ACT Test Preparation

COURSE DESCRIPTION:  

The best way for students to score well on the ACT is to invest their time to practice and plan for
this specialized test. Students in this course can expect instruction and practice in test taking
techniques and strategies for all 4 required sections of the ACT: Reading, English, Science, and
Math. In addition, this course will give instruction and practice to the optional Writing portion of
the test. By the end of the semester, students will have greater confidence on test day due to
their increased familiarity with the format and types of questions on the ACT. In addition, by the
end of the semester, students will have practiced using over 40 combined test-taking strategies
specific for each section of the ACT. Students can expect to complete many practice tests
through the semester in addition to writing several essays in preparation for their best ACT test
performance. For optimal benefit, it is suggested that students complete math through
Geometry and Algebra II for the ACT Prep Class. Students can expect 2 – 3 hours of homework
to prepare for each class meeting.  This is a one-semester course and counts as 0.5 elective credit.

INSTRUCTOR:  Missy Meece

2 TEXTS:

There are 2 texts we use in the class:
The Official ACT Prep Guide from CollegeBoard
Cracking the ACT Premium edition from Princeton Review.
Please check back during the summer for information about ordering the most recent and
updated versions of these texts.