JMU SAT Summer Institute

The JMU SAT Summer Institute is an intensive test prep program that provides students with the tools they need to prepare for and ace the SAT.  The condensed one-week format is a convenient way for students to develop essential test-taking tools.  Students receive in-depth review of the exam materials, insight into strategies for succeeding on standardized tests, and a comprehensive study plan. 

The JMU SAT Summer Institute includes:
  • 20 hours of expert classroom instruction
  • Access to online office hours
  • 4 hours of live-online review leading up to the fall test dates
  • Course textbook:The Official SAT Study Guide
  • Real SAT practice questions and tests
  • Course workbook
  • Easy-to-follow study plan
Who should take the JMU SAT Summer Institute

The JMU SAT Summer Institute is ideal for students that need an intensive preparation program during the summer. This one-week institute is held over 4 consecutive days and requires students to continue to practice their skills in the weeks and months leading up to their fall test date. Students are expected to actively participate in class and in the online review sessions.

Students generally take the SAT during their junior year of high school. This course is ideal for rising juniors that may be taking the test for the first time, for those high school students that have already taken the exam but wish to improve their score, and those younger students who are curious about the recent changes to the format of the SAT.

The SAT Summer Institute (20+ hours) covers:

Test Taking Strategies

  • Introduction to the New SAT
  • Question formats
  • Time management
  • Process of elimination
  • Informed guessing

Quantitative Subjects

  • Solution strategies
  • Equations and inequalities
  • Exponents
  • Fractions, percentages, and averages
  • Rates, ratios, and proportions
  • Polynomials
  • Analytic and coordinate geometry
  • Euclidian geometry and trigonometry
  • Word problems

Reading and Writing Subjects

  • Punctuation and grammar
  • Writing structure and organization
  • Sentence completion
  • Critical reading
  • Reading comprehension
  • Graphical interpretation
Online review tools to help you perform at your peak!

The SAT Summer Institute includes online tools to help students perform at their peak on test day. Four online review sessions are held in the weeks leading up to the fall SAT test dates. Weekly online office hours also provide a convenient way for students to address specific questions or concerns that they may have.  Students need only have high-speed access to the internet, speakers, and Adobe Flash Player to participate in the online sessions—no additional software is required.

The interactive, one-hour online review sessions allow students to participate and ask questions of our expert test prep instructors. The live-online review sessions are also recorded—students can still benefit even if their schedule doesn’t allow live participation. Review sessions will be scheduled between the end of your course and the fall test dates.

Online office hours are free-form meetings open to any student in an SAT Summer Institute. Instructors will be available to answer any questions that you might have. The sessions are “drop-in” sessions and are student-directed, meaning that there will not be a planned presentation each session. Our instructors will answer questions and work through problems in the order that they are received.

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