Doorway to College

ACT Test Prep

Prepare Your Student to Score Higher on the ACT

With ZAPS® Focused Test Prep from Doorway to College Foundation, your son or daughter will experience what many parents, educators, and students consider the best ACT test prep in a timeframe that will actually fit into a high school student's busy schedule.

In-School Strategy Seminars

Online Strategy Webinars

Subtest-Intensive Instructional Videos

Online Practice Test

College Vocabulary Challenge

Tame Test Anxiety: Confidence Training for Tests

 

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In-School Strategy Seminars - Register Now

Your student will learn:

  • The directions for each ACT question type to save time during the test
  • What to expect of the types of questions and difficulty level
  • How to use partial knowledge to gain points
  • Effective time management techniques
  • Specific techniques, strategies, and ACT study tips for each subtest
  • A plan for writing a high-scoring essay on any topic
  • How to effectively use study time in the days leading up to the test

You can expect your student's instructor to be helpful, professional, and knowledgeable. ZAPS instructors are ACT test specialists, thoroughly trained in the ACT.

Your student will receive:

  • ZAPPING the ACT Study Guide, a comprehensive resource filled with all these benefits, and more:

    • ACT test tips and strategies 
    • An extensive grammar review
    • Clear, concise instruction on how to score your best on the Enhanced Writing Test
    • Practice essay prompts and a Writer's Checklist
    • A comprehensive mathematics review
    • Story problem strategies
    • Detailed answer explanations 
    • An individual study plan for the days leading up to the test
  • Four ZAPPING the ACT Workout booklets, with six shortened practice tests each in English, Math, Reading, and Science for a total of 24 practice tests.

 

Online Strategy Webinars - Register Now

With ZAPS® ACT strategy webinars, your child can participate in the same, top-quality ACT test preparation as a ZAPS ACT strategy seminar without leaving home.

Your student will learn:

  • The directions for each ACT question type to save time during the test
  • What to expect of the types of questions and difficulty level
  • How to use partial knowledge to gain points
  • Effective time management techniques
  • Specific techniques, strategies, and ACT study tips for each subtest
  • A plan for writing a high-scoring essay on any topic
  • How to effectively use study time in the days leading up to the test

You can expect your student's instructor to be helpful, professional, and knowledgeable. ZAPS instructors are ACT test specialists, thoroughly trained in the ACT.

Your student will receive:

  • ZAPPING the ACT Study Guide, a comprehensive resource filled with all these benefits, and more:
    • ACT test tips and strategies 
    • An extensive grammar review
    • Clear, concise instruction on how to score your best on the Enhanced Writing Test
    • Practice essay prompts and a Writer's Checklist
    • A comprehensive mathematics review
    • Story problem strategies
    • Detailed answer explanations 
    • An individual study plan for the days leading up to the test
  • Four ZAPPING the ACT Workout booklets, with six shortened practice tests each in English, Math, Reading, and Science for a total of 24 practice tests.

Requirements

For best results, your student will need the following:

  • A computer with high-speed Internet connection (Note: The recorded webinar cannot be viewed on a tablet or phone.)
  • A quiet location
  • A headset (extremely helpful, but optional)
  • A pen or pencil
  • A calculator (for the math section)
  • ZAPPING the ACT Study Guide and Workout booklets (be sure to sign up at least 5 business days prior to the webinar to receive materials on time)