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SESSION 5 of 5: Session 5: SAT Putting It All Together: Test Day Strategies

SESSION 5 of 5 HOMEWORK Schedule: 1st Completely Read Instructions Before You Begin Homework

SESSION 4 of 5: SAT Reading & Math Practice Drills & Strategies Recap

SESSION 4 of 5 HOMEWORK Schedule: 1st Completely Read Instructions Before You Begin Homework

  • Tuesday, April 27: 11 days until
    • Welcome Back! Session 4: SAT Reading & Math Practice Drills & Strategies
    • Today is the LAST DAY to sign up for the May 8th SAT: Click here to register
    • Reminder – June 5th SAT registration deadline is Thursday, May 6th: SAT Registration Link
    • Reminder – June 12th ACT registration deadline is Friday, May 7th: ACT Registration Link
    • SAT Math NO Calc Algebra Drill
      • Don’t overthink the assignment; keep it simple.
      • Your goal is to own any type of SAT or ACT Math question within 20-30secs.
      • Step 1. print the SAT Math NO Calc Algebra doc AND watch directions I had recorded immediately after the March SAT (12mins): https://fb.watch/3-Nhw9da1m/
      • Step 2. as explained in the video, evaluate each question and Completely Circle the ones that give you trouble (Estimated time for completion: 10-30secs per Question)
      • Do you:
        • a. “own it” (answered correctly within 20-30secs)
        • b. are “not sure” – circle the entire question along with answers (30-90sec…it’s a weakness)
        • c. or you “got owned” – circle the entire question along with answers (30-90secs…it’s a weakness)
      • Step 3. CHEAT! and Review the SAT Math No Calc Algebra Solutions for the Questions you Completely Circled (Estimated time for Cheating: 10-20mins)
  • Wednesday, April 28: 10 days until
  • Thursday, April 29: 9 Days Until
    • Step 1. open and Attack SAT Math: Data Analysis
    • Step 2. evaluate each question and Completely Circle the ones that give you trouble (Estimated time for completion: 10-30secs per Question)
    • Do you:
      • a. “own it” (answered correctly within 20-30secs)
      • b. are “not sure” – circle the entire question along with answers (30-90sec…it’s a weakness)
      • c. or you “got owned” – circle the entire question along with answers (30-90secs…it’s a weakness)
    • Step 3. CHEAT! and Review the SAT Math: Data Analysis Solutions for the Questions you Completely Circled (Estimated time for Cheating: 10-20mins)
    • Step 4. Notice the basic topics tested:
      • Ratios, Proportions, and Percentages
      • Charts & Graphs & Equations
      • Reading Data & Statistics
    • Step 5. Watch Choose one:
  • Friday, April 30: 8 Days Until
    • SAT Reading & Writing Practice Test Day
      • Print out the Reading & Writing sections of Practice Test 10
      • Make sure you use a timer and give yourself a 5min warning
      • Complete the Reading Section using 65mins with a 5min Warning
      • Complete the Writing & Language Section using 35mins with a 5min Warning
      • After each section, Completely Circle the questions that gave you any trouble or hesitation
      • Compare your answers to the Answer Key & Scoring Grid
  • Saturday, May 1: 7 Days Until
    • SAT Math NO Calc & Math WITH Calc Practice Test Day
      • Print out the Math No Calc and Math WITH Calc Practice Test 10
      • Make sure you use a timer and give yourself a 5min warning
      • Complete the Math NO Calc Section using 25mins with a 5min Warning
      • Complete the Math WITH Calc Section using 55mins with a 5min Warning
      • After each section, Completely Circle the questions that gave you any trouble or hesitation
      • Compare your answers to the Answer Key & Scoring Grid
  • Sunday, May 2: 6 Days Until
  • Monday, May 3: 5 Days Until

SESSION 3 of 5: SAT Reading & Writing Practice Drills & Strategies Recap

SESSION 3 of 5 HOMEWORK Schedule: 1st Completely Read Instructions Before You Begin Homework

