Conquering the SAT

If tests had military ranks, the SAT would be General of all the other tests. Take it from us – the SAT is one powerful test. Having a good SAT score can really get you places, even ones you never dreamed possible. If it’s your goal to study in the USA or if you want to enter an international English-speaking university program – this test is exactly what can help get you there!

What is the SAT for?

Traditionally, the SAT has been used for college admissions in the USA. However, in the past several years, its range has expanded – even Milan’s Bocconi University uses the SAT for admissions to some programs.

Ideally, the SAT tests a student’s ability to perform based on skills test-makers believe American high school students should have acquired in all their years of schooling up through high school. The SAT tests you on three sections: Mathematics, Reading and Writing. Most high school students in the USA take this test during their third year of high school, and it is one of the factors that determines whether they will get into a good university or not. As you can imagine, it’s really a very stressful test!

What you can expect from an SAT course with Scrambled Eggs?

The SAT may be powerful, but, like any of us, it sure is far from perfect. There are certainly tips and tricks that will help you have one leg up on other test-takers. Our main concern is making sure that you know the test backwards and forwards before the fateful day when you sit down and crack open a fresh test booklet and your sharpened pencil at hand.

When you take an SAT course at Scrambled Eggs, your teacher will make sure to give you all the ingredients and push you to put your best foot forward, so that you can walk into the test center knowing you did everything you possibly could to prepare.

We here at Scrambled Eggs have ourselves sat through quite a few test prep courses. It’s easy to distinguish those that are frustrating and ineffective from those that make an impact. In the former, you receive a book and more or less work through it as the instructor sits back, only to later read the answers out loud to you. At Scrambled Eggs English School in Milan, we don’t want to waste your time, because we believe that endless practice tests are something you can easily do at home without our help. Our SAT instructors are chockfull of tips and tricks that will help you do as best as possible on this test. We know what the SAT expects from you, and teachers at our English school will train you based on SAT-specific questions.

How much time should you dedicate to SAT preparation?

Typically, we suggest starting with 5 sessions (each at 1 hour and a half). We generally feel this is a good amount of time to get you all the information you need. The rest is all book practice, and we personally think it’s unfair to make you pay for something you could very easily do at home! However, should you feel that you need more time with a teacher, we are always at your disposal. If you’re interested, send an email our way at info@scrambledeggsmilano.org, and we promise to respond to your email as soon as possible.

Should I take an SAT course by myself or with a group?

Because of the dynamic of this test, we highly suggest taking a structured one-on-one course, but, of course, group courses are available too. We dedicate one day a week to SAT prep. You don’t have to sign up for this. All you have to do is come into the school at the designated time. Come once or come every week – it’s up to you! If you want to do group practice or you have specific questions, just drop by the school and we’ll help you out. Contact us for more information: info@scrambledeggsmilano.org

SAT basics:

Test time: 3 hours 45 minutes

Score range: 600-2400

Three sections:
Mathematics (800 points)
Reading (800 points)
Writing (800 points)

Upcoming SAT test dates in Milan:

SAT Test Date (Deadline for Registration)
August 26, 2017 (July 28, 2017)
October 7, 2017 (September 8, 2017)
November 4, 2017 (October 5, 2017)
December 2, 2017 (November 2, 2017)

Contact us for more information about our SAT course:
info@scrambledeggsmilano.org