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Penn State York Offers Fall SAT Preparation Courses

8/9/2005 —

High school students getting ready to take the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) can find help through two SAT Preparation courses being offered at Penn State York this fall. The two four-session courses for Verbal and Math SAT’s are designed to help students improve their SAT skills. Each class meets in four sessions on four consecutive Saturdays September 10, 17, 24, and October 1 in the Main Classroom Building at the campus.

Students participating in the Preparation for Your Verbal SAT (9:00 – 11:00 a.m.) will review important skills assessed in the verbal section and have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the format and type of questions on the Verbal SAT. Participants will also practice test-taking in simulated exam conditions. Cost for the Preparation for Your Verbal SAT course is $95.

Noel Sloboda, Ph.D., instructor of English at Penn State York, is the course instructor. Sloboda earned his doctorate in English from Washington University. Sloboda was honored recently by the campus with the 2005 James H. Burness Award for Excellence in Teaching. He has received numerous other honors and awards and has been published in “Studies in Humanities.” He is also involved in many language associations and has been a judge for the Lancaster Scholastic Writing Awards. Currently Sloboda is writing a book on Edith Wharton and Gertrude Stein.

Preparation for Your Math SAT (11:05 a.m. – 12:35 p.m.) will familiarize students with the SAT format, and then review SAT math topics including arithmetic, algebra, geometry, graphs, measures and quantitative comparisons. Please bring a calculator to the first class. Cost for the Preparation for Your Math SAT course is $70.

Bruce Babcock, Ph.D., assistant professor of mathematics at Penn State York, is the instructor. Babcock earned a doctorate in mathematics from Michigan State University and is a former winner of the prestigious AMOCO Foundation Outstanding Teaching Award. He was also honored with the Outstanding Teaching Award at Penn State York in 1991 and has authored numerous study guides for the University’s Independent Learning Program.

Register for both sessions at $155 and save $10. The course fee includes the book The Official SAT Study Guide: for the New SAT by the College Board. For a brochure or more information, please call Penn State York at 771-4050 or visit the campus at 1031 Edgecomb Avenue.

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