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The UNM Continuing Education ACT test preparation program covers skills needed for success on the ACT.

The ACT Summer Institute consists of 20 hours of classroom instruction covered in an intensive one-week format. The Summer Institute features instruction from an ACT test preparation expert and extensive online review tools. Our comprehensive program emphasizes the ACT test components: Test Taking Strategies, Question Formats, Math, English, Reading Comprehension, and Science Reasoning.

Students receive in-depth review of the exam materials, insight into strategies for succeeding on standardized tests, and a comprehensive study plan. Class sessions use real test questions to show just how these skills are tested. The course fee includes all classroom and online sessions and course materials.

Students also receive access to online review sessions and open office hours in the time leading up to fall exam dates.

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The ACT Summer Institute provides 20 hours of classroom instruction in a condensed one-week format, convenient for students seeking to develop essential test-taking tools during the summer

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17850 | $449

ACT Summer Institute - SUB

7/10/17 - 7/13/17
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (4 Session Total)
UNMCE Test Prep Instructor
CE South Building

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Register by Phone at (505) 277-0077 | M-F 8am-5pm Except UNM Holidays
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The ACT Summer Institute includes:

  • 20 hours of expert classroom instruction
  • Access to online office hours
  • 4 hours of live-online review leading up to the fall test dates
  • Course textbook: The Real ACT Prep Guide
  • Real ACT practice questions and tests
  • Course workbook
  • Easy-to-follow study plan

The ACT Summer Institute Covers: 

Math Topics

  • Practice solution techniques for problems containing variables.
  • Learn efficient approaches to complicated multi-step problems.
  • Discover tactics for translating difficult word problems into equations.

English Topics

  • Identify correct idiomatic speech in sentence correction problems.
  • Understand the basic concepts of rhetorical construction.
  • Learn which grammar errors are most frequently tested.

Reading Topics

  • Understand which part of the passage to read for reading comprehension questions.
  • Recognize the difference between global and local test items.
  • Identify passages written from the journalistic and engaged perspectives.

Science Reasoning Topics

  • Identify parameters for test items involving graphs and charts.
  • Interpolate or extrapolate answers from data given in tables.
  • Recognize the point of an experiment in research summary items.

General Test Taking Topics

  • Use the process of elimination.
  • Master time management skills.
  • Minimize test anxiety.
  • Identify common distractors.

Who Should Take this ACT Test Prep Class?

The ACT Summer Institute is ideal for students that need an intensive preparation program during the summer. This one-week institute is delivered over four consecutive days and requires students to continue to practice their skills in the weeks and months leading up to the exam. Students are expected to actively participate in class and in the online review sessions.

Students generally take the ACT during their junior year of high school. This course is ideal for rising juniors who may be taking the test for the first time and for those high school students who have already taken the exam but wish to improve their scores.


Online Review Tools to Help You Stay at Your Peak!

The ACT Summer Institute includes online tools to help students perform at their peak on test day. Four online review sessions are held in the weeks leading up to the fall ACT test dates. Weekly online office hours also provide a convenient way for students to address specific questions or concerns that they may have.  Students need only have high-speed access to the internet, speakers, and Adobe Flash Player to participate in the online sessions—no additional software is required.

The interactive, one-hour online review sessions allow students to participate and ask questions of our expert test prep instructors. The live-online review sessions are also recorded—students can still benefit even if their schedule doesn’t allow live participation. Review sessions will be scheduled between the end of your course and the fall test dates.

Online office hours are free-form meetings open to any student in an ACT Summer Institute. Instructors will be available to answer any questions that you might have. The sessions are “drop-in” sessions and are student-directed, meaning that there will not be a planned presentation each session. Our instructors will answer questions and work through problems in the order that they are received.

Online Review System Requirements:  The Live-Online ACT sessions are offered online using a free Adobe Connect browser plug-in.  All you need is a high speed internet connection, speakers, and Adobe Flash Player, which can also be downloaded for free.

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Note: The Adobe Connect plug-in, microphone, and camera are not required or used in the delivery of the online review sessions.

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The ACT Blitz is an intensive test prep program that provides students with the tools they need to prepare for and ace the ACT.  The ACT Blitz is offered during the academic year to prepare students to reach the test date of their choice at peak performance. These courses meet once per week, allowing time to practice new skills during the week. Our multi-week format of the ACT Prep Course leads to greater opportunities for learning and interaction with our expert instructors. Courses are conveniently scheduled in the weeks leading up to the most popular ACT dates and include 16 hours of instruction.

