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College Bound Seminar - Saturday, April 15th at Illinois Wesleyan University

Winter/Spring 2017 schedule online - classes in Bloomington, Champaign, Decatur, Peoria, & Springfield!


Curriculum

Learn to take tests, not answer specific questions

Your improvement will be based off the amount of effort you put into the class. There are no guarantees. This course will teach you how to become a better test performer by focusing on the ACT. If you get out of it what over 10,000 other students have, then you will not only maximize your ACT composite score, but you will do better on tests and quizzes in high school and later in college. Schools do not teach you HOW to take tests. Schools do not teach you HOW to train long term for the ACT. Jason will.

Reading 1

The number one reason students do not perform as well on the ACT is that they do not finish the test. This session focuses specifically on the pacing of the reading test. This test is designed so that most students only read three of the four passages. We want to read all four and get a higher score!

Reading 2

The ACT test must be consistent from test date to test date. The stories change but the wording of the questions does not. This session examines those patterns which allows the student to get through the test faster and get more answers correct.

Reading 3

The reading test is divided into four parts and is the third test of the day. Students get tired and start slowing down. This session focuses on how to transition effectively from one passage to the next in order to stay on pace.

Reading 4

This session is a dry run of a practice test with bubbling incorporated. Students are taught how to bubble effectively (yes, there is a correct way to bubble).

English 1

The English test is only 75 questions. It is not possible to test the entire English language in just 75 questions, so certain rules are tested every time. This session focuses on those specific patterns.

English 2

This session focuses on eight tips on how to get a higher writing score. The patterns from session #1 are also reviewed through additional practice.

English 3

This session covers basic skills that lead to a higher score: what students should do during the test as well as what they can do prior to the test to develop stronger grammar skills. Transitioning is also discussed and practiced.

Math 1

The math test is fundamentally much different than the other three tests in regard to layout and design. These differences are examined as well as what I student needs to do in order to adjust to this unique style.

Math 2

This session covers how to solve trigonometry concepts using basic algebra and geometry skill sets. There are ways to make harder questions easier by taking advantage of the multiple choice format.

Math 3

This session teaches students how to make examples in order to get more challenging questions correct. The ACT does not care how you get the answer; they just want to know if you got the right answer.

Math 4

This session focuses on the importance of the "First 40" and how it is really the easier questions that determine your score, not the harder ones.

Math 5 (online class only)

This is an extra session where Jason slowly goes through 60 ACT math questions - one complete test - teaching necessary concepts while explaining how the correct answer was reached.

Math 6 (online class only)

This is another extra session like Math #5. The math test depends more upon one's school, one's math classes taken, and one's math teachers more than the other three subject tests. Jason was an award winning high school math teacher, so he shares his unique style of instruction in Math #5 and #6 with his online students.

Science 1

Science is the fastest of the four tests and most students are overwhelmed by the speed and content of this test. Jason shows students where most students make their mistakes on this test and how to perform in a way that allows finishing the test to be achievable.

Science 2

Science is seven parts. There are patterns to the parts that determine the best approach. Unfortunately, the test does not tell the student what part they are on, so Jason teaches his students how to quickly identify the part which then determines which approach to use. This session will also focus on transitioning in order to teach the student the importance of staying on pace.

Science 3

This session reviews the different types of parts and then focuses on the hardest section called Conflicting Viewpoint. This section tends to hinder many students. Jason teaches students how to use that to their advantage.