ACT Test Preparation

Help your high school student prepare to take the ACT. This eight-session course consists of prep classes on math, scientific reasoning, English, writing, reading, and a new general test-taking skills section.

Key Program Information
Categories Youth and Community Programs | Youth
Program Type Non-Credit
Delivery Format Face-to-Face
Next Session Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020 in Eau Claire

UW-Eau Claire Campus: Schneider Hall

1702 Park Avenue
Room 319
Eau Claire, WI 54701

Schedule Jan. 4, 2020 – Feb. 22, 2020

The winter sessions meet Saturdays; January 4 to February 22. Choose from 9 a.m.–12:00 p.m. or 1p.m.–4 p.m. 

Select time slot during registration 

Later Date January 4-February 22, 2020 in Eau Claire

UW-Eau Claire Campus: Schneider Hall

1702 Park Avenue
Room 319
Eau Claire, WI 54701

Who Should Attend

Students in grades 10-12 preparing to take the ACT.

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire student and professor looking at problem

Program Description

Help your student prepare for the ACT

Test-taking can make students feel nervous. The more significant the test, such as one that holds a key to their dream college or the next step in their educational future, the more pressure there is to achieve the test score they want.

Help your high school students feel more prepared for the ACT through one-on-one attention by expert instructors. This integrated course provides a comprehensive review of the test while also focusing on the specific subject matters that will be covered. This course has a section dedicated to test preparation developed from feedback from our past participants.

Each session will teach your student how to approach the ACT Test through one-on-one guidance, practice questions, review of past test booklets and more. Below you will find a detailed overview of what is covered in the ACT Test Prep course.


Test Preparation

  • Talk through ACT booklet and scoring for the test
  • Students will have the opportunity to talk about where they want to continue their education. We will discuss entrance requirements for each including ACT score, coursework, service work and more 
  • Develop AT strategy for each student
  • Set goals for ideal score and how to pace set for different test sections 
  • Discuss what a student can do to prepare the night before and day of the test 

Math

  • Review relevant properties, formulas, equations from algebra to trigonometry
  • Discuss the important terminology that will be used throughout section
  • Take timed tests with examples from the ACT book on pre-algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and word problems
  • Review answer key together and talk about strategies to solve problems 

Scientific Reasoning

  • Set goals about what score student wants to achieve on the scientific reasoning portion on the ACT Test
  • Break down the number of questions, timeframe, and average time per question
  • Explore the three major groups the questions fall into (data representation, research summaries, conflicting viewpoints)
  • Partner with other students to practice skills, followed by a class discussion about each question type
  • Collect and review data from a prior ACT exam 

Reading

  • Explanation of the passage types that will be featured on reading portion of the ACT Test
  • Cover strategies and tricks for reading questions such as synonyms, reversals, extremes and “too nice” examples
  • Examine samples of passages and their questions/answers

English

  • Review the basic punctuation, usage rules and examples of each that will be on the ACT
  • Discuss common stop punctuation, comma, verb and pronoun rules
  • Practice keywords and phrases that indicate the correct order of sentences, passages, and words

Writing

  • Discuss recent changes to the format of the essay portion of the ACT
  • Discuss examples from the textbook that show topics the essay could ask for the student to write about
  • Break down paragraphs from past examples to see what makes a great essay
  • Practice writing an essay that addresses three different viewpoints
  • Students write sample essay which instructor then takes home to evaluate and return to the student with constructive feedback 

Select a program date. Details may vary.

Fee

Standard Fee $199.00

Fee includes 24 classroom hours, two complete practice tests (including the writing portion), and the Princeton Review textbook.

Fee

Standard Fee $199.00

Fee includes 24 classroom hours, two complete practice tests (including the writing portion), and the Princeton Review textbook.

Questions?

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Toll Free: 866-893-2423

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Eau Claire, WI 54701

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