UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

ACT Test Preparation Classes 

ACT Test Preparation

Benefits of Our Test Prep Course

Our ACT Test Prep program includes expert instruction, a proven format, all required course materials, and access to practice exams in one convenient, affordable package. 

Expert Instructors: Our test prep instructors are highly trained professionals.  Our experienced instructors know the ACT and care about helping you achieve your goal.

Proven strategies: The curriculum was developed by test prep experts, who have years of experience writing exam questions and preparing students for success.

Superior Materials: The ACT test preparation courses include the textbook, The Official ACT Prep Guide, and workbook, designed to supplement the classroom lessons.

Convenient Schedule Options:  Choose from classroom or online classes, whichever best fits your life and learning style.

Value: The course fee includes all course materials and instruction.


ACT Course Content

Students receive an in-depth review of the exam questions, insights into strategies for succeeding on standardized tests, and a comprehensive study plan. Class sessions use real test questions to show just how these skills are used to improve your scores. 

The curriculum includes the following:

Math Topics

  • Practice solution techniques for problems containing variables.
  • Learn efficient approaches to complicated multi-step problems.
  • Discover tactics for translating difficult word problems into equations.

English Topics

  • Identify correct idiomatic speech in sentence correction problems.
  • Understand the basic concepts of rhetorical construction.
  • Learn which grammar errors are most frequently tested.

Reading Topics

  • Understand which part of the passage to read for reading comprehension questions.
  • Recognize the difference between global and local test items.
  • Identify passages written from the journalistic and engaged perspectives.

Science Reasoning Topics

  • Identify parameters for test items involving graphs and charts.
  • Interpolate or extrapolate answers from data given in tables.
  • Recognize the point of an experiment in research summary items.

General Test Taking Topics

  • Use the process of elimination.
  • Master time management skills.
  • Minimize test anxiety.
  • Identify common distractors.

Live-Online Format Features

ACT Blitz sessions provide all the same preparation of a classroom but from the comfort and convenience of an online format. Students receive a total of 16 hours of instruction over a four-week period or a one-week session held during school breaks.

  • The class is delivered live by an expert instructor, providing the interactivity of a classroom experience and the convenience of an online course.
  • Sessions are recorded and made available for review after the class.
  • Courses are conveniently scheduled in the weeks leading up to the most popular ACT dates.

System Requirements

The ACT Blitz is offered online using Adobe Connect, a free browser plug-in. All you need are a high-speed internet connection, speakers or head phones, and Adobe Flash Player, which can also be downloaded for free. 

Course materials will be delivered directly to your home, or arrangements can be made for you to pick them up at the UWRF Continuing Education Office. We recommend registering at least four (4) business days in advance of the class start date to ensure timely delivery of your student package.  

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Summer Institute Format

The UWRF ACT Summer Institute consists of 20 hours of classroom instruction covered in a four-day week. The Summer Institute features face-to-face instruction from an ACT test preparation expert and extensive online review tools. Our comprehensive program includes test-taking strategies, question formats, and the ACT test components for math, English, reading comprehension, and science reasoning.

Students receive an in-depth review of the exam materials, insight into strategies for succeeding on standardized tests and a comprehensive study plan. Class sessions use real test questions to show just how these skills are tested. The course fee includes all classroom and online sessions and course materials. Students also receive access to online review sessions and open office hours in the time leading up to fall exam dates.

The ACT Summer Institute includes:

  • 20 hours of expert classroom instruction
  • Access to online office hours
  • 4 hours of live-online review leading up to the fall test dates
  • Course textbook: The Real ACT Prep Guide
  • Real ACT practice questions and tests
  • Course workbook
  • Easy-to-follow study plan

2017-2018 Live-Online Class Dates

December 26 - December 29, Tuesday - Friday, Noon-4:15 p.m.
January 11 – February 6, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-8 p.m.
February 11 –  April 8, Sundays, 3-5 p.m.
May 10 - June 5, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-8 p.m.

 

Online Registration

Save $50 off the registration fee of $399 with early registration.

2018 ACT Summer Institute Dates

June 4-7, Monday - Thursdays, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

UWRF Hudson Center in Hudson, Wisc.

July 9-12, Monday - Thursdays, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Regional Development Institute on the UWRF Campus

Register Online

Save $50 off the registration fee of $399 with early registration.

Withdrawals and Refunds

A participant must withdraw in writing, as received by mail, fax or email, to be eligible for a partial refund. Withdrawals received earlier than seven days before the start of the class will receive a refund less a processing fee. No refunds will be issued for withdrawals received later than seven days before the start of the class. See our Noncredit Payment Policy.


Upcoming Class Dates

ACT Blitz Live-Online

Complete 16 hours of test preparation in just four afternoons.All classes are provided live and online.

December 26 - December 29
Tuesday - Friday, Noon-4:15 p.m.

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Or contact:

Angela Whitaker, Outreach Program Manager
Email
715-425-3261


What Our Students Say:

"It was a great class and I strongly recommend this class to others. I liked learning about picking numbers in math and learning to eliminate answer choices easier." - Chandler

"This was a good introduction to the ACT. I learned a lot of good test strategies." - Kelly

"The instructor clearly explained the questions and answers when one didn't understand. It helped me become more confident." - Cole

Contact Us

Continuing Education
outreach@uwrf.edu
715-425-3256
Regional Development Building

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