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Still time to register for our next SAT Essay preparation course!
Our online SAT essay writing class prepares students for the on-the-spot essay now included in every College Board SAT exam. These 4-week classes, which precede the October and March test administrations, use the same interactive format that has been so successful in our Advanced Placement test preparation classes. Students write, get feedback, and then revise up to five different typical SAT exam essays as they sharpen their writing skills in preparation for the exam. If you register now, you will be signing up for a class which begins on February 4 (2013), which finishes in time to prepare students for the March 9, 2013, exam or later exams.
Karen Boyd, our long-time teacher for our SAT Essay Preparation Class, will be leading the course again this session. Students will use the SAT Study Guide published by the College Board for the course-- all essay topics will be taken from this excellent and comprehensive book. A bonus is that this guide can also be used by your student for self-study for all Critical Reading and Mathematics sections of the SAT also.
Karen Boyd writes in the course description found here: This is the ninth year, this class has been offered. Over the years I have observed that many homeschoolers have never written a timed essay. Many more had never written an essay in which they were asked to defend a clear position in writing. In fact, the idea seemed foreign to them. This class is designed to introduce students to that important style of writing.
The primary purpose of this Four-Week Course is to enable the students to organize and hand-write a competent 25-minute Timed Essay that will address an issue assigned by the College Board. These essays will measure the student's skill in developing a point of view on a variety of topics. According to the College Board, "students must first think critically about the issue presented in the essay assignment forming their own individual perspective on the topic given; developing that point of view, using reasoning and evidence based on their own experiences, readings or observations to support their ideas." This skill will not only be essential for the SAT Exam, but will be valuable in the future as students are required to write timed essays in a variety of settings.
If your high school student is planning to take the SAT this school year, there is still time to register them for our online class to prepare for the Essay part of the Writing Section. This classes finishes in time to take the March test and will not be offered again until September. Tuition fee is just $130 per student (not including the College Board SAT Study Guide). Register through our Online Store at the link above.