Digital SAT Exam Prep Course Offerings:
Spring 2 - Corresponding SAT exam date = June 1, 2024
Date/Dates: Thursdays, April 11 - May 23, 2024 (7 weeks)
Time: 6:30-8:00 pm
Register for SAT Spring 2
Delivery: Zoom classroom
- The Official SAT Study Guide by College Board, 2020 Edition, ISBN# 978-1457312199 or 2018 Edition-ISBN# 978-1457309281 (the practice tests are identical; feel free to purchasing the less expensive option)
Preparing for the Digital SAT - Course Overview
Starting in spring 2024, all students will take the full SAT Suite of Assessments digitally. Penn State Berks is prepared to prepare students for the new testing experience.
The course focuses on effective strategies to prepare for the digital SAT. The SAT is composed of two sections, Reading and Writing and Math, with each section broken down into two modules:
|Time Allotted (minutes)
|Number of Questions
|Reading and Writing
|64 (two 32-minute modules)
|70 (two 35-minute modules)
The digital SAT utilizes adaptive testing in which test questions presented are based on answers to previous test questions. The test changes, or adapts, as the student answers more and more questions. The digital testing application, Bluebook™, is a custom-built app for the digital SAT that students use to take the digital SAT. Answer formatting may be multiple choice or fill in the blank.
During the test, you'll have access to a set of tools:
- On math questions, you’ll find a reference sheet and a calculator. You can also bring your own calculator (view the list of approved calculators).
- On reading and writing questions, use the annotation tool to highlight text or leave yourself a note.
- On multiple-choice questions, if you think an answer option is wrong, you can cross it out.
- You can mark for review any questions you want to come back to later.
- Zoom in and out using keyboard shortcuts on laptops or by pinching on tablets.
You can take the digital SAT on a wide range of devices, including your own laptop (Windows or MacOS), iPad, Windows tablet, or school-managed Chromebook. Bluebook must be downloaded onto your device before the test day. Then, 1–5 days before your test, you'll complete a quick exam setup. The application will confirm that your device meets all requirements, then it will download your test and generate your admission ticket.
Your device must also be able to connect to Wi-Fi and be fully charged—it will need to stay on for roughly 3 hours. All other applications and programs must be closed during test day.
Visit the Bluebook website to download the app and for installation instructions.
Course Overview and Objectives
The course focuses on effective strategies for SAT Reading, Math, and English. Learners will engage with in-class reading exercises, practice passages, oral discussions, and close reading techniques that will equip learners with the necessary tools for success on the SAT. Student objectives include:
Master all necessary content, timing, and test-taking strategies
Review essential Math computations and formulas
Learn top 100+ essential vocabulary words
Complete 4 full-length practices tests
Improve overall study habits
Identify and reflect on strengths and areas of development
Learners are expected to attend every session willing to participate in oral discussions and complete practice exercises in advance.
Meet the Instructor
Mr. Anthony is a Premier ACT + SAT Pre Instructor. In addition to teaching the SAT Strategy course, Anthony is the director and co-founder of an educational service company where he created proprietary online learning platform and published materials related to key strategies and advanced practice problems for SAT Prep. Anthony completed Stanford University Medical Centers Fellowship in Cardiology and holds a BS in Biomedical Science with minors in Business Administration, Chemistry, and Gender Studies, earning the gold Presidential Award for Academic Excellence. He taught chemistry, biology, mathematics and business literacy to high school student and was awarded the National Teacher of the Week.
Who Should Take This Course?
Generally speaking, students begin preparation for the SAT/ACT tests during or after having completed Algebra 2, not a specific year of school. Much of the content on the SAT/ACT is a fundamental review of the many topics students build on beginning in middle school.
The University reserves the right to cancel a course section if the minimum enrollment is not met.