• ACT Prep Syllabus

    Course Description:  The purpose of ACT Prep at Lee County High School is to help college-bound juniors better prepare for the ACT examination. The course will provide an overview of the test, including: English, math, reading, and science. Students will be given time to complete simulated ACT examinations. Copies of the ACT Prep Guide and access to online resources will be provided for each student.

    This class is designed for juniors wishing to raise their ACT scores.

    Contact Information: 
    Mr. Murchison:

    fmurchison.ls@lee.k12.nc.us or the Career Building in room 1307 at ext. 2542.

    English Essential Learning Outcomes (ELO’s)

    Test-Taking Strategies
    1.    Students will be able to use specific strategies associated with common patterns and distracters found on the ACT English and reading sections.
    2.    Students will be able to use helpful hints prior to and during the ACT exam to increase their success.

    ACT English Prep


    1.    Students will be able to analyze the basic rhetorical elements of writing.
    2.    Topic Development in Terms of Purpose and Focus
    3.    Organization, Unity, and Coherence
    4.    Word Choice in Terms of Style, Tone, Clarity, and Economy

     

    Conventions of Usage
    1.    Students will be able to demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English grammar and usage when writing.
    2.    Sentence Structure and Formation

    1. Students will be able to demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
      4.    Conventions of Punctuation

      ACT Reading Prep
      1.    Students will be able to comprehend and analyze reading passages to select appropriate answers to ACT formatted multiple choice questions that address the following skills and concepts:
      2.    Main Ideas and Author’s Approach
      3.    Supporting Details
      4.    Sequential, Comparative, and Cause-Effect Relationships
      5.    Meanings of Words
      6.    Generalizations and Conclusions