Test Preparation

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ACT Preparation

Losing sleep and getting anxious about test day? In this intensive class, you'll build confidence and make the most of your potential by studying strategies for taking the ACT and by reviewing topics covered by the ACT (math, writing and reading comprehension). Learn a variety of test taking methods and work with the instructor to adapt the ones that best suit your own unique style and personal strengths. You'll get support for questions and concerns; plus discussions, PowerPoints, use of TPR materials, and lots of concrete examples. Discover approaches to increase your odds on each question type, how to use a process of elimination, construct a well-defined essay (optional) on this test, plan your critical reading passage strategy, and learn when it's good to guess.

PSAT/SAT Preparation

Gain confidence and make the most of your potential by studying strategies for taking the SAT and by reviewing topics covered by the SAT. You will learn specific techniques for taking the math, writing and reading comprehension parts of the test. Discover how the test is structured, effective methods for solving each problem type, and what to expect. Acquire an arsenal of tools to help you succeed, including how to use a process of elimination, construct a well-defined essay on test day, plan your critical reading passage strategy, and decide how to handle the conundrum "to guess or not to guess."

This class is also beneficial for Juniors who are taking the PSAT in the Fall and are trying to earn National Merit status. The test material is exactly the same (PSAT is simply not as long).

LSAT Preparation

The key to success on the Law School Admission Test is practice, strategy, and timing. Delve into a detailed analysis of each LSAT problem type: reading comprehension, analytical reasoning, and logical reasoning. By discussing the problems and explanations, you’ll develop the ability to approach the LSAT as a series of intellectual games to which you can apply strategies studied in class. You will also benefit from the instructor’s critique of your LSAT writing samples. The course culminates in a full-length mock exam. Using actual questions from previous tests, under timed conditions, will prepare you for the real environment. In addition, and outside of classroom hours, the instructor offers individualized assistance with the personal statement essay required for all law school applications.

GMAT Prep: Online*

Applying to graduate business and management schools usually means taking the GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test). Our GMAT Preparation Course is a must. Taking this course will provide you with test-taking techniques and methods for improving your score and saving time on all GMAT question types. You'll review the more familiar questions and learn how to approach question types that may be new to you, like critical reasoning and data sufficiency. In the verbal lessons, we will discuss how to do your best on reading comprehension questions, sentence correction questions, critical reasoning questions, and the analytical writing assessment. In the quantitative lessons, we provide a comprehensive math review and techniques for tackling both problem solving and data sufficiency questions. You will practice on actual GMAT tests from previous years, which is the best way to prepare for any standardized test.

GRE Prep Series: Online*

With GRE Preparation – Part 1 and Part 2, you'll be prepared for all aspects of the computerized GRE® revised General Test. Part 1 (Verbal) takes you through all the question types on the verbal reasoning and analytical writing sections, including reading comprehension, text completion, sentence equivalence questions, and both essay tasks. You'll also gain pointers on time management, anxiety relief, scoring, and general standardized test-taking.  Part 2 (Quantitative) features a math review and techniques for tackling the quantitative comparison, data interpretation, and standard math questions that make up the quantitative reasoning sections, as well as how to tackle the GRE's unique new question formats. You'll find pointers on time management, anxiety relief, scoring, and general standardized test-taking, too.

PMP Preparation Series: Online*

Learn how to prepare for the Project Management Institutes's prestigious PMP® certification exam. This two-course series will demystify the PMBOK® Guide, including relationships between inputs, tools and techniques, and outputs. The course will also bring clarity to such topics as precedence diagramming, estimating, and scope management. You'll also gain a strong understanding of such topics as earned value management, risk management, simulation, sensitivity analysis, and make-or-buy analysis. In addition to learning about the PMBOK® Guide, you'll gain insight into PMI®'s code of professional responsibility and discover powerful techniques you can use to continue preparing for the PMP® exam after this course is over.

TOEFL iBT Preparation Class

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is used to measure English language proficiency. It is the most accepted test in the world; and Internet-based testing has made it even more accessible. This course will help you prepare to take the TOEFL as you focus on the main features of the test, test-taking strategies, exercises, and practice. We will cover the types of skills evaluated by the various sections of the test, including reading, listening, writing and speaking.

*Online classes are offered in partnership with ed2go.