Test Preparation - 200 Level

239. Testing, Reading, and Study Skills - ESL

This course is similar to 240, with the difference that it is designed to meet the needs of students in the ESL program.


240. Testing, Reading and Study Skills

This course is designed for students who wish to develop greater reading comprehension, improve their reading speed, and increase their vocabulary. Techniques, which can help students use their study time more effectively, are also taught. Vocabulary development is accomplished by the study of prefixes, roots, and suffixes and by teaching students how to use context clues. Students are also taught how to develop greater skill in writing coherent paragraphs. There is training in the art of taking college board SATs and achievement tests, and there is also frequent practice in reading articles for development of both speed and comprehension. Students with a wide range of abilities can benefit from this course.


248. Preparing for the SSAT Exam: Verbal

This course, taught by Summit Educational Groups expert SSAT Verbal instructors, will focus on test-taking strategies and academic skills in reading, synonyms, analogies, and essay writing. Summit will provide each student with a program of instruction customized to meet their individual needs and maximize their scoring potential. As part of the course, each student receives an SSAT course book and practice tests. Parents and students will receive access to Summits online portal, which can be used to monitor student attendance and homework completion, obtain homework assignments, and review detailed practice test score reports.


249. Preparing for the SSAT Exam: Mathematics

Staffed by an SSAT Math expert from Summit Educational Group, this course will focus on the test-taking and academic skills necessary to maximize scores on the SSAT. Because each student truly learns differently, Summit customizes instruction to meet the needs of individual students. As part of the course, each student receives an SSAT course book, practice tests, and vocabulary flashcards. Parents and students will receive access to Summits online portal, which can be used to monitor student attendance and homework completion, obtain homework assignments, and review detailed practice test score reports.


251. Time Management, Organizational, and Test-Taking Strategies

The primary focus of this course is to increase students' academic performance by teaching effective time management, organizational, and test-taking skills. Students will learn how to set goals, make choices, and establish priorities. The course focuses on organizing work space, binders and notebooks, and how to effectively use a daily planner. Training will be provided in the art of taking College Board and achievement tests, including development of speed and reading comprehension. The course will also discuss strategies to minimize social media distractions. Students who are not currently maximizing their academic potential can benefit from this course.


260. Preparing for the SAT Exam: Verbal

This course, taught by Summit Educational Group's expert SAT Verbal instructors, will focus on the academic skills and test-taking strategies required for success on the NEW SAT. Summit will provide students with a program of instruction customized to meet their individual needs and maximize their scoring potential, honing in on subjects such as writing conventions, rhetorical techniques, and many more. Each student receives a NEW SAT course book, official SAT practice tests, and detailed reports to track performance. These reports break down scores into distinct categories, allowing teachers and students to direct learning more efficiently throughout the course. Parents and students will have access to Summit's online portal, which can be used to monitor attendance and homework completion, obtain homework assignments, and review the detailed practice test score reports.


261. Preparing for the SAT Exam: Mathematics

This course, taught by Summit Educational Group's expert SAT Math instructors, will focus on the academic skills and test-taking strategies required for success on the NEW SAT. Summit will provide students with a program of instruction customized to meet their individual needs and maximize their scoring potential, honing in on subjects such as algebraic fluency, building equations from complex word problems, and many more. Each student receives a NEW SAT course book, official SAT practice tests, and detailed reports to track performance. These reports break down scores into distinct categories, allowing teachers and students to direct learning more efficiently throughout the course. Parents and students will have access to Summit's online portal, which can be used to monitor attendance and homework completion, obtain homework assignments, and review the detailed practice test score reports.

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