The best way for students to score well on the SAT is to invest their time to practice and plan for
this specialized test. Students in this course can expect instruction and practice in test taking
techniques and strategies for all 4 required sections of the SAT: Reading, Writing and
Language, Math (with calculator), and Math (no calculator). In addition, this course will give
instruction and practice to the optional Essay portion of the test. By the end of the semester,
students will have greater confidence on test day due to their increased familiarity with the
format and types of questions on the SAT. In addition, by the end of the semester, students will
have practiced using over 40 combined test-taking strategies specific for each section of the
SAT. Students can expect to complete many practice tests through the semester in addition to
writing several essays in preparation for their best SAT test performance. For optimal benefit, it
is suggested that students complete math through Geometry and Algebra II for the SAT Prep
Class. Students can expect 2 – 3 hours of homework to prepare for each class meeting. This is a one-semester course and counts as 0.5 elective credit.
INSTRUCTOR: Missy Meece
There are 2 texts we use in the class:
The Official SAT Study Guide from CollegeBoard
Cracking the SAT Premium from Princeton Review.
Please check back during the summer for information about ordering the most recent and
updated versions of these texts.