ACADEMICS

  • SAT Summer Institute

    The SAT Institute is an intensive test prep program that provides students with the tools they need to prepare for, and ace, the SAT exam. The condensed one-week format is a convenient way for students to develop essential test taking tools. Students are provided with an in-depth review of the exam materials, insight into strategies for succeeding on standardized tests, and a comprehensive study plan. In addition to receiving four days of intensive preparation during the summer, students also receive access to online review sessions and instructor office hours in the weeks leading up to the exam.

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    Dates: July 21 -- 24 (Monday thru Thursday) 

    Times:
     9:00-12:00 and 1:00-3:00 

    Location:
     Sullivan Academic Center, Room 125 

    Lunch:
     Students may bring lunch from home, or purchase lunch at WSU's cafeteria at a cost of $7.00 

    Registration:
     Students must be registered prior to the first day of class. The cost is $499 per student. There is a discounted rate of $449 for dependents of WSU employees. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Space is limited. 

    Contact Info:
     Sara Grady, Assistant Dean of Graduate and Continuing Education, 508-929-8130 or sara.grady@worcester.edu

    The SAT Summer Institute includes:
    • 20 hours of expert classroom instruction
    • 4 hours of live online review leading up to the fall exam dates
    • Online instructor office hours
    • Course Textbook: The Official SAT Study Guide – Second Edition
    • Course Workbook
    • Easy to follow study plan

    The SAT Summer Institute covers:

    Test Taking Strategies

    • Introduction to the SAT
    • Question Formats
    • Time Management
    • Process of Elimination
    • Intelligent Guessing

    Quantitative Subjects

    • Number Properties
    • Equations
    • Exponents
    • Fractions and Probability
    • Word Problems
    • Percents and Averages
    • Rates, Ratios, and Proportions
    • Picking numbers
    • Lines, Angles, Triangles; Circles; Polygons; Combined figures; Coordinate Geometry
    • Functions
    • Sequences, Logic and Counting

    Reading and Writing Subjects

    • Punctuation and Grammar
    • Pronouns
    • Clauses and Phrases
    • Sentence Completion
    • Critical Reading for Global Ideas
    • Critical Reading for Local Ideas

    Online review tools to help you perform at your peak!

    The SAT Summer Institute includes online tools to help you perform at your peak on exam day. Four online review sessions are held in the weeks leading up to the fall SAT exam dates. Online office hours provide a convenient way for students to address specific questions or concerns that they may have. Students need only have high speed access to the internet, speakers, and Adobe Flash Player to participate in the online sessions – no additional software is required.

    The interactive one hour online review sessions allow students to participate and ask questions of our expert test prep instructors. The live online review sessions are also recorded - students can still benefit even if their schedule doesn’t allow live participation. Review sessions will follow the schedule of the Summer Institute.

    Online office hours are free form meetings open to any student in an SAT Summer Institute. Instructors will be on hand to answer any questions that you might have. The sessions are “drop in” sessions and are student-directed, meaning that there will not be a planned presentation each session. Our instructors will answer questions and work through problems in the order that they are received.

    Online Review System Requirements: The Live-Online SAT sessions are offered online using Adobe Connect software. All you need is a high speed internet connection, speakers, and an Adobe Flash Player, which can be downloaded for free.

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    Note: The Adobe Connect plug-in, microphone, and camera are not required or used in the delivery of the online review sessions.

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    Who should take this course?

    The SAT Summer Institute is ideal for students that need an intensive preparation program during the summer. This one-week institute is intensive and requires students to continue to practice their skills in the weeks and months leading up to the exam. Students are expected to actively participate in class and in the online review sessions.

    Students generally take the SAT during their junior year of high school. This course is ideal for rising juniors that may be taking the test for the first time and for those high school students that have already taken the exam but wish to improve their scores.

    Why doesn't my class include practice tests?

    An important part of any successful test preparation program is taking practice tests. Why then don’t we take practice tests during class?

    Because our experience has shown that students perform better when every minute of class time is spent covering new topics. Practice tests are important, but they will be assigned to be taken outside of classroom time. This allows your instructor to cover more topics, and in more depth, than would be possible if practice tests were taken during class.

    Practice tests are provided as part of your course materials, and your instructor will indicate when it is most beneficial for you to take them in order to best supplement your work in the classroom.

    About Our Program:

    Worcester State University’s Test Prep program is a partner with Educational Testing Consultants, a leader in higher education test preparation. Each year, Educational Testing Consultants helps hundreds of students prepare for the important pre-college standardized tests at major colleges and universities across the United States. Educational Testing Consultants provides a proven program with a record of success and highly-trained top quality instructors.