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Math

What’s on the test:

The ACT tests 18 different math skills across arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry, all wrapped into a 60-question test.

How we prepare you:

PowerPrep gives you the most comprehensive math prep experience you can find anywhere, with multiple REAL ACT math tests, nearly 300 video lessons, over 500 pages of text and graphics, and an additional 500+ questions with exhaustive question-and-answer analyses.

You’ll learn every math skill tested on the exam:

  • Probability, Percentages, Statistics
  • Mean/Median/Mode/Range
  • Fractions/Ratios/Decimals
  • Substitution of Variables/Manipulating Variables, Basic Algebra
  • Functions, Graphing
  • Geometric Sequence
  • Area, Perimeter, Volume
  • Vertical Supplemental Angles
  • Scientific Notation
  • Powers, Exponents
  • Quadratics
  • Special Right Triangles, Pythagorean
  • Complex and Imaginary Numbers
  • Trigonometry, SOH-CAH-TOA, Sine Waves
  • Mid-point
  • Inequalities, Slope, x/y Intercepts, Definition of a Line
  • Coordinate Plane
  • Matrix

We put math into context.

If you’ve ever asked “Why?” or “How does this make sense?”, you’re in the right place.

Math is often presented as out-of-context rules to be memorized, but PowerPrep provides context so you’ll REALLY understand hard-to-grasp concepts. And we teach alternative methods to help you correctly answer questions, even when you don’t know the math!

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English Grammar & Usage

What’s on the test:

The ACT English section consists of five prose passages, each with multiple-choice questions that test your understanding of grammar, punctuation, and logical flow.

How we prepare you:

PowerPrep includes REAL exam passages and over 200 REAL exam questions from years past, complete with detailed explanations. You also get our 200-page “Big Book of Grammar”, dozens of video lessons, and over 2,000 sample questions (and explanations) covering every grammar topic.

You’ll learn every grammar skill tested on the exam:

  • Commas, dashes, semi-colons,
    colons, and other punctuation
  • Subject-verb agreement
  • Subject-pronoun agreement
  • Verb tense
  • Run-on sentences
  • Misplaced phrases and clauses
  • Shifts in construction
  • Parallelism
  • Sentence structure
  • Rhetorical skills
  • Logical progression
  • Vocabulary and diction
  • Usage (300+ usage issues)
  • And so much more

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Reading Comprehension

What’s on the test:

The ACT Reading Comprehension section consists of 4 reading passages, each followed by 10 multiple-choice questions that test your logical reasoning skills and your ability to find and understand stated information.

How we prepare you:

PowerPrep includes hundreds of REAL exam questions and passages from recent years, complete with detailed passage deconstruction.

You’ll learn every reading skill tested on the exam:

  • Main Idea
  • Purpose
  • Interpretation
  • Summary
  • Explicit
  • Word meaning interference techniques
  • Compare & Contrast reaction tone
  • Extend reasoning beyond the stated
  • SARR (Simplify, Analyze, Reduce, and Restate)
  • POE (Process of Elimination)
  • PORO (Pre-Read, Outline, Read, and Outline)
  • Passage, paragraph, sentence, and word analysis
  • Question stems deconstruction
  • Vocabulary and analytical reasoning

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Science Reasoning (ACT only)

What’s on the test:

The ACT Science Reasoning section consists of 7 “science” passages, each followed by 5-7 questions within the subjects of biology, chemistry, physics, and earth/space science.

The Good News: This portion of the exam focuses more on your ability to comprehend and analyze “sciency” data provided in the passages than on your knowledge of scientific concepts.

How we prepare you:

PowerPrep includes hundreds of REAL Science Reasoning questions and passages, complete with detailed video and text explanations of each passage, question, and answer.

You’ll learn every reasoning skill on the test:

  • The three passage types:
    data representation, research summaries,
    and conflicting viewpoints
  • Finding the stated data WITHIN the passage
  • Extrapolating unstated assumptions and conclusions.
  • Interpretation 
  • Evaluation 
  • Reasoning
  • Problem Solving

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Essay Writing

What’s on the test:

The optional essay portion of the ACT gives you 40 minutes to write an essay on a provided writing prompt. Your essay is graded on your ability to state your position, maintain focus, use reasoning and supporting ideas, organize your thoughts, and use clear and effective language.

How we prepare you:

PowerPrep comes with practice prompts, model essays, responses, and analyses based on the ACT rubrics.

You’ll learn:

  • “Argument” and “Issue” essay types
  • Test-day methodology
  • Keys for an excellent, average, and poor response
  • Quality development
  • Essential elements of an effective analytical essay
  • Strong thesis statements
  • Interesting opening paragraphs
  • Clear supporting paragraphs
  • Logical conclusions
  • Useful transitional statements
  • Argument absorption and analysis
  • Recognition of key points
  • Proof arrangement
  • Counter-argument analysis
  • Assertive language
  • Logic and grammar evaluation
  • The ACT essay checklist
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