SAT Modern Hebrew SAT Subject Test Information

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אתה מדבר עברית ולתרגם על בסיס קבוע? If you know how to answer this Hebrew question, then perhaps you better showcase that Hebrew talent and sign up for the SAT Hebrew Subject Test before you apply to the school of your choice. See below.

Note: This test is not part of the SAT Reasoning Test, the popular college admissions exam. Nope. This is one of the many SAT Subject Tests, exams designed to showcase your particular talents in all sorts of fields.

SAT Hebrew Subject Tests Basics

Before you register for this test, here are the basics about your testing conditions:

  • 60 minutes
  • 85 multiple-choice questions
  • 200-800 points possible
  • Offered once a year
  • 3 types of reading questions

SAT Hebrew Subject Test Skills

So, what's on this thing? What kinds of skills are required? Here are the skills you'll need in order to master this test.:

  • Using parts of speech appropriately
  • Understanding basic idioms
  • Selection of grammatically correct terminology
  • Identifying main and supporting ideas, themes, style, tone, and the spatial and temporal settings of a passage.

SAT Hebrew Subject Test Question Breakdown

The test is broken down into Part A, Part B and Part C. Here are the types of questions those three parts contain:

Vocabulary in Context: Approximately 28 questions

Here, you'll be given a sentence with a blank, and will be asked to choose the correct single-word response from one of four choices listed below.

Grammar: Approximately 28 questions

These questions provide you with a paragraph filled with blanks. Once you happen upon a blank, you'll be asked to fill in that blank with an appropriate response from the choices below.

Reading Comprehension: Approximately 34 questions

These questions, most of which will be vocalized, will provide you with a passage. You'll be asked a question related to the passage, and will have to choose the correct response from the answer choices.

Why Take the SAT Hebrew Subject Test?

In some cases, you'll need to, especially if you're considering choosing Hebrew, or a Hebrew-related field as a major in college. In other cases, it's a great idea to take the Hebrew Subject Test so you can showcase bilingualism, which is a great way to round out an application. It shows the college admissions officers that you have more up your sleeve than your GPA, clubs or sports record. Plus, it can get you out of those entry-level language courses. Bonus!

How to Prepare for the SAT Hebrew Subject Test

To ace this thing, you'll need at 2-4 years in Hebrew during high school, and you'll want to take the test as close to the end of or during your most advanced Hebrew class you plan to take. Getting your high school Hebrew teacher to offer you some supplementary materials is always a good idea, too, and practicing speaking Hebrew whenever possible will only aid your test score since this is Modern Hebrew we're talking about.

Sample SAT Hebrew Subject Test Questions

The College Board offers a couple of different places to find sample SAT Modern Hebrew Subject Test sample questions.

Good Luck!

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