HAZLETON, Pa. — Penn State Hazleton’s virtual course designed to prepare high school students for the SAT will begin in January, Director of Continuing Education Debra Conway announced.
The SAT prep course is scheduled to run Jan. 17 to March 3 from 6-8 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays. The cost is $299 if registered by Jan. 1 and includes books and other materials. The price will be $350 after Jan. 1.
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.
Register for the course or call the Continuing Education office at 570-450-3110 for more information.