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SAT® Crash Course

SAT Prep by gurus who won't make you snooze, now in course form.

If time is of the essence and you need an SAT Test Prep Course that gives you all the review you need by your test date, then this is the course for you. Our SAT Crash Course throws you into the passenger seat and then goes fast and furious through everything you need to know so you can succeed on the SAT.

Here's what you get in your low-cost, low-stress, high-scoring SAT Crash Course: 

  • clever and cutting(-edge) review for the new exam administered March 2016
  • a step-by-step plan that shows you how to master every section: Reading, Writing and Language, and Math
  • 1000+ practice problems
  • 1000+ vocabulary words
  • video explanations of important concepts and sample problems
  • Math Shack
  • flashcards
  • four complete, timed practice exams
  • an interactive virtual classroom interface where teachers or parents can see students' work and grades, communicate with students, and have their class discuss material and exchange tips through the discussion board.

Teacher Benefits

Are you an instructor looking to create a class that makes it easy to view students' progress and grade their practice drills, problems, and essays? Our SAT Test Prep course comes with a virtual classroom interface that helps you monitor their journey toward total SAT domination—er, preparation.

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Course Breakdown

Unit 1. Overview

Get the best SAT reading strategies to improve your sentence completion, passage comprehension, and critical reading skills.

Unit 2. Reading

Get the best SAT reading strategies to improve your sentence completion, passage comprehension, and critical reading skills.

Unit 3. Writing and Language

Identify your sentence errors, improve your sentences and paragraphs, and write the best possible SAT essay with our dozens of drills and examples.

Unit 4. Math

Master math with more practice problems than you'd ever thought possible for both multiple choice and student-produced responses.

Sample Lesson - Introduction

Lesson 2: Information and Ideas

Today's fun nautical fact: When ships don't have cell service or Wi-Fi, they communicate with each other with semaphore, a kind of visual Morse code using red and white flags. It's like miming, but with higher stakes.

Now picture an old, semaphore-loving sailing crew encountering a previously isolated island somewhere. The crew flashes their flags from the ship, ecstatic to have found other human beings, while the island leaders on the shore send smoke signals to welcome these surely famished strangers. Unfortunately, the islanders interpret the red flags as bloody banners of war, and the crew members interpret the smoke as a threat to burn their ship. Things take a turn from there.

Case in point: Ideas are one thing, but the way in which these ideas are interpreted is just as important.

This is why we always welcome strangers with pie. Pie can't be misinterpreted. (Source)

The Big Issues

We could try to interpret text through ribbon dancing, but the SAT Reading Test doesn't yet recognize ribbon dancing as an official entrant in the Information and Ideas category. It's a political thing. The official entries are almost as good, though.

  • Reading closely requires us to make an inference and a generalization or two—no bifocals required.
  • Citing textual evidence is about showing us the evidence from the text. It's good practice for lawyers and anyone who wants to give their arguments more credibility.
  • Determining central ideas and themes calls for a view of the big picture.
  • Summarizing requires us to recall plotlines and remain ruthlessly objective again. Any lawyers in the house?
  • Understanding relationships is way easier with a text than it was in seventh grade, but reading between the lines is still helpful.
  • Interpreting words and phrases means watching for words with double-meanings and scoping the text for context.

Maybe next year ribbon dancing will be included on that list. For now, we'll need to be satisfied with interpreting text.

  • Course Length: 3 weeks
  • Grade Levels: 10, 11, 12
  • Category:
    • College Prep
    • Test Prep
    • High School

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