ACT Preparation Classes
The ACT is the leading US college admissions test that determines your academic readiness for college.
The ACT is a standardised test required for US college application. Just like the SAT, 4000+ US colleges and universities accepts the ACT. The ACT consists of four multiple choice compulsory sections and one optional essay section, designed to test your verbal and quantitative reasoning skills.
This section tests your English language skills with questions that test your knowledge of usage/mechanics and rhetorical skills.
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.
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.
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.
The new SAT format bears a strong resemblance to the ACT.
|Format||4 compulsory section and 1 optional essay section||4 compulsory sections and 1 optional essay section|
|Negative penalty||None (always guess!)||None (always guess!)|
|Reading||Tests understanding of four types of passages||Less focus on archaic vocabulary and more focus on evidence instead|
|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|
|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|
|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|
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.
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!
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.
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We offer ACT Individual, Hybrid & Group packages. When you register for any of the three courses, you will also receive:
The ACT Official Guide
Prep Zone Academy's ACT Roadmap
Free access to our ACT Library & 20 Practice Tests