Penn State/Wilkes-Barre offers SAT prepration courses

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LEHMAN TWP. — Beginning Aug. 18, Penn State Wilkes-Barre will begin hosting four seven-week SAT preparation course sessions for students interested in taking the SAT exam for the 2018-2019 dates.

Penn State Wilkes-Barre, in cooperation with Cambridge Educational Services, Inc., offers high school students an opportunity to raise their score on the SAT, and instructs students in proven test-taking strategies to help them realize their full potential on the test.

With the new redesigned SAT, students will be tested on reading, writing, and math skills. The specific areas tested, according to the College Board, will be: Math – the Heart of Algebra, Problem Solving and Data, Passport to Advance Math; and Reading/Writing – Command of Evidence, Relevant, Words in Context, Expression of Ideas, Standard English Conventions.

The SAT essay is now optional; however, even though the essay is optional, some colleges/universities may still require it. Students may want to call the college/university they plan to attend to confirm if they require the essay for admissions.

Students in this course will become familiar with the SAT Reasoning Test, critical reading, writing, math skills, advantages and disadvantages of guessing, ways to reduce the time needed to answer questions, and the scoring of the SATs. Students will also gain experience by taking an official off-record SAT test.

For more information or to register, contact Continuing Education at 570-675-9253 or email wbce@outreach.psu.edu.

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