# Course Structures

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### What's Included

### 15 Hours of Mathematics Instruction

Topics Covered | Duration | Assessment |
---|---|---|

Day 1 – Heart of Algebra | 3 hours | N/A |

Day 2 – Passport to Advanced Mathematics | 3 hours | Heart of Algebra Quiz |

Day 3 – Problem Solving & Data Analysis | 3 hours | N/A |

Day 4 – Additional Topics in Mathematics | 3 hours | Problem Solving & Data Analysis Quiz |

Day 5 – Review & Assessment | 3 hours | Practice Math Exam |

### 15 Hours of Verbal Instruction

Topics Covered | Duration | Assessment |
---|---|---|

Day 1 – Reading | 3 hours | N/A |

Day 2 – Reading/Writing & Grammar | 3 hours | N/A |

Day 3 – Reading/Writing & Language Review, Essay | 3 hours | N/A |

Day 4 – Reading & Improving Essays | 3 hours | Full Reading Exam |

Day 5 – Verbal Review | 3 hours | Full Writing & Language, Essay Exam |

### It's All About Knowing the SAT

It’s not unusual for students who have taken our classes to increase their scores by 300 points or to crack the 2100 mark. The SAT's big secret? The SAT is given seven times per year- and to maintain fairness, the exact same questions have to be given on every test! We know the 15 math questions that appear on every test, the 20 grammar questions that appear on every test, the traps, and the slippery attempts designed to draw students to the wrong answers. Scores go up when we show students how to spot the traps and help them to identify the skill sets they need to improve.

We have spent thousands of hours working with students and developing strategies to help them to succeed on the test. Our track record demonstrates just that. If you are not sure if the SAT is the right test for you consider taking The SAT/ACT Diagnostic to see if the ACT is a better choice.

### What's Included

### 12 Hours of Math / Science Instruction

Topics Covered | Duration | Assessment |
---|---|---|

Day 1 – Algebra 1 / Science | 3 hours | Algebra 1 Quiz _{(homework)} |

Day 2 – Arithmetic / Science | 3 hours | Arithmetic Quiz _{(homework)} |

Day 3 – Geometry / Science | 3 hours | Science Test & Geo Quiz _{(homework)} |

Day 4 – Algebra 2 | 3 hours | Full Mathematics Test |

Day 5 – Algebra 2 | 3 hours | Full Mathematics Test |

### 12 Hours of Verbal Instruction

Topics Covered | Duration | Assessment |
---|---|---|

Day 1 – English | 3 hours | English Exam _{(homework)} |

Day 2 – English & Reading | 3 hours | Reading Exam |

Day 3 – Reading & The Essay | 3 hours | Reading Exam & Essay _{(homework)} |

Day 4 – Reading, English, & Essay | 3 hours | English, Reading & Essay Exams |

Day 5 – Reading, English, & Essay | 3 hours | English, Reading & Essay Exams |

### The More You Know About the ACT, the Better You'll Do

While the ACT is billed as a content exam – unlike the SAT which is billed as reasoning and content exam – make no mistake the ACT has its own brand of slippery questions that require a special brand of reasoning skills. Students who take our five week, 30 hour ACT course quickly discover what the test is up to and how to negotiate its tricky corners. They quickly learn that the ACT is a speed exam: the ACT requires students to complete a great deal more work in a shorter period of time than they have to complete on the SAT. If you are not sure if the ACT is the right test for you, consider taking The SAT/ACT Diagnostic to see if the SAT is a better choice.

On page 11 of The Real ACT Prep Guide, the makers of the test encourage students to “find out as much about the exam as you can … before you take the ACT.” We agree entirely. The exam is given six times a year and every exam tests students on the same topics and in the same manner. Familiarity, particularly on the Reading and Science portions of the exam is one of the keys to outstanding scores.

Learn what the exam is specifically testing for and then learn the strategies to succeed. Once students discover what the test wants – on the math, science, reading, English and essay portions of the exam – their scores go up. Unless someone tells a student that the best introductory paragraph for the essay has four key components, we’re not sure they would know that. And unless someone tells them that they should note that the position they’ve take in their essay is not a cure-all, we’re not sure they would know to make that point.

### What's Included

### 15 Hours of Mathematics Instruction

Topics Covered | Duration | Assessment |
---|---|---|

Day 1 – Heart of Algebra | 3 hours | N/A |

Day 2 – Passport to Advanced Mathematics | 3 hours | Heart of Algebra Quiz |

Day 3 – Problem Solving & Data Analysis | 3 hours | N/A |

Day 4 – Additional Topics in Mathematics | 3 hours | Problem Solving & Data Analysis Quiz |

Day 5 – Review & Assessment | 3 hours | Practice Math Exam |

### 15 Hours of Verbal Instruction

Topics Covered | Duration | Assessment |
---|---|---|

Day 1 – Reading | 3 hours | N/A |

Day 2 – Reading/Writing & Grammar | 3 hours | N/A |

Day 3 – Reading/Writing & Language Review, Essay | 3 hours | N/A |

Day 4 – Reading & Improving Essays | 3 hours | Reading Exam |

Day 5 – Verbal Review | 3 hours | Writing & Language, Essay Exams |

### It's All About Knowing the SAT

It’s not unusual for students who have taken our classes to increase their scores by 300 points or to crack the 2100 mark. The SAT's big secret? The SAT is given seven times per year- and to maintain fairness, the exact same questions have to be given on every test! We know the 15 math questions that appear on every test, the 20 grammar questions that appear on every test, the traps, and the slippery attempts designed to draw students to the wrong answers. Scores go up when we show students how to spot the traps and help them to identify the skill sets they need to improve.

We have spent thousands of hours working with students and developing strategies to help them to succeed on the test. Our track record demonstrates just that. If you are not sure if the SAT is the right test for you consider taking The SAT/ACT Diagnostic to see if the ACT is a better choice.