This course is aimed at preparing students aspiring to take the SAT test. This is a 9 month course for which students meet in 36 weekly sessions of two and a half hours each. Each week, the instruction time is equally divided between the two separate streams – one for Math, and the other for Verbal & Writing. Students have granular enrollment choice to either of the individual streams or for the entire course. Students will acquire, practice and review competencies that are required to perform well and significantly improve their test scores in Math, Writing, Grammar, Critical Reading and Vocabulary. Interactive lecture sessions will be complemented by full length practice tests to build up knowledge, accuracy, speed and confidence. Each test will be scored and reviewed. Each homework essay shall be reviewed by the teachers and individual guidance provided to students to improve writing of full length essays with proper style and content, which are well structured, well developed, grammatically correct, and well presented.
In addition to the weekly teaching sessions, supplementary teaching material, practice exercises and homework, the SAT curriculum includes:
Test Taking Strategies: Students will gain knowledge in test staking strategies and techniques appropriate for a timed, multi-section SAT test. Students will also learn time-saving techniques, speed/mental math, answering multiple choice questions, how to review for correctness & accuracy, and verification/cross-checking techniques.
Full-length Practice Tests: A baseline test and several Full length tests will be administered during the course of the 36 weeks, followed by complete review and analysis of each test. Personalized guidance for special study in specific areas shall be provided to each student
WHAT IS SAT
The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) is a standardized, 3 hours and 45 minutes long test divided into 10 sections administered several times each year by The College Board, to High school students throughout the country. It consists of three parts: Critical reading, Math and Writing which includes the essay.
The SAT scores are considered by colleges as one of the factors in their admissions decisions. Generally, students take the SAT as high school juniors, and can retake at a later date before their college admission due dates, to boost scores, if required.
The test is for a total of 2400, scored in three parts, each for a maximum score of 800, students’ scores ranging from 200-800 in each part.
Arithmetic: Percentages, fractions, ratios, proportion, primes, exponents, roots, rates, time and distance, sets, subsets, Venn diagrams, and statistical measures.
Algebra: Operations with polynomials, factoring algebraic expressions, multi-variable , linear, absolute value, quadratic equations and solutions, and algebraic inequalities.
Geometry: Properties of complex shapes and structures including angles, triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons and solids. line graphs, slope, statistical data interpretation of tables, charts and graphs.
Probability: Probability and outcome of experiments, Conditional probability, permutations and combinations, unions and intersections
VERBAL & WRITING
Improving Sentences: Rewriting sentences with correct usage of words and grammar.
Improving Paragraphs: Logical Ordering of Sentences. Reordering Scrambled sentences in a paragraph.
Identifying Errors: Identifying errors in usage of words and grammar in any part of a given sentence.
Reading comprehension: Critical reading skills to understand and answer questions concerning main idea, purpose, tone facts and opinions in short and long paragraphs, including comparing and contrasting paired paragraphs.
Writing: Well structured, developed, grammatically correct, and well presented full length essays with proper style and content.