Free SAT Preparation Course
Next Course Begins Fall 2019
Offered During Activity Period
Instructor: Mrs. Deb Travers
“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” Philippians 4:13
Helpful Tips for SAT Test Preparation:
Did you know there is an SAT test in August? Summer is a great time to prepare for and take the SAT. The best time to take the SAT is after you have completed all or most of Algebra 2. Here are some tips to help you prepare for the SAT when it is time:
#1 Use strategies
- Work with the answer choices and make up your own numbers that fit the problem
- Be aware of test difficulty level. The math sections are arranged in order of increasing difficulty – from easy to medium to hard. Test accordingly. Make the easy questions count! Easy questions will be a ‘more obvious’ answer whereas hard questions will typically require much more work to discover the answer.
- Answer all questions! There is NO penalty for wrong answers! Did you know that there are exactly 58 math questions on the SAT? Answering half of the questions correctly will score approximately a 500 out of 800…38 questions correct will score approximately a 600…
#2 Use your book as a resource. Recommended Book: The Official SAT Study Guide, College Board (Be sure to get an edition targeted for the March 2016 SAT & Beyond). GCCS will provide this book for the course. Identify any areas of weakness and review. Math content areas covered: “Heart of Algebra”, “Problem Solving and Data Analysis”, “Passport to Advanced Math”, and “ Additional Topics in Math”
#3 Try the practice tests & consider additional resources.
- https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/practice/full-length-practice-tests Your book has 10 full length official SAT practice tests with answers, scoring instructions, and worked out solutions. OR, you can print the same practice tests for FREE at this site. Take the tests, score them, and learn from each and every mistake.
- https://www.khanacademy.org/ This is a free online tool that I would highly recommend. You can sign up for an account and do practice SAT problems and diagnostic SAT tests that will point you towards problems that you personally will benefit from reviewing.
- If you are interested in hiring a private math tutor over the summer you may contact Mrs. Travers via email at . One-on-one sessions or small group instruction sessions are available.
- Gloucester County Christian School will be offering students a free SAT prep course that meets weekly during activity period in the upcoming 2019/2020 school year. Sign-up will occur in September. Mrs. Deb Travers has over ten years of SAT tutoring experience and will be teaching the course.
- GCCS will be offering students the opportunity to take the SAT right on our campus. Please check out this link for more information about upcoming fall and spring test dates this 2019-2020 school year.
#4 Make a scoring goal and work hard to achieve it.
- Are you considering attending RCSJ (formerly RCGC)? Did you know that students who have achieved the required test scores on the SAT® may qualify for an exemption from portions of the College Placement Test. A 480 on ERW and a 500 on Math is what you are looking for!
- Are you hoping to receive an academic scholarship to college? Check on the university’s website to find out what GPA and SAT scores are needed to achieve this goal.
“And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the LORD, and not unto men;” Colossians 3:23