Why should I care about the Verbal section on the SAT?

Posted:  Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 12:15pm

The SATs often strike fear in high school students as they start thinking about options for college and realize that this test is an important part of the process. Colleges look at SATs as one piece of the admission process. They care about both the Math and Verbal scores independently and as a whole. (And prefer to see scores that are in the same range.) Colleges want to see how students handle the test and one way to help students live up to their potential is to have the prep for the SATs. Some students need to prep one section while others need to focus on both.

At the Study Hall, our classes and one-on-one sessions are designed to help each student learn how to maximize their strengths on the test. One key to success on the SATs is understanding the test -  this doesn't just mean knowing that there are reading passages and related questions. It means understanding how to approach the different types of questions while in a limited time constraint and learning where to focus their energy to achieve the best score they can.

In our verbal class we spend time learning about how the test is set up, what kinds of questions the test makers use, the best way to approach answering each question and building confidence. We spend time in each class reviewing homework so students understand what's working for them and where they can still improve. There are also practice sections that are timed to help the students gain confidence handling the sections in a timed environment. The advantages of preparing for the test are numerous. If you are interested in enrolling your son or daughter in one of our upcoming SAT Prep Classes call 236-3949 or email rockport@thestudyhall.com for more information.