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Course Concept

The ACT English Preparation Course is a comprehensive program designed to enhance students' language and grammar skills to excel in the ACT English section. This section assesses students' command of the English language, including their knowledge of grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, and rhetorical skills. The course focuses on content mastery, test-taking strategies, and time management to help students maximize their ACT English scores.

  • Develop a strong command of English grammar and punctuation.
  • Improve sentence structure and clarity in writing.
  • Enhance rhetorical analysis skills to understand the author's intent.
  • Master test-taking strategies tailored to the ACT English section.
  • Boost confidence and achieve target ACT scores in the English section.

ACT English

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1. Apostrophes: Possessive vs. Plural

In ACT English, understanding the use of apostrophes is essential. You need to differentiate between possessive and plural forms. Apostrophes indicate possession, while plurals are formed by adding "s" or "es." Correctly applying apostrophes ensures proper grammar and punctuation in your written responses on the ACT exam.

10. Adjectives and Adverbs

In ACT English, you'll encounter questions related to adjectives and adverbs. Adjectives modify nouns, providing more information about them, while adverbs modify verbs, adjectives, or other adverbs to describe how, when, where, or to what extent an action occurs. You'll need to understand their usage and placement within sentences to answer related questions accurately.

11. Word Pairs and Comparisons

In ACT English, questions related to word pairs and comparisons assess your knowledge of grammar and usage. These questions require you to select the correct word pair or phrase that maintains clarity, coherence, and grammatical correctness in a sentence. You'll often choose between similar-sounding words or expressions to ensure proper sentence structure and meaning.

12. Modification

In ACT English, understanding modification is essential. Modification involves the correct use of words or phrases to provide clarity and precision in sentences. You'll need to identify and fix issues related to misplaced modifiers, dangling participles, and other grammatical errors that impact sentence structure and meaning.

13. Parallel Structure: Lists and Prepositions

In ACT English, parallel structure is vital for maintaining grammatical consistency, especially in lists and prepositional phrases. Sentences with items in a list or prepositions should be structured similarly to ensure clarity and correctness. Recognizing and applying parallel structure is essential for achieving a high score on the ACT English section.

14. Relative Pronouns: Who(se), Whom, Which, Where, and That

In ACT English, understanding relative pronouns like "who(se)," "whom," "which," "where," and "that" is essential. These pronouns are used to connect clauses and provide additional information about nouns in sentences. Correct usage of these pronouns ensures clarity and coherence in writing, contributing to improved performance on the ACT English section.

2. Sentences and Fragments

In ACT English, understanding sentences and fragments is essential. You'll encounter questions that assess your ability to identify complete sentences and fragments within a passage. Knowing the difference between these two is crucial for achieving grammatical accuracy and coherence in your writing, contributing to your overall ACT score.

3. Joining and Separating Sentences: Periods, Semicolons & Comma + FANBOYS

In ACT English, understanding how to join and separate sentences using periods, semicolons, commas, and FANBOYS (coordinating conjunctions) is essential. These punctuation marks help convey sentence relationships, with periods creating full stops, semicolons connecting related independent clauses, and commas + FANBOYS linking independent clauses in compound sentences.

4. Non-Essential and Essential Clauses

In ACT English, understanding non-essential and essential clauses is vital. Non-essential clauses, set off by commas, provide additional, non-essential information. Essential clauses, without commas, are crucial for sentence meaning. Recognizing and correctly punctuating these clauses is essential for improving grammar and sentence structure in the ACT English section.

6. Colons

In ACT English, colons are punctuation marks used to introduce a list, explanation, or a related idea. They signal that what follows is closely connected to what came before. Proper usage of colons helps maintain sentence clarity and structure, a skill tested in ACT English questions.

7. Dashes

In ACT English, dashes are used as punctuation marks to set off or emphasize information within a sentence. They indicate a sudden break or shift in thought. Understanding the appropriate usage of dashes is important for achieving clarity and coherence in your writing and for answering related questions on the ACT.

8. Verbs: Agreement and Tense

In ACT English, understanding verb agreement and tense is essential. This involves ensuring that verbs match their subjects in terms of number (singular or plural) and maintaining consistent verb tenses throughout a sentence or passage. Questions in this category assess your ability to identify and correct errors related to verb agreement and tense in written passages.

9. Pronouns: Agreement and Case

In ACT English, the section on pronouns focuses on two aspects: agreement and case. Agreement involves ensuring that pronouns match the number and gender of the nouns they refer to. Case concerns using the correct form of pronouns (subjective, objective, or possessive) based on their role in a sentence. Mastery of these rules is essential for achieving a high score on the ACT English section.

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Our team of teachers boast top 1% scores for the subjects they teach. All of our teachers have demonstrated an exceptional ability to convey material in a fun, personalized, and results-driven way.

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We offer more than 30 full length tests for our programs to our students with detailed explanations. 

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Our curriculum is written by our tutors and founders based on their years of teaching experience.

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