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The SAT exam is required by many colleges throughout the US. It tests the student on mathematical reasoning, knowledge of English grammar and the ability to critically analyze text. The SAT has 4 sections: English/reading, math (no-calculator), math (calculator), and an optional essay.

Prep By Prep’s skills-based curriculum is designed to aid students to be more familiar with the content of the test.   The SAT program also strengthen the student’s ability to integrate that content into problem-solving solutions.  Prep By Prep tutors work closely with the students to evaluate their comprehension of the exam. Constantly measuring each student’s successes and failures, we are able to tailor a program to help identify specific strengths and weaknesses every step of the way.

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THE SAT EXAM BREAKDOWN

Math

Section Format

The redesigned SAT Math section will include a calculator section and a no-calculator section. The calculator section consists of 30 multiple-choice questions and 8 grid-ins—students will have 55 minutes to complete this section. The no-calculator section consists of 15 multiple-choice questions and 8 grid-ins—students will have 25 minutes to complete this section.

Total Section Time

80 minutes

What’s New:

  • Real-world situations
  • Multi-part grid-ins
  • Less geometry, more emphasis on algebra and data analysis
  • Pre-calculus and trigonometry added
  • No calculator for 34% of the math

Writing & Language

Section Format

The redesigned SAT Writing & Language section is the other component of Evidence-Based Reading and Writing. Now, students will need to make grammatical edits to a full passage, rather than stand-alone sentences. This section consists of 4 such passages, with a total of 44 multiple-choice questions.

Total Section Time

35 minutes

What’s New:

  • Passage-based sentences to edit for grammar and punctuation
  • Tests rhetorical skills: ordering, inserting, and deleting sentences in a passage
  • 8 vocabulary questions ask students which words are appropriate based on context
  • Graphics (at least one passage will include a graph, picture, or table related to the text)

Reading

Section Format

The biggest component of the redesigned SAT Reading section is the addition of evidence-based questions. Students will need to locate the line from the text that supports the answer they selected. The section consists of 4 long passages and 1 double passage, with a total of 52 multiple-choice questions.

Total Section Time

65 minutes

What’s New:

  • Tests vocabulary within passages and uses fewer of the old and obscure “SAT words”
  • Graphics (charts, graphs, pictures related to text)
  • 10 questions ask students to identify the lines in the passage that support the answer to a question
  • Addition of Founding Documents/Global Conversation passage
  • Sentence completions eliminated

Essay

Section Format

The redesigned SAT essay requires students to analyze one long passage, exploring aspects such as the author’s use of evidence, diction, and writing style. It’s important to note that while the redesigned SAT essay is now optional, many colleges and universities might still require students to submit an essay score.

Total Section Time

50 minutes

What’s New:

  • Students will analyze a given passage by discussing how the author uses evidence and develops the passage’s argument
  • Students must address the provided passage
  • Last section of the exam (previously the first section)

Our SAT Programs

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18 hours Program (Short)

Students gain familiarity and comfort with the SAT by covering basic test-taking strategies. Targeted lessons focus on students’ 20-25 most significant content weaknesses. Our Short Program is ideal for students who need to fine-tune their current SAT score, who have limited time to prep, or for students who need to focus on one particular section of the SAT.

  • 18 hours of instruction
  • 2 full-length practice tests
  • Study Time Frame: 1-2 months
  • Cost: $1000
Packages & Pricing

30 hours Program (Boot Camp)

In addition to providing a complete overview of all three required sections of the SAT, the Standard Plus Program spends more time strengthening a student’s weakest section. This program is ideal for students who desire improvement in all 3 sections of the SAT, but who might struggle in one section in particular.

  • 30 hours of instruction
  • 4 full-length practice tests
  • Study Time Frame: 2-4 months
  • Cost: $1400
Packages & Pricing

45 hours Program (Regular)

The Comprehensive Program provides students with a complete understanding of all question types found on the SAT. Targeted lessons address all content areas as well as testing challenges such as timing and test anxiety. Ideal for students who need to see significant score increases or who struggle with standardized tests.

  • 45 hours of instruction
  • 6 full-length practice tests
  • Study Time Frame: 4-6 months
  • Cost: $1875
Packages & Pricing

60 hours Program (Max)

Our Maximum Program is for students who want to achieve their greatest possible score increase or for students who are preparing for multiple Subject Tests in addition to the SAT. Students become masters of the SAT, learning content and timing strategies for every single question type they will see on the exam.

  • 60 hours of instruction
  • 8 full-length practice tests
  • Study Time Frame: 6+ months
  • Cost: $2250
Packages & Pricing

SAT Test Dates & Registration Deadlines

Note: Starting March 2016, students will take the redesigned SAT.

U.S. Dates

TEST DATE

October 1, 2016

November 5, 2016

December 3, 2016

January 21, 2017

March 11, 2017

May 6, 2017

June 3, 2017

August 26, 2017

REGISTER BY

September 1, 2016

October 7, 2016

November 3, 2016

December 21, 2016

February 10, 2017

April 7, 2017

May 9, 2017

July 28, 2017

*Dates are tentative and subjective to change by The College Board.

International Dates

TEST DATE

October 1, 2016

November 5, 2016

December 3, 2016

January 21, 2017

May 6, 2017

June 3, 2017

REGISTER BY

September 1, 2016

October 7, 2016

November 3, 2016

December 21, 2016

April 7, 2017

May 9, 2017