Preparing for the ACT College Exam
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My high school junior is preparing this summer for both the SAT and ACT exams. We’re using several resources to help him get ready, including the ACT Prep Course from Master Books.
ACT & College Preparation Course for the Christian Student by Dr. James Stobaugh contains 50 lessons covering English, math, reading, science, vocabulary, and essay writing.
Dr. Stobaugh’s approach is to start preparations for the test in eleventh grade and follow the course over a period of either 50 weeks, completing one lesson a week, or 50 days, completing one lesson per day.
Features of This Course
Along with the book, a downloadable essay workbook is also available which covers the mechanics and style of writing an ACT essay.
The appendix includes sections for vocabulary helps, book list, reading journal, devotional journal, and Greek and Latin morphemes. (The book list covers literature that would be useful to read beginning in ninth grade for preparation for both the SAT and ACT, as well as college itself.)
Other highlights are the devotional format of ACT & College Preparation Course for the Christian Student and the useful test-taking insights and stress-reduction strategies.
One really great thing about this book is that it is packed full of information, but in a manageable format. The body of knowledge required for college preparation seems overwhelming, but Dr. Stobaugh has organized this book so that students can tackle the “elephant” one bite at a time.
Because of the scope of the lessons in ACT & College Preparation Course for the Christian Student, we are utilizing it as part of my son’s composition and vocabulary coursework.