# Class Catalog

# Free Seminars

##### SAT vs. ACT How do you decide? (FS1)

##### How to study for the SAT and ACT (FS2)

##### Math Traps (FS3)

# Classes

##### Introduction to the ACT and SAT (Intro):

This class can be taken at any time, but it’s a great way to start your studies at Test Prep for Success. We will let you know exactly what to expect on the SAT and ACT tests, such as what topics will be covered, how much time will be given, how many questions will be asked, what the directions will be, and how the tests will be scored. We discuss overall test taking strategies such as pacing, guessing, and coping with test anxiety. We will even address some of the myths students may hear and should definitely* not* follow on test day. If you are still unsure as to whether you will take the SAT, ACT, or both, or whether you should register for the optional essay, you should definitely take this class. There will be plenty of time to ask the instructor all your questions. **(ACT and SAT)**

Required Textbook: Barron’s SAT

Recommended Homework: Practice Test 1 (ACT and/or SAT)

##### Reading Comprehension Success Strategies for the SAT (Reading1)

**(SAT Only)**

Required Textbook: College Board’s Official SAT Study Guide

Recommended Homework: SAT Practice Test 2

##### Reading Comprehension Success Strategies for the ACT (Reading2)

**(ACT Only)**

Required Textbook: The Official ACT Prep Guide 2016-2017

Recommended Homework: The Official ACT Prep Guide 2016-2017

##### Reading Comprehension Question Types (Reading3)

**(ACT and SAT)**

Required Textbook: Barron’s SAT

Recommended Homework: Barron’s SAT p 707-723 (give yourself 13 minutes per passage) and/or Barron’s ACT p 544-555 (give yourself 9 minutes per passage)

##### Reading Comprehension Wrong Answer Types (Reading4)

**(ACT and SAT)**

Required Textbook: Barron’s SAT

Recommended Homework: Barron’s SAT p 793-807 (Give yourself 13 minutes per passage) and/or Barron’s ACT p 655-665 (Give yourself 9 minutes per passage)

##### SAT Specific Reading Passages (Reading5)

**(SAT only)**

Required Textbook: Barron’s SAT

Recommended Homework: Barron’s SAT p 877-892 (Give yourself 13 minutes per passage) and/or Barron’s ACT p 763-744 (Give yourself 9 minutes per passage)

##### Success Strategies for the English Sections (English1)

**(SAT Only)**

Required Textbook: College Board’s Official SAT Study Guide and/or The Official ACT Prep Guide 2016-2017

Recommended Homework: SAT Practice Test 2 and/or ACT Practice Test 2

##### Commas, Semicolons, and Colons, Oh, My! (English2)

**(ACT and SAT)**

Required Textbook: Barron’s SAT

Recommended Homework: Barron’s SAT p 724-734 (Give yourself 9 minutes per passage) and/or Barron’s ACT p 505-521 (Give yourself 9 minutes per passage)

##### Rules about Nouns, Verbs, and Other Words (English3)

**(ACT and SAT)**

Required Textbook: Barron’s SAT

Recommended Homework: Barron’s SAT p 808-817 (Give yourself 9 minutes per passage) and/or Barron’s ACT p 615-634 (Give yourself 9 minutes per passage)

##### Sentence Structure (English4)

**(ACT and SAT)**

Required Textbook: Barron’s SAT

Recommended Homework: Barron’s SAT p 893-902 (Give yourself 9 minutes per passage) and/or Barron’s ACT p 723-740 (Give yourself 9 minutes per passage)

##### Style and Strategy (English5)

**(ACT and SAT)**

Required Textbook: Barron’s SAT

Recommended Homework: Barron’s SAT p 974-985 (Give yourself 9 minutes per passage) and/or Barron’s ACT p196-209

##### Success Strategies for Math (Math1)

**(ACT and SAT)**

Required Textbook: College Board’s Official SAT Study Guide and/or The Official ACT Prep Guide 2016-2017

Recommended Homework: __Barron’s SAT__ p. 419-422 and/or __Barron’s ACT__ p 215-229

##### Fractions, Decimals, and Percents (Math2)

**(ACT and SAT)**

Required Textbook: none

Recommended Homework: __Barron’s SAT__ p 467-468 and p 477-479 and/or __Barron’s ACT__ p 232-246 and p 251 (10 problems in 10 minutes)

##### Rates, Ratios, and Proportions (Math3)

**(ACT and SAT)**

Required Textbook: Barron’s SAT

Recommended Homework: __Barron’s SAT__ p 492–493 and/or __Barron’s ACT__ p 691-692

##### Polynomials, Exponents, and Roots (Math4)

**(ACT and SAT)**

Required Textbook: none

Recommended Homework: __Barron’s SAT__ p 514-515 and p 695 and/or __Barron’s ACT__ p 253-255, p 259-260, p 270-273, and p 275

