Hacking The ACT Full Program
Deconstructing the ACT to Your Advantage
You will spend over 4,000 hours of your life sitting in a classroom working towards your high school GPA, while the ACT is only a 4 hour test. 4,000 hours vs. 4 hours. And as crazy as it sounds, most colleges weight these two things almost evenly! Colleges put so much emphasis on test-taking skills, which is unfair to students who don't test well. I always tell my students that there's nothing that I can do about the fact that the system is unfair, so it's my job to make sure it is unfair in your advantage.
Some will tell you that as long as you work hard in school you will succeed on the ACT. This isn't necessarily the case. If you've already taken your first ACT, you know that a lot of the material wasn't anything you've covered in class and that the test writers purposefully include tricks to guide you towards the wrong answers.
You actually can master the ACT with the right strategies and enough practice. With this course led by Ryan Fitzgibbons, you are guaranteed to improve your score!
The ACT may try to dazzle you with confusing problems. I will not. This course will equip you with the tools needed to breakdown the ACT into easy to understand strategies and methods. Some of you may have attended one of my live courses or weekend camps. This program is a perfect supplement to review and prepare for your upcoming test day.
If you have not attended one of my live courses, don't worry! This online course includes every one of my strategies for being fully prepared for this four hour testing taking event that, for some reason, colleges think they can measure your worth as a human being and potential college applicant. Let's play the game and get you closer to the top of that pile.
Each of the courses offered includes all the same material, practice tests, videos and information. The only difference is the suggested timing to make sure you are prepared for the test day. Video presentations will walk you through each strategy for English, Math, Reading, Science, and Essay sections along with general overall tips.
A lot of college bound students who usually get good grades are surprised how different the ACT is from the normal subjects taught in high school. During our live weekend boot camps, we tackle the test section by section. This online program includes each of these strategies in video form to allow you to move at your own pace. The strategies are clear, concise, and easy to follow. As an example, here are some fun & effective strategies, one from each section of the test.
English: Ignore Prepositional Phrases and Fluff
Math: Pick Numbers
Reading: Predict Before You Sneak a Peek
Science: Point Breakdown
Essay: Write a Ton
I know this course will help you improve your ACT test score and I guarantee it. If your official test score does not improve, then I will refund you the full amount you paid for this course. It is that easy.
Hi! I’m Ryan Fitzgibbons, founder of Hacking The SATs. Ironically, I was a terrible student in high school. My GPA was so low that college admissions counselors actually laughed at me. Then I got my SAT and ACT scores back. And suddenly the Ivy League started calling. So was that fair? Not really. But it taught me the importance of playing the game, how much colleges care about a silly Saturday morning test, and how little things like test-taking strategies can alter the trajectory of a student’s life.
Many students tell me my resume first encouraged them to take my course, but it was how much I care that caused them to refer their friends, family, and younger siblings. While the headlines sound fancy:
That’s not what makes a good instructor. I believe most of my referrals come from the fact that I lose more sleep anxiously awaiting my students’ test results than they do.
Over a decade ago, I discovered my passion for tutoring and preparing students to beat the SAT and ACT. I taught for Kaplan for many years as one of their top instructors, did private tutoring, and taught test prep courses. With each of my live courses booking out in advance it seemed the best way to reach as many people as possible was to offer all of my tips, tricks and strategies in an engaging, easy to follow video instruction guide. I want you to succeed and I know that by going through this online course, you will dramatically improve your SAT score. Join me and have your story be our next success story.
Welcome!
Intro Survey
Course Schedule
ACT Practice Test 1
ACT Practice Test 2
ACT Practice Test 3
ACT Practice Test 4
ACT Practice Test 5
General Strategy Introduction
Monday July 25th - General Strategy 1: To Guess Or Not To Guess?
Monday July 25th - General Strategy 2: Think With Your Brain, Remember With Your Pencil
Tuesday July 26th - General Strategy 3: When 2 Answers Are Equal, Eliminate Both!
Tuesday July 26th - General Strategy 4: Change How You Take The Test
Wednesday July 27th - General Strategy 5: Finish On Time
Wednesday July 27th - General Strategy 6: Skip Problems and Return
Thursday July 28th - General Strategy 7: Review Wrong Answers
Thursday July 28th - General Strategy 8: Don't Be Brilliant. Just Be Right.
