ACT prep course to be offered at UT

June 3, 2013 | Events, UToday
By Cathy Zimmer

The University of Toledo is offering an intensive ACT prep course for high school students from Tuesday, July 2, through Tuesday, Aug. 6, to prepare for September and October test dates.

standardized_testThis customized course consists of 16 hours of test preparation (two days per week for four weeks) and six hours of pre- and post-testing.

Taught by a certified teacher, this face-to-face ACT prep course will help students prepare for all four sections of the test, plus the optional writing section.

Students enrolled will have access to two official retired ACT tests. In addition, students will receive data reports from pre- and post-testing targeting specific areas they need to focus on.
“We began offering the ACT prep course in February 2012 and have offered it once every semester since,” said Julie Radwanski, ACT prep course instructor. “We are currently accepting registrations for our fifth course.”

She said test scores improve from the pre-test to the post-test.

“Thirty-three percent of students who have taken the course have seen a gain of three or more points on their composite score. The highest we have seen is a six-point gain on a composite score,” Radwanski said. “We also have seen several students gain from six to seven points in a section. However, on average, we see a composite score gain of 1.85 points.”

Students will receive two textbooks that include test-taking strategies, quizzes, additional practice tests, and a review of skills needed to achieve a high score on the ACT.

The cost for this course is $249. Fees include pre- and post-tests with diagnostic feedback, student workbooks, certified instruction, UT parking, taxes, and shipping and handling.

Children of UT employees and alumni receive a discounted cost of $199.

The course will be held on UT’s Main Campus in the Learning Enhancement Center, located in Carlson Library Room 0300M.

Deadline to register is Friday, June 14. Class size is limited.

To register, click here.

For more information, contact Radwanski at 419.530.2449 or

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