SAT Format Updated, Free Test Prep Offered

The College Board says changes to its aptitude test will be implemented for the spring 2016 exam.
3:00 | 03/05/14

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If you're struggling to keep straight words like Mindy shifts based on lines and pugnacious. Haven't -- some nature. You're probably cramming for the S eighteenth vote have word that have only ever been used when studying for the test have terrorize students since the 1920s. But no more. The redesigned SAT. Will instead focus on words students will use over and over again that open world to them. The president of the College Board which administers the SATs announced they will be revolutionizing. The way students prepare for the museum no more mysteries. We are going to tell everyone what is on the exam it is a complete overhaul. Gone are the obscure words penalties for wrong answers have been eliminated. In the controversial essay section introduced a few years ago. Will now be optional and the biggest change of the mall could affect your pocketbook. Beginning today. The College Board will partner -- patented try to clean -- Directly taking on big test prep programs like Kaplan and Princeton Review. Which can run in the thousands of dollars this put you out of this. -- there -- so many different things for any student to take advantage of but the College Board is a resolute if there are no more secrets. It's very hard to pay for them. -- these changes won't actually take place until the -- in 2016. But already flash cards with words like. On the back ABC news new Iraq.

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