There are a total of twelve meetings in the PowerScore ACT Course: eight lessons and four full-length proctored practice ACTs. The total in-class instruction time is twenty-four hours, and practice tests add an additional sixteen hours for a total course time of 40 hours. Each of the eight lessons is accompanied by a homework assignment that contains detailed explanations. In addition, there is an extensive Online Student Center containing additional reading assignments, vocabulary lists, and lesson supplements.

In addition to our exclusive course materials, all students receive a personal copy of The Real ACT Prep Guide. The following syllabus is used in the PowerScore ACT Course:

LESSON ONE

- The Math Test
- Topic Overview

Multiple-Choice Questions

Classroom Math vs ACT Math

PowerScore Solution Strategies

Number Properties

Fractions and Decimals

Percents

Ratios

Proportions

Statistics

Probability

- The English Test
- Test Content

Passage and Question Format

Section Strategies

Pacing and Time Management

Subject and Verb Agreement

Pronoun and Antecedent Agreement

Pronoun Choice and References

Verb Tense and Form

Modifier Choice

Idiom

LESSON TWO

- The Reading Test
- Introduction

Section Types

Time Management

Active Reading

Non-Fiction Passages

- Test Mentality
- The Science Test
- Passage Topics

The Science Test By The Numbers

The Three Passage Types—Brief Descriptions

Outside Knowledge?

Time Management

Section Management

Tables and Charts Passage Strategy

Tables and Charts Passages—Question Types

LESSON Three

- The Math Test
- PowerScore Solution
Strategies

Exponents

Roots

Expressions

Linear Equations

Inequalities

Absolute Value

Elementary Algebra Problem Set

- The English Test
- Sentence Structure

Modifier Placement

Comparisons

Parallel Structure

Transitions

Fragments, Comma Splices, and Run-Ons

Clauses and Phrases

Verb Voice

LESSON Four

- The Reading Test
- Analyze the Answer Choices: Right Answers

Analyze the Answer Choices: Wrong Answers

Analyze the Questions: Strategic Categories

Analyze the Questions: Specific Question Types

- The Science Test
- Studies and Experiments
Passages

The Scientific Method

Experiment Terminology

Studies and Experiments Passage Strategy

Interpreting Illustrations

Studies and Experiments Passages—

Question Types

LESSON Five

- The Math Test
- PowerScore Solution
Strategies

Sequences

Combinations and Permutations

Systems of Equations

Quadratic Equations and Quadratic Formula

Functions—Linear, Logarithmic, and Exponential

- The English Test
- Usage/Mechanics: Punctuation

Apostrophes

Quotation Marks

Commas

Semicolons, and Colons

Dashes and Parentheses

Periods, Question Marks, and Exclamation Points

Rhetorical Skills: Style

Redundancy and Wordiness

Diction

Style Maintenance

Descriptive Language

LESSON Six

- The Math Test
- PowerScore Solution
Strategies

Lines and Angles

Polygons

Triangles

Special Triangles

Quadrilaterals

Circles

Geometric Solids

Geometric Perception

Geometry Problem Set

- The Science Test
- Scientific Arguments Passages

Basic Passage Reading Strategy

Scientific Arguments Passages Approach

- The English Test
- Purpose

Passage and Paragraph Unity

Topic Sentences and Concluding Sentences

Paragraph and Passage Organization

- Test Mentality
- The Reading Test
- The Reading Test

Paired Passages

Prose Fiction and Literary Narratives

Lesson Summary

LESSON Eight

- The Math Test
- PowerScore Solution
Strategies

Coordinate Geometry

The Coordinate Plane

Coordinate Geometry Formulas

Figures in Coordinate Geometry

Functions in Coordinate Geometry

Right Triangle Trigonometry

Pythagorean and Trigonometric Identities

Graphing Trigonometric Functions

Radians and Degrees

- ACT Test Review
- English Review

Mathematics Review

Reading Review

Science Review