The NEW SAT tests your critical thinking skills, as well as your ability to analyze and solve problems in math, critical reading, and writing. Those three, along with an experimental section (which does not count toward your score), make up the four SAT sections.
SAT Reading Comprehension Section
The SAT Critical Reading component is designed to test skills in vocabulary, reasoning, and reading. The section does this through two distinct question types: Sentence Completions and Reading Comprehension
SAT Math Section
Many students fear the SAT Math Section more than any other. But there is no reason to feel that way. Just like the other sections, there are proven strategies for approaching the different kinds of math questions. On the test, you’ll see two question types: Multiple-Choice and Student Produced Responses (or Grid-Ins).
SAT Writing Essay
The first section you’ll see on the SAT Writing component is the essay—and it counts for one-third of your 800-point Writing score. Your essay and multiple-choice section scores will be combined into a single scaled score that reflects the weight given to each section. This scaled score will then be converted into a final score, ranging from 200-800 points.