All You Need To Know About SAT: Part 2

Written by: Helen Donohoe


***Helen Donohoe, M.S.Ed., is a teacher of English and French in the Hamilton/Burlington area. She holds practice SAT sessions on Saturdays on an informal, drop-in basis at Cedar Springs Racquet Club where she is a member, long-time tennis hacker and aficionado.

In this section of the website we will be publishing short paragraphs on various aspects of SAT. Please leave your questions/comments here, and Helen will be happy to respond to any specific concerns from students/parents***


Here are two essential resources that SAT takers should begin to use well ahead of time:

www.collegeboard.org This is where you will find all the information you need about SAT – how/where to register, cost, free online resources, receive a question every day in your e-mailbox, track your results. You can open a free account right away. It’s a very user friendly site.

SAT Study Guide (Princeton Review or Collegeboard), available at bookstores or order online. This is a very large volume – and heavy – but again, contains everything you need to know to prepare for the SAT, except registration information – use the website for that. There are new editions every year, but as long as you have one that is post-2005, it will be fine. Cost new is around $30 CAD plus HST.

Another useful supplementary website is www.majortests.com whre you can download free practice tests, print if you wish, or simply complete them online and check the answers online too.

Have you started your reading?

Book of the week – The Time Machine by HG Wells, a novella (short novel), only about 100 pages. A classic.

A New Reality By Nicolas Pereira

This past week in the World Team Tennis ‘Bubble” I have seen the efforts to keep everyone safe while carrying on a team competition with around 60/70 players and coaches onsite. Counting organizers, officials, media, and support personnel are around 150 people trying hard to make this happen. I am very impressed by how the strict protocol has been handled and how everyone is invested in making this event a success, but The Open is a completely different scale of details.

ONcourt Interviews NGTL Co-Founder Yves Boulais

It does not matter that you get your rating playing locally or that you had spent an insidious amount of money playing the ITF junior tour tournaments. Your rating is your level of play (you get no bonus for playing more or playing far away). This allows us to break free of the ITF competitive structure potentially saving us time, money, and headache. We see this as a great opportunity to improve the logistic of our sport.

Brandon Burke (son of ACE President Doug Burke) Elected to WTA Board

As revealed in a recent news release issued by the WTA Tour – Brandon Burke has been elected to the WTA Board of Directors (to start officially in September). Oncourt got together with Brandon to delve a bit more into his background and to gain some insight into this wonderful appointment he has attained at such a young age.