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If you're ready to invest in Salt Lake City ACT prep and take your study skills to the next level, Varsity Tutors can provide what you're looking for. The ACT is one of the two most popular college entrance exams in the United States, accepted by nearly every institution of higher learning with a standardized testing requirement. Students at local schools such as Judge Memorial Catholic High School and Skyline High School tend to take it during their junior year so that they can try again if they aren't satisfied with their grade. The ACT covers most of the material you have studied over your high school career, giving it a depth that may feel overwhelming to study for on your own.

Thankfully, you don't need to. We can find you either a comprehensive Salt Lake City ACT prep course or a private tutor to help you reach for educational success. In a private course, you can study with dedicated students in a collaborative learning environment designed to help everybody work toward their potential. With a private instructor, you are free to concentrate on your unique areas of opportunity to increase your study efficiency.

What topics can I cover in my Salt Lake City ACT preparation?

The ACT is a traditional pencil-and-paper exam that lasts two hours and 55 minutes (three hours and 35 minutes for the ACT Plus Writing), not including breaks. It consists of four mandatory multiple-choice sections (Math, Reading, English, Science) that are each scored on a scale from 1-36. The optional Writing section is scored on a scale from 2-12, and may not be optional for you depending on the colleges you plan to apply to. Here's a closer look at the topics covered on each section of the test:

Math

The exam's Math section includes everything covered in math class in grades 8-11: pre-algebra, coordinate geometry, elementary algebra, intermediate algebra, plane geometry, and trigonometry. You need to know how to work with algebraic expressions, probability and statistics, and geometric theorems in order to answer the questions on this section. You are allowed to use approved calculators on all portions of this section, and certain items require the use of a TI-83 graphing calculator or equivalent. Students have 60 minutes to answer 60 questions on this section.

Reading

The test's Reading section measures your reading comprehension at a 12th grade level. You're expected to be able to identify main ideas and supporting details, understand relationships, infer information based on what you read, summarize information, and place potentially unfamiliar words into proper context. You also need to be able to explain the difference between fact and opinion. You have 35 minutes to answer 40 items on this section.

English

The assessment's English section measures your command of English language conventions such as grammar and punctuation. The questions are again passage-based, with an emphasis on tone, style, topic development, organization, and cohesion. You have only 45 minutes to answer 75 questions, so time management is every bit as important as your academic knowledge.

Science

The ACT's Science section covers concepts you have studied in your science classes: space sciences, biology, chemistry, and physics. You're expected to have a firm grasp on how to apply the scientific method and interpret the data produced by an experiment. This section primarily measures your critical reasoning, interpretation, and problem-solving skills. You have 35 minutes to answer 40 questions.

Writing

The test's essay prompt presents test-takers with a controversial issue and three perspectives on it. Students are asked to compose an argumentative essay about their own perspective on the topic, incorporating at least one of the perspectives provided into their analysis. This section assesses a test-taker's argumentation and written communication skills. You have a total of 40 minutes to write your response.

What are the benefits of each Salt Lake City ACT prep product Varsity Tutors offers?

As noted above, we can help students connect with either a Salt Lake City ACT prep class or a private Salt Lake City ACT tutor. If you select a class, you'll study with a knowledgeable instructor and several other students over two or four weeks. Our live virtual platform facilitates real-time interactions, so asking for help is as easy as raising your hand. You can also reach out to your fellow students to foster a collaborative learning environment where everyone can help everybody else. There is no penalty for guessing on the ACT, so you might swap strategies for eliminating incorrect answer choices when you're feeling stumped.

Working with other students also allows you to split the cost of the class, helping everybody get a great value for their money. If you feel like you still need some personalized attention to grasp an especially tricky concept, you have the right to schedule private study time with your teacher. We vet every instructor we work with, so you can count on learning from a great communicator who knows everything about the ACT.

If you would rather work with a private tutor, our Live Learning Platform uses powerful features such as a virtual whiteboard to facilitate face-to-face sessions without the logistical nightmare of trying to meet in person. Your instructor can also adapt their teaching methods to your preferred learning style, helping to improve your study efficiency. Perhaps most importantly, your instructor can help you study at your preferred pace.

For example, let's say that you're great with numbers but could express yourself more effectively in an essay format. Your instructor can gloss over the Math and Science sections because you're already prepared for them. Instead, that time can be used to practice your outlining skills to make your essay feel a little bit more approachable. You might also complete entire practice exams to help you get a sense of what you can expect on the actual test.

How do I enroll in Salt Lake City ACT prep today?

Just reach out to a knowledgeable educational consultant using the information provided below to get the process started. Varsity Tutors exists to take the hassle out of Salt Lake City ACT prep, so give us a try today!

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