ACT Preparation Classes

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 or 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.

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.

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    English

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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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 SAT

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

ACT

New SAT

Old SAT

Format

4 compulsory section and 1 optional essay section

4 compulsory sections and 1 optional essay section

10 compulsory sections, including an essay

Negative penalty

None (always guess!)

No negative marking (go ahead and guess!)

Negative 0.25 for every wrong question

Reading

Tests understanding of four types of passages

Less focus on archaic vocabulary and more focus on evidence instead

Long list of vocabulary to memorise

Math

Tests a few more topics like complex numbers and trigonometry while focusing less on planar geometry

Tests a few more topics like complex numbers and trigonometry while focusing less on planar geometry

Limited scope

Essay

A different essay format that tests the response to 3 perspectives on any topic

The essay uses a new format and the score is not included in the composite score out of 1600

The essay score is included with the Writing section

Total score

The raw score is converted to a scaled score from 1-36

The raw score is converted to a total of 1600, 800 for Math and 800 for Verbal

The raw score is converted to a score out 2400, 800 for Math, 800 for Critical Reading and 800 for Writing

Testimonials

Testimonials

Prepzone was vital in my preparation for the ACT. Not only did it give me a thorough understanding of approaching the various sections but also constantly pushed me to always do my best! I would like to extend a huge thank you to all the trainers who helped me along the way!

-Shruti

I’m super happy with Prep Zone’s classes. The trainers are friendly and approachable, the classes are flexible and they did a great job preparing me for the ACT.

-Dhanya

Thanks to Prep Zone for maximizing my abilities and helping me achieve the best possible score that I could. The ACT was definitely not a breeze but thanks their tutoring sessions and practice questions, the test taking journey was as smooth as it could be!

-Aryana

How can Prep Zone help?

Prep Zone understands that every student’s learning pace is different, so we offer various course options to fit your needs and learning style. The group concept classes are utilised to cover all the concepts being tested and the advanced classes are for practicing the more challenging problems with a trainer. Individual training hours are completely flexible and could be used to work.

Group

Group Access
  • Verbal Concept Classes
    3 classes, 3.5 hrs each, unlimited access
  • Math Concept Classes
    3 classes, 3.5 hrs each, unlimited access
  • Science Concept Class
    1 class, 3 hours, unlimited access
  • Verbal Advanced Classes
    2 hours each, unlimited access
  • Math Advanced Classes
    3 hours each, unlimited access
  • Science Advanced Classes
    3 hours each, unlimited access
  • 20 Practice Tests
    Paper-based tests
  • Library Access
    Daily, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
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Individual

Individual hours

  • Individual Hours
    You decide the number of hours
    You decide the length of the classes
    You decide what to cover
    You decide when to study
  • Verbal Advanced Classes
    2 hours each, unlimited access
  • Math Advanced Classes
    2 hours each, unlimited access
  • Science Advanced Classes
    2 hours each, unlimited access
  • 20 Practice Tests
    Paper-based tests
  • Library Access
    Daily, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
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I’m interested! What are the next steps?

Prep Zone has helped hundreds of International School and top Junior College students over the last 10 years achieve a high ACT score, helping them gain admission to their dream US College. Call us on 68129999 for a quick chat and find out more about our course options. We are confident we will make a significant difference to your preparation. Or just simply fill out the form below and have one of our friendly course consultants get back to you today!

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