ACT Verbal-Writing Preparation

  • Name:

    ACT Verbal-Writing Preparation (CLCR225)

  • Department:

    College Preparation and Career

  • Credits:

    0.5 (semester course)

  • Suggested Prerequisites:


ACT Verbal-Writing Preparation


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This course is designed to inspire student confidence before they take the SAT exam. Students will practice targeted SAT skills in a supportive and self-reflective environment. In addition to reviewing foundational skills, students will learn test-taking strategies specific to the SAT exam. Strategies for reading quickly and efficiently are emphasized. The key performance indicators students will engage with are in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening and Grammar. This class is taught by NSA faculty, but also extensively uses an outside online source so students can customize their practice and review, according to their individual strengths and weaknesses. Students will take 3 comprehensive practice exams. A student’s grade reflects authentic effort and completion of course materials, not accuracy of the SAT practice scores.


Does the idea of going to college totally excite you? Can’t wait to live on campus and be on your own? Looking forward to meeting new people and taking college courses? If only you could just apply and be accepted, without having to take the dreaded ACT, right? Since that’s not the case, why not consider taking ACT Verbal-Writing Prep? You will find yourself on an island called Study Island where you will work through practice exercises and activities that will sharpen the tools in your standardized test tool box! You will gain confidence as you prepare to take the ACT.

Is the college you’re considering requiring the ACT essay? No problem! This course will take you through practice tests where you will receive individualized feedback on the essays that you write – on topics that are relevant to your life! Since the ACT is a rite of passage for high school students, why not help yourself out and consider enrolling in this course?! Practice may not always make perfect, but practice just might help you raise your ACT score! I hope to see you in ACT Verbal-Writing Prep.

If there are books and materials for this course, they can be purchased from our Online Bookstore.

Student Feedback

I liked the essay practices. I enjoyed the reading guidelines. I thought the writing tips were helpful.

I thought this was an outstanding class. The essay preparation was great. I think this class should be a requirement for all students in high school.

I liked how the teacher really cared about how I was doing in the course.

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