This class (SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing ) is for students who have just begun to prepare SAT exam, ideally for high school sophomores and juniors.
Before you take the first lesson, please take a diagnostic test to check your current strength and weakness. Initial diagnostic test, which is offered for free by WisePrep, is from the official college board SAT. Students will get the test result on the same day or next in a similar format with that of the actual SAT score report. Some students show weakness in specific problem types in each section, while other students are weak in particular areas of passage. Then, WISEPREP will provide each student with individually optimized strategies for boosting his or her score. Students will also set a desirable but still realistic short-term goals they aim to achieve with WISEPREP consultant.
Over the three week’s instruction period, students will go over useful tips and all the problem formats with one of our highly qualified instructors. The first 1/2 of the lecture will focus on Section 2, Writing and Language. By cracking key grammatical points and the question patterns that concerns flow, organization, editing and tone, students will get accustomed to most of the section 2 questions and will be getting closer to their desired score soon. Since the section 2 of SAT is also passage based question, we train students to see a big picture of each passage and logical organization. This skill will ultimately help students to do better in reading section. Through this step, students also gain some confidence in test prep.
Second 1/2 of the lecture will focus on Section 1 of Reading . We cover reading section by several themes such as main idea, paired passages, tone, vocabulary in context, evidence and support, and infographics/ data related questions. Our goal is largely two. First, we teach how to skim the passage to get main idea and flow of the given passages as quickly and accurately as possible. Second, we teach students to get familiar with various question types and eliminate least possible answers and find best answers as quickly as possible.
We also give full test session and review 2-3 times so that students check their own progress.
Proven Result! Practice, Practice, Practice, and Review.
WISEPREP have taught students SAT for the past seven years, from “old SAT (2400 scale)” to “new SAT (1600 scale). From our experiences, we confidently tell that practice makes their final result different. The common strategy who finally got almost perfect score in their real SAT exam was repeated practice tests an actual exam setting. Although we cover many sample test during our lecture period, we recommend students take as many 'real' SAT test sets as possible. Once students understand core concepts of SAT, key strategies, and common patterns of SAT questions through our lecture, we make students take SAT mock exams so that students truly get familiar with the test.