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Why Should You Take the SAT/ACT If It Is Optional?
Some colleges and universities have made the SAT optional. However, even if your dream school is on the list of colleges that say the exams are “optional” it may still be in your best interests to take them.
- Some Schools Require the Test
Even if you initially intend to apply to a college that does not require you to take the SAT, you may change your mind on where to apply to and those new schools may require that you have taken one of the tests. This could turn into a potential issue if you discover a school you want to apply to late in the application process. It is in your best interest to take one of the tests on the chance you do decide to apply to another college.
- You Could Win Scholarships
If you score high enough, you could win recognition for your achievement in addition to a scholarship.
- Taking the Exam Gives Your Application A Boost
It could actually be the tie breaking factor if your acceptance status ties with another student. Colleges also look at the extra initiative you took as a plus if you do decide to take the ACT or SAT. A good score can show off your skill sets in reasoning or a particular subject.
Our SAT/ACT Prep courses teach skills and strategies to improve test scores
- 90-min. diagnostic test before the course begins
- Full-length exit exam and assessment
- Summer, Fall, and Spring Sessions
- On-line and In-Person classes
- Private tutoring is available - please contact us for details
Fall and Spring Sessions 2022 - 2023
12-week SAT classes (Math and English, once a week each) are offered during our Fall and Spring semesters.
Includes Diagnostic Test and Exit Exam
The SAT Math Course covers linear equations and inequalities, systems of linear equations and inequalities, interpreting coefficients in a linear model, ratios and percents, unit conversions, quadratic functions, exponential functions, rational exponents, polynomials and rational expressions, complex number arithmetic, volume and area, right triangle trigonometry, the Pythagorean Theorem, radians, sector area and arc length, angle measures with transversals and triangles, similarity, equations of circles, scatterplots, linear and exponential models, basic inferential statistics, two-way tables, and describing measures of a data set.
The SAT English Course is designed to optimize one’s performance on the verbal subsets of the SAT. Students familiarize themselves with the ins and outs of the test, and learn to navigate a very specific set of question and answer formats in quick succession. Focus is given to time management skills through a series of timed practice drills, in addition to test-taking strategies in writing, reading comprehension, and annotation.
- grasping meaning of passage types;
- locating relevent information in question types;
- eliminating answers and spotting incorrect answers;
- building speed and maintaining accuracy with structured drills;
- editing for style;
- editing for logic;
- standard conventions of English - sentence construction;
Diagnostic assessment is a key component of the course. A mock SAT is administered at the beginning and end of the course, and students receive a packet detailing their progress across the course, as well as a comprehensive assessment of what skills should be prioritized further.
Summer Session 2022
SAT Math (4-hours per week - Monday, Wednesday 3:30-5:30 P.M.) A 4-hour per week course that will review all the key concepts of Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry and Advanced Math to prepare students to maximize their performance on the SAT/ACT
Comprehensive Review of SAT Math (Extended, 8-hours per week) This course provides an in-depth comprehensive review of the topics covered on the SAT Math section, and is recommended for students who need a more extensive review of SAT math topics.
SAT English (Monday, Wednesday, 5:45-7:45 P.M.) - The SAT English course is designed to optimize one’s performance on the verbal subsets of both the SAT and ACT. A 4-hour per week course designed to review grammar, reading, and writing skills, and teach students strategies on how to attack the various questions and prompts on the English portion of the SAT.