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Course Description

Use your vacation to get a leg up on your test preparation strategy! Gain skills and strategies necessary to score well on the ACT exam, and take the next step to achieve your academic goals. SMU's ACT preparation classes present information in manageable units, focusing on each component of the exam. Our experienced instructors will help you to develop the tools to take the ACT with confidence, and they will walk you through the questions you may encounter on the exam. On the last day, students will create a study plan leading up to exam day.

With SMU College Prep, you will master math and verbal skills needed for success on the ACT and reach your exam date ready to perform at your peak.

Our ACT Strategy Institute gives high school students strategies to succeed on standardized tests in a condensed, four-day format beginning with a practice ACT exam and individual data analysis.

All SMU Test Prep Institutes include:

  • Hands-on instruction
  • Experienced test prep instructors
  • Supplies and materials
  • Informative review opportunities
  • Practice test with data-analysis

Course Outline

Quantitative Topics include:

  • Drawing, equations, statistics
  • Functions, polynomials, lines and slopes
  • Absolute value, inequalities, matrices, angles, triangles

English Topics include:

  • Subject verb agreement, pronouns, adjectives and adverbs
  • Modifiers, fragments, comma splices
  • Punctuation
  • Production of writing

Reading and Science Topics include:

  • Standard English conventions
  • Expression of ideas
  • Command of evidence
  • Words in context
  • Reading charts and graphs

General Topics include:

  • Introduction to the ACT
  • Test-taking strategies
  • Question formats
  • Time management
  • Process of elimination
  • Practice test with data-analysis
  • Study plan leading up to exam date

Notes


About Our Curriculum

Using curriculum developed by experienced local test preparation professionals, SMU College Prep instructors are veteran educators who care about helping students achieve their goals. SMU works with our instructors to tailor our classroom experiences to the specific needs of the students. Instructors will guide each student in creating a study plan leading up to exam date.

Recommendations

Who should take this course?

Our ACT Summer Institute course is designed for students who are dedicated to their personal academic success. This course is ideal for current high school juniors who are planning to take the ACT for the first time; we also recommend this course for students who may have taken the exam already but wish to improve their scores. Students should expect to actively participate in class.


 

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Section Title
ACT Summer Institute, Sec. A
Type
Workshop
Days
M, T, W, Th
Time
9:30AM to 2:00PM
Dates
Jun 24, 2024 to Jun 27, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
16.0
Location
Delivery Options
In Person  
Grades 11-12  
Grades 10-11  
Course Fee(s)
Registration Fee non-credit $499.00
Section Fees
Pre-College Workshop Materials Fee 6 $40.00 Mandatory
Section Notes

Register early to secure your spot, using the CAPE student portal. Please be aware that insufficient enrollment may cause course cancellation.

If you need registration assistance or would like to enroll after online registration has closed, please call 214-767-2273 or contact smu.summer@smu.edu.


 

Section Title
ACT Summer Institute, Sec. B
Type
Workshop
Days
M, T, W, Th
Time
9:30AM to 2:00PM
Dates
Jul 22, 2024 to Jul 25, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
16.0
Location
Delivery Options
In Person  
Grades 11-12  
Grades 10-11  
Course Fee(s)
Registration Fee non-credit $499.00
Section Fees
Pre-College Workshop Materials Fee 6 $40.00 Mandatory
Section Notes

Register early to secure your spot, using the CAPE student portal. Please be aware that insufficient enrollment may cause course cancellation.

If you need registration assistance or would like to enroll after online registration has closed, please call 214-767-2273 or contact smu.summer@smu.edu.


 

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