Friday July 29th - General Strategy 9: Prior To Test Day
Friday July 29th - General Strategy 10: What To Bring On Test Day
English Section Introduction
Tuesday May 31st - English Lesson 1 - Wordiness
Wednesday June 1st - English Lesson 2 - Improper Pronouns
Thursday June 2nd - English Lesson 3 - Unidentified Pronouns
Thursday June 2nd - English Lesson 4 - Ignore Prepositional Phrases and Fluff
Friday June 3rd - English Lesson 5 - Verb Tense
Saturday June 4th - English Lesson 6 - Parallelism
Monday June 6th - English Lesson 7 - Bad Words
Monday June 6th - English Lesson 8 - Singular/Plural Disagreement
Tuesday June 7th - English Lesson 9 - Modifier Errors
Tuesday June 7th - English Lesson 10 - Idioms
Wednesday June 8th - English Lesson 11 - Transitions
Wednesday June 8th - English Lesson 12 - Beware of "ING"
Thursday June 9th - English Lesson 13 - Adjectives/Adverbs
Thursday June 9th - English Lesson 14 - Comparisons
Friday June 10th - English Lesson 15 - Passive Voice
Friday June 10th - English Lesson 16 - Punctuation
Saturday June 11th - English Lesson 17 - Unique Words
Saturday June 11th - English Lesson 18 - Non-Grammar
Tuesday May 31st - English Section: 1-7
Wednesday June 1st - English Section: 8-15
Thursday June 2nd - English Section: 16-22
Friday June 3rd - English Section: 23-30
Saturday June 4th - English Section: 31 - 37
Monday June 6th - English Section: 38 - 45
Tuesday June 7th - English Section: 46 - 52
Wednesday June 8th - English Section: 53 - 60
Thursday June 9th - English Section: 61 - 68
Friday June 10th - English Section: 69 - 75
Math Section Introduction
Tuesday June 14th - Math Introduction Video
Tuesday June 14th - Math Lesson 1 - Confirm the Question
Wednesday June 15th - Math Lesson 2 - Use Calculator Carefully
Wednesday June 15th - Math Lesson 3 - Show Your Work
Thursday June 16th - Math Lesson 4 - Order of Difficulty
Thursday June 16th - Math Lesson 5 - Double Check Your Work
Friday June 17th - Math Lesson 6 - Pick Numbers
Friday June 17th - Math Lesson 7 - Backsolve
Saturday June 18th - Math Lesson 8 - Find a Pattern
Saturday June 18th - Math Lesson 9 - Label Given Info
Monday June 20th - Math Lesson 10 - Take the First Step
Monday June 20th - Math Lesson 11 - Angles
Tuesday June 21st - Math Lesson 12 - Triangles
Tuesday June 21st - Math Lesson 13 - Circles
Wednesday June 22nd - Math Lesson 14 - Graphs
Wednesday June 22nd - Math Lesson 15 - Draw Figures
Thursday June 23rd - Math Lesson 16 - Ratios and Proportions
Thursday June 23rd - Math Lesson 17 - Memorize Formulas
Friday June 24th - Math Lesson 18 - Trigonometry
Friday June 24th - Math Lesson 19 - Alter Figures
Saturday June 25th - Math Lesson 20 - Forget Distance and Midpoint Formulas
Saturday June 25th - Math Lesson 21 - Probability, Permutations & Combinations
Monday June 27th - Math Lesson 22 - Math Vocab
Monday June 27th - Math Lesson 23 - Matrices
Monday June 27th - Math Lesson 24 - Logarithms
Tuesday June 14th - Math Section: 1 - 5
Wednesday June 15th - Math Section: 6 - 10
Thursday June 16th - Math Section: 11 - 15
Friday June 17th - Math Section: 16 - 20
Saturday June 18th - Math Section: 21 - 25
Monday June 20th - Math Section: 26 - 30
Tuesday June 21st - Math Section: 31 - 35
Wednesday June 22nd - Math Section: 36 - 40
Thursday June 23rd - Math Section: 41 - 45
Friday June 24th - Math Section: 46 - 50
Saturday June 25th - Math Section: 51 - 55
Monday June 27th - Math Section: 56 - 60
Reading Section Introduction
Thursday June 30th - Reading Introduction Video
Thursday June 30th - Reading Lesson 1 - Write Down Main Idea
Friday July 1st - Reading Lesson 2 - Yes. Actually Read The Passage
Friday July 1st - Reading Lesson 3 - Predict Before You Peek
Saturday July 2nd - Reading Lesson 4 - Read Actively
Saturday July 2nd - Reading Lesson 5 - Make a Passage Map
Monday July 4th - Reading Lesson 6 - Don't Rationalize Mediocre Answers
Monday July 4th - Reading Lesson 7 - Fire Them!
