Course Description

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. In our online class students will interact with their instructor and other students through Zoom and the Learning Management System (Canvas). 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. Using curriculum developed by experienced test preparation professionals, SMU Test Prep instructors are veteran educators who care about helping students achieve their goals. 

This is a CUSTOM OFFERING for the Richardson Independent School District.

Course Outline

What is the ACT?
What score do you need?
English Test:
Grammar Skills Practice
Passage Practice
Break: 10 minutes
Math Test:
Group discussion
Math Skills Practice
Math Test Practice
Break: 15 minutes
Reading Test:
Close Reading Skills Practice
Practice Passages
Break: 5 minutes
Science Test:
Reading Charts and Graphs
Passage Practice


Students should be prepared with paper, a pencil, and the calculator that they plan to use during the SAT exam. The registration fee includes all other materials including workbooks; they will be available on Canvas to view and/or print.

There will be short breaks throughout the class.

Click here to find out more about the ACT and upcoming exam dates.


Who should take this course?
SMU's ACT Boot Camp Test Prep course is ideal 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. 


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Section Title
ONLINE Pre-College Test Prep: RISD ACT Bootcamp (Sec. 1)
9:00AM to 2:00PM
May 29, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Online
Delivery Options
Live/Recorded Online  
Grades 11-12  
Course Fee(s)
Free & Reduced Lunch (Approval Required) non-credit $0.00 Click here to get more information
Standard Rate non-credit $135.00 Click here to get more information
Section Notes
  • Online registration closes on 5/24/2020 at 4:00 pm.
  • For registration assistance, please contact SMU Test Prep at 214-768-2267.
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