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SAT Regular Course Outline

Ivy Global’s Regular Course provides a solid overview of the content and most effective strategies for all
three sections of the exam (Reading, Writing, and Math). A mixture of in-class practice exercises and
take-home assignments are provided to reinforce new concepts and practice under timed conditions. In
order to track progress, students take a shortened SAT exam on the first day of class and a full-length
practice test on the last day of class.


Total class time: 32 hours
Class schedule: 4-hour classes, weekly on Saturdays or Sundays during the academic year, or
four days a week (Monday-Thursday) for two weeks during the summer
Approximate homework time: 2-3 hours per day (with optional extra homework)

Course Format
Ivy Global’s SAT courses are designed to provide a balance of guided instruction, collaborative
discussion, small group and teamwork, and realistic practice opportunities. Students work both
collaboratively and individually as they apply new strategies, with the instructor serving as an
approachable mentor. As the course progresses, there are increasing opportunities to practice applying
skills in realistic test conditions.
Each class includes:



Engaging lecture, to introduce strategy and new content
Collaborative problem-solving, to tackle difficult problems early in the course
Realistic mock test-taking, to ensure that students are well prepared for true test conditions
Team-based competition, to make vocabulary memorization a little less tedious!

Students receive the following evaluations and feedback:





A 2-hour initial diagnostic test: a shortened version of an official SAT exam
A 4-hour final diagnostic test: a full-length official SAT exam
Daily vocabulary quizzing, in the form of a written quiz or team-based competition
Thorough analysis and grading of a minimum of 5 essays
Regular math and grammar quizzes
Individual final reports to help students plan their studying after the end of the course

Course Syllabus
Ivy Global’s Regular Course provides a thorough review of both the content and most effective
strategies for all three sections of the SAT (Reading, Writing, and Math).

Writing. as determined by the needs of the class Team-based competition and games to review and prepare for final diagnostic exam Final diagnostic exam (full-length 4-hour SAT test): assessment of progress through the course and recommended strategies for further study Course Materials Ivy Global uses only the best explanatory texts. reference material. and goals Introduction to the Reading section: strategies for sentence completion and passage reading. introduction to vocabulary building Introduction to the Math section: strategies for multiple-choice and grid-in questions Introduction to the Writing section: strategies for grammar multiple-choice questions. essay structure. chosen from the full range of SAT materials available. and vocabulary lists The College Board’s Official SAT Study Guide. introduction to the Bank of Examples method for essay preparation Comprehensive SAT grammar review Comprehensive SAT math review of arithmetic and algebra Week Two/Days 5-8 • • • • • • • Vocabulary building through daily quizzes In-depth discussion of SAT essay structure and the Bank of Examples Comprehensive SAT math review of geometry and data analysis Group and individual exercises to practice Reading. and Math skills Final review of strategy and content for specific topics. Each student receives the following course materials: • • • Ivy Global’s SAT Study Guide. weaknesses.Week One/Days 1-4 • • • • • • Initial diagnostic exam (shortened 2-hour SAT test): assessment of individual strengths. a handbook of strategies. with 10 real practice tests Barron’s SAT (26th Edition). with thorough math and grammar review as well as 5 practice tests .