SAT prep course planned at Penn State Hazleton

HAZLETON, Pa. — Penn State Hazleton is holding a course designed to prepare high school students who will be taking the SAT. The course will help students learn about the format of the SAT and get tips for taking the test to help them score to their full potential.

It will be held Mondays and Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m., June 24 to Aug. 15 (no classes July 1 and 4). The $350 fee includes books and materials.

The course will help students prepare for the reading and writing part of the SAT by practicing the different kinds of reading and writing passages found on the SAT. It also will help them prepare for the math portion by learning and practicing the different math skills tested on the SAT.

The course emphasizes familiarity with the current format of the SAT; the recommended order for taking the test; ways to increase reading comprehension and understanding of paired passages; problem-solving methods to develop math skills; and more.

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.

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