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Test Prep
Test Prep: SAT Verbal Boot Camp

Ready to bring your verbal knowledge to a new level and prepare to sit the SAT exam with confidence? Join us in this two-week boot camp to learn about SAT question types, timing, performance strategies, and more!

Total classes: 4

Prerequisite: This class is for students who have registered for the SAT exam and are in their final stages of preparation.

Suggested grade level: 11th and 12th grades

Suggested credit: None


This SAT Verbal Boot Camp will help students prepare to sit the SAT exam. Basic grammar, textual summary and synthesis, and vocabulary skills will be reviewed, but this course is designed to teach students how to use what they already know rather than to introduce new content. Accordingly, class time will be spent studying SAT question types, timing strategies, and other tips and tricks for test taking success. We will also discuss testing accommodations, but please be aware that students need to register for accommodations with the College Board far in advance of the test date.


Class 1: Introduction to the SAT: Timing and Basic Question Types
Class 2: Reviewing a practice test: How to be your own coach
Class 3: In depth study day: Grammar and Vocabulary
Class 4: Question types in practice; Test Day!

Materials and Homework

Course materials:
Free SAT Practice tests from College Board: https://satsuite.collegeboard.org/sat/practice-preparation/practice-tests
Textbook: The College Panda’s SAT Writing: Advanced Guide and Workbook for the New SAT by Nielsen Phu. You can purchase a paperback copy on Amazon, or you can purchase from Phu directly by making an account on his website.
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/098949649X/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=tsp0b-20&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=098949649X&linkId=75eaa68e86244e9b2b2a54ed8e6a1a8c
College Panda Website: https://thecollegepanda.com/books/
Note that if you buy from the College Panda website, you are buying an online only version, which cannot be downloaded or printed. We recommend getting the paperback version unless you enjoy working on a tablet.

Homework: This is an intensive boot camp course, so students should expect to spend at least an hour a day working on their test preparation. This does not include class time. Students will be assigned worksheets to complete daily from the College Panda book, as well as readings and practice tests. Expect to complete two SAT practice tests during the course of our boot camp!

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