Master the ACT
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Master the ACT

A start-to-finish ACT prep program designed to help students achieve their maximum potential score on test day.
4.4 (19 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
498 students enrolled
Created by Patrick Garvey
Last updated 10/2013
English
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Includes:
  • 10 hours on-demand video
  • 53 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What Will I Learn?
To pass on expert ACT knowledge and strategy to students in an clear, efficient method
To help you achieve your maximum potential ACT score - which means more admittance letters, scholarships, and choices
To help you feel calm and confident on test day because you know that you are fully prepared
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Requirements
  • The Real ACT Prep Guide (3rd Edition)
  • Calculator with graphing capabilities
  • No previous knowledge of the ACT necessary!
Description

"My goal was to score above a 30 on the ACT and I surpassed that with the help of Master the ACT" - Aaron, freshman @ Centre College

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"My ACT score went up 3 points using the strategies in Master the ACT" - Ellie, freshman @ Vanderbilt University

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"Not only does Patrick cover all of the basic ACT material in detail, but he breaks down the questions until they make complete sense. There is no doubt that his instruction was a major factor in my success. Highly recommended!" - Christina, freshman @ College of Charleston

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"Before this course, I was dreading the college application process. Now, I'm going into my senior year with a great ACT score and I'm actually excited about applying to schools. It's a great feeling." - Sean, freshman @ University of Kentucky

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"I went from a 23 to a 26 thanks to Master the ACT." - Joseph, senior at Trinity High School

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Master the ACT is a comprehensive, start-to-finish ACT prep program designed to help students achieve their maximum potential score on test day. That means we'll cover all four sections of the test in great detail, providing the explanations and strategy you need to make your ACT score stand out on your college applications.

As a veteran ACT instructor, I have spent hundreds of hours perfecting strategies and explaining concepts to students in a live classroom environment. While it's nice to get to work with students in-person, it is very difficult to teach at a pace that is optimal for everyone. I've learned that every student starts at their own place with standardized tests like the ACT and has his or her own unique mix of strengths and weaknesses. On top of that, live courses are very expensive and many students never get the opportunity to enroll.

When I discovered Udemy, I realized that I finally had the opportunity to build the ideal ACT prep course - one that is affordable and allows everyone to truly learn at their own pace.

The course format and curriculum is designed around the following principles:

  • Uses only authentic ACT questions for practice and explanation
  • Every drill and practice problem set has a clear purpose
  • Comprehension of test material comes first, then timing and strategy
  • Multiple learning tools (video, audio, text, etc.) reinforce comprehension
  • Reviewing mistakes and learning from them is key to significant improvement
  • The best study plan is one that is custom tailored to match your skills, goals, and schedule

Why is The Real ACT Prep Guide (3rd Edition) a course requirement?

The reason is simple - it is the only book on the market that contains authentic ACT questions from official tests given to students in previous years. On top of that, it contains five full-length practice tests with an explanation for every single question! Other books and companies attempt to mimic the test by creating their own ACT-style questions, but this approach is simply less effective for students.

Although this added requirement reduces the number of students able to take the course, I cannot stand behind any test prep product that does not use the authentic questions. Please message me if you are having trouble purchasing the book - I am working on creative ways to make sure anyone who wants to take this course has that opportunity!

Disclaimer: The creators of this course have no affiliation with the makers of The Real ACT Prep Guide.

Who is the target audience?
  • Students who are motivated to maximize their ACT score
  • Students who are looking for a logical, easy-to-understand study plan for the ACT
  • Students who learn best through multiple channels: textbook, video, audio, documents, etc
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 53 Lectures Collapse All 53 Lectures 15:04:13
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Getting Started
1 Lecture 05:08
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Content Mastery - ACT English
8 Lectures 01:19:02

Subject-verb Agreement
09:37

Comma Usage
15:34

Apostrophes
07:19

More Punctuation & Grammar
07:32

Common Pitfalls: Relevance, Tense, & Simplicity
13:20

Transitions & Organization
15:52

English Diagnostic Test
05:53
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Content Mastery - ACT Math
9 Lectures 02:41:37

Basic Number Properties
22:27

Variables & Equations
25:02

Circles & Rectangles
14:51

Triangles & Trigonometry
24:06

Averages & Probability
18:35

Graphing & the Coordinate Plane
34:27

Solving Word Problems
13:31

Math Diagnostic Test
04:17
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Content Mastery - ACT Reading
6 Lectures 01:11:33

Prose Fiction
17:19

Social Studies
16:18

Humanities
12:03

Natural Sciences
14:24

Reading Diagnostic Test
06:47
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Content Mastery - ACT Science
5 Lectures 01:09:15

The Scientific Method
16:34

Data & Relationships
22:42

Conflicting Viewpoints
18:44

Science Diagnostic Test
08:10
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Timing & Strategy - Universal Concepts
2 Lectures 16:02
Multiple Choice Strategy
11:46

Keeping Track of Your Time
04:16
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Timing & Strategy - ACT English
2 Lectures 15:06
Strategy & Timing Tips
06:40

Timed English Test
08:26
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Timing & Strategy - ACT Math
8 Lectures 56:00
Process of Elimination
06:15

Creating a Visual
04:27

Plugging in the Answers
05:51

Substituting in Your Numbers
03:20

Multiple Paths to the Correct Answer
18:46

Using Your Calculator
06:37

Strategy & Timing Tips
02:27

Timed Math Test
08:17
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Timing & Strategy - ACT Reading
5 Lectures 59:16
Proactive Answering I
24:47

Proactive Answering II
09:37

Proactive Answering III
09:34

Strategy & Timing Tips
07:29

Timed Reading Test
07:49
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Timing & Strategy - ACT Science
3 Lectures 26:56
Simplifying the Data
17:20

Strategy & Timing Tips
03:42

Timed Science Test
05:54
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About the Instructor
Patrick Garvey
4.4 Average rating
19 Reviews
498 Students
1 Course
Test Strategist

Spent three years teaching the ACT at some of the highest-performing high schools in the nation, including DuPont Manual Magnet High School in Louisville, KY

Graduated with honors from Centre College in Kentucky (2010)

Awarded a full tuition scholarship to a top 25 law school and was accepted into the #2 ranked masters program for public affairs (2012)

Scored above the 95th-percentile on a variety of standardized tests, including the SAT and LSAT (Law School Admissions Test)