Nova's ACT Verbal Prep Course
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Nova's ACT Verbal Prep Course

Comprehensive, Rigorous Prep for the ACT Verbal and Writing Sections
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Created by Jeff Kolby
Last updated 8/2017
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 63 Articles
  • 1 Practice Test
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • The ACT Verbal Section is not easy–nor is this course. To improve your Verbal score, you must be willing to work. If you study hard and master the techniques in this course, your score will improve–significantly!
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Requirements
  • This is a comprehensive and rigorous course. It contains all the text from the book ACT Verbal Prep Course, so it is fully self-contained. You will not need to get any outside materials for the course.
Description

Every year, students pay $1,000 and more to test prep companies to prepare for the verbal sections of the ACT. Now you can get the same preparation in an online course. Nova's ACT Verbal Prep Course provides the equivalent of a 2-month, 50-hour course.

Although the ACT verbal sections are difficult, they are very learnable. Nova's ACT Verbal Prep Course presents a thorough analysis of ACT verbal and introduces numerous analytic techniques that will help you immensely, not only on the ACT but in college as well. 

With this course, you will soon master punctuation, grammar, and rhetoric, which will help you on all sections of the ACT. You will soon be able to understand how test writers choose and compose test questions. And you will soon be able to write top-scoring essays without breaking a sweat. 

Features:

  • Videos! Hundreds of videos explaining the text, examples, and exercises in step-by-step detail.
  • Verbal: Develop the ability to spot places from which questions are likely to be drawn as you read a passage (pivotal words, counter-premises, etc.).  Also, learn the 400 essential ACT words. 
  • Writing: Comprehensive analysis of the writing task, including writing techniques, punctuation, grammar, rhetoric, and style. 
  • Mentor Exercises: These exercises provide hints, insight, and partial solutions to ease your transition from seeing ACT problems solved to solving them on your own. 
Who is the target audience?
  • High school students preparing for the ACT
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Curriculum For This Course
154 Lectures
03:43:48
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Introduction to the ACT
7 Lectures 08:29

Format of the ACT
02:40

Pacing
00:43

Scoring the ACT
01:48

Skipping and Guessing
00:30

The “2 out of 4” Rule
00:20

Questions and Answers
00:50
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ENGLISH TEST
54 Lectures 01:34:08


Commas
12:44

Semicolons
05:31

Colons
03:20

Dashes
01:29

Apostrophes
03:24

Quotation Marks
02:25

Sentence Fragments
01:52

Run-On Sentences
02:47

Punctuation Drills
05:46

Grammar
00:54

Pronouns
02:44



Pronoun Errors Problem 3
00:48

Pronoun Errors Problem 4
01:02

Pronoun Errors Problem 5
00:49

Pronoun Errors Problem 6
00:58

Subject-Verb Agreement
02:50


Subject-Verb Agreement Problem 2
00:49

Subject-Verb Agreement Problem 3
01:11

Subject-Verb Agreement Problem 4
00:44

Subject-Verb Agreement Problem 5
00:55

Subject-Verb Agreement Problem 6
00:39

Modifiers
02:36


Modifiers Problem 2
00:34

Modifiers Problem 3
00:24

Modifiers Problem 4
00:54

Modifiers Problem 5
00:38

Modifiers Problem 6
00:37

Modifiers Problem 7
00:44

Modifiers Problem 8
01:33

Parallelism
02:58

Parallelism Problem 1
01:02

Parallelism Problem 2
00:44

Parallelism Problem 3
00:34

Parallelism Problem 4
00:41

Verb Tense
03:00

Verb Tense Problem 2
00:33

Verb Tense Problem 1
00:55

Verb Tense Problem 3
00:56

Verb Tense Problem 4
00:41

Diction
04:33

Diction Problem 1
00:12

Diction Problem 2
00:20

Diction Problem 3
00:23

Diction Problem 4
00:54

Points to Remember
02:48

Rhetoric
00:16

Style
05:52

Structure
02:02
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READING TEST
23 Lectures 51:26
READING TEST - Format
01:15

Reading Methods
01:38

The Six Questions
02:12


Main Idea Questions Example
02:32

Description Questions
01:13

Description Questions Example
02:56

Words in Context
01:12

Writing Technique Questions
04:06

Writing Technique Questions Example (Short Passage)
01:25

Extension Questions
00:38

Extension Questions Example
02:34

Extension Questions (Short passage)
01:12

Application Questions
00:56

Application Questions Example
02:44

Tone Questions
00:31

Tone Questions Example
03:00

Tone Questions - Beware of Extreme Emotions
01:36

Points to Remember
01:45

Directions: This passage is followed by a group of questions to be answered based on what is stated or implied in the passage. Choose the best answer - the one that most accurately and completely answers the question. Hints, insights, and answers immediately follow the questions. 

The Six Questions - Mentored Exercise
6 questions

Directions: This passage is followed by a group of questions to be answered based on what is stated or implied in the passage. Choose the best answer - the one that most accurately and completely answers the question.

The Six Questions - Solo Exercise
5 questions

Pivotal Words
05:50

Pivotal Words - Points to Remember
00:32

Directions: This passage is followed by a group of questions to be answered based on what is stated or implied in the passage.  Choose the best answer; the one that most accurately and completely answers the question.  Hints, insights, and answers are given.

