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Course
ACT Exam Prep
Name
CSP-4000GW2
Overall Quality of This Course
★★★★★
Based on 16 student surveys.
Available Classes
    Section Location Begin Date End Date Instructor Price Seats Available/Total Seats
251321 Western Wake Campus 10/16/2021 11/13/2021 C. McGarrahan $450.00 11/12
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
*This course is available to ages 14-17 during the summer term. Only ages 16 and over during the Fall and Spring terms.
Description
Prepare for the ACT exam! Review content, learn test-taking strategies, and get personalized feedback from experienced faculty in a small group setting. Each student receives a copy of the ACT Prep Study Guide. For students ages 16 or older.
*This course is available to ages 14-17 during the summer term.
Course Objectives
  1. learn test taking strategies to prepare them to boost their chance of a higher test score.
Outline of Instruction
  1. Day 1
    1) Introduction
    a) Administrative
    b) Discuss scores and target scores
    c) Discuss major focus
    2) Untimed practice test (subject specific)
    a) Use Circle First strategy*
    b) Encourage students to skip and come back
    Break (15 min.)
    c) Review correct answer choices
    d) Identify cause of wrong answers
    3) Overview of subject specific test
    a) Time limit
    i) Overall
    ii) Per question
    b) Types of questions
    c) Format of questions/answers
    d) General strategies for testing
    i) Circle First
    ii) Consistent-C
    Break (15 min)
    4) Timed practice test
    a) Review answers
    b) If time permits, go over mistakes
    5) Assign practice test for homework
  2. Day 2/3
    1) Review homework practice test. Go over questions students don’t understand.
    2) Introduce students to online resources. Explain how to get to them and how to use them for study.
    a) http://www.englishgrammar.org/
    b) https://www.khanacademy.org/ (for SAT)
    c) http://www.mathplanet.com/
    d) http://blog.prepscholar.com/the-only-actual-science-you-have-to-know-for-act-science (ACT Science)
    3) Untimed practice test
    Break (15 min)
    4) Skill or test-specific instruction
    5) Timed practice test
    Break (15 min.)
    6) Review answer choices. Students work in groups to figure out correct answers for missed questions
    7) Go over questions groups cannot figure out. Model using a website like one listed above.
    8) Assign practice test as homework
Contact Hours
28
CEU's
No
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
No
CE to CU Articulation
No
Prerequisites
Text and Supplies Needed
The Official ACT Study Guide
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 90% or above
  2. Participation
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
Intended Audience
*This course is available to ages 14-17 during the summer term. Only ages 16 and over during the Fall and Spring terms.
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
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Course Contact Information
Elizabeth Knocklein
919-866-7209