SAT Skills Insight
Select a score band
Organization and Ideas
Skills needed to score in this band
This particular skill group is not represented in this score band. However, it is an important academic skill tested on the SAT. Students are encouraged to review the skills and examples in the next highest score band where this particular skill group does appear.
Skills needed to score in the next band
As you read a text (such as a book, an essay, a newspaper or magazine article), identify the author’s ideas and think about the relationships among those ideas. What is the main idea, and what are the supporting ideas?
As you read two texts by different authors on the same topic or on related topics, identify each author’s ideas and think about how those ideas relate to each other.