The SAT is a standardized entrance exam used by most colleges in the U.S. to determine a student’s readiness for college. When making admissions decisions, colleges consider applicants’ GPA, extracurricular activities, personal statements, letters of recommendation, interviews, and SAT scores, which can account as much as 50% of the decision-making process.
The SAT has four sections: the first is reading, followed by writing, two math: one without calculator, and one with calculator. The test is mostly multiple choice, with the exception of some grid-in questions in the math sections. There is also an optional essay section that is graded separately from the 1600 total score.
There are seven SAT test dates each year in August, October, November, December, March, May and June. Students may take the SAT any time starting their freshman year. Many students take the SAT for the first time in their junior year and often retake it in the fall of their senior year.
It’s easy to be intimidated by the SAT. It’s almost four hours long and a crucial part of the college admissions process. But Lyceum Village’s proven SAT prep curriculum is designed to give you the skills you need to master it. When you tackle SAT the right way, it’s actually one of the simplest parts of college admissions.
We've developed a unique and effective SAT Boot Camp program that helps our students significantly improve their Math, Writing, and Critical Reading skills with the use of Official College Board prep materials and custom software programs. Instead of focusing on tips and tricks to simply “beat the test” we strive to instill a true passion for learning and teach fundamental academic skills to help students excel in college and beyond.
Most high school students can only stay focus for 45-60 minutes. After successfully completing this course, students will be able to stay focus for 3-4 hours interval. The ability to concentrate and study for an extended period of time is the key determining factor of academic success in high school and college.
Our teacher-lead intense studying yet fun atmosphere helps many students achieving 99 percentile and getting accepted to Berkeley, UCLA, Stanford, UOP, UCI, UCSD, UCR, etc.
Reading: Argument passage, command of evidence questions, words in context questions, information and ideas questions, infographics questions, paired passage.
Writing: Verb tenses, sentence structure conventions, precision, syntax, style, and tone, improving word choice, sentence sequencing, paragraph sequencing, choosing relevant ideas, main ideas, editing infographics passages.
Math: Numbers and operations, factors and multiples, word problems, ratio, rate, variation, percentages, unit conversions, scatter-plots, graphs & tables, growth and decay, statistics, population and samples, counting, probability, linear equation, linear inequalities, absolute values, polynomial, functions and transformations, radical and exponents.