# Sample SAT Comprehensive Syllabus

This syllabus provides a full, in-depth overview of all major topics covered on the SAT. This comprehensive syllabus is split into 16 sessions (plus additional supplementary sessions for Writing, Reading and Math), each covering a different set of topics, though the program can be lengthened or shortened dependent upon the individual student's timeline and needs. In between each session, students are expected to spend time engaging in the material on their own. Students should aim to complete all assigned practice questions. The tutor will work with the student to clarify challenging concepts, work through practice questions, and reinforce proper exam techniques.

## Sample Sessions

**A structure catered to you**

Your syllabus will be customized, but here is an example of how we work. For the most effective program, we recommend meeting your tutor once or twice weekly for 90 minutes per session

### Introductions & Overview

Get to know your tutor and your personalized prep plan

**In session**

- Introductions; get to know each other
- Discuss goals, academic history, and standardized testing experience
- Finalize scheduling and review calendar
- Discuss homework plan
- Walk through google log
- Introduction to the SAT
- Introduction to Writing
- Review commonly tested grammar rules

**Homework**

- The Official SAT Study Guide: Writing and Language
- Review commonly tested grammar rules
- The Official SAT Study Guide: Reading and Language

### Writing Supplement

Passage Logic

**In session**

- Relevant information
- Sentence and paragraph order
- Infographics
- Concision
- Diction, idioms, and register
- Writing and language strategies
- Quantitative graph analysis

**Homework**

- The Critical Reader’s Ultimate Guide to SAT: Grammar
- Barron’s: writing practice

### Writing Supplement

Sentence Structure

**In session**

- Review homework
- Sentences and Fragments
- Combining and Separating Sentences
- Transitions
- Clause Types
- Writing and language grammar review

**Homework**

- The Critical Reader’s Ultimate Guide to SAT: Grammar
- Drills from Barron’s practice passages

### Writing Supplement

Punctuation and Agreement

**In session**

- Review homework
- Comma uses and misuses
- Colons and dashes
- Apostrophes
- Pronoun and noun agreement
- Verb agreement and tenses
- Word pairs
- Parallel structure
- Dangling and misplaced modifiers
- Relative pronouns

**Homework**

- The Critical Reader’s Ultimate Guide to SAT: Grammar
- Drills from Barron's practice passages

### Writing Supplement

Overview

**In session**

- Review homework; identify trends in mistakes
- Begin the Critical Reader’s Writing Practice Test
- Review grammar rules

**Homework**

- Complete the Critical Reader’s Writing Practice Test

### Introduction to Reading

Begin work on the Reading section of the exam

**In session**

- Review all questions from homework
- Review grammar rules
- Work through various passages
- Review the role of evidence

**Homework**

- The Official SAT Study Guide: Reading

### Reading Supplement

Reading for detail

**In session**

- Vocabulary in context
- Making the leap
- The big picture
- Supporting evidence
- Vocabulary review

**Homework**

- The Critical Reader’s Complete Guide to SAT: Reading
- Create vocabulary flashcards

### Reading Supplement

Passage Comprehension and Rhetorical Strategy

**In session**

- Literal comprehension
- Reasonable inferences
- Extended reasoning and analogies
- Reading for function
- Tone and attitude
- Rhetorical strategies

**Homework**

- Review homework
- The Critical Reader’s Complete Guide to SAT: Reading

### Reading Supplement

Particulars of Paired Passages and Infographics

**In session**

- Review homework
- Paired passages
- Graphics & data analysis

**Homework**

- The Critical Reader’s Complete Guide to SAT: Reading
- Barron’s: Evidence based reading

### Introduction to Math

Begin work on the Math section of the exam

**In session**

- Review homework
- Introduction to section
- Calculator rules
- No Calculator problems

**Homework**

- The Official SAT Study Guide: Mathematics

### Math Supplement

Number Properties, Percents, and Growth

**In session**

- Exponents
- Radicals
- Exponential vs. linear growth
- Proportions
- Rates

**Homework**

- The College Panda: Mathematics
- Barron’s: Mathematics

### Math Supplement

The Basics of Constructing and Solving Equations

**In session**

- Review homework
- Constructing models
- Manipulating and solving equations
- Equation solving strategies
- Systems of equations
- Inequalities
- Word problems

**Homework**

- The College Panda: Math
- Barron’s: Math

### Math Supplement

Advanced Equations, Functions, and Quadratics

**In session**

- Review homework
- Lines
- Interpreting linear models
- Functions
- Quadratics
- Synthetic division
- Complex numbers
- Absolute value

**Homework**

- The College Panda: Math

### Math Supplement

Geometry

**In session**

- Review homework
- Angles
- Triangles
- Circles
- Trigonometry
- Volume

**Homework**

- The College Panda: Math
- Barron’s: Math

### Math Supplement

Probability and Statistics

**In session**

- Review homework
- Reading data
- Probability
- Statistics

**Homework**

- The College Panda: Math
- Barron’s: Math

### Practice Testing

Review content from past sessions and revisit areas of weakness

**In session**

- Identify content weaknesses
- Identify strategy weaknesses

**Homework**

- The Official SAT Study Guide: Untimed practice test 2

### Practice Testing

Go over practice test and identify areas that need revisiting

**In session**

- Review mistakes from previous test

- Categorize wrong answers and focus on content categories that might require review

**Homework**

- Barron’s: Untimed practice test 1

### Practice Testing

Review your second practice test and continue work on any content that stands out

**In session**

- Review homework
- Review and update relevant strategies and content weaknesses

**Homework**

- The Official SAT Study Guide: Timed practice test 3: Reading
- The Official SAT Study Guide: Timed practice test 3: Writing and Language

### Reading and Writing

Work on timed drills for Reading and Writing sections

**In session**

- Review all homework
- Princeton Review 500: Reading, Writing, & Language Drills

**Homework**

- The Official SAT Study Guide: Timed practice test 3: Math (No calc)
- The Official SAT Study Guide: Timed practice test 3: Math (Calc)

### Math

Work through any content gaps in the Math section of the exam

**In session**

- Review homework
- Princeton Review 500: Math

**Homework**

- The Official SAT Study Guide: Timed practice test 4: Reading

The Official SAT Study Guide: Timed practice test 4: Writing and Language

### Reading and Writing

Review your most recent Reading and Writing practice tests

**In session**

- Review most recent practice test

**Homework**

- The Official SAT Study Guide: Timed practice test 4: Math (No calc)
- The Official SAT Study Guide: Timed practice test 4: Math (Calc)

### Math

Review most recent Math practice test

**In session**

- Review homework
- Targeted math practice

**Homework**

- The Official SAT Study Guide: Timed practice test 5

### Practice Testing

Review your first timed full length

**In session**

- Review practice test
- Drills as needed

**Homework**

- The Official SAT Study Guide: Timed practice test 6

### Practice Testing

Review your most recent practice test

**In session**

- Review practice test
- Drills as needed

**Homework**

- The Official SAT Study Guide: Timed practice test 7

### Practice Testing

Review your third timed practice test

**In session**

- Review practice test
- Drills as needed

**Homework**

- The Official SAT Study Guide: Timed practice test 8

### Practice Testing & Test Day Overview

Review your final practice test and get prepped for exam day!

**In session**

- Review practice test
- Test day expectations and advice

**Homework**

- Independent study until test day
- Go out there and ace your SAT!