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  [189] SAT/Study Skills 12Instructor: Alex Binz
Grades: 9th to 12thRoom: C143
Year: 2018Time: 01:30 PM
Class Size: 5 to 25Prerequisites: Students should have some essay-writing experience, and should be somewhat familiar with algebra and geometry.
Tuition: $25 per 4-Class Session
Supplies Cost: $30 per Year
Student Provided Materials: * The Official SAT Study Guide, 2018 edition, by The College Board (ISBN: 1457309289) * Rummy Roots, by Eternal Heart (ASIN: B000GTBCBQ) * More Roots expansion pack, by Eternal Heart (ASIN: B0015S4W3M) is recommended but not required
Annual One Time Cost $ NoneDescription: Various hand-outs and printed assignments
Homework: Varied, but typically between 2-4 hours per week, depending on the assignment. These might include logic puzzles, reading, timed essay writing, SAT practice sections, and research projects.
This class is organized as a fairly standard SAT Test Prep course, but augmented to instill a broad array of skills necessary for any high school student to have. The centerpiece of the course is naturally the SAT prep content. Students will learn about the different sections of the test and the sorts of questions that will be asked. Given the breadth of the SAT itself, this class will allow students to review or catch up on a variety of subjects related to reading, writing, and mathematics. Students will learn how to translate complex word problems into math equations, pull numbers apart and put them back together to quickly solve math problems in their head, recognize unfamiliar English words using Greek and Latin roots, skim a multi-paragraph essay to find essential facts, construct a sentence using proper grammar, spot improper grammar when it is used, and write both a 30-minute quick essay and a 1-hour analysis essay. In addition to the strictly SAT-related content, this course will also provide a number of modules to allow students to gain other related skills necessary to get the most out of this and other classes. Students will gain experience in note-taking, memorization, speed reading, and critical thinking, as well as test-taking strategies to improve their grades and improve their chances of getting into the college they want.