ACT Prep Course: Strategies to Maximize Your Math Score
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ACT Prep Course: Strategies to Maximize Your Math Score

Skills to increase your score more in a couple hours than a couple of months of studying.
4.5 (3 ratings)
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Last updated 3/2017
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Includes:
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • 8 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Apply the strategies learned in this course to dramatically improve their ACT score.
  • Increase number of colleges sending acceptance letters
  • Increase merit based scholarships
  • Take pride in their high ACT score
  • Spot trick questions and how to correctly answer them
  • Use time management to complete the ACT within the time limits
  • Use strategies to correctly answer questions, even if they have no clue the "correct" way to solve them.
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Requirements
  • Basic math skills (adding, subtracting, multiplication, etc...)
Description

You have spent years learning math skills and you still don’t feel prepared for the math portion of the ACT. That is because the ACT is not your typical test. Imagine taking the ACT and spotting trick questions and knowing the other students are missing them, but you quickly bubble the correct answer and move on. Imagine seeing the confusing abstract questions the ACT is notorious for, and knowing exactly how to solve them often with very little math. Imagine getting a top score on the ACT and Universities are banging on your door to enroll you and give you scholarship money.

This could be you but you will need to learn these test taking strategies first. It will be some hard work, but I promise you that it won’t be nearly as hard as what you probably would’ve done without this course, and you will get much better results for your time by taking this course.

The test taking strategies you will learn in this course can improve your ACT score whether math is your favorite subject or your worst subject. The problem most students have is that they spend countless hours studying math that they already learned in high school. However, the ACT is not like any tests that you take in high school. In fact, you can do very well with only basic Algebra and Geometry skills. The reason is that the ACT is designed to create a high variance of scores so that colleges can use it to select students to accept. Both the SAT and ACT test creators fill their tests with trick questions, time wasters, and abstract problems students are unused to solving.

That is why spending more time on the math you already learned in high school won’t help you nearly as much as learning strategies to overcome the unique structure of the test. You don’t need to spend countless hours reviewing the math you already learned. You will improve your ACT score far more by learning these simple strategies designed specifically to breeze through the unique style of questions on the ACT. You will learn proven techniques for: managing your time, how to solve the problems without even using math, how to guess more accurately, and also how to spot trick questions and avoid the mistakes most other students make.

You don’t need to watch hours and hours of videos on how to do math. You already learned far more than you need for the ACT. This course will teach you everything you need to get the ACT scores that can get you in your top school with thousands of dollars in scholarships.

Who is the target audience?
  • Students that want to significantly improve their ACT score without spending years studying.
  • Students that are scared of the math section of the ACT
  • Students that work hard but do poorly on tests
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Curriculum For This Course
56 Lectures
02:21:16
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Introduction
2 Lectures 08:51

Why do students need to learn test taking strategies for taking the ACT? The math portion is the most different from standard tests. Learning simple strategies can dramatically improve your math section score on the ACT.

Preview 03:47

What is the ACT like? How does the ACT work? What do I need to know in order to be successful on the ACT? 

Preview 05:04
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Strategy 1: Time Management
1 Lecture 04:05

Time management is the most important strategy for improving your ACT score. The majority of students run out of time leaving easy questions blank so they could struggle on more difficult questions that are worth the same amount of points. Learn strategies to save you time and ensure that you answer all of the easiest questions. 

Preview 04:05

Time Management Strategies

Time Management Quiz
3 questions
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Strategy 2: Guessing
1 Lecture 04:08

There is no penalty for guessing on the ACT. Learn the techniques that will allow you to make higher probability guesses often improving your chances of answering correctly from 20% to 100%. 

Guessing
04:08

Strategy 2: Guessing Quiz

Strategy 2: Guessing Quiz
2 questions
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Strategy 3: Saving Brain Power and Avoiding Mistakes
1 Lecture 08:59

The test makers purposely fill the test with trick questions designed to encourage students to make mistakes. Learn techniques that help prevent you from making the same mistakes the majority of other students will make. 

The ACT is a long test. It is difficult to keep your brain focused and fresh after nearly 3 hours of testing. Learn strategies to stay alert and prevent brain fatigue.

Saving Brain Power and Avoiding Mistakes
08:59

Strategy 3: Saving Brain Power and Avoiding Mistakes

Strategy 3: Saving Brain Power and Avoiding Mistakes
2 questions
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Strategy 4: Avoid Solving As Expected
1 Lecture 06:36

Learn tricks that will allow you to solve the complex and abstract ACT problems in unique ways that make the problem simple without going through the complicated math the test creators expect you to do. This will allow you to easily solve problems the majority of other students will either miss or spend large amounts of time on.

Avoid Solving As Expected
06:36

Strategy 4: Avoid Solving as Expected

Strategy 4: Avoid Solving as Expected
1 question
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Strategy 5: Review Basic Formulas and Concepts
1 Lecture 00:19

Where should you focus your study efforts after learning the test strategies in this course? Make sure you are familiar with the concepts on this formula sheet because these concepts frequently appear on the ACT.

Formula Sheet
00:19
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Practice Test
49 Lectures 01:48:17

Download this ACT practice test and make sure to time yourself so that you experience the test in a scenario that more closely mimics the actual test.

Practice Test
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About the Instructor
Zachary Neilson M.A Secondary Education
3.8 Average rating
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473 Students
2 Courses
ACT and SAT Test Prep Instructor, Personal Finance Instuctor

Zack Neilson teaches Personal Finance and is the SAT and ACT test preparation instructor for his high school. He is the owner and operator of AZ Money Coach, and creates courses on Udemy. Zack has his masters degree in Secondary Education and is uniquely qualified for breaking down the complicated subject of money in a logical way with maximum results. He loves thinking about money and finances and reads everything he can find on the subject. Zack has been able to leverage his knowledge on finances to create a life of freedom on a modest teacher’s salary. His goal is to pay forward the blessings that he has received by helping as many people as possible to realize the abundance that he has been able to achieve.