##### Solving Equations and Inequalities (Math5)

**(ACT and SAT)**

Required Textbook: Barron’s SAT

Recommended Homework: __Barron’s SAT__ p 532-533 and/or __Barron’s ACT__ p 256-258, p 263 (10 problems in 10 minutes), and p 266

##### Word Problems (Math6)

**(ACT and SAT)**

Required Textbook: Barron’s SAT

Recommended Homework: __Barron’s SAT__ p 544-546 and/or __Barron’s ACT__ p 260-261, p 276 (10 problems in 10 minutes), and p 273-274

##### Geometry (Math7)

**(ACT and SAT)**

Required Textbook: Barron’s SAT

Recommended Homework: __Barron’s SAT__ p 557-558, p 574-576, p 589-590, p 601-602, and p 613-614 and/or __Barron’s ACT__ p 279-300, p 301-306 (10 problems in 10 minutes)

##### Data, Probability, and Sequences (Math8)

**(ACT and SAT)**

Required Textbook: Barron’s SAT

Recommended Homework: __Barron’s SAT__ p 504-505, p 646-647, p 658-660, and p 668-669 and/or __Barron’s ACT__ p 246-250 and p 274-275

##### The Language of Functions (Math9)

**(ACT and SAT)**

Required Textbook: Barron’s SAT

Recommended Homework: __Barron’s SAT__ p 631-633, and p 678-679 and/or __Barron’s ACT__ p 267-269 and p 307-321

##### Trigonometry (Math10)

**(ACT and SAT)**

Required Textbook: none

Recommended Homework: __Barron’s SAT__ p 688 and/or __Barron’s ACT__ p 327-331 and p 332 (10 problems in 10 minutes)

##### SAT Essay Workshop (Essay1)

**(SAT only)**

Required Textbook: Barron’s SAT

Recommended Homework: Barron’s SAT essay prompt on p 835

##### ACT Essay Workshop (Essay2)

**(ACT only)**

Required Textbook: Barron’s ACT

Recommended Homework: Barron’s ACT essay prompt on p 684

##### ACT Science

**(ACT only)**

Required Textbook: The Official ACT Prep Guide 2016-2017

Recommended Homework: Barron’s ACT p 556-572 (Give yourself 35 minutes)

# Practice tests

##### Proctored Practice Test

Research shows that the best way to improve your SAT and ACT scores is to take practice tests. At TP4S, we encourage you to take several practice tests so that you can simultaneously improve your skills and track your scores. We ensure the highest quality by utilizing practice tests that were published by the same companies that make the SAT and ACT and providing an environment much like the one you will experience on your real test day. Each time you take a test with TP4S, we will provide you with a professional score report that shows you exactly what you need to work on next.

Testing materials are not included in the price of a proctored practice test. For your convenience, we carry the practice test books in our on-site bookstore. You can also print out a copy of the SAT practice tests free of charge at www.collegeboard.org or purchase a copy of the College Board’s Official SAT Study Guide at most bookstores and online vendors. ACT practice tests are not available online, but you can purchase a copy of The Official ACT Prep Guide at most bookstores and online vendors.

In addition to bringing a copy of test, you should bring your calculator, a pencil, and a snack to the practice test. Just like on your real test day, you should eat a healthy breakfast, dress in comfortable layers, and turn off your cell phone to minimize distractions.

Our Saturday tests begin at 9:00 am and finish at approximately 12:30 pm. Students who stay for the optional essay section will finish around 1:30 pm. ACT test takers will finish 10-15 minutes earlier than the SAT test takers. If you are not available on Saturdays, call our office to schedule a better time, or try a Take-at-home Practice Test.

##### Free Practice Test

We offer our Proctored Practice Test free of charge a few times each year as a service to our community. This opportunity is for high school students who live in or near the Lehigh Valley. When you register for the Free Practice Test, please choose between the SAT Practice Test 1 and the Free Version of the ACT. Each student who comes for the Free Practice Test will have our extensive score report emailed to them within one week.

##### Take-at-home Practice Test

If you don’t live near Allentown or don’t have time to come in on a Saturday morning, you can still get all the benefits of a practice test and our extensive score report by taking a test at home. Please note that this product does not include the test itself. You should use your copy of the Official Guide to the SAT or the Official ACT Prep Guide to take your test. Once you submit your answers, we will email you a pdf of the full score report in 1-3 business days. Just give us a call at 610-760-3424 if you’re not sure how to get the test or have any other questions.

##### SAT/ACT Combo Test

This time saving product was designed by our experts here at TP4S to help you decide whether the SAT or ACT is better for you. This two hour test is a miniature version of both the SAT and ACT. Once you send us your answers, we will get back to you in 1-3 business days with an extensive score report that includes an estimate of how you’ll do on each test, our recommendation of which test is better for you, a pacing guide, and the full answer key that you can use to study from.