Aiming for 750 - 800 in SAT Verbal? Our next AIMING FOR 800 course is coming up!

Go from a Good
Score to a Truly
Elite Score.

FINALLY, A PROVEN SYSTEM FOR Acing SAT READING AND WRITING.

Aiming for 800 is the ultimate SAT Verbal prep course, an in-depth program specifically designed for ambitious, highly intelligent students who wish to earn a score of 750 or higher in SAT Reading and Writing.

PARTICIPANTS WILL LEARN:

How to read in a quick and efficient manner, without sacrificing comprehension.
How to spot the subtle differences between correct and incorrect answers on SAT Reading questions.
How to uncover hidden clues that instantly reveal the main idea in lengthy SAT Reading passages.
How to crack every Writing and Language question guaranteed to be on the SAT.

KEY BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • 8 two-hour sessions from an Ivy League-educated Reading and Writing specialist who has guided thousands of students to reach their utmost potential on the SAT and ACT.
  • Our exclusive prep guide, The Playbook for Acing the SAT’s Reading and Writing Tests, which features hundreds of strategies, tips, and practice questions.
  • Full-length diagnostic exams to gauge progress and build mental stamina.
  • Video recordings of every lesson, so students can review key concepts whenever and as often as they would like, even after the course has ended.

790 in Reading and Writing on the May SAT! Thank you!

Aaradhya P.
West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South
Princeton Junction, NJ

“Thank you for helping me earn a 1550 on the SAT! I was a bit nervous the day of, but as I was going through the test, I felt very prepared. The course taught me how to read and analyze passages as well as the questions, which really helped me narrow down the choices and choose the correct answer each time.”

Justine Lao
The Mary Louis Academy
Jamaica Estates, NY

“I was able to raise my SAT score from a 1370 to a 1540. That’s a 170-point increase, something that may seem daunting but becomes easier with great guidance.”

Nicholas C.
Somers High School
Somers, NY

“Up from 620 to 760—thank you, this course was amazing!”

Jennie Park
Whitney Young Magnet High School
Chicago, IL

“Before, I could never figure out how to tell right answers from the wrong ones. I could usually get Reading question down to two choices, but then I would sit there, unsure which one to pick. I used to lose so much time in SAT Reading, going back-and-forth between answer choices. Now I know how to spot when an answer seems to be right but is really a ‘trap.’ Thank you. I feel much more confident for October.”

Arushi Varadkar
J. P. Stevens High School
Edison, NJ

“800!!!!!!!!”

Michael Leung
Lowell High School
San Francisco, CA
“I really liked the teacher and how he was authentic and relatable and included sample questions and excerpts. I really do feel much more confident.”
Sydney Jones
Springbrook High School

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Our answer is an emphatic yes. SAT Reading is just as coachable a SAT Math and SAT Writing and Language—arguably more so than those other test sections. Admittedly, SAT Reading is easier to teach to student who are and have been avid readers. However, very few students, even ones who are voracious readers, spend their free time reading densely-worded passages on such fascinating topics as soil decomposition and geese migration in Southern New Zealand. In other words, very few students spend their time reading the kind of passages featured on the SAT’s Reading Test, which is why even A.P. English students who have Jane Austen posters in their room find the SAT’s Verbal sections challenging. Thankfully, we have devised a proven system that teaches students how to tackle each type of passage they’re going to encounter (Literature, Social Science, Natural Science, and History).
We cover all aspects of the SAT’s Reading Test as well as the Writing and Language Test. We do not address the optional SAT Essay as that section of the exam has been phased out of college admissions.
Our course instructor is renowned in the field of test preparation and has sterling academic credentials. He earned a National Merit Scholarship in high school, was an Ivy League English major, and has earned dozens of perfect scores on the verbal sections of the SAT, ACT, GMAT, and GRE. But much more importantly, the instructor who will be leading your son or daughter is patient, funny, nurturing and 100% dedicated to his students. Since 2006, he has coached thousands of students to reach their highest potential on the Reading and Writing sections of the SAT.
The tuition is $899 per student. Some of our partner schools and districts subsidize all or a portion of the tuition, so you may be eligible for a discount on this and other Playbook prep programs.
Each course averages 12 students. Participants benefit not only from the expertise of our instructor, but also from each other. Unlike other courses, which lump students of varying aspirations and abilities together, AIMING FOR 800 unites bright, high-achieving young women and men into a cohesive group of students all committed to maximizing their score. We foster a collaborative environment from the very first lesson. Students benefit from questions posed by other top students and from individualized, one-on-one feedback from the instructor.
Most participants begin with an SAT Verbal score in the 600s out of 800. Students whose starting scores range from 600 to 650 average 110 points improvement. Students whose starting scores range from 660 to 700 average 80 points improvement. Students whose starting scores range from 710 to 730 average 50 points improvement. And students wose starting scores range from 740 to 760 average 30 points improvement. AIMING FOR 800 is ideally suited for students seeking to improve from a score in the mid-600s to a score in the mid-700s (or higher) in SAT Verbal. We do not recommend this course for students who have already attained a score of 770 or higher.
Yes, quite possibly, but it depends on how many times you have already taken the SAT and on what coaching or test preparation you’ve already had. If you are concerned that this course may be too rigorous for you, please email us at info@LearnThePlaybook.com, and we will gladly address your questions and guide your decision.
That’s not an issue. Many course participants have yet to take an official SAT exam, though most have at least taken a practice test to gauge their current score levels in Math and Verbal.
Historically, half of the participants are juniors or rising juniors. High-achieving sophomores comprise around a quarter of the students and rising seniors comprise the other quarter. The sophomores who take this program tend to be academically precocious and are looking for a major head start on their test preparation.
ADVANCED SAT VERBAL STRATEGIES FOR A.P. STUDENTS

