Penn State Hazleton holding SAT prep course starting Jan. 20

HAZLETON, Pa. — Penn State Hazleton is holding a course designed to prepare high school students who will be taking the SAT this spring.

The course will help students learn about the format of the SAT and get tips for taking the test. It will be held Mondays and Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m., Jan. 20 to March 5. The $350 fee includes books and materials.

It will help students prepare for the four parts of the SAT: reading; writing and language; math; and the optional essay portion. Students will 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.

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; essay strategies and tips; 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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