SAT English Writing

Start Time: 
03:00 PM
End Time: 
04:20 PM
TWHS Room 283

SAT Writing: Grammar and Essay--Grade 8 and up(Not an ESL class)

The goal of this class is to help students prepare for the
multiple-choice writing and essay portions of the SAT. The class will
focus on the NEW version of the SAT which will begin in the spring of
2016.  For more information about the changes, please visit:

*****If your child is a high school junior or senior who will be
taking the SAT in 2015, please contact the instructor directly with
questions, as this class may not be the best fit for your child.*****

In the fall semester, the course will focus on English grammar.
Students will cover topics such as advanced grammar mistakes and
problems in order to recognize them on the test and in their own

In the spring semester, students will work on improving their analysis
and essay writing skills.  The new essay format will require students
to analyze such aspects of the passage as the author’s use of
evidence, reasoning, and stylistic and persuasive elements.

Finally, students will learn weekly vocabulary which will help enrich
their writing as well as aid in the SAT Verbal section. Class content
will be taught through presentations, group activities, practice tests
and worksheets, and games.  Students will be given grades for their
work on the weekly vocabulary quizzes as well as for homework

This class is NOT intended as an English as a Second Language Class,
and it is open to students in 8th grade and above. Some seventh grade
students will be considered upon approval of the instructor. Students
may enroll in the spring semester course even if they did not take the
course in the fall.