UTM offers ACT prep
Published: Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 11:01
An ACT preparation course for students will be offered from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturdays, Feb 9- April 6, on the main campus of UTM.
Ron Ramage, UTM adjunct faculty member, will instruct the course.
Instruction will be focused on test-taking strategies for math, English, reading and science sections.
The course utilizes materials from Cambridge Educational Services. Cambridge has developed the most comprehensive, scientific and accountable method of preparing for high-stakes standardized tests. Cambridge textbooks include extensive basic-skills review for all sections of each test. Students learn how to complete test problems based on question frequency, difficulty, substantive knowledge, curriculum and alternative test-taking strategies.
Students will be given an official, retired test at the first course meeting. After reviewing the math, English, reading, and science sections, students take a second official, retired test under real test conditions, guaranteeing a valid pre- and post-test comparison.
Students will also receive a copy of their assessment report. The instructors will then use the assessment reports from the post-test to provide students with a one-week personal study plan for the last few days before the exam. The instructors schedule one-on-one meetings with students to discuss their personal study plan.
The registration fee to attend is $225. Included in the fee are two ACT Tests and diagnostic reports and two textbooks: ACT Cambridge Textbook 11th Edition and The Big Book of Skills Textbook 11th Edition. There will be no class March 2, 9 or 30.
The course is sponsored by the UTM Office of Extended Campus and Online Studies. An exact location for the course will be given upon registration.
To register, contact ECOS at 731-881-7082, or register online at http://www.utm. edu/departments/ecce/ nondegree/home.php.