Western Kentucky University

Lifelong Learning: Test Preparation

ACT Summer Institute

Topics

Quantitative Topics

  • 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

English

  • Identify correct idiomatic speech in sentence correction problems
  • Understand the basic concepts of rhetorical construction
  • Learn which grammar errors are most frequently tested

Reading

  • 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

  • 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
 Last Modified 2/28/14