# 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

##### Practice tests:

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 2016-2017 at most bookstores and online vendors.

In addition to bringing a copy of test, you should bring your calculator, a pencil, and a snack with you to the practice test. Just like on your real test day, you should eat a healthy breakfast, dress in comfortable layers, and leave your cell phone at home or in your car 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.

Our Wednesday tests begin at 3:45 pm and finish at approximately 7:15 pm. Students who stay for the optional essay section will be done around 8:15. ACT test takers will finish 10-15 minutes earlier than the SAT test takers.

We recommend that every student takes Practice Test 1 of either the SAT or ACT in its entirety and before attending all classes except for the Intro class and free seminars. After that, we can be very flexible! For instance, if you only need to practice math, it’s possible to attend only the math sections of the SAT. Talk to our staff about the exact times you should arrive based on what portions of the test you are interested in practicing. Together, we can design a study schedule that will fit in your busy schedule and lead you to test prep success!

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