1. Sat Preparation is an excellent opportunity for the Christian student to prepare for college. Taking time to build disciplined study skills, to develop an extensive vocabulary, and to improve reading comprehensive skills are laudable goals indeed and they are pursued vigorously in my curriculum. But, they pale in comparison to the greatest strength of The Sat Preparation Course For the Christian Student: the student is encouraged to grow in the Lord and to discern opposing worldviews by the daily devotions.
2, My curriculum stresses working hard and doing oneâ€™s best for Godâ€™s glory. Rather than â€œbeating the systemâ€ or â€œcracking the SATâ€ I encourage students to work hard to bring glory to our Lord. I want Godly character to be developed not an attitude of outsmarting the testing instrument. This attitude will hopefully follow the student into college and into life.
3. I seek to develop clear, articulate, well-educated critical thinkers who will become world changers. I am, as it were, engaging in my own form of apologetics: helping young Christians change their world for the glory of God.
4. My curriculum is not a quick fix. This is the hardest but most effective SAT course I know. The best SAT preparation occurs over a few years, not weeks. I ask students to commit a minimum of one year; maximum of three years.
5. My curriculum is designed to help the harried student prepare for the SAT without intruding too much into his busy life. I recommend a few lessons/week rather than a massive intervention weeks before the exam.
6. My curriculum guides the preparation. It doesnâ€™t ask the student to create his own study plan (most wonâ€™t anyway). It is designed to be completed by the student himself and even comes with a solution manual.
7. My curriculum encourages the development of writing skills. A writing sample is now part of the PSAT. At the same time, writing skills are critical for college success.
8. My curriculum includes test-taking tips as well as timely reminders. It demystifies the exam. Students know what to expect on test day. It answers most questions students would ask a guidance counselor about college entrance requirements, PSAT, SAT, and scholarship money.