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Register by Phone at (505) 277-0077 | M-F 8am-5pm Except UNM Holidays
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The ACT Blitz includes:

  • 16 hours of expert classroom instruction
  • Course textbook: The Real ACT Prep Guide
  • Real ACT practice questions and tests
  • Course workbook
  • Easy-to-follow study plan

The ACT Blitz covers: 

Math Topics

  • Practice solution techniques for problems containing variables.
  • Learn efficient approaches to complicated multi-step problems.
  • Discover tactics for translating difficult word problems into equations.

English Topics

  • Identify correct idiomatic speech in sentence correction problems.
  • Understand the basic concepts of rhetorical construction.
  • Learn which grammar errors are most frequently tested.

Reading Topics

  • Understand which part of the passage to read for reading comprehension questions.
  • Recognize the difference between global and local test items.
  • Identify passages written from the journalistic and engaged perspectives.

Science Reasoning Topics

  • Identify parameters for test items involving graphs and charts.
  • Interpolate or extrapolate answers from data given in tables.
  • Recognize the point of an experiment in research summary items.

General Test Taking Topics

  • Use the process of elimination.
  • Master time management skills.
  • Minimize test anxiety.
  • Identify common distractors.

Who Should Take this ACT Test Prep Class?

The ACT Blitz is ideal for students who need an intensive preparation program during the academic year. These courses meet once per week, allowing students to also focus on their school work.

Students generally take the ACT during their junior year of high school. This course is ideal for rising juniors who may be taking the test for the first time and for those high school students who have already taken the exam but wish to improve their scores.


Choose the Format That Works for You!

ACT Blitz classes are offered on campus in Albuquerque and online, giving you the option to choose the format and schedule that works best for you. Our classroom programs give you the familiar experience of working within a traditional classroom setting. Live-online classes offer the same great program as the traditional ACT prep class with the added flexibility of attending class from anywhere or at any time. Our virtual classroom provides you with the opportunity to interact in real-time with our expert instructors with the added benefit of watching recordings of your class sessions at your convenience for up to 30 days after the course ends.

System Requirements:

The Live-Online ACT Blitz is offered online using Adobe Connect, a free browser plug-in. All you need are a high-speed internet connection, speakers or head phones, and Adobe Flash Player, which can also be downloaded for free.

Course materials will be delivered directly to your home, or arrangements can be made for you to pick them up at <<our Continuing Education Office.>> We recommend registering at least four (4) business days in advance of the class start date to ensure timely delivery of your student package.

Check your system for Compatibility

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The ACT Blitz is an intensive test prep program that provides students with the tools they need to prepare for and ace the ACT.  The ACT Blitz is offered during the academic year to prepare students to reach the test date of their choice at peak performance. These courses meet once per week, allowing time to practice new skills during the week. Our multi-week format of the ACT Prep Course leads to greater opportunities for learning and interaction with our expert instructors. Courses are conveniently scheduled in the weeks leading up to the most popular ACT dates and include 16 hours of instruction.

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The Live-Online ACT Blitz is delivered in an easy to follow format while giving you the familiar experience of working within a traditional classroom setting. The online class format is delivered by a live instructor, providing the interactivity of a classroom experience and the convenience of an online course. Sessions are recorded and made available for review. These courses meet once or twice a week and include 16 hours of instruction. Courses are conveniently scheduled in the weeks leading up to the most popular ACT dates.

Note:

17852 | $399

ACT Live-Online Blitz - SUA

8/9/17 - 9/6/17
Mon, Wed 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (9 Session Total)
UNMCE Test Prep Instructor
N/A

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ACT Live-Online Blitz - FAA

9/28/17 - 10/24/17
Tue, Thu 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (8 Session Total)
UNMCE Test Prep Instructor
N/A

Register Online for this Class
Register by Phone at (505) 277-0077 | M-F 8am-5pm Except UNM Holidays
More Ways to Register

The ACT Blitz Face-to-Face includes:

  • 16 hours of expert classroom instruction
  • Course textbook: The Real ACT Prep Guide
  • Real ACT practice questions and tests
  • Course workbook
  • Easy-to-follow study plan

The ACT Blitz Face-to-Face covers:

Math Topics

  • Practice solution techniques for problems containing variables.
  • Learn efficient approaches to complicated multi-step problems.
  • Discover tactics for translating difficult word problems into equations.

English Topics

  • Identify correct idiomatic speech in sentence correction problems.
  • Understand the basic concepts of rhetorical construction.
  • Learn which grammar errors are most frequently tested.

Reading Topics

  • Understand which part of the passage to read for reading comprehension questions.
  • Recognize the difference between global and local test items.
  • Identify passages written from the journalistic and engaged perspectives.

Science Reasoning Topics

  • Identify parameters for test items involving graphs and charts.
  • Interpolate or extrapolate answers from data given in tables.
  • Recognize the point of an experiment in research summary items.

