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Kingwood College Offers SAT Prep Classes

Do you know what SAT stands for? Actually, the initials SAT no longer stand for anything. When the test was invented in 1926, SAT was an acronym for Scholastic Aptitude Test. By 1993, however, the College Board had dropped the word “aptitude” from the title and was calling the SAT a “reasoning test.”

No matter what the name is, it’s just a test, right? Not really. When it comes to admission, the college entrance exam is the second-most critical factor that admission officers at most schools consider. Only grades count for more. And if that wasn’t enough pressure, the College Board officially unveiled a new and longer SAT exam last spring.

SAT prep courses have been around for a long time, but for many students they just weren't practical because of the expense in time and money. The good news is that it no longer has to cost a lot of money to prepare for the SAT.

Lone Star College-Kingwood offers several options ranging from $50 to $500. Students can choose from an eight hour class, a 32-hour class or a more in-depth 40-hour course offered jointly with the University of Houston. These courses are designed to prepare students for the verbal, math and written portions of the SAT Test. Instructors focus on test taking strategies and clues.

The next class begins Feb. 19, 2007. If you would like additional information about this program, visit kingwood.lonestar.edu/goto/ce or call 281-312-1660 or 1661.

For general information about Lone Star College-Kingwood, visit our website at kingwood.lonestar.edu or call 281-312-1613.

Lone Star College System is among the largest and fastest growing community college districts in Texas. It comprises Lone Star College-North Harris, Lone Star College-Kingwood, Lone Star College–Tomball, Lone Star College–Montgomery, Lone Star College–CyFair, six satellite centers and The University Center.