ACT Live-Online Blitz
The UD Professional and Continuing Studies ACT Live-Online Blitz course is an intensive test prep program that provides students with the tools they need to prepare for and ace the ACT exam. Students are provided with an 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.
Students generally take the ACT during their junior year of high school. This course is ideal for students who need an intensive preparation program during the academic year, meeting twice a week for four weeks, allowing students to also focus on their school work.
This course is applicable to rising juniors who are taking the test for the first time, for seniors and other high school students who have already taken the exam but wish to improve their scores, and for younger students who are curious about or want early preparation for the ACT.
The ACT Live-Online Blitz includes:
- 16 hours of expert classroom instruction in a live-online format
- Course textbook: The Real ACT Prep Guide
- Real ACT practice questions and tests
- Course workbook
- Easy-to-follow study plan
- Online office hours
- Module recordings by topic
- Recorded class sessions
The ACT Live-Online Blitz meets two evenings per week for four weeks in a live-online, interactive virtual class environment.
- Same great program as the on-campus ACT prep class
- Flexibility of attending class from anywhere!
- Real-time interaction with expert instructors
- Unlimited access to recorded class sessions for up to 30 days after the course ends
- Class can be retaken within one year at a 50 percent discount
- Minimal tech requirements to participate: Adobe Connect and Adobe Flash Player (free downloads), high-speed internet and speakers
The ACT Blitz covers:
- Practice solution techniques for problems containing variables.
- Learn efficient approaches to complicated multi-step problems.
- Discover tactics for translating difficult word problems into equations.
- Identify correct idiomatic speech in sentence correction problems.
- Understand the basic concepts of rhetorical construction.
- Learn which grammar errors are most frequently tested.
- 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.
Financial aid available
Need-based financial aid is available for students enrolling in the ACT, SAT, GRE, LSAT or GMAT test prep programs. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, with preference given to submissions received three weeks prior to the applicable course start date. Click here for the online application.
For courses that are $500 or less, a refund minus a $25 processing fee will be given if the request is received in writing two full business days prior to the start date. No refunds will be awarded for withdrawals made less than two full business days before the program start date or after the program has started.
This program is offered online using Adobe Connect, a free browser plug-in. The only requirements are high speed internet access, speakers, and Adobe Flash Player, which can also be downloaded for free.
Course materials will be delivered to your preferred mailing address 4-5 business days after you've registered. Materials cannot be delivered to a PO Box.
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Offered in partnership with Educational Testing Consultants
The University of Delaware’s test prep institutes are offered in partnership with Educational Testing Consultants (ETC), a leader in higher education test preparation. Each year, ETC helps thousands of students prepare for the important pre-college standardized tests at major colleges and universities across the country. ETC provides a proven program with a record of success and highly-trained top quality instructors.