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
• Introduction
Section Types
Time Management
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
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
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
Circles
Geometric Solids
Geometric Perception
Geometry Problem Set
• The Science Test
• Scientific Arguments Passages
Scientific Arguments Passages Approach
LESSON Seven
• The English Test
• Purpose
Passage and Paragraph Unity
Topic Sentences and Concluding Sentences
Paragraph and Passage Organization
• Test Mentality
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