The redesigned SAT Exam is a complete overhaul of the exam that most students have become familiar with over the years. The exam is divided into four parts: Reading, Writing & Language, Math and the SAT Essay (optional). The Reading, Writing & Language, and Essay portions of the exam will focus on skills such as understanding words in context, evidence-based reading and writing, interpreting informational graphics, and analyzing sources. The Math portions of the exam will focus on three major areas: Problem Solving and Data Analysis, Heart of Algebra (linear equations and systems), and Passport to Advanced Math (complex equations). According to the College Board, the purpose of this new structure is to ask students “questions grounded in the real world, directly related to work performed in college and career.”
This course will navigate students through the many changes to the new SAT Exam so that they can still maximize their test scores. The goal of the course is to help relieve the anxiety of the new format by reviewing the general skills necessary for success on the exam while at the same time breaking down the different components of the new question-types. By the end of the course, students will be able to walk into the new SAT Exam with the skills, knowledge and self-confidence they need to do their best.
The course will begin with a full-length practice exam that will give students a baseline score to see how they do with the new SAT format. The scores will include a detailed analysis of each student’s performance so that they can see the general areas and specific question types in which they need the most improvement.
Math will meet on the following Tuesdays from 2:30pm - 4:30pm in Room 204:
3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3, 4/17, 4/24
English will meet on the following Thursdays from 2:30-4:30 in Room 204:
3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/28*, 4/5, 4/19, 4/26
*The English class on 3/28 will meet on a Wednesday due to Easter break.
The cost for both courses is $550.00 and includes the cost of the book, pre-test and detailed score analysis. The cost for either course individually is $300.00 and also includes the cost of the book, pre-test and detailed score analysis. Each course is taught by experienced instructors, with a maximum number of students per class.
Both Courses are open to all area Juniors and Seniors. Sophomores may register with prior approval of the course director.
Please contact Mr Martin Dempsey via email at email@example.com or by phone at: 203-378-9378 ext. 301 for more information.