The SAT Reading & Writing section asks you to be an editor and improve passages that were written especially for the test - and that includes deliberate errors. This section will take 100 minutes. The Reading subsection lasts 65 minutes and includes 52 standard multiple-choice questions. It tests understanding of passages from U.S. and World Literature, History/Social Studies, and Sciences.
The Writing & Language subsection lasts 35 minutes and includes 44 questions. All questions are multiple choice and based on passages. Some passages are accompanied by informational graphics such as tables, charts and graphs (but no math is required). It tests the expression of ideas and Standard English conventions through passages relating to Careers, History/Social Studies, Humanities and Science.