CrACT: Raise Your ACT Score
- Familiarity with concepts from algebra, geometry, and trigonometry
- A basic grasp of English grammar
- A copy of the Official ACT Prep Guide 2016-2017
College admissions officers are faced with thousands of applications every year, and one of the things they use to differentiate students is the ACT score. And that’s where this course comes in – to help you get the score that’s going to make you stand out.
I’ve recorded pages of official tests as I explain the reasoning that will help you get to the right answer. As I go through those explanations, I’m going to be writing on the pages, the same way you should write in your test booklet on test day. In short, you can think of this as Khan Academy for the ACT.
The videos are organized the same way as the test. There are four sections – English, math, reading, and science. Along the way, I’m going to be introducing you to tips that will help you answer as quickly and accurately as possible, from the verbalization tactic and the fencing off technique in the English section to the dual method for math problems to the key for the reading and science sections.
As a high school student, I was intimidated by the prices and prevalence of test prep centers. So I stayed home and worked on practice test after practice test. But I didn’t just take the tests, I analyzed them. I looked at problem patterns and answering techniques and time optimization tactics. And it paid off. I ended up getting a 36 on the ACT. Not only did I manage to get that score for myself, I used those same techniques to help my friends raise their scores too.
And now I’d like to share those same tips and tactics with other students that are just as afraid as I was - students like you. This course comes at a fraction of the cost of prep centers and you can take it from the comfort of your own home and your own schedule.
Who this course is for:
- High school students looking to raise their ACT scores
- 03:07First Steps
I've taken a number of standardized tests (SAT, PSAT, ACT) and gotten perfect or near-perfect scores.
As I studied for these tests, I went through a variety of prep materials (like Barron’s, Princeton Review etc.). I’ve sorted out the good from the bad, and have used these materials to develop a curriculum that maximizes scores. I can provide you with shortcuts and time-saving tactics. Unlike instructors at most test prep centers, I’ve actually taken both tests. Because of this, I can provide you with a unique perspective that will be sure to raise scores.
I graduated from high school a year early. Throughout it, I got As in all my math classes and almost all of my English classes. Outside of school, I tutor others frequently and have been doing so for a number of years. More importantly, however, I've developed the skill of breaking down complex concepts into simple, easy to understand terms.