- 5. AP & SAT Prep
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENT: None
AVAILABILITY: Blyth Academy Online
Please Note: This is a preparation course only. A credit will not be issued by Blyth Academy Online.
In this SAT Preparation course, students gain practice and confidence toward taking the official SAT exam. All homework, assignments and practice tests will be finished online. This SAT Prep Course covers SAT’s critical reading, writing, and mathematics sections. Students gain valuable experience by taking practice tests, answering hundreds of practice questions, and responding to practice essay questions. Students increase confidence by practicing with questions just like the ones they’ll see on test day.
Reading & Grammar
Essential Question: How is reading and grammar tested on the SAT?
In this unit, students will be provided with a general overview of the new SAT reading section, and with general strategies to keep in mind as they begin to prepare for the test. Students will review grammar, punctuation, sentence structure and context clues. Students will practice passage based readings and answer questions about them.
Algebra and Advanced Math
Essential Question: How can you interpret and create linear relationships? How do you create, manipulate and solve quadratic equations? How do you work with exponents and radicals?
In this unit, students will go over linear functions, equations, inequalities and systems. Students will review quadratic, exponential, polynomial and rational functions as well as radicals and imaginary numbers.
Writing And Language
Essential Question: How can you write effectively for the SAT?
In this unit, students will review precision, Concision, Style & Tone. Students will go over proper syntax and punctuation. Students will also review subordination, coordination, parallel structure and pronouns. Students will analyze frequently confused words, as well as subject verbs/noun agreement. Students will also do a writing passage practice.
Problem Solving and Data Management
Essential Question: How do you solve problems involving proportional reasoning: rates, ratios and percent? How are standard deviation and confidence intervals related to measurement errors ?
In this unit, students will review rates, ratios, measurement, scatter plots, curves of best fit and probability. Students will also review measures of centre and measures of spread.
Essential Question: How do we write an essay for the SAT?
In this unit, students will prepare for the essay portion of the SAT. The purpose of the new SAT Essay is to assess students’ ability to analyze an author’s argument. To write a strong essay, students will need to focus on how the author uses evidence, reasoning, and other rhetorical techniques to build his or her argument and make it convincing.
Strategies To Get The Best Score
In this Unit, students will review some of what they have already talked about in terms of strategies to get through the SAT test on the actual day. Students will also look at ways to cope with the stress and anxiety of test day – and how to stay calm, relaxed prior and what to do during the test if they feel overwhelmed or start to panic.
Please consult our Frequently Asked Questions Page or the Exam section within your course for more details on final exams and the exam fee. More information can also be found in our Student Handbook.
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