The SAT Experimental Section

<p>Last time I took the SAT, it was glaringly apparent which section was the experimental part because it had more questions than all the other sections. Overall, it was obvious that it didn't fit in.</p>

<p>Since it doesn't count at all on your score, it there any reason even to take this part? I could use that time to rest my brain and prepare to take the rest of the test. I did the experimental just like the rest of the test last time, but I'm thinking about just resting during the experimental section when I take the test next weekend.</p>

<p>Any thoughts?</p>

<p>Why not take it? The proctor will not let you go outside to take a walk; you are going to be locked in the class room. Furthermore, I doubt that taking a long break will really help you collect your thoughts. Keep your mind active.</p>

<p>...What if you're wrong?</p>

<p>Yeah, you could be wrong, so I'd definitely take it. But nowadays they're testing questions for the New SAT, so it's pretty obvious, as long as you've looked at some New SAT books.</p>

<p>Still, I just don't see the point in taking the risk -- even if its "pretty obvious"</p>

<p>ccerforlife- they're testing new questions right now? if so, how would it be obvious? Maybe i'm missing something here</p>

<p>teal, for example, on the oct test there were logic questions in the math section. I have never seen a logic question in a 10 real before ... thus, I took that section "easy." In fact, I didn't finish it.</p>

<p>However, I became worried later on in the test when I realized that I may be wrong. That nervousness killed my time and concentration in other sections.</p>

<p>My advice, don't risk it.</p>

<p>My goodness. It's been a while since I've taken the SAT, but I remember it something like this....</p>

<p>The first two sections have the EXACT same number of questions. The 3rd and 4th have the EXACT same number of questions. The 5th section has a completely random number of questions, unlike any other. The 6th and 7th section have the EXACT same number of questions. Also, each section alternates between Math & Verbal EXCEPT the 5th section.</p>

<p>Hmmmmm.... You CCers are the ones with 4.0 GPAs and 1500s on your SAT. I wonder which section is the experimental? I wouldn't say I'm pretty sure which section it is. It's crystal clear.</p>

<p>"Why not take it? The proctor will not let you go outside to take a walk; you are going to be locked in the class room."</p>

<p>I don't know. Why not read a 1000 page novel before I take the SAT? There's simply no point! I can conserve my energy instead of working furiously to finish.</p>

<p>anyone? anyone?</p>