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ACT

Prep smarter, score higher—guaranteed or your money back!

1-800-KAP-TEST | kaptest.com/college

Test Strategies to Raise Your Score

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Agenda

Get to know the ACT

Learn strategies for successPrep smarter, not harder

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But First—Let’s Say Hello!

Grade?

Taken the ACT?Math vs. Reading?Dream school?

Tina

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Let’s Get to Know the ACT

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Top Factors in College Admissions

Advanced Placement

International BaccalaureateDual-enrollment courses

Source: National Association of College Admissions Counseling, “2010 State of College Admission”

1a) Grades in College Prep Courses

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Rigor

Relevance

QuantitySource: National Association of College Admissions Counseling, “2010 State of College Admission”

Top Factors in College Admissions

1b) Strength of Curriculum

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SAT

ACT

AP & Subject TestsSource: National Association of College Admissions Counseling, “2010 State of College Admission”

Top Factors in College Admissions

2) Admissions Test Scores

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Overall

Don’t fall behind

Don’t lose focusSource: National Association of College Admissions Counseling, “2010 State of College Admission”

Top Factors in College Admissions

3) High School GPA

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FORMAT/ TIME

SECTION

FORMAT/ TIME

QUESTION TYPES

SCORE

MD 2014

Averages

English

1 Section

Multiple Choice

1–36

22.1

The ACT at-a-Glance

Math

1 Section

Multiple Choice

1–36

22.5

Reading

1 Section

Multiple Choice

1–36

23.0

Science

1 Section

Multiple Choice

1–36

22.1

Writing

1 Section

Essay (Optional)

1

36

2

12

7.1

4–5 Sections

2 hrs, 55 minutes

3 hrs, 25 minutes

Multiple Choice

Essay

1–36

22.6

Total:

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• Correct Answer: +1 point

• Omitted Question: 0 points

• Incorrect Answer: 0 points

Understanding ACT Scoring

The ACT at-a-Glance

Test Day Tip:

Answer every question. If you don’t know the answer, guess!

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Reading your Score Report

Overall Results

Section Breakdown

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The ACT Writing Test Unraveled

About the ACT Writing Test

40-minute essay

Optional, but highly recommended

Scored on a 0–6 scale by two

graders on 4 categories:

Ideas

and Analysis, Development and Support, Organization, and Language Use and Conventions. 

.

Grades are then added to get a total score out of

36

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The ACT Writing Test Unraveled

About the ACT Writing Test

Students are given three perspectives on an issue and asked to :

evaluate and analyze” the three perspectives,

state and develop” their own perspective, and

explain the relationship” between their perspective and the given perspectives.

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The ACT Essay Unraveled

DO:

Answer the assignment question Use detailed and relevant examples

Construct a strong thesis

Organize the essay well

Use smooth transitions

Use vivid imagery

Proofread! (Spelling, grammar, and punctuation)

Be clear, coherent, and concise

To get that high score you deserve…

6

5

4

!

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Lose your central argument

Use flowery and artificial language

Use clichés

6

5

4

!

To get that high score you deserve…

DON’T:

The ACT Essay Unraveled

Repeat yourself

Use slang

or abbreviations

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Test Score Comparison

ACT Composite Score

School Type

23

22

21

20

19

18

17

16

15

14

13

12

11

ACT Composite Score

School Type

36

35

34

33

32

31

30

29

28

27

26

25

24

HARVARD

TOWSON UNIVERSITY

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND - COLLEGE PARK

JOHNS HOPKINS

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Strategies for Success

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Kaplan Backsolving Method

Backsolving

Try out the answer choices to find the right one.Start with (C) unless the problem asks for the smallest or largest value.When do you Backsolve?

When you’re asked for a value

When the answer choices are simple numbers

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Of the participants at a certain conference, 1/3 are veterinarians; 1/2 are zoologists; and the remaining 12 are trainers. Each participant specializes in only one field. What is the total number of participants at the conference.

36

486072

76

Veterinarians

 1/3 (60) = 20

Zoologists  1/2 (60) = 30

+ Trainers  12

62

Ratios

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Of the participants at a certain conference, 1/3 are veterinarians; 1/2 are zoologists; and the remaining 12 are trainers. Each participant specializes in only one field. What is the total number of participants at the conference.

36

486072

76

Veterinarians

 1/3 (72) = 24

Zoologists  1/2 (72) = 36

+ Trainers  12

72

Ratios

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The Kaplan Method for Math

What is the question?

What information are you given?What can you do with this information? Are you done yet?

+

1

2

%

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Logic

64 teams compete in a tournament. Two teams play in each game, and teams that lose are immediately eliminated from the tournament. What is the minimum number of games that must be played in order to have only one undefeated team?

32 vs. 32 = 32 Games16 vs. 16 = 16 Games

8 vs. 8 = 8 Games

4 vs. 4 = 4 Games

2 vs. 2 = 2 Games

1 vs. 1 = 1 Game

= 63 Games

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Logic

64 teams compete in a tournament. Two teams play in each game, and teams that lose are immediately eliminated from the tournament. What is the minimum number of games that must be played in order to have only one undefeated team?

Use your critical-thinking skills!

# of winners = 1

# of losers = 63

63 games had to be played

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Writing: Relative Pronouns

To _______ is the letter addressed?

The letter is addressed to

him

.

whom

Objective Pronoun = her, him, them, or us

Subjective Pronoun = she, he, they, or we

WHOM

WHO

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Writing: Relative Pronouns

I went to the library with Anthony, _____ is also in my math class.

whoThe boy to _______ we were speaking had bright green hair.

whom

____ is in my math class.

I was speaking to _____.

him

He

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College Prep Timeline

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PSAT in October

Take AP and SAT Subject Tests after completing coursesSummer prep for PSAT

College Prep Timeline

Extracurricular activities

Prep for AP/Honors

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PSAT in October for National Merit

Focus on academics—this is the critical year!Research admissions requirements for chosen schoolsPrepare for SAT and/or ACTTake required SAT Subject Tests

College Prep Timeline

Take SAT and/or ACT for the last time

Take required SAT Subject Tests

Request letters of recommendation

Fill out FAFSA and research scholarships

Visit schools

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Prep Smarter,

Not Harder.

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It’s All About You!

Consider Your…

GoalsTimeline Schedule Learning preference

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Prep smarter, not harder.

How do you learn best?

In the classroom?

One-on-One?

Online?

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Good News. Every Kaplan Program…

Uses data to customize learning for you

Includes reports for students and parentsIs guaranteed to raise your score!

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Why should their prep be?

No two Students are the same

Trust a Kaplan-certified tutor to give you the tools and confidence you need to get into your top-college choices.

Tutors who know the tests inside and out

Tailored to fit your goals and schedule

A

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your strengths

while making significant strides in weaker

areas

Why Kaplan Premier Tutoring?

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ACT Classes near

Wootton

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Guarantee a seat today by :

Picking a classFilling out the Enrollment FormGet Started!Materials will arrive in 7-10 days

Start pre-work with our online resources now!It’s simple to get started!

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For more information please call or visit our website.

1-800-KAP-TEST | kaptest.com/college

Tina Craun, 240-447-7592, tina.craun@kaplan.com


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