General Test Taking Topics

  • Use the process of elimination.
  • Master time management skills.
  • Minimize test anxiety.
  • Identify common distractors.

Who Should Take this ACT Test Prep Class?

The ACT Blitz is ideal for students who need an intensive preparation program during the academic year. These courses meet once per week, allowing students to also focus on their school work.

Students generally take the ACT during their junior year of high school. This course is ideal for rising juniors who may be taking the test for the first time and for those high school students who have already taken the exam but wish to improve their scores.


Choose the Format That Works for You!

ACT Blitz classes are offered on campus in Albuquerque and online, giving you the option to choose the format and schedule that works best for you. Our classroom programs give you the familiar experience of working within a traditional classroom setting. Live-online classes offer the same great program as the traditional ACT prep class with the added flexibility of attending class from anywhere or at any time. Our virtual classroom provides you with the opportunity to interact in real-time with our expert instructors with the added benefit of watching recordings of your class sessions at your convenience for up to 30 days after the course ends.

System Requirements:

The Live-Online ACT Blitz is offered online using Adobe Connect, a free browser plug-in. All you need are a high-speed internet connection, speakers or head phones, and Adobe Flash Player, which can also be downloaded for free.

Course materials will be delivered directly to your home, or arrangements can be made for you to pick them up at <<our Continuing Education Office.>> We recommend registering at least four (4) business days in advance of the class start date to ensure timely delivery of your student package.

Check your system for Compatibility

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Coming in 2018

The ACT Spring Break Institute is an intensive test prep program that provides students with the tools they need to prepare for and ace the ACT.  The condensed one-week format is a convenient way for students to develop essential test-taking tools.  Students receive in-depth review of the exam materials, insight into strategies for succeeding on standardized tests, and a comprehensive study plan.


The ACT Summer Institute includes:

  • 20 hours of expert classroom instruction
  • Access to online office hours
  • 4 hours of live-online review leading up to the fall test dates
  • Course textbook: The Real ACT Prep Guide
  • Real ACT practice questions and tests
  • Course workbook
  • Easy-to-follow study plan

The ACT Summer Institute covers: 

Test Taking Strategies

  • Introduction to the New ACT
  • Question formats
  • Time management
  • Process of elimination
  • Informed guessing

Quantitative Subjects

  • Solution strategies
  • Equations and inequalities
  • Exponents
  • Fractions, percentages, and averages
  • Rates, ratios, and proportions
  • Polynomials
  • Analytic and coordinate geometry
  • Euclidian geometry and trigonometry
  • Word problems

Reading and Writing Subjects

  • Punctuation and grammar
  • Writing structure and organization
  • Sentence completion
  • Critical reading
  • Reading comprehension
  • Graphical interpretation

Who Should Take this ACT Test Prep Class?

The ACT Spring Break Institute is ideal for students that need an intensive preparation program during the spring. This one-week institute is held over 4 consecutive days and requires students to continue to practice their skills in the weeks and months leading up to their fall test date. Students are expected to actively participate in class and in the online review sessions.

Students generally take the ACT during their junior year of high school. This course is ideal for rising juniors that may be taking the test for the first time, for those high school students that have already taken the exam but wish to improve their score, and those younger students who are curious about the recent changes to the format of the ACT.


Online Help

Weekly online office hours provide a convenient way for students to address specific questions or concerns that they may have. Online office hours are free-form meetings open to any student in an ACT Spring Break Institute. Instructors will be available to answer any questions that you might have. The sessions are “drop-in” sessions and are student-directed, meaning that there will not be a planned presentation each session. Our instructors will answer questions and work through problems in the order that they are received.

Online Office Hour System Requirements:  The Live-Online ACT sessions are offered online using a free Adobe Connect browser plug-in.  All you need is a high speed internet connection, speakers, and Adobe Flash Player, which can also be downloaded for free.

Check your system for Compatibility

Note: The Adobe Connect plug-in, microphone, and camera are not required or used in the delivery of the online review sessions.

Download Adobe Flash Player


About Our Program:

UNM Continuing Education's Test Prep program is a partner with Educational Testing Consultants, a leader in higher education test preparation. Each year, Educational Testing Consultants helps thousands of students prepare for the important pre-college standardized tests at major colleges and universities across the United States.  Educational Testing Consultants provides a proven program with a record of success and highly trained, top-quality instructors. 




Don't See a Program Near You?

UNM Continuing Education's Test Prep also offers customized SAT Test Prep programs for schools, nonprofit organizations, and community groups. If you don't see a program near you or would like details about our custom programs, please call our professional staff at (505) 277-0698 or email us at youth@unm.edu.