  • Sunday, April 18: 20 days until
    • Clear your mind and get in FOCUS
    • Gather your Math Practice Test 3 pages, review, and own the Questions that gave you the most trouble!
    • Use today and tomorrow to get this step done.
  • Monday, April 19: 19 days until
    • Clear your mind and get in FOCUS
    • Gather your Math Practice Test 3 pages, review, and own the Questions that gave you the most trouble!
    • Use today and tomorrow to get this step done. We will next go to Grammar Drills.
  • Tuesday, April 20: 18 days until
    • Welcome Back! Session 3: SAT Writing & Reading Practice Drills & Strategies
    • 1. You MUST watch (3mins): Prepositions
    • 2. You HAVE TO watch (3mins): Adverbs
    • 3. You BETTER watch (3mins): Verbs
    • 4. WATCH it Buster (3mins): Pronouns
    • 5. You GOTTA watch (3mins): Subject/Verb
    • 6. If you don’t WATCH (3mins): Adjectives
    • 7. WATCH the function (3mins): Conjunctions
    • 8. Watchetty Watch (3mins): Nouns
    • Review and make friends with the solutions to yesterday’s Qs that gave you trouble!
  • Wednesday, April 21: 17 days until
  • Thursday, April 22: 16 days until
  • Friday, April 23: 15 days until
  • Saturday, April 24: 14 days until
    • Review and make friends with the solutions to yesterday’s Qs that gave you trouble!
  • Reading – Skim & Quick Note Drill P1 (25mins)Clear your mind of everything
    • No one is timing you – no need to rush through this assignment – but you should be done in about 25mins
      • Step 1. Print out and review the 4-Step Method Reading Cheat Sheet
      • Step 2. Print the Reading P1 doc
      • Step 3. Watch this 16min video: Preview: Reading P1
      • Step 4. Now read the Blurb and Attack the questions. Try to figure out the story through its questions. Make sure to label locations of early questions and underline key points of later questions.
      • Step 5. Read the title and Actively Follow the flow of the first paragraph. As soon as you get the main idea of the paragraph, write down a short note of it in the margin (annotating).
      • Step 6. Do the same to the remaining paragraphs.
      • Step 7. Now try answering the questions!
    • SOLUTIONS – The assignment wasn’t difficult, but it helps you learn to destroy any Reading passage with better efficiency and accuracy.
    • To beat the Reading section, you only need to practice using the 4-Step Reading Method. With all of your practice, you will start to see exactly how the test-makers use the same style of passages and questions over and over again.
  • Sunday, April 25: 13 days until
    • Clear your mind of everything
    • Review and make friends with the solutions to yesterday’s Qs that gave you trouble!
    • Reading – Skim & Quick Note Drill P2 (20mins)
      • Step 1. Again, review the 4-Step Method Reading Cheat Sheet
      • Step 2. Print the Reading P2 doc
      • Step 3. Watch this 12min video: Preview: Reading P2
      • Step 4. Now read the Blurb and Attack the questions. Try to figure out the story through its questions. Make sure to label locations of early questions and underline key points of later questions.
      • Step 5. Read the title and Actively Follow the flow of the first paragraph. As soon as you get the main idea of the paragraph, write down a short note of it in the margin (annotating).
      • Step 6. Do the same to the remaining paragraphs.
      • Step 7. Now try answering the questions!
    • SOLUTIONS – The assignment wasn’t difficult, but it helps you learn to destroy any Reading passage with better efficiency and accuracy.
    • To beat the Reading section, you only need to practice using the 4-Step Reading Method.
  • Monday, April 26: 12 days until
    • Catch-Up Day!
    • Review and make friends with the solutions to yesterday’s Qs that gave you trouble!

