Penn State Hazleton SAT prep course to begin June 28

HAZLETON, Pa. — Penn State Hazleton is hosting a course designed to prepare high school students for the SAT beginning Monday, June 28.

The SAT prep course runs through Aug. 16 and will be held on Mondays and Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. Classes will be held in person at Penn State Hazleton. Cost is $350 and includes books and other materials.

The course is designed to help students prepare for the four parts of the SAT: reading, writing and language, math and the optional essay portion. Topics include format of the SAT, how to prepare for it, and tips for taking the test. Students will also have a chance to learn and practice the variety of reading and writing passages in the SAT and to practice the math skills that will be tested.

Familiarity with the current format of the SAT, recommended order for taking the test, ways to increase reading comprehension and understanding of paired passages, essay strategies and tips, and problem-solving methods to develop math skills are emphasized in the course.

Additionally, students will learn the advantages and disadvantages of guessing, how to reduce the time needed to answer questions, how the tests are scored, and how to compute a score on sample tests.

Course materials are practical and relevant for the current SAT exams. Students are given homework assignments between classes and sample SAT exams are given as practice tests.

Register at or call the Continuing Education office at 570-450-3110.