What you need to know about the S.A.T.
The Scholastic Aptitude Test, also known as the SAT, is a four-hour exam testing your knowledge of English (reading comprehension and writing/language) and mathematics. It is required for admission to most colleges and universities in the U.S.A.
At this moment, the SAT is not given in Merida. But that could change in the near future. I'll keep you informed! The closest test center is in Cancun. The SAT is given by The College Board, always on a Saturday morning. Test dates can be found at the link below.
Most U.S. high school students take practice exams and test prep courses starting in 11th grade (segundo de prepa) to prepare for this exam. Many students start taking the SAT in the junior year of high school. Others take it in the summer and fall of their senior year. You can take this exam as many times as you wish. The colleges will look at your highest score.
I offer individual or small group SAT preparation classes for the English and Writing portions only. For math, you work with your math tutor, or I can recommend one.
Plan ahead Please do not wait until the last moment to prepare for this exam. And, more important: don’t take this exam without preparation. I suggest you take the SAT at least twice. Most students get better scores each time they take the exam.
Super English SAT Prep
o 8 sessions of two hours each, for a total of 16 hours
o Introduction to the SAT
o Diagnostic exam
o Test taking tips, techniques, strategies
o How to write an essay
o Writing practice
o Grammar, reading comprehension, vocabulary
o SAT practice exam
For more information about the SAT visit www.collegeboard.org