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The ACT Summer Institute consists of 20 hours of classroom instruction covered in an intensive one-week format. The Summer Institute features instruction from an ACT test preparation expert and extensive online review tools. Our comprehensive program emphasizes all ACT test components: Test Taking Strategies, Question Formats, Math, English, Reading Comprehension, and Science Reasoning.
Students are provided with an in-depth review of the exam materials, insight into strategies for succeeding on standardized tests, and a comprehensive study plan. Class sessions use real test questions to show just how these skills are tested. The course fee includes all classroom and online sessions and course materials.
Students also receive access to online review sessions and open office hours in the time leading up to fall exam dates.
The ACT Summer Institute covers:
- Practice techniques for selecting numbers for problems containing variables
- Learn efficient approaches to complicated multi-step problems
- Discover tactics for translating difficult word problems into equations
- Identify correct idiomatic speech in sentence correction problems
- Understand the basic concepts of rhetorical construction
- Learn which grammar errors are most frequently tested
- Understand which part of the passage to read for reading comprehension questions
- Recognize the difference between global and local test items
- Identify passages written from the journalistic and engaged perspectives
Science Reasoning Topics
- Identify parameters for test items involving graphs and charts
- Interpolate or extrapolate answers from data given in tables
- Recognize the point of an experiment in research summary items
General Test Taking Topics
-Use the process of elimination
-Master time management skills
-Minimize test anxiety
-Identify common distractors
Online review tools to help you perform at your peak!
The ACT Summer Institute includes online tools to help you perform at your peak on exam day. Four online review sessions are held in the weeks leading up to the fall ACT exam dates. Online office hours provide a convenient way for students to address specific questions or concerns that they may have. Students need only have high speed access to the internet, speakers, and Adobe Flash Player to participate in the online sessions – no additional software is required.
The interactive one-hour online review sessions allow students to participate and ask questions of our expert test prep instructors. The live online review sessions are also recorded – students can still benefit even if their schedule doesn’t allow live participation. Review sessions will follow the schedule of the Summer Institute.
Online office hours are open to any student in an ACT Summer Institute. Instructors will be on hand to answer any questions. The “drop in” sessions and are student-directed; meaning that there will not be a planned presentation each session. Our instructors will answer questions and work through problems in the order that they are received.
Online Review System Requirements: The Live-Online ACT sessions are offered online using Adobe Connect software. All you need is a high speed internet connection, speakers, and an Adobe Flash Player, which can be downloaded for free.
Note: The Adobe Connect plug-in, microphone, and camera are not required or used in the delivery of the online review sessions.
Who should take this course?
The ACT Summer Institute is ideal for students that need an intensive preparation program during the summer. This one-week institute is intensive and requires students to continue to practice their skills in the weeks and months leading up to the exam. Students are expected to actively participate in class and in the online review sessions.
Students generally take the ACT during their junior year of high school. This course is ideal for rising juniors that may be taking the test for the first time and for those high school students that have already taken the exam but wish to improve their score.
Why doesn’t my class include practice tests?
An important part of any successful test preparation program is taking practice tests. Why then don’t we take practice tests during class?
Because our experience has shown that students perform better when every minute of class time is spent covering new topics. Practice tests are important, but they will be assigned to be taken outside of classroom time. This allows your instructor to cover more topics, and in more depth, than would be possible if practice tests were taken during class.
Practice tests are provided as part of your course materials, and your instructor will indicate when it is most beneficial for you to take them in order to best supplement your work in the classroom.
About Our Program:
Nicholls State University’s Test Prep program is a partner with Educational Testing Consultants, a leader in higher education test preparation. Each year, Educational Testing Consultants helps hundreds of students prepare for the important pre-college standardized tests at major colleges and universities across the United States. Educational Testing Consultants provides a proven program with a record of success and highly-trained top quality instructors.