SESSION 2 of 5: SAT Math & Writing Practice Drills & Strategies Recap

SESSION 2 of 5 HOMEWORK Schedule: 1st Completely Read Instructions Before You Begin Homework

  • Tuesday, April 13: 25 days until
    • Welcome Back! SAT Math & Writing Practice Drills & Strategies
    • Be Real: Did you get the work done?
    • At least 15mins of Pprrrractice every day
  • Wednesday, April 14: 24 days until
  • Thursday, April 15: 23 days until
  • Friday, April 16: 22 days until
    • Catch-Up Day!!! Go back and catch up on any missed work
    • When caught up, print out your practice test sections and start your Practice Test Friday:
  • Saturday, April 17: 21 days until
  • Sunday, April 18: 20 days until
    • Clear your mind and get in FOCUS
    • Gather your Math Practice Test 3 pages, review, and own the Questions that gave you the most trouble!
    • Use today and tomorrow to get this step done.
  • Monday, April 19: 19 days until
    • Clear your mind and get in FOCUS
    • Gather your Math Practice Test 3 pages, review, and own the Questions that gave you the most trouble!
    • Use today and tomorrow to get this step done. We will next go to Grammar Drills.
  • Tuesday, April 20: 18 days until
    • Welcome Back! Session 3: SAT Writing & Reading Practice Drills & Strategies
    • 1. You MUST watch (3mins): Prepositions
    • 2. You HAVE TO watch (3mins): Adverbs
    • 3. You BETTER watch (3mins): Verbs
    • 4. WATCH it Buster (3mins): Pronouns
    • 5. You GOTTA watch (3mins): Subject/Verb
    • 6. If you don’t WATCH (3mins): Adjectives
    • 7. WATCH the function (3mins): Conjunctions
    • 8. Watchetty Watch (3mins): Nouns
    • Review and make friends with the solutions to yesterday’s Qs that gave you trouble!

SESSION 1 of 5 HOMEWORK Schedule: 1st Completely Read Instructions Before You Begin Homework

  • Tuesday, April 6: 32 days until
    • Welcome to Class!
  • Wednesday, April 7: 31 days until
  • Thursday, April 8: 30 days until
  • Last Day to Sign Up for the May SAT: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register
    • Print ONLY the Math WITH Calculator section: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/pdf/sat-practice-test-8.pdf
    • Practice – Math With Calculator Find Your Weaknesses Drill Qs 1-20
    • Clear your mind and get in FOCUS
    • Estimated time for completion: 20-30mins, including answer review/understanding
    • For each Q, get your first impression:
      • “I own this!” – Owned in 20-30secs
      • “Umm…I think I got this.” – Might be correct in 60-90secs
      • “I have no idea!” – Use 20secs to get familiar with words in the Q and types of answers
      • Completely Circle any Q that feels like impression 2. or 3.
    • Then CHEAT! Go straight to its Solution (see below), see how easy it is, then own it through practice!
    • Click here for SOLUTIONS Math WITH Calc Qs 1-20.pdf
    • Click here for Math WITH Calc VIDEO SOLUTIONS 1-20
    • Make the assignment fun
  • Friday, April 9: 29 days until
    • Practice – Math With Calculator Find Your Weaknesses Drill Qs 21-38
    • Clear your mind and get in FOCUS
    • Estimated time for completion: 20-30mins, including answer review/understanding
    • For each Q, get your first impression:
      • “I own this!” – Owned in 20-30secs
      • “Umm…I think I got this.” – Might be correct in 60-90secs
      • “I have no idea!” – Use 20secs to get familiar with words in the Q and types of answers
    • Completely Circle any Q that feels like impression 2. or 3.
    • Then CHEAT! Go straight to its Solution (see below), see how easy it is, then own it through practice!
    • Click here for SOLUTIONS Math WITH Calc Qs 21-38.pdf
    • Click here for Math WITH Calc VIDEO SOLUTIONS 21-38
    • Make the assignment fun
  • Saturday, April 10: 28 days until
    • Catch-up Weekend! Make sure that you fully understand the previous days’ Math lessons.
    • Methodically review the questions that gave you the most trouble until you own them!
  • Sunday, April 11: 27 days until
    • Catch-up Weekend! Make sure that you fully understand the previous days’ Math lessons.
    • Methodically review the questions that gave you the most trouble until you own them!
  • Monday, April 12: 26 days until
    • Methodically review the questions that gave you the most trouble until you own them!
  • Tuesday, April 13: 25 days until