About the ACT

The ACT® is the leading US college admissions test, measuring what you learn in high school to determine your academic readiness for college. Over the last few years, the ACT test has grown in popularity in the US overtaking the SAT as the preferred standardised test for students applying to colleges. Trying to decide ACT between SAT? Out of the 4000+ colleges and universities in the United States that require a standardized test score, the ACT is accepted at of all of them! Considering the generic and straightforward nature of the test, a lot of students prefer the ACT over the SAT. Here at Prep Zone Academy, we provide consultations, diagnostic tests and various resources for your ACT Preparation!

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The ACT Test Format

The ACT consists of four multiple choice compulsory sections and one optional essay section, designed to test your verbal and quantitative reasoning skills. The new SAT bears a strong resemblance to the format of the ACT.

English

This section tests your English language skills with questions that test your knowledge of usage/mechanics and rhetorical skills.

Math

The Math section tests the knowledge of the students in areas like Algebra, Coordinate Geometry, Plane Geometry and Trigonometry. Some miscellaneous topics like complex numbers, matrices and logarithms are also tested.

Reading

Designed to measure your reading skills, this section has 40 questions, 10 questions each about 4 passages. The passages are from four categories – Prose Fiction, Humanities, Social Studies, and Natural Sciences.

Science

The Science section of the ACT tests the ability of students to analyse and read science-based passages. It could be challenging in terms of tie management even though it doesn’t test scientific knowledge. Passages could be from Biology, Physics, Chemistry or Earth Science.

ACT vs the SAT

The new format is considerably different and was administered for the first time in 2016. The changes could be summarised as per below:

 ACTNew SATOld SAT
Format4 compulsory section and 1 optional essay section4 compulsory sections and 1 optional essay section10 compulsory sections, including an essay
Negative penaltyNone (always guess!)No negative marking (go ahead and guess!)Negative 0.25 for every wrong question
ReadingTests understanding of four types of passagesLess focus on archaic vocabulary and more focus on evidence insteadLong list of vocabulary to memorise
MathTests a few more topics like complex numbers and trigonometry while focusing less on planar geometryTests a few more topics like complex numbers and trigonometry while focusing less on planar geometryLimited scope
EssayA different essay format that tests the response to 3 perspectives on any topicThe essay uses a new format and the score is not included in the composite score out of 1600The essay score is included with the Writing section
Total scoreThe raw score is converted to a scaled score from 1-36The raw score is converted to a total of 1600, 800 for Math and 800 for VerbalThe raw score is converted to a score out 2400, 800 for Math, 800 for Critical Reading and 800 for Writing

How Can Prep Zone Academy Help?

Our highly accomplished trainers come from top universities around the world, and they have assisted hundreds of students with their test prep over the years. Our intensive training before trainers step into a classroom ensures that they are well equipped with a versatile teaching style, and can adapt to the students’ requirements immediately and help improve their test scores. It is our dedication to each and every student that separates Prep Zone Academy from the rest.

Rachel

I would recommend the individual lessons, but not the group courses. Some of the teachers were very good and helpful, but I feel like I benefited much more from the last few weeks of individual classes before the test than I did from the months of group classes.

Celestine

I loved that the instructors advised me on what to take note of during the test and provided me with extra practices after the sessions so that I can work in them more at my own time. I also loved that they provided questions that were almost similar to the question types given at the actual assessment. Overall quite helpful!

Mustafa

The course was very relevant and the teaching was spot on. Many types of the questions which were focused on in the class came out for the test itself. The tutors were very very helpful, and there isn’t a doubt in my mind that Prep Zone had a large part to play in my results.

Our course options are flexible, and built around your needs. You can pick a course option that best fit your study style, schedule, and how thorough you would like the content to be delivered.

Our Group Course is the most affordable option for most students, and give you unlimited access to our group classes and MasterClasses. No matter which preparation stage you are at – recently decided to take the test or already experimented with various other preparation methods, you will be equipped with the right knowledge and test-taking skills to achieve your target scores.

SubjectSessionsSession Length
MathNumber Properties
Word Problems
Geometry
3.5 Hours Each
ScienceScience Reasoning3.5 Hours Each
WritingGrammar A
Grammar B
Essay Writing
3.5 Hours Each
ReadingComprehensions3.5 Hours Each
Master Class
Review difficult concepts
8 Sessions before your test date2 Hours Each

Most of our students, however, choose to go for our Hybrid Course option. This option gives you access to our regular Group Course sessions and additional individual sessions. You can learn the concepts in the unlimited group classes and get your weakness addressed in fully customizable individual sessions with patient and experienced trainers. This combination ensures you achieve your dream score the most efficient way!

If you are keen to fully customise your learning experience, consider the Individual Course option. This will provide you with the freedom to customize your learning experience fully by deciding on the number of hours, frequency of classes, what to cover and when to come for lessons.

Group

SGD$ 1,688.00 +

GST Included
  • Official ACT Guide
  • Admissions Consultation
  • Free Access to ACT Library
  • 20 ACT Practice Tests
  • Unlimited Access to Group Classes
  •  1-to-1 Personal Coaching
  • Customized Learning Experience
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HybridMost Popular

SGD$ 2,288.00 +

GST Included
  • Official ACT Guide
  • Admissions Consultation
  • Free Access to ACT Library
  • 20 ACT Practice Tests
  • Unlimited Access to Group Classes
  •  1-to-1 Personal Coaching
  • Customized Learning Experience
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Individual

SGD$ 2,388.00 +

GST Included
  • Official ACT Guide
  • Admissions Consultation
  • Free Access to ACT Library
  • 20 ACT Practice Tests
  • Unlimited Access to Group Classes
  •  1-to-1 Personal Coaching
  • Customized Learning Experience
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