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.