David Zindell Teaching
Making Difficult Concepts Easy
How can you score your personal best on the SAT without the personalized expert coaching you need to bring out your best?
People are unique, and we all have unique strengths and weaknesses. When it comes to taking a hard test like the SAT, gaps in our knowledge and skills keep us from doing as well as we should. Most of us have a hard time fully identifying where we need help because very often we don’t know what we don’t know. For instance, it’s hard to correct errors of parallel construction in our writing if we don’t even know such a rule exists. We certainly can’t recognize and repair these gaps by being crammed into the same kinds of big, impersonal classes that created the gaps in us in the first place! Doesn’t it make more sense to sit down with a test prep pro who will get to know you and exactly what you need in order to help bring out the natural brilliance we all possess?
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What do you know about the SAT? What are some of skills and techniques you will need in order to prep for SAT and ace this test?
- Identifying traps and trick questions
- Recognizing the key patterns that unlock the puzzle of math problems
- Quickly translating the English in word problems into simple math
- Learning to read for mood, meaning, and main ideas
- Understanding the twenty most-tested grammar rules
- A professional writer’s approach to writing a killer essay
This is the granddaddy of all admissions tests. The test-makers originally wanted to determine high school students’ ability to succeed in college, hence the name: Scholastic Aptitude Test. From nearly the beginning, however, savvy students and test prep pros realized that the SAT tested much more than raw ability. A serious test-taker could practice typical math problems and cram critical vocabulary – and learn how to read more quickly and effectively. The best coaching could yield increases in scores up to hundreds of points.
In 2005, Educational Testing Service made changes and introduced an updated SAT – also called the SAT Reasoning Test. They eliminated types of questions still found on the GRE: analogies and quantitative comparisons, well-known for their deceptive nature. These were often “trick” questions that required the student to learn counter tricks in order to solve them. The updated SAT shifted more toward knowledge acquisition and “straight math.” In 2016, in an effort to compete with the more popular ACT, the SAT people rolled out an even newer version of the test. It now covers three years of high school math and many more topics, an expansion of the relatively basic geometry and algebra topics that it used to test. This makes the SAT more like the widespread ACT.
It also makes it more critical than ever that you master math fundamentals, along with the grammar that you’ll need on the new writing and language section. You’ll need to know the twenty typical grammar points (such as parallel construction, subject-verb agreement, and idiom) on which you’re likely to be tested. You’ll need to understand the logical organization of ideas into paragraphs and how to develop a good argument. You may also choose to write the optional essay. I’ll show you the best and most efficient way to do that. You’ll certainly need to write with fluidity and speed here, because the longest essays usually receive the highest scores. That is just one of the New SAT’s inherent biases – pure unfairness – which I’ll be coaching you to overcome.