The ACT requires a different kind of discipline than the SAT, and can be a beneficial experience for students who are intimidated by the SAT hardest questions. It is a test that rewards patient, thorough test takers - those who excel at one task at a time and push themselves consistently for the duration of a task.
To parents and students who grew up in the northeast, the ACT feels as though it is the "other college admissions test." Yet in other parts of the country, particularly the Midwest and the South, it is the test most college-bound students prefer. A competitive score on the ACT opens just as many doors as a great SAT score. Here's how we approach the ACT:
- Our instructors administer analytical writing exercises that help the student produce an example-based issue essay in a limited amount of time.
- We ensure the student's grammar knowledge is sound, and build their editing and organization skills across many genres of writing: from advertising to nature writing, journalism to criticism.
- We hone the students data analysis skills collaboratively, talking out the nuances of the science section's many charts and graphs for insights into the questions to follow.
- Stamina, stamina, stamina. A four-plus hour exam, where each section exceeds 40 minutes, requires of each student an enormous amount of focus and dedication. We develop practice tests that build on the student's stamina and provide techniques for how to reserve energy for the challenging task at hand.
To find out more about our ACT prep, please contact us. We'd be glad to share more.
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