College Assessment Test Prep PREP 5-919
Suggested Age: 13-18
Prerequisite: Enrollment in Algebra 1 / Enrollment English 2
Purpose/Process: NEW COURSE!!! College Assessment Test Prep Course Description: Three in One!
The new PSAT and SAT are similar in structure and design to the ACT now. Thus, we are melding the 3 courses into one comprehensive course!
Students will be taught helpful strategies and develop the capacity to master the PSAT, SAT and ACT test. They will be given practical experiences that train them to effectively put their knowledge to work under testing conditions. Students will amass skills and techniques from test-prep materials from College Board, ACT, Princeton Review, Kaplan, Barron's & Ivy Global. Our course also incorporates instruction that covers the materials included in the all these tests.
By attacking the material methodically over the course of the entire school year, students will be well- grounded in subject matter covered by each section! It is common for our students to increase their overall score by significantly. In the past five years, an average of 8 of our students per year become NMSQT scholars. It is important to note that students' scores increase in proportion to their participation in the course. Students can expect up to 5 hrs. of homework weekly.
The course is rigorous and includes a thorough writing curriculum specific for the SAT and ACT essays. We provide targeted instruction for all levels of Math, Grammar, Rhetoric, and Critical Reading as well as Science and Social Studies that pertains to these tests.
Students will also take practice sections in PSAT, SAT and ACT throughout the year as well as 3 Practice PSATs, SATs or ACTs. Additionally, they will write 4 ACT essays and 4 SAT essays.
This class is also fun for students since we have created competitions that give students opportunities to gain speed in critical thinking, and increase speed in essay responses; additional competitions expose students to typical grammar and math traps and build their skills in logic, reading comprehension and quick thinking!
Students will learn:
SAT Prep PREP 5-915
Suggested Age: 14-18Prerequisite: none
Purpose/Process: This course will prepare students to complete the SAT exam with confidence. Using repetitive practice of genuine SATs, students will become comfortable with the material they will see on the exam. Every week, lectures will focus on concepts in math, verbal, and writing, with exercises in building vocabulary, increasing student efficiency, and more. At home, students will simulate testing conditions as they complete real SAT exams for homework, putting the concepts from class into practice. By cycling through the sections of the exam structure ten times in the course of a school year, students will be prepared to approach the format and content of the SAT with familiarity and clarity.