There are 10 sections in all in the test. The first section is writing essay (25 minutes), second is Critical Reading which includes Sentence Completion, Short Reading Passages, Long Reading Passages. Duration is 25 minutes. Next section is Mathematics (25 minutes). The fourth section is Writing- Multiple Choice and the fifth section is Critical Reading which includes Sentence Completion, Short Reading Passages, Long Reading Passages. Time allotted for both the sections is 25 minutes each. The sixth section is again Mathematics, multiple choice questions (25 minutes). The seventh section is again critical reading and next is Mathematics. Both of these are of 20 minutes duration. Next section is critical reading of 25 minutes and the last section is Writing- Multiple Choice which is of 10 minutes duration and includes Improving Sentences.
USA Today did a great piece on 5 top college essay blunders. I’m going to add some of my own: One mistake I see kids making is trying to cram everything they know/want/think into one essay. An entire life experience – whether you an octogenarian or a teen – can’t really be fit into 250-500 words. An essay is not a résumé, after all. Rather, one thought, one quirk, one person or book who moved you in a unique way gives you a better opportunity to explore – and explain – your thinking. Zelda Fitgerald once wrote that what she missed most about her father after he died was the particular way he tented his fingers when he spoke. That single detail brought all of her emotions – loss, love, the power of memory – to light. What is the one detail or anecdote that can become the focal point for your essay? It is worth taking the time to think about that before you write. For more thoughts, go to