Reading comprehension is important any time you read something, but how you perform on the reading section of the SAT is going to play a part in determining your future. Your overall SAT score is going to help you with getting into the college you want to study at.
To give you a better idea of how the reading section of the test goes, it is good to review the sections. The first section consists of 8 sentence completions with 16 questions associated with them. This section must be completed in 25 minutes. The second section also takes 25 minutes and consists of 19 reading questions spread out among 5 sentence completions. The third section lasts 20 minutes and there are 13 reading questions spread out among 6 sentence completions. There may be some variations from test-to-test, but this is the basic layout. The passages are mostly non-fiction and cover a wide range of topics. Most passages express a point of view in a discussion, so there is no need for interpretation. Instead, the main job is to follow the author’s explanation or argument and then answer the questions based on the implications or content of the passage.