ACT® Fall Blitz – Bowling Green
ACT Blitz courses during the academic year prepare students to reach the test date of their choice at peak performance. These courses meet once per week, allowing time to practice new skills during the week. This multi-week format of the ACT Prep 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.
(Sundays 1 - 5 PM at the Knicely Conference Center)
- November 5 - December 3
Duane Robnett graduated from Austin Peay State University in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and began to teach math. Partly because sixth graders can be a tough audience and the principal was nearly seven feet tall, Duane focused primarily on making learning fun while being sure to cover everything the students would need to know to do well on the standardized tests given by the state. A year after receiving a master’s degree in Education Administration and Supervision in 2007 from Tennessee State University, he accepted a position as an elementary school vice principal where he observed outstanding teachers and stole every trick and technique he could. Duane has also studied classroom management with the Center for Teaching Effectiveness and hopes to someday travel to beautiful locations to present their Time to Teach program to classroom teachers. In addition to hiking, camping, and playing guitar, he currently tutors students privately and is thrilled to be teaching ACT and GRE Prep courses for WKU. Duane is excited to present their programs to help students take the next step toward their dreams in life.
$419 per person: WKU Faculty, Staff, and Students (WKU Dual Credit Students also!)
$449 per person: Regular Registration
- What's included?
- Our comprehensive program emphasizes all ACT test components: Test Taking Strategies, Question Formats, Math, English, Reading Comprehensive, and Science Reasoning. Students are provided with an in-depth review of the exam materials, insight into strategies for succeeding on standardized tests, test-taking skills and strategies, and a comprehensive study plan. Class sessions use real test questions to show just how these skills are tested. The course fee includes all classroom and online sessions and course materials.
Who Should Attend?
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 and for those high school students that have already taken the exam but wish to improve their score.
- Practice techniques for selecting numbers for problems containing variables
- Learn efficient approaches to complicated geometry problems that involve more than one figure
- 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
- 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 Topics That Will Assist You On Test Day:
- Use the process of elimination
- Master time management skills
- Minimize test anxiety
- Identify common distractors
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