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. With SMU Test 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 Summer Institute gives high school students strategies to succeed on standardized tests in a condensed, four-day format.

All SMU Test Prep Institutes include:

  • Hands-on instruction
  • Experienced test prep instructors
  • Supplies and materials
  • Informative review opportunities

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


About Our Curriculum

Using curriculum developed by experienced local test preparation professionals, SMU Test 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


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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ACT Summer Institute
M, T, W, Th
9:30AM to 2:00PM
Jul 25, 2022 to Jul 28, 2022
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Course Fee(s)
Registration Fee non-credit $549.00 Click here to get more information
Section Notes

Students should be prepared with paper, a pencil, and the calculator that they plan to use during the ACT exam. The registration fee includes all other materials
including workbooks; they will be provided on the first day of class.

There will be several short breaks and a 30 min long lunch break each day.

Online registration closes at 4:00pm on the Thursday prior to the start of the class.
For late registration options, please contact SMU Test Prep at 214-768-2267 for assistance.
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