SAT* Score Reporting, FAQ, Essay Workshops, & EIL 1 is HERE!
Beginning with the March 2009 administration of the SAT, the College Board has implemented a new policy that should make a lot of people very happy. According to the website, the new policy “will give students the option to choose the SAT scores by sitting (test date) and SAT Subject Test scores by individual test that they send to colleges, at no additional cost.”
This means that if your student takes several practice runs at the SAT and does well in only two of them, you can choose to send only those two scores to colleges, rather than having all scores automatically sent as they are now. Now there’s no reason not to practice!
From the FAQ mailbag-
A reader recently wrote to ask, “There are so many practice tests available now, should they take the actual test as a practice?”
“I would have him prepare using the practice tests from the ‘Official Guide to the SAT,’ as they are actual tests created by the maker of the real thing. The test-taking tips in that guide are not very useful, so you’d also need the Princeton Review guide, my audio workshop/worktext , or other resources to help with the preliminary study and test-taking strategies.
In addition, although the tests in the official guide are good practice, I believe it helps to have at least one real practice test. Nothing can replicate the actual sweaty palmed, heart-pounding anxiety of the real thing, and that’s where he’ll really find out if there are major sticking points.”
Heart for Home School Ministries, Inc. presents the 6th Annual Winter Conference “Home School Harvest: Sowing and Reaping” on January 23-24, 2009; 6:00-9:00 pm Friday, 8:00am-2:30pm Saturday; at 2405 Wait Ave., Wake Forest, NC 27587.
You can see more information about speakers and workshops at www.heartforhomeschool.org. I’ll be speaking on:
- “Making Time for Things That Matter”
- Homeschooling Through High School”
- “Get a Jump Start on College”
- “Decoding the Classics: How to Read, Enjoy, and Teach Great Literature.”
I hope to see you there!
Beat the Clock Essay Workshops scheduled for February!
2/14- Winchester (area), VA- Contact Cindy Leahy at Cottage Classical School
2/19- Richmond, VA- Contact HEAV at 804-278-9200 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2/20- Gainesville, VA- Contact Judy Trudeau
And for those of you who have been waiting for the Excellence in Literature Level One– Introduction to Literature to arrive in paperback, the wait is over. It’s here (FedEx just dropped off the shipment), and I haven’t yet looked at it. I’ll be posting it on the website this afternoon, and you may order it later today (finally!).