SAT Reasoning 2017-04-12T15:54:59+00:00

SAT reasoning consultation and tuition prep class

SAT OVerview

The SAT Reasoning Test is three hours long with three main divisions:

The New SAT has only one reading section and one writing section—the math section is divided into a calculator portion and a no-calculator portions. The sections will always be in the same order. The test will be 3 hours, plus the optional essay. The exact breakdown, in order, looks like this:

  • Reading: 52 questions, 65 minutes
  • Writing and Language: 44 questions, 35 minutes
  • Math: no calculator—20 questions,  25 min; with calculator—38 questions, 55 min
  • Optional essay: 1 prompt, 50 min

SAT Math

The Math skills required for the SAT are of a basic standard that should be within the reach of an eleventh grade student. You don’t need to learn up lots of new formulae but you will need to sharpen up your thinking skills.

Questions are of two main types:

The Math sections are organized into a calculator and no-calculator segment. They are centred on the concepts of:

  • Trigonometry
  • Algebra
  • Inequalities

The Math questions on the SAT will be of different difficulty levels. Each section will start out easy, move to medium level and end with hard questions.

In any of the question types you may be tested on basic arithmetic, algebra, geometry and a few miscellaneous topics (mainly data interpretation and applied math).

SAT Critical Reading

The critical reading sections on SAT test your ability to read and understand written English of the level you need to make the most of a university course. They are centred on evidence-based questions, charts and figures, and sentence structure, amongst others.

These questions require a good command of written English, which should not be a problem if you have been in the habit of reading good books throughout your high school career. However, if you are not a good reader, or if English is your second language, you will have to work hard to raise your comprehension to the required level.

SAT Writing and Language

The SAT Writing and Language components test your skills in various aspects of written English. Typical questions are centred on Parallelism, Redundancy, Modifiers, Conjuction, Sentence Structure, and Subjects/Objects. The paper requires strong technical ability and rational thinking skills. Constant practice and guidance are key to doing well in this segment.



Every Sat 930-630pm :
0930-1300: SAT 1 practice including maths

(1000-1300: for SAT excluding maths)

1300-1400: lunch

1400-1600: critical reading

1600-1630: break

1630-1830: writing

630-730: dinner

730-930: maths*

We offer a variety of class schedules to suit individual preferences. New SAT Singapore classes start every month!

Please contact us for details and to enquire about available discount schemes.

We maintain the highest level of quality and support for our students: a fully-equipped, centrally located education centre, like-minded motivated minds to study with, experienced test prep instructors and admissions consultants, proven curriculum with proprietary e-learning systems and strong university alumni connections for networking and boost.


SAT and College Applications

Jovin, NYJC 2014, SAT: 2280

I found the classes at Quintessential very helpful in all aspects. Apart from learning through practical sessions in SAT practices, I improved greatly from various writing and analytical skills that we have learnt in class. Andrew and Sean have been great mentors and taught me a great deal in both the SAT and College Applications. In particular I am very grateful for the invaluable help and insight in college selections, reshaping of personal statements and interview practices. It really made a big difference to my applications!

Zhonghan, SRJC 2015,  SAT: 2280

I really enjoyed your guidance for my UK and US applications. We are always told that it’s really difficult to get in without mentorship and I now understand why. Each university has its own quirks and specialties that can be really difficult to navigate. I really enjoy your sessions and how you manage to break them down. Everything seems much more manageable now. Not to mention crucial tips and tricks for the interviews! Will do my best for A levels. One of the best decision my mum has made!

Daniel, SAJC 2015,  SAT: 2330

Happy teacher’s days Mr Chim! I really enjoyed your SAT lessons and your inspiring stories of Oxford and Yale.  The practices and exam techniques are extremely useful. I feel my vocab, writing and reading have improved tremendously. Will do my best to get a perfect 2400!

Samantha, RJC 2013,  SAT: 2400

MrLim is an excellent college and SAT consultant.  I am inspired by his stories of Oxford and Yale and real life examples of students who made it. Because of Mr Lim, I am more confident for my applications! Not to mention a perfect SAT score:)

Jeremy Sng, HCI 2013,  SAT: 2370

Before Quintessential Education and Mr Lim, I had failed the first year in getting into an Ivy League university. With the time spent with MrLim in NS to boost my resume and refine my personal statement, I am now clearer on what I want to pursue and why. I am also more confident for my applications. In fact, I have been shortlisted for Oxbridge and Brown interviews:) Thanks Mr Lim!

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