In 2021, the College Board eliminated the essay section from its SAT content. This seven-week mini-course is a comprehensive preparation for the most current, up-to-date version of the SAT in the areas of Reading and Writing MCQs. We will seek to demystify the English sections of the SAT and have fun learning the ins and outs of each category.
- Prepare for the reading section of the SAT. This will include practicing evidence-based passages, inferring meaning based on tone, diction, and context clues, and more.
- Prepare for the writing section of the SAT. This will include practicing strong grammar, diction, and punctuation skills in preparation for the SAT Writing questions which require a student to spot errors and choose the most concise, correct phrasing of a sentence or paragraph structure.
- Prepare for SAT-level vocabulary. In addition to providing vocabulary resources and virtual flashcard sets, I will provide a good set of strategies for improving vocabulary in general – for the SAT and beyond.
- Students will complete MCQ passages and full practice exams in their own time as well as live in class with my guidance. I will provide feedback on their areas of weakness and help them succeed in their individual goals.
I will post homework on Monday morning; all weekly assignments are due Friday night. Students will receive and submit all homework materials through our class website; I also send weekly emails to check in.
Students will complete all or most of the following on a weekly basis: One-two sets of SAT English MCQs, attending OR listening to the recording for an audiovisual lecture, reading 1-2 chapters from our SAT Study guide, and exploring handouts and resources. Students may spend 5-6 hours a week on this class.
Who should enroll?
9th-11th graders who plan to take the SAT exam within the next year.
- High speed, broadband Internet
- Sound card and microphone (for live sessions)
- Streaming video capabilities to watch recorded lectures
Evaluation and Feedback
I provide detailed critiques on all written essay assignments and on MCQ work as desired. These assignments are critiqued within a few days. I critique all essays based on the three rubric categories of the SAT essay: Writing, Reading, and Analysis. Weekly check-in emails will be sent to both parents and students.
An application is not necessary to join this course; you may register at your convenience. I will contact parents within 1-2 days of their registration being processed. Weekly check-in emails will be sent to both parents and students.