Students & Parents:

A few major takeaways after working intensely with the **Digital SAT (DSAT):**

Reading:

Shorter? Yes. Easier? No. Challenging as ever: a wider array of topics, more data analysis. Vocabulary gets significantly tougher in the second module… Second module?? Yes, **the test is adaptive – for both Reading and Math. **Shoot for **70% effectiveness** on module 1 to get a shot at the more challenging module 2. **This is where the higher scores lie.**

Grammar:

Lumped in with the reading. Continued focus on punctuation, verbs and pronouns, transitions, concision and reading for context. Grammar is grammar. You can trust your ear to a point – you need to know the rules from there.

Math:

The onboard Desmos calculator is useful. In terms of content, all the usual suspects are there: Pre-Algebra, Systems of equations, Quadratics, Exponential Functions, Geometry, Probability, Data Analysis and more.

Bottom Line:

The test is shorter overall, not a bad thing. All of the techniques and strategies we work with now still apply. The ACT remains a pencil and paper option for those who prefer it.

For a **FREE Consultation** to discuss your test prep/college counseling needs, feel free to reach out to me via the **contact page**.

Onward & Upward,

Drew

CEO - Terrapin Academic Consulting