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SAT Reading and Writing Preparation

  • Name:

    SAT Reading and Writing Preparation (SAT221)

  • Department:

    College Preparation & Career

  • Credits:

    0.5 (semester course)

  • Suggested Prerequisites:


SAT Reading and Writing Preparation

(Previously known as SAT Verbal-Writing Preparation)


In addition to reviewing the basic skills needed, students will learn test-taking strategies specific to the SAT exam. Strategies for reading quickly and efficiently are emphasized, and exercises are provided to build vocabulary, an important asset for the SAT. Students receive instruction and practice on planning and executing essays within the short time allotted on the test. A comprehensive grammar review is included, and strategies for answering grammar questions are also included. This class is taught by NSA faculty but also extensively uses an outside online source so students can customize their practice and review, according to their individual strengths and weaknesses. Practice tests will be utilized.


Does the idea of going to college totally excite you? Can’t wait to live on campus and be on your own? Looking forward to meeting new people and taking college courses? If only you could just apply and be accepted, without having to take the dreaded SAT, right? Since that’s not the case, why not consider taking SAT Reading and Writing Preparation? You will find yourself in Khan Academy, one of the most respected and trusted sites in the educational world. There you will work through practice exercises and activities that will sharpen the tools in your standardized test tool box! You will gain confidence as you prepare to take the SAT. Since the SAT is a rite of passage for high school students, why not help yourself out and consider enrolling in this course?! Practice may not always make perfect, but practice just might help you raise your SAT score! I hope to see you in SAT Reading and Writing Preparation.

If there are books and materials for this course, they can be purchased from our Online Bookstore.

Student Feedback

It was a good course.


The practice tests really helped me to improve.


This course helped me very much. In addition to giving me good strategies for test taking, they also provided me with helpful resources that I can use outside of this course.