Doing well on the SAT isn’t a magic trick.
You don’t need to learn more math or read better. You read fine, your math is fine. You might have forgotten some of the math, or you might be easily swayed by wrong answers, but you know what you need to know to do well on this test.
This test isn’t about what you know, it’s about how you take the test.
If it was about what you know, then:
- Math should be harder (more Precalc stuff).
- Reading should be specific (books you’ve read in school).
- They should test you on more Grammar rules.
Instead, they test you on
- The Math you learned when you were in the 7th, 8th, and 9th grade.
- They ask you questions but tell you exactly where to read for the answer.
- They only test you on a handful of grammar rules.
This isn’t a test of what you know. This is a test of your ability to take the test.
We just said this wasn’t a content test, then why are we offering a content course? Because you might have forgotten a lot of what you learned in the 7th, 8th, and 9th grade.
This is the “How to do the test” course. The test can give you an equation and ask you to solve for X, but they won’t. They’ll tell you that David is twice as old as Sharon, and Sharon is half as old as Steve, and Steve plays football. What is X?
This is an exaggeration, but you get the message. We teach you how to translate SAT questions into content questions.
Now that you know what’s on the test, and how to do the test, let’s finish the test. Here we work on making sure you answer as many questions as possible while maintaining your accuracy.