Pivotal Words - Mentored Exercise
6 questions

Directions: This passage is followed by a group of questions to be answered based on what is stated or implied in the passage. Choose the best answer - the one that most accurately and completely answers the question.

Pivotal Words - Solo Exercise
6 questions

The Three-Step Method
09:39

The Three-Step Method - Points to Remember
00:53

Directions: This passage is followed by a group of questions to be answered based on what is stated or implied in the passage.  Choose the best answer; the one that most accurately and completely answers the question.

The Three-Step Method - Mentored Exercise
5 questions

Directions: This passage is followed by a group of questions to be answered based on what is stated or implied in the passage.  Choose the best answer; the one that most accurately and completely answers the question

The Three-Step Method - Solo Exercise
5 questions

On the actual ACT, you will read four full-length (around 750 words each) passages. Each passage will then be followed by ten questions. However, to help ease you into it all, this practice test will only ask you a few questions on each of the following passages. And, unlike the ACT, you have 60 minutes, not 35 minutes, to complete it. So feel free to take your time. Remember: preview topic sentences, note pivotal words, annotate the passage, and have fun!

Directions: Each passage in this group is followed by questions based on its content. After reading a passage, choose the best answer to each question. Answer all questions following a passage on the basis of what is stated or implied in that passage.

Practice Reading Test
24 questions
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WRITING TEST
70 Lectures 01:19:36
WRITING TEST - Introduction
01:05

The Essay
00:13

Structure
02:44

Style
07:56

Warm-Up Drills
06:32

Presenting a Perspective on an Issue
00:25

Patterns of Development
02:48

Planning & Writing
06:35

Sample Prompts & Essays
17:03

Practice
01:39

Sample Essays
07:32



Practice Test - Passage 1 Problem 3
00:26

Practice Test - Passage 1 Problem 4
00:13

Practice Test - Passage 1 Problem 5
00:37

Practice Test - Passage 1 Problem 6
00:34

Practice Test - Passage 1 Problem 7
00:17

Practice Test - Passage 1 Problem 8
00:51

Practice Test - Passage 1 Problem 9
00:34

Practice Test - Passage 1 Problem 10
00:33

Practice Test - Passage 1 Problem 11
00:34

Practice Test - Passage 1 Problem 12
00:20

Practice Test - Passage 1 Problem 13
00:23

Practice Test - Passage 1 Problem 14
00:18

Practice Test - Passage 1 Problem 15
00:33

Practice Test - Passage 2 Problem 1
00:36

Practice Test - Passage 2 Problem 2
00:27

Practice Test - Passage 2 Problem 3
00:24

Practice Test - Passage 2 Problem 4
00:17

Practice Test - Passage 2 Problem 5
00:40

Practice Test - Passage 2 Problem 6
00:25

Practice Test - Passage 2 Problem 7
00:26

Practice Test - Passage 2 Problem 8
00:23

Practice Test - Passage 2 Problem 9
00:42

Practice Test - Passage 2 Problem 10
00:24

Practice Test - Passage 2 Problem 11
00:26

Practice Test - Passage 2 Problem 12
00:12

Practice Test - Passage 2 Problem 13
00:20

Practice Test - Passage 2 Problem 14
00:31

Practice Test - Passage 2 Problem 15
00:25

Practice Test - Passage 3 Problem 1
00:18

Practice Test - Passage 3 Problem 2
00:26

Practice Test - Passage 3 Problem 3
00:25

Practice Test - Passage 3 Problem 4
00:31

Practice Test - Passage 3 Problem 5
00:14

Practice Test - Passage 3 Problem 6
00:21

Practice Test - Passage 3 Problem 7
00:16

Practice Test - Passage 3 Problem 8
00:27

Practice Test - Passage 3 Problem 9
00:22

Practice Test - Passage 3 Problem 10
00:10

Practice Test - Passage 3 Problem 11
00:25

Practice Test - Passage 3 Problem 12
00:35

Practice Test - Passage 3 Problem 13
00:27

Practice Test - Passage 3 Problem 14
00:37

Practice Test - Passage 3 Problem 15
00:57

Practice Test - Passage 4 Problem 1
00:21

Practice Test - Passage 4 Problem 2
00:11

Practice Test - Passage 4 Problem 3
00:18

Practice Test - Passage 4 Problem 4
00:14

Practice Test - Passage 4 Problem 6
00:37

Practice Test - Passage 4 Problem 7
00:05

Practice Test - Passage 4 Problem 8
00:25

Practice Test - Passage 4 Problem 9
00:15

Practice Test - Passage 4 Problem 10
00:17

Practice Test - Passage 4 Problem 11
00:13

Practice Test - Passage 4 Problem 12
00:29

Practice Test - Passage 4 Problem 13
00:16

Practice Test - Passage 4 Problem 14
00:21

Practice Test - Passage 4 Problem 15
00:42
About the Instructor
Jeff Kolby
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Nova's Udemy Courses are written and created by world-leading test-prep publisher Nova Press. They are built on the best-selling Prep Course series of books. With top selling status and ratings on Amazon, millions of students, and rave reviews, Nova Press has been a leader of test preparation for over 20 years.