ACT Preparation Camp (Residential)

ACT Preparation Camp American College Testing

Goals
The ACT Preparation Camp is aimed at helping students increase their performance on the nation’s most widely used precollege standardized test.
The camp will strengthen student skills in math, science, grammar, writing, English, and test-taking strategies.
The ACT Preparation Camp focuses on the content areas of the test. Applicants should have completed a minimum of the academic units listed below by the end of their junior year in high school:
3 units/years of English
2 units/years of Math (algebra and geometry)
2 units/years of natural science

Activities
Workshops in personal and professional development

Cultural & Career Activities
Regional college visits have been to UW-Madison, UW-Milwaukee, and the University of Illinois-Chicago.

Objectives
Multiple-choice test taking strategies
Focused instruction on subject areas included on the ACT, such as mathematics, English, reading comprehension and science reasoning
Taking the ACT under “test-like” conditions
Vocabulary, reading and comprehension techniques
Coping with stress prior to and while taking the ACT
Pacing and skimming techniques
Implementing critical thinking models
Sharpening skills in the areas of: antonym, analogies, sentence completion questions and questions based on reading passages

Project
Students will be administered the ACT Test.

Campus
UW-Whitewater

Grades
10th, 11th, 12th

 

Last Modified: February 10, 2020