Our Next AIMING FOR 800 Course Begins October 27

Outstanding in math but struggling to reach your highest potential in SAT Reading and Writing? Aiming for 800 is a lively, interactive course designed for high-achieving students who want to learn proven techniques for cracking every verbal question guaranteed to be on the SAT.
Oct 27 – Nov 20See ScheduleLive-Online$899 Enroll
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Mar 16 – Apr 9See ScheduleLive-Online$899 Enroll

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Jan 19 – Feb 12 Schedule

Class 1: Wednesday, January 19, 2022, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET

Class 2: Saturday, January 22, 2022, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET

Class 3: Wednesday, January 26, 2022, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET

Class 4: Saturday, January 29, 2022, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET

Class 5: Wednesday, February 2, 2022, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET

Class 6: Saturday, February 5, 2022, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET

Class 7: Wednesday, February 9, 2022, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET

Class 8: Saturday, February 12, 2022, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET

Mar 16 – Apr 12 Schedule

Class 1: Wednesday, March 16, 2022, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET

Class 2: Saturday, March 19, 2022, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET

Class 3: Wednesday, March 23, 2022, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET

Class 4: Saturday, March 26, 2022, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET

Class 5: Wednesday, March 30, 2022, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET

Class 6: Saturday, April 2, 2022, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET

Class 7: Wednesday, April 6, 2022, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET

Class 8: Saturday, April 9, 2022, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET

DEC 18 - MAR 8 Schedule

Exam 1: Saturday, December 18, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET at TMLA.

Class 1: Tuesday, January 4, 2022, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. ET (Live-Online). 

Class 2: Tuesday, January 11, 2022, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. ET (Live-Online). 

Exam 2: Saturday, January 15, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET at TMLA.

Class 3: Tuesday, January 18, 2022, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. ET (Live-Online). 

Class 4: Tuesday, February 1, 2022, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. ET (Live-Online). 

Exam 3: Saturday, February 5, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET at TMLA.

Class 5: Tuesday, February 8, 2022, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. ET (Live-Online). 

Class 6: Tuesday, February 15, 2022, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. ET (Live-Online). 

Exam 4: Saturday, February 26, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET at TMLA.

Class 7: Tuesday, March 1, 2022, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. ET (Live-Online). 

Class 8: Tuesday, March 8, 2022, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. ET (Live-Online). 

Oct 27 – Nov 20 Schedule

Class 1: Wednesday, October 27, 2021, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET

Class 2: Saturday, October 30, 2021, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET

Class 3: Wednesday, November 3, 2021, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET

Class 4: Saturday, November 6, 2021, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET

Class 5: Wednesday, November 10, 2021, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET

Class 6: Saturday, November 13, 2021, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET

Class 7: Wednesday, November 17, 2021, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET

Class 8: Saturday, November 20, 2021, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET

