College entrance exams play a key role in determining your college choice. Standardized tests are designed to test your knowledge in a very specific way. Understanding the ins and outs of the tests will allow you to achieve your best possible score. This course is designed to provide you with test taking strategies, an understanding of what kind of test taker you are, and practice for improving your Math scores on both the ACT and SAT tests. You will focus on basic Math, Algebra, Geometry, Trig, Statistics, and the SAT SPR questions.
Our goal is to prepare you for specific question types on both exams. Additionally, this course will help you with your time management skills, focus on relieving any anxiety you may experience with test taking, teach you how the standardized tests are scored, and help you feel comfortable on test day. Working through this course will maximize your performance on all aspects of the Math questions on the ACT and SAT. Taken with Part 1, this course will prepare you to excel in all sections of the undergraduate college entrance exams and provide you with the means to achieve your best score!
- Improve your test-taking aptitude.
- Learn tricks to relax during the test.
- Master your basic Math skills.
- Learn the Algebra you need to succeed.
- Educate yourself on the Geometry and Trig questions.
- Focus on the specific of Statistics.
- Become familiar with the SAT SPR questions.
Students are required to take SAT/ACT Exam Prep Part I before taking this course.
Lesson 1: Let’s Work on your Test Taking Aptitude
Your first lesson will require you to look inward. What kind of test taker are you? Are you relaxed when taking an important test? Do you suffer from test anxiety? Determining how you react to tests will assist you in approaching the test day in the most effective way. We will be focusing our efforts on the Math sections of both the SAT and ACT, so a bit of time will be spent gauging your level of math aptitude as well.
Lesson 2: Basics Reviewed
Of course you have some math knowledge, but we will spend time focusing only on the types of questions that you need to study to prepare for the SAT and ACT. A bit of review will give you a good idea where you need to spend the most time preparing.
Lesson 3: You Need to Know Algebra I and II
Both the ACT and the SAT have algebra questions, so it is important to spend some time reviewing algabraic rules. We will go over variables, factoring, functions, and many other topics that you need to master for the both tests.
Lesson 4: Geometry 101
Geometry appears on both the SAT and the ACT tests, so understanding the rules of geometry is key to performing well on both tests. We will review angles, triangles, squares, circles, and other shapes that will be important on this portion of the tests.
Lesson 5: Tasks in Trig
Trig questions are particularly difficult, so it is imperative that we spend some time reviewing sine, cosine, and tangent. You will find trig questions on both the SAT and the ACT tests.
Lesson 6. Understanding Statistics
The statistics questions that you will find on the SAT and ACT tests are pretty basic. We want to be certain that you are prepared to ace any of the statistics questions, so a quick review of tendency, frequency, and probability is in order.
Lesson 7. Mastering Math on the ACT
The ACT math test will be reviewed in depth in this lesson. You will have a chance to test your knowledge and finish up the week by taking a real ACT math test.
Lesson 8. Time to Practice
You need to practice and practice and practice, so this week we will focus on the ACT geometry and trig questions. You will finish up the week by taking a real ACT math test.
Lesson 9. Mastering Math on the SAT
The SAT has a bit of a different structure than the ACT math test, so this week we will review what you can expect to find on the SAT math test. The SAT has standard multiple-choice math questions as well as some other types of questions.
Lesson 10. SAT Math Specific Skills
During this lesson, we will review some typical SAT math questions so that you become familiar with the style of multiple choice questions you can expect to find on the test.
Lesson 11. SAT SPR Questions
The SAT is unique in asking the SPR (student produced response) questions so you need to be familiar with the types of questions you will be asked in this section. We will review how to avoid making error when you answer on the answer sheet.
Lesson 12. It’s a Wrap!
We covered a great deal of material, so now it is time to create a plan for your studies after the course ends. We will also review some tips and tricks to help with your performance on test day.