SAT/ACT Prep Course - Part 1
Enhancing your performance on both the SAT/ACT is instrumental in determining your choice of college. This course will prepare you for specific types of questions in Reading, English and Science and give you pointers on time management, anxiety relief, scoring and general standardize test-taking.
Making the decision to attend college is one of the most important decisions you will ever make, and your performance on college entrance exams is instrumental in determining your college choice. Universities and colleges throughout the U.S. require applicants to take the SAT or ACT as part of their evaluation package. This course will prepare you for both tests.
Both the ACT and the SAT contain verbal and math question types. SAT/ACT Preparation Part I will give you all the information you need to do well on the verbal questions of the ACT and the new SAT. The ACT verbal sections are called the Reading Test, the English Test, and the Science Test. The Reading Test and the English Test assess your knowledge of English usage, grammar, and reading comprehension.
In 2005, the ACT began offering an optional essay test. If you choose to take the essay test, this course will show you how to do your best writing in a short period of time you will be given. Beginning in March 2016, the SAT verbal questions also changed. The lessons in this course will prepare you for those changes. The new verbal sections are called Writing and Language and Reading. The Reading section consists of Information & Ideas, Rhetoric, and Synthesis questions based on reading passages and quantitative information.
The SAT also contains a Writing and Language section, which includes multiple-choice questions about rhetoric, grammar, and English usage. The essay on the SAT is now optional and administered in its own section. This course will prepare you to write the type of essays that grading officials are looking for and will provide you with grammar and usage.
In addition to preparing you for specific question types on both exams, this course will give you pointers in time management, anxiety relief, scoring, and general standardized test-taking.
There are no prerequisites to take this course.
- This course can be taken on either a PC, Mac, or Chromebook.
- PC: Windows 8 or later.
- Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
- Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
- Adobe Acrobat Reader.
- Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
- Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Instructional Material Requirements:
The instructional materials required for this course are not included in enrollment. Please purchase the latest version of your materials prior to the start of your session:
- The Official SAT Study Guide, (Official Study Guide for the New SAT)
- The Official ACT Prep Guide: Official Practice Tests + 400 Bonus Questions Online
about the instructor
Benjamin N. Gialloreto
Benjamin N. Gialloreto is Independent Counsel to the School Reform Commission in the Philadelphia School District and partner of the Philadelphia-based law firm Gallagher & Rowan, P.C. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Drexel University and J.D. from Loyola School of Law. He has practiced law since 1990 and is a former Deputy City Solicitor for the City of Philadelphia Major Trials and Civil Rights Units. Gialloreto has proctored this GMAT preparation course since 1999 and has helped more than 6,000 GMAT test takers. He also teaches online Paralegal Certificate courses for the Center for Legal Studies in Golden, Colorado.
Instructor Interaction: The instructor looks forward to interacting with learners in the online moderated discussion area to share their expertise and answer any questions you may have on the course content.