HS SAT Prep Syllabus

HS COURSE SYLLABUS

0.5 Carnegie Unit 

Instructor Information:

AH 201 TEXTBOOK

Thomas Herrington

Email: thomas_herrington@hotmail.com
Phone: 6622024911

Contact Information:

If you have questions concerning the content of the course, you may contact the instructor directly using the email link in the "Communications & Tools" tab. NOTE: Whenever sending an email, please be sure to indicate your Course title and number in the subject line (ie, AP Art History).

For lesson or test administration issues, please contact the HS department:

The University of Mississippi High School
P. O. Box 7959
University, MS 38677-0729

Phone: 662-915-1296
Fax: (662) 915-5138
E-mail: UMHS@olemiss.edu

Course Description

The SAT course has been designed to improve existing SAT scores by teaching students different test taking strategies on various test items in an effort to exhibit strengths and weaknesses in taking the SAT.

Textbook Information:

Required Textbook:

  • CollegeBoard SAT The Official SAT Study Guide (ISBN-10: 0-87447-718-2)
Recommended Texts & Other Readings
  • Idiot's Guide to Algebra
  • Master the SAT: The Writing Process and the SAT Essay

It is the student's responsibility to order his or her textbook. Online textbook retailers such as Amazon.com, ABEbooks.com, or Half.com usually provide used textbooks at economical prices.

You must make sure you are ordering the exact book required in this syllabus.

Course Objectives:

Objectives include (but are not limited to):

1
Improve existing SAT score
2
Teach different test taking strategies
3
Test students on various items in an effort to show strengths and weaknesses

Course Outline:

This course consists of 5 sections.

Units LESSON Assignments Due for Grades
1

Section 1: Welcome Video and Part One

Watch the welcome video
Take a practice SAT from your book and email your teacher the score
Look over the Powerpoints found in the Part One folder
Take the Quizzes
2

Section 2: Part Two

Look over the Powerpoints found in the Part Two folder Take the Quizzes
3 Section 3: Part Three Look over the Powerpoints found in the Part Three folder
Take the Quizzes
4 Section 4: Part Four Look over the Powerpoints found in the Part Four folder Take the Quizzes
5 Section 5: Essays Look over the Powerpoints found in the Essays folder Write an essay and place it in the drop box.

Grading:

GRADING SCALE

Viewing Grades in HS

Points you receive for graded activities will be posted to the HS Grade Book. Click on the My Grades link on the first navigation page to view your scores.

Letter Grade Assignment

Final grades assigned for this course will be based on the percentage of total points earned as follows:

  • Practice SAT exams: 40%
  • Lesson Quizzes: 50%
  • Essays: 10%

Letter Grade

Percentage

Performance

A

93-100%

Excellent Work

A-

90-92%

Nearly Excellent Work

B+

87-89%

Very Good Work

B

83-86%

Good Work

B-

80-82%

Mostly Good Work

C+

77-79%

Above Average Work

C

73-76%

Average Work

C-

70-72%

Mostly Average Work

D+

67-69%

Below Average Work

D

60-66%

Poor Work

F

0-59%

Failing Work

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