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by jmaloni
Sat, Jul 17th 2010 10:00 am

The Princeton Review has announced that it will be offering an 18-hour SAT summer preparation course at Lewiston-Porter High School beginning on Tuesday, July 20. The program is aimed to help high school students gain a significant advantage in using their scores from college admissions exams to more effectively compete for financial aid.

"There's no question that competition for financial aid, grants and scholarships is increasing dramatically due to the economic crisis and recession," said Ed Carroll, executive director of Research and Development for High School Programs at the Princeton Review. "What's surprising is that despite SAT scores becoming more important in terms of competing for this aid, national scores are dropping. The bottom line is that a lot of students who really need this money can't effectively compete for it because their test scores are not where they need to be."

He reports the comprehensive course will cover all areas of the SAT -- math, writing, and critical reading. Students will also have four full-length practice tests administered under actual testing conditions throughout the duration of the course to assess their strengths and weaknesses across all subject areas. In addition students will be taught unique Princeton Review approaches, techniques and strategies designed to improve scores.

"Once you understand the exam and take the time to figure out how to take it, it's not nearly as daunting or difficult as you think," said Carroll.

He added taking a practice test removes a lot of the fear, worry and anxiety for students en route to the actual test. "It's a big stress reducer. A practice test also provides a measure of how you'll do on the exam, and just as importantly, what you need to and can do to improve your score."

For more information, visit www.PrincetonReview.com/SAT or call 839-4391.

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