The College Board says on its website that over 2 million kids will take the SAT this year. Unfortunately, only a very small percentage will feel as though they're ready. And you should know that high school students that take the test in 2017 will face a very different test than those that took it before them. Changes include an increase in curriculum-based questions to a revamped essay, evidenced-focused reading, and more graphs and charts.
Many resources exist to help students prepare for the SAT. The most common preparation method is workbooks and there are literally hundreds of books from which to choose. Students who need or desire a little more guidance should consider enrolling in a classroom preparation course. There are also many of those available, but most are costly. But do you know that there is free help available at the Keene Public Library?
For several years, the Keene Public Library and Keene Orthodontic Specialists have partnered to offer a free SAT Prep Series on four Saturday mornings in March. The course series is designed to assist and motivate students in taking their SAT exams for college. This course will cover test strategies and provide opportunities to students to practice test taking in all three areas of the SAT exam. Actual questions and problems taken from the SAT exams will be addressed. Individual results from the practice tests will be examined with two highly qualified instructors who will provide feedback to participants. Students will be able to judge where their weaknesses lie and learn strategies for preparing for taking the actual exams.
Any student planning to take the SAT is eligible for the course, although priority is given to Juniors. Students should plan on attending all four Saturdays of the course, March 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2017, from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in the lower level of the library. Space is limited and fills up quickly. Registration begins Jan 2, 2017, and is limited to Juniors until February 1, 2017. After that, Sophomores may register as space permits. To register, please call Colleen Swider at the Keene Public Library at 603-352-0157 and provide the following information:
Upon completion of the registration, the student will receive an email acknowledgment that must be printed out and will serve as a ticket to the first class. The email acknowledgment should be received within three business days, if you do not receive it, please call Colleen Swider at 603-352-0157.
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Khan Academy SAT Test Prep - Download a real, full-length SAT practice test, watch Sal work through real SAT problems, and get even more practice using our interactive questions.
Learning Express Tests - You will need a card from the Keene Public Library to access this resource from home. If you register on the website, you will be able to save your practice tests.
Study Guide Zone - Free resources for students or anyone who wants to improve their score on standardized tests.
Tutor.com - Your Keene Public Library card lets you connect online with expert tutors. Tutors are available every day from 3:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. Other resources like test study guides are available 24/7.