SAT Preparation at Oxford College Summer School has been designed for students who plan to take the new SAT (revised in 2016) examination, and/or those who wish to study at university in the United States. The course includes tuition for both sections of the exam: Evidence-Based Reading & Writing and Mathematics, and includes preparation for the Optional Essay.
Students will prepare for the exam through broadly improving their abilities in all areas, as well as looking at strategies, hints and tips to better their chance of success on the day of their exam.
Oxford College Summer School’s SAT Preparation programme is a unique three week residential programme situated in the heart of historic Oxford.
We have created our SAT Preparation programme for students who plan to take the new SAT exam in the near future. Our students prepare for the exam by broadly improving their abilities in all areas, as well as looking at strategies, hints and tips to optimise their performance on the day of the exam.
At Oxford College Summer School, our dynamic tutors ensure that the SAT Preparation programme focuses on learning through communicating, meaning that all students participate actively in spoken English at all times.
The Evidence Based Reading & Writing paper comprises two sections: one 65 minute Reading section, and one 35 minute Writing & Language section. These sections test the students’ vocabulary, grammar, syntax, critical thinking, and comprehension. Students will learn the best approaches to these questions, so that they are best able to answer them confidently, and with maximal time efficiency.
The Mathematics paper contains two sections: maths with a calculator and maths without a calculator. These sections test the students’ ability to compute both theoretically and practically. Students will learn the best approaches to these various types of questions, and how to do so with the best time economy.
Additionally, the new SAT exam features an optional essay. This essay tests the students’ ability to write with properly developed argumentation, as well as their ability to evidence an advanced understanding of grammar, syntax and cohesion at sentence and paragraph level. Students will learn the best approaches to these various types of questions, so that they are able to accurately answer the various questions in an appropriate time.
Success in the SAT exam is your gateway into some of the most prestigious and internationally acclaimed universities in the world. SAT Preparation at Oxford College Summer School will develop your comprehension, competency and confidence in achieving success in the exam. The SAT Preparation course will also help to develop your abilities in independent learning, critical thinking and communication; all transferable skills required at university.
This programme will provide you with the opportunity to sharpen invaluable tools for both the SAT exam and future study. Learning how to effectively manage your time under pressure and prioritise your tasks is advantageous in any profession, and developing these skills early will assist you throughout your academic and professional career.
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