100 THINGS MOST TEENAGERS WOULD RATHER DO THAN PREP FOR THE SAT OR ACT

1. Visit the orthodontist. 2. Watch PBS. 3. Go an entire week without rolling their eyes at their parents. 4. Watch C-SPAN. 5. Retake their AP Chem final. 6. Intern at a local CPA’s office. 7. Turn off their cell phone. 8. Mop the kitchen. 9. Clean their bathroom. 10. Renounce social media. 11. Write a 10-page history paper. 12. Get a bunch of allergy shots. 13. Wait in line at the post office. 14. Watch the Weather Channel. 15. Be abducted by aliens. 16. Attend a clarinet recital. 17. Tour a Soviet-era nuclear plant. 18. Eat a healthy and nutritious dinner. 19. Do calisthenics. 20. Bake snickerdoodle cookies for that guy who’s always loitering by his van. 21. Watch a black-and-white foreign film without subtitles. 22. Clean out the rain gutters. 23. Pretend they’re 42 and recently divorced. 24. Listen to NPR’s Weekend Edition. 25. Read a newspaper. 26. Visit the DMV. 27. Eat crispy fried tarantulas (considered a delicacy in Cambodia). 28. Serve as a “breath odor evaluator” for a toothpaste company. (Yes, this job actually exists.) 29. Go on a double date with their parents. 30. Undergo dental surgery. 31. Babysit their annoying stepbrother. 32. Empty Mr. Whisker’s litter box. 33. Take out the trash. 34. Clean the rain gutters. 35. Tell their parents they’d like to sit down to discuss the Birds n’ the Bees. 36. Stare at a blank television screen for several hours. 37. Be fitted for orthodontic headgear. 38. Organize their closet. 39. Vacuum their entire house. 40. Eat that substance their school cafeteria claims is Sloppy Joe. 41. Kiss Tucker Carlson. 42. Make origami turtles for the residents of a local nursing home. 43. Do a few hundred burpees. 44. Try Uncle Morris’s beef stew. 45. Watch Hillbilly Handfishin’ on Animal Planet. 46. Eat “bird’s nest” soup, which sounds kind of scrumptious unless you know the broth is made from bird SALIVA. 47. Set up an Facebook account for Grandma. 48. Start a backyard garden. 49. Dust home furnishings. 50. Do an exercise known as the “Bulgarian Split Squat.” 51. Help Dad trim his back hair. 52. Hunt for spare change between the sofa cushions. 53. Hunt for leftover Cheez-Its between the sofa cushions. 54. Mow the lawn. 55. Learn how to knit. 56. Research Wikipedia’s entry on the history of Q- tips. 57. Count how many times they can blink in one hour. 58. Compose a haiku. 59. Do one of the American Dental Association’s oral disease-themed jigsaw puzzles. 60. Watch televised bowling. 61. Give Grandpa a foot massage. 62. Give Grandma a foot massage. 63. Play tea party with their six-year-old stepsister. 64. Read The Red Badge of Courage. 65. Browse Burlington Coat Factory’s fall collection. 66. Floss. 67. Listen to The Scarlett Letter on audiobook. 68. Watch televised bowling. 69. Lie really, really still and pretend they’re deceased. 70. Join their twelve-year-old sister and all of her friends for a dance party!!! 71. Wash their parents’ minivan. 72. Journal about their feelings. 72. Give themselves a haircut. 73. Make homemade kombucha. 74. Learn to crochet. 75. Get a head start on their LinkedIn profile. 76. Watch a black- and-white movie marathon. 77. Visit the library. 78. Run a relay race. 79. Eat slimy san-nakji, which is considered a delicacy in Korea. 80. Eat khash, a traditional dish in Southeastern Europe that is so disgusting you’re just going to have to Google it to find out what it’s made of. 81. Eat the Swedish delicacy blodpättar, which kind of sounds like what it is. 81. Eat bat soup, a traditional dish in Micronesia. 82. Eat harkarl, rotten shark meat that is considered a delicacy in Iceland. 83. Eat the Scottish dish known as haggis. 84. Eat escamol, a Mexican dish that kind of looks like it’s made of rice but definitely isn’t. 85. Eat “Rocky Mountain Oysters,” which, despite the name, may not be from the Rocky Mountains and definitely are not oysters. 86. Wrestle an alligator. 87. Be a “professional apologizer,” a person whose actual full-time job is to apologize on behalf of other people. 88. Be an ostrich babysitter, which is apparently something people do in South Africa. 89. Ponder what life would have been like if they had been born in Kazakhstan. 90. Take a transatlantic flight on Biman Bangladesh Airlines, widely considered the worst airline in the entire world. 91. Eat fugu, a potentially lethal blowfish. 92. Do a form of running exercise known as “laps of misery.” 93. Walk the neighbor’s dog. 94. Clean their room. 95. Frolic naked through the mall. 96. Do a handstand on two fingers. 97. Do one-armed chin-ups. 98. Do a form of exercise known as a “flying human flag abdominal crunch.” 99. Watch the 2011 movie Tree of Life. (Trust us, it’s booooring.) 100. Use sock puppets to practice their future networking skills.