ACT Essentials

essentialbgACT® Essentials is a rigorous, fast-paced prep course designed to help students significantly improve their ACT scores in as little as 4 to 6 weeks. The topics that appear most frequently on the ACT test are covered thoroughly in ACT Essentials through class activities, challenging practice tests, and valuable pacing and test-taking strategies. The curriculum provides students with the opportunity to review the skills that they struggle with most, preparing them for any challenge they may encounter on test day. When your students master these skills, they are well on their way to increasing their scores on the ACT!

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English and Reading

ACT Essentials: English and Reading takes portions from our ACT Mastery English and Reading workbooks and condenses them into one workbook that can be completed in a 4-week course. This workbook contains test-taking tips specific to English and reading, practice questions, and time-management strategies.  ACT Essentials practice questions exactly match the format and rigor of real ACT test questions, and each topic includes five times more practice questions than traditional test-prep books.

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Math and Science

ACT Essentials: Math and Science takes portions from our ACT Mastery Math and Science workbooks and condenses them into one workbook that can be completed in a 4-week course. This workbook contains test-taking tips specific to math and science, practice questions, and time-management strategies.  ACT Essentials practice questions exactly match the format and rigor of real ACT test questions, and each topic includes five times more practice questions than traditional test-prep books.

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