SAT Topics

Math

Heart of Algebra: equations in one variable, systems of equations in two variables, expressions, equations, inequalities, rearranging and interpreting formulas.

Problem Solving and Data Analysis: ratios, proportions, percentages, rates, units and unit conversion, describing relationships shown graphically, scatter plot, linear and exponential growth, probability, statistics (mean, median, mode, standard deviation), relative frequencies, conditional probability, summarizing qualitative and quantitative data.

Passport to Advanced Math: rewriting expressions using their structure, quadratic equations, functions, exponential functions, higher-order equations, polynomials, rational exponents, radicals, radical equations, rational equations, extraneous solutions, system of two equations with one linear and one quadratic.

Additional Topics in Math: areas, volumes, lines, angles, triangles, and circles, Pythagoras theorem, degree and radians, arc length, sector areas, congruence and similarity, trigonometry ratios, trigonometric functions and complex numbers.

Writing and Language

4 passages from careers, history/social studies, humanities and science.

Revision of text for accuracy, logic, cohesion and rhetoric.

Grammar: sentence structure, subordination, coordination, parallel structure, modifier placement, inappropriate shifts in construction, verb tense, mood and voice, pronoun person and number, proper use of pronouns, pronoun clarity, possessive determiners, pronoun-antecedent agreement, subject-verb agreement, noun agreement, frequently confused words, logical comparison, conventional expression,  end-of-sentence punctuation, within-sentence punctuation,  possessive nouns and pronouns,  items in a series, nonrestrictive and parenthetical elements, unnecessary punctuation.

Reading

4 passages from US and world literature, history/social studies and science.

Explicit meaning, implicit meaning, analogous situation, citing textual evidence, determining central ideas and themes, summarizing, understanding relationships, interpreting words and phrases in context, analyzing word choice, analyzing overall text structure, analyzing part-whole relationships, analyzing point of view, analyzing purpose, analyzing claims and counterclaims.

Assessing reasoning, analyzing evidence, analyzing multiple texts and analyzing quantitative information.

Essay

Analysis of arguments

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