JMU ACT Blitz (Offered during school year)

The ACT Live-Online Blitz is an intensive test prep program that provides students with the tools they need to prepare for and ace the ACT.  The ACT Live-Online Blitz is offered during the academic year to prepare students to reach the test date of their choice at peak performance. These courses meet twice per week, allowing time to practice new skills during the week. Our multi-week format of the 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.

The JMU ACT Prep Course includes:

16 hours of expert classroom instruction
Course textbook:The Official ACT Prep Guide 2016-2017
Real ACT practice questions and tests
Course workbook
Session recordings – sessions can be viewed again at a later time
Module recordings
Online office hours

Who should take the JMU ACT Prep Course?

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 that may be 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 score, and those younger students who are curious about the recent changes to the ACT.

The JMU ACT Prep Course 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.

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.