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How to deal with 35 questions in Writing?

SoufianDiBariSoufianDiBari Registered User Posts: 49 Junior Member
edited November 2013 in SAT Preparation
Hello everyone,

I am passing the SAT this Saturday. I prepared with the Princeton Review book. And found in the practice tests that in the writing section there are 35 questions that you should answer in just 25 minutes!!!

Is it realistic? Are there really 35 questions in 25 minutes in the real SAT?
I think that's very short time isn't it?
Post edited by SoufianDiBari on

Replies to: How to deal with 35 questions in Writing?

  • MITer94MITer94 Registered User Posts: 4,747 Senior Member
    Yes, but most of the questions are straightforward "find the error" questions. If you know the grammatical rules tested and can easily identify the error, you should be fine.
  • 007Science007Science Registered User Posts: 42 Junior Member
    I used to say the same thing for the Writing part and SAT chemistry. I thought they were insane but if you study/prepare for it and practice you'd realize that it is more than enough time.
  • HarrovianHarrovian Registered User Posts: 555 Member
    The questions are entirely doable if you practise enough. The 35 questions are mostly really easy and quick questions.

    And in all honesty, it isn't as bad as SAT histories (90 for AH and 95 for WH in 60 minutes)
  • DumbAndLethalDumbAndLethal Registered User Posts: 282 Junior Member
    That seems like a lot of questions, but when you have the rules down pat and have an ingrained sense for the English language, it's the easiest (or at least the fastest) of the SAT's 3 subject areas.

    Just develop your skill by taking some practice tests and studying the questions you miss and possibly even the ones you don't miss. Look at Silverturtle's SAT Guide's Grammar Section (the thread is stickied at the top of this subforum) or any of the other helpful grammar guides you can find on this site.

    I'm not even a grammar expert, and I usually take between 15-20 minutes total for both writing multiple choice sections combined (35 minutes total alloted). You should see some of the other people on this forum.. Trust me the writing section is quite doable with thoughtful practice.
  • PrecociousMePrecociousMe Registered User Posts: 92 Junior Member
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