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Class Description
Wednesday, 11:20 AM to 12:20 PM
SAT/Study Skills  
Teacher:  Alex Binz
Age:  14 & up
Prerequisites:  Student should be familiar with algebra and geometry, and should be able to read and write at a high school level.
Cost:  $50 tuition, 1 of 4 payments;
$30 copy/supply fee per year
Text:  1) The Official SAT Study Guide, by The College Board, 2018 edition, ISBN: 1457309289
2) Rummy Roots, by Eternal Heart, ASIN: B000GTBCBQ
3) More Roots expansion, also by Eternal Heart, ASIN: B0015S4W3M (this is recommended but not required)
Description: 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 of their choice.
 
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