Friday, February 5, 2016

Introducing My Latest (non-fiction) Project... The New SAT Handbook!

Hi there, net-friends!

Most of you probably know me for my fiction writing, but when I'm not spinning yarns about curses and imaginary friends and re-imagined fairy tales (yes, that last one's in progress!), I can be found running my own tutoring company in Pittsburgh, PA: Givens Academic and Preparatory Tutoring, which I founded in 2012. My clients are primarily high school students preparing for standardized tests like the SAT.

And so, in a marvelous dovetailing of my career choices, I am proud to announce the publication of The New SAT Handbook, a brand-new SAT prep guide that I co-wrote with my fellow tutor Andrew Cole!



Fancy, right? I found Dante's final circle, guys. It's called "formatting your own textbook."

If you like the way I wrote about April and her curse in Ugly Stick, you'll LOVE the way I write about concepts like plane geometry and dangling participles! In all seriousness, though, this book took a TON of effort, research, and coordination, and I'm truly pleased with how it turned out. If you know of a high school student planning to take the SAT (or if you just want to review geometry and participles for yourself), I hope you'll pick up a copy of this book!

Here's the less silly blurb from Givens Academic and Preparatory Tutoring's website:

The New SAT Handbook is a compact, academically rooted supplement to your college prep studies. It's full of great things:

 - descriptions of the content and organization of the new test 
 - proven strategies for the types of questions you'll see on the test
 - detailed explanations of underlying academic concepts
 - math content review that will remain useful long after test day
 - new approaches to reading and writing that will strengthen your skills
 - and even a few dashes of humor to help you keep moving while you study!

We hope this guide will reach a whole lot of students and help them to succeed on the SAT and beyond. Please follow this link to check out this new book (Kindle e-book available here), share the information with family and friends, and pick up a copy for your favorite high school student. 

Thanks so much for reading, net-friends, and thank you as always for your support and interest in my work!

Joy :)