Tuesday July 5th - Reading Lesson 8 - Avoid Assumptions
Tuesday July 5th - Reading Lesson 9 - Touch the Right Answer
Wednesday July 6th - Reading Lesson 10 - Avoid Word for Word
Wednesday July 6th - Reading Lesson 11 - Nitpick Every Word
Thursday July 7th - Reading Lesson 12 - Choose Vague Answers Over Detailed Answers
Thursday July 7th - Reading Lesson 13 - Eliminate Wrong Answers
Friday July 8th - Reading Lesson 14 - Specifics for Each Type of Passage
Friday July 8th - Reading Lesson 15 - Comparison Passages
Saturday July 9th - Reading Lesson 16 - 5 Reading Traps
Wednesday June 30th - Reading Section: 1 - 3
Thursday July 1st - Reading Section: 4 - 6
Friday July 2nd - Reading Section: 7 - 10
Saturday July 3rd - Reading Section: 11 - 15
Monday July 5th - Reading Section: 16 - 20
Tuesday July 6th - Reading Section: 21 - 23
Wednesday July 7th - Reading Section: 24 - 30
Thursday July 8th - Reading Section: 31 - 35
Friday July 9th - Reading Section: 36 - 40
Science Section Introduction
Tuesday July 12th - Science Lesson 1 - Introduction
Wednesday July 13th - Science Lesson 2 - Format
Thursday July 14th - Science Lesson 3 - Approach
Thursday July 14th - Science Lesson 4 - Point Breakdown
Thursday July 14th - Science Lesson 5 - Figure Interpretation
Friday July 15th - Science Lesson 6 - Patterns
Friday July 15th - Science Lesson 7 - Scientific Reasoning
Saturday July 18th - Science Lesson 8 - Review
Monday July 11th - Science Section: 1 - 7
Tuesday July 12th - Science Section: 8 - 14
Wednesday July 13th - Science Section: 15 - 20
Thursday July 14th - Science Section: 21 - 26
Friday July 15th - Science Section: 27 - 33
Saturday July 16th - Science Section: 34 - 40
Essay Section Introduction
Tuesday July 19th - Essay Lesson 1 - General Info
Tuesday July 19th - Essay Lesson 2 - Scoring
Tuesday July 19th - Essay Lesson 3 - Read Instructions Beforehand
Wednesday July 20th - Essay Lesson 4 - Pick a Side
Wednesday July 20th - Essay Lesson 5 - Quick Outline
Wednesday July 20th - Essay Lesson 6 - Target Your Audience
Thursday July 21st - Essay Lesson 7 - Organization
Thursday July 21st - Essay Lesson 8 - Vocab
Thursday July 21st - Essay Lesson 9 - Write a Ton
Friday July 22nd - Essay Lesson 10 - Topic Sentences
Friday July 22nd - Essay Lesson 11 - Transitions
Friday July 22nd - Essay Lesson 12 - Avoid Personal Pronouns & Stories
Saturday July 23rd - Essay Lesson 13 - Write an Essay Template
Review Section Introduction
End of Course Survey
English Section 1 - 15
English Section 16 - 30
English Section 31 - 45
English Section 46 - 60
Math Section 1 - 10
Math Section 11 - 20
Math Section 21 - 30
Math Section 31 - 40
Math Section 41 - 50
Math Section 51 - 60
Reading Section: 1 - 10
Reading Section: 11 - 20
Reading Section: 21 - 30
Reading Section: 31 - 40
Science Section: 1 - 7
Science Section: 8 - 14
Science Section: 15 - 20
Science Section: 21 - 27
Science Section: 28 - 34
Science Section: 35 - 40
English Section 1 - 15
English Section 16 - 30
English Section 31 - 45
English Section 46 - 60
English Section 61 - 75
Math Section 1 - 10
Math Section 11 - 20
Math Section 21 - 30
Math Section 31 - 40
Math Section 41 - 50
Math Section 51 - 60
Reading Section: 1 - 10
Reading Section: 11 - 20
Reading Section: 21 - 30
Reading Section: 31 - 40
Science Section: 1 - 6
Science Section: 7 - 12
Science Section: 13 - 19
Science Section: 20 - 26
Science Section: 27 - 33
Science Section: 34 - 40
English Section: 1 - 15
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English Section: 31 - 45
English Section: 46 - 60
English Section: 61 - 75
Math Section: 1 - 10
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Math Section: 21 - 30
Math Section: 31 - 40
Math Section: 41 - 50
Math Section: 51 - 60
Reading Section: 1 - 10
Reading Section: 11 - 20
Reading Section: 21 - 30
Reading Section: 31 - 40
Science Section: 1-6
Science Section: 7-13
Science Section: 14-19
Science Section: 20-26
Science Section: 27-33
Science Section: 34-40
English Section: 1 - 15
English Section: 16 - 30
English Section: 31 - 45
English Section: 46 - 60
English Section: 61 - 75
Math Section: 1 - 10
Math Section: 11 - 20
Math Section: 21 - 30
Math Section: 31 - 40
Math Section: 41 - 50
Math Section: 51 - 60
Reading Section: 1 - 10
Reading Section: 11 - 20
Reading Section: 21 - 30
Reading Section: 31 - 40
Science Section: 1 - 6
Science Section: 7 - 13
Science Section: 14 - 20
Science Section: 21 - 26
Science Section: 27 - 33
Science Section: 34 - 40