Test Preparation Courses


Preparing for the ACT
Tuition $90 (ACT/SAT combined $150)

If you are college bound, you will probably be required to take the ACT Assessment or the SAT. Almost all undergraduate colleges and universities require that prospective students take either the ACT or the SAT and most students take both.

Taking this course first will prepare you for all the question types found on the ACT. We will analyze each of the test question areas and give special consideration to math and verbal refreshers and techniques aimed at relieving test-taking anxiety. You will practice on actual ACT tests from previous years, and we fully explain and interpret the correct and incorrect answers.

Topics include effective word usage, grammar, and reading comprehension for the verbal sections; techniques for the science reasoning section; and basic and advanced math concepts (including fractions, decimals, percentages, ratios, proportions) and algebraic and geometric concepts for the math section.

Preparing for the SAT
Tuition $90 (SAT/ACT combined $150)

Taking this course first will prepare you for all the question types found on the SAT using test-taking techniques taught to thousands of college bound students around the world. We will analyze each of the test question areas and give special consideration given to math and verbal refreshers and techniques aimed at relieving test-taking anxiety. You will practice on actual SAT tests from previous years, and we fully explain and interpret the correct and incorrect answers in an online or live lecture format.

Topics include sentence completions, analogies, reading comprehension, and antonyms for the verbal sections and basic and advanced math concepts (including fractions, decimals, percentages, ratios, proportions) and algebraic and geometric concepts for the math sections.

Preparing for the GRE
Tuition $300 (Math only $150) (Verbal only $150)

Applying to graduate school likely means taking the GRE revised General Test. Our preparation course is a must to ensure that you do your best! We’ve been preparing students around the world for graduate school since 1980, and this online format combines the convenience of independent study with the camaraderie of a classroom environment.

The GRE revised General Test has three separate sections – analytical writing, verbal, and quantitative. Our online course is divided into two separate courses, one to prepare you for the analytical writing and verbal sections and one to prepare you for the quantitative section.

The quantitative course features a math review and techniques for tackling the discrete quantitative and data interpretation questions that make up the math section of the GRE.

In the course that covers the analytical writing and verbal sections of the GRE, we show you how to do your best on the three types of questions in the verbal section — reading, text completion, and sentence equivalence – and the two essay tasks in the analytical writing section.

You’ll practice on actual GRE questions from previous years and learn specific time-saving techniques for the computer-based test.

In the online format, we offer two separate courses, one to prepare you for the analytical writing and verbal sections and one to prepare you for the quantitative section. Taking both online courses provides you with test-taking techniques and methods for improving your score on all three sections of the GRE: verbal, analytical writing, and quantitative. You can take both courses simultaneously or in separate sessions.

Cost:
For the online course is $150 for the verbal and $150 for the quantitative sections.

Course Requirements:
Internet access, e-mail, and the Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Netscape Navigator web browser.

Length:
This course is 7 weeks long.

Required textbooks for this course:
The Official Guide to the GRE® revised General Test, ISBN 978-0-07-170052-8, is available from http://www.ets.org/gre, amazon.com, and other bookstores and should be purchased prior to the course beginning date.

Preparing for the GMAT
Tuition $300 (Math only $150) (Verbal only $150)

Most MBA programs across the country and internationally require a Graduate Management Admission Test score for program admission. Our GMAT Preparation Course is a must! We have been preparing students around the world for graduate school since 1980, and this unique online format combines the convenience of independent study with the camaraderie of a classroom environment.

The GMAT has four different sections — analytical writing, integrated reasoning, verbal, and quantitative. Our online course is divided into two separate courses, one to prepare you for the verbal and analytical writing sections of the GMAT and one to prepare you for the integrated reasoning and quantitative sections.

The quantitative section of the course features a math review and techniques for tackling the problem solving and data sufficiency questions that make up the math section of the GMAT. Test-taking techniques and a thorough review of questions types on the Integrated Reasoning section are also included.

The verbal section of the course covers all question types on the verbal sections of the GMAT. We will explain how to do your best on reading comprehension, sentence corrections, critical reasoning questions, and the analytical writing assessment.

You will practice on actual GMAT tests from previous years, and specific time saving techniques will be covered for the computer administrations of the test.

In the online format, we offer two separate courses, one to prepare you for the verbal and analytical writing sections of the GMAT and one to prepare you for the integrated reasoning and quantitative sections. Taking both online courses provides you with test-taking techniques and methods for improving your score on all sections of the GMAT. You can take both courses simultaneously or in separate sessions.

Cost:
The online course is $150 for the verbal and $150 for the quantitative sections.

Course Requirements:
Internet access and e-mail, and the Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome web browser.

Length:
Each section of the course is 7 weeks long. You can take both sections at the same time or take one section at a time if you prefer.

Required textbook for both sections:
The Official Guide for GMAT Review, 13th Edition, ISBN 978-1-118-10979-3, is available directly through the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) and should be purchased prior to the course beginning date.

Preparing for the LSAT
Tuition $300

Applying to law school means taking the Law School Admissions Test. The Center for Legal Studies has been preparing future law students for the LSAT since 1980. This course provides an overview of law school entrance procedures, a career in law, and law school survival techniques. It includes an intensive review of reading comprehension and logical reasoning questions, including techniques for quick elimination of incorrect answers, explanations and interpretations of correct answers, and approaches for selecting the correct answers. You will also learn proven test taking techniques and participate in an intensive review of analytical reasoning questions, including techniques for drafting the most helpful types of diagrams and explanations for and interpretations of correct answer choices. You will also learn the outline format that law school admissions counselors favor for the writing sample.

This course will prepare you to perform well on all three question types on the LSAT: reading comprehension, logical reasoning, and analytical reasoning. Plus you will gain valuable insight into preparing an impressive writing sample.

You will practice on actual LSAT exams from previous years and learn test-taking techniques developed by The Center for Legal Studies and taught to thousands of pre-law students around the world.

To contact the ASU Extended Studies Office concerning these courses, email us at exstudies@adams.edu.