant, and context. And when we're talking
about relevant words, these are words that you will actually see when you go to college,
or that you will use in your working life. People sometimes say something like, "Hey, that's an SAT word." Sometimes referring to a word that, maybe, it's just a hard word
that is not so practical. What's different about the new SAT, is that they're going
to be relevant words, and not just relevant words in a vacuum, they're going to be in a context, in a situation where you might be editing a passage or reading something, so it's going to matter to understand what those words are, and once again, they're not going to be some kind of crazy words
that you only memorize for a standardized test. And this is an example of that, I have a passage of relevant words in context, and this is going to be from
the new SAT writing section. And the new SAT writing section, as you see, we're in context here, and this little four with
the circle around it, this shows that, hey,
this part of the passage is referring to question four. And I'll look at this real fast. As Kingman developed as a painter, his works were often compared to paintings by Chinese landscape artists dating back to CE 960, a time when a strong tradition of landscape paining
emerged in Chinese art. Kingman however, and then
the default right here is vacated from that tradition in a number of ways. Well, vacated once again, isn't a crazy word, it's
a word that you will hear in everyday language, in college and in work, but it
sounds a little bit off. And you look at the choices here, evacuated, departed, retired, once again, all words that you will see in college, and you will see in life, at least for this one, and my job here isn't to
answer the SAT questions, but hey, this feels like he departed from the traditions. So I would have gone with that. But anyway, this isn't
about doing the questions, but more seeing how these questions — what they actually look like. These aren't crazy words that you would only just memorize for a test, these are useful words to know in life, and once again we have a context of when we would use it. We would use it maybe to
edit a passage like this. So the other major themes of the new SAT, command of evidence. So we're going to see
in the writing, reading, and math sections to be able to look at either, it could be data, and this could even be
in the reading section, hey, what kind of data can help us make different types of conclusions, or even thinking about how we might rewrite something based on the data that's relevant, and this is an example
of it right over here. And once again, I'm not
gonna go into this question, there's other videos we have
where we do example problems, but this is interesting,
you're seeing kind of data evidence, and this
isn't even the math section. So this is another example
of something you might see or you will see on the new SAT. And the reason why that's important, is because you will see
this throughout life. It's not like reading
or writing is somehow separated from data. All of these things happen together in the real world, and it might not just be data evidence, it could be looking at evidence, an author's argument, so it could be written evidence of some sort as well. The essay, the optional essay on the new SAT is going to be about analyzing a source. So looking at what's happening, and analyzing where
kind of the conclusions are coming from and we
can go into more depth in future videos on that. Now the math portion, this is a big deal that the new SAT — classically the SAT had
been associated with, hey, maybe it's a little bit trickier or things like that, but the new SAT really is focused on the
things that you actually learn in school. So learn in school, and it's even a subset of that. It's kind of the most important subset especially for being
college and life ready. So the sections or the
types of problems you'll see are the heart of algebra. This is really the core of
algebra that really matters. Then you're gonna see the
passport to advanced math, and these are the skills that allow you to have the knowledge
to get higher level math that you will take in college. So you're ready to take
those pre-calculus, calculus, statistics
courses that you might see in college, and then
there's problem solving and data analysis. Once again, these are real world types of data analysis things,
things that you will see throughout college and
in your entire life, so it's focused on things
you learn in school, and things that are going to matter in college and life. Now another big theme, and this is across all the sections, is real world contexts. These aren't just tricky problems in some type of vacuum, these are going to be
things that you're going to be seeing. I know I keep repeating that, but you see that theme that they're not just kind of brain teaser type things, these are things that you will see as you go through your college career. Analysis in science and social studies. So even though the sections
are formerly reading and math and writing, they're going to use those sections in order to touch on important topics in science and social studies, so you're definitely going to see a broader coverage of different types of domains in the new SAT. And this is one that I
found really interesting, this notion of founding documents and great global conversation as being part of the SAT. So it's a really, I
would say, good incentive to get familiar with things like to get familiar with things like the Gandhi's Quit India speech, or the Declaration of Independence, or the Federalist Papers. You're going to see this type of thing in the new SAT in a reading passage or to kind of make some
judgement about some things. And then, the last bullet point here, this is just kind of a high level point, and this emphasizes that this new SAT really is about what do you know, not having to think about, hey do I guess, do I not guess? There's no penalty for wrong answers. In the past, there was a
penalty for wrong answers, but now there's no penalty. So if you feel like you
have a sense of something, or really even if you don't, you should at least try
to answer every question that you get to. You shouldn't get into all the whole gamesmanship of, okay, should I do it, or should I not. So hopefully this gives you a sense of things, I have some
other questions here that maybe make things a little bit more tangible, this one right over here, this is would be the passport to advanced math right over here. You have a non-linear system, but this is really useful. This is something that you will see in school, especially
when you get to college, and then they have data
analysis questions like this which is very valuable as you, once again, go into college, and
really almost any field you go into, you're gonna have to do data analysis or things like this. So hopefully this gives you an overview, and
encourages you to dive in, and the best way, always,
to prepare for this, is use the Khan Academy tools. Take the practice test, review the questions
that you get really wrong or that you're not sure about, and then do as much deliberate practice as you need and the
system will personalize to your needs so that you get hopefully, the best use of your time. Have fun.

20 thoughts on “Content changes to the new SAT | Tips & Planning | New SAT | Khan Academy

  1. How accurate are the Khan Academy practice tests? I know they teamed up with the college board to make the practices, however, are the questions going to be exactly like the practice tests but with different numbers and topics?

  2. I going to take SAT test this October and it is a NEW SAT, which I feel lucky that it is the NEW. Old SAT sound pretty awful.

    Thanks you Khan

  3. @Khan Academy- Is it possible to print out all the questions from there directly instead of doing the quizzes?

  4. Really proud of all of you for actually caring about your score and wanting to do well! I know too many who are just going to wing it, I hope you all get a great score and I hope I do too, haha.

  5. Please release an app for Android which includes test as it helps me take test on the go Sal I use Khan academy daily through 3rd Party apps but I can't use the best features of it please

  6. This man is giving his best, working his ass off to give knowledge about every subject. From physics to computer science and history. And people be bitching because he "posts a lot of videos"? Fucking selfish pricks. Khan doesn't deserve this.

  7. Stopped following you since you post too many videos at once. It is extremely annoying.

    Might consider following you again if you stop spamming.

  8. Damn you Sal stop spamming videos!! You're only useful when I have a math or chemistry exam lol and my chemistry exam is on Sunday :(.

  9. I really would like to question why we still have still have England's old education system, where they taught you to become mindless workers. Why don't we have a system used for financial independence. Am I really going to need the X of something when I'm an investor? do I need to have perfect grammar to give an inspirational speech, like why do we still have this outdated system that teaches almost 95% of useless information we don't need? Do I need to know the krep cycle to be a fucking successful person? I feel like the education system is so outdated and useless that it has to be changed sooner or later.

  10. This is really useful for those of us that are going to be taking the SATs over the next couple of years (granted that they don't change it again)

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