LEHMAN, Pa. — Penn State Wilkes-Barre Continuing Education is hosting an SAT Preparation course beginning March 12 for those students interested in taking the SAT exam in 2019.
In cooperation with Cambridge Educational Services, Inc., Penn State Wilkes‑Barre offers high school students an opportunity to raise their scores on the SAT and instructs students in proven test-taking strategies to help them realize their full potential on the test. Wilkes‑Barre’s instructors have over a decade of test-preparation experience and are fully qualified to assist students in improving their math and critical reading/writing skills, as well as to provide guidance with test-taking strategies.
With the newly redesigned SAT, students will be tested on reading, writing and math skills. The specific areas tested, according to the College Board, will be:
- The heart of algebra
- Problem solving and data
- Passport to advanced math
- Command of evidence
- Relevant words in context
- Expression of ideas
- Standard English conventions
The SAT essay is now optional; nevertheless, some colleges and universities may still require it. Students may want to call the colleges and/or universities they are considering to determine whether they require the essay for admissions.
Students in this SAT Preparation course will become familiar with the SAT Reasoning Test; critical reading, writing, and 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.
In addition to this classroom-based course, Penn State Wilkes‑Barre offers an online self-directed SAT Preparation course. Once registered, students can prepare for any SAT test that is offered within the next five months. Tuition includes exclusive Web-based materials to help master test content. From interactive lessons, comprehensive lesson content, knowledge-measuring quizzes, and timed tests, students can prepare for the test anytime/anywhere at their own convenience.
About Penn State Wilkes-Barre Continuing Education
Penn State Wilkes-Barre Continuing Education brings all the resources of a world-class, Big Ten, research-oriented university right into the northeast corner of Pennsylvania. It serves individuals, companies and organizations in Luzerne, Wyoming, Bradford and Sullivan counties, offering quality programming to support the workforce development needs of companies and the professional and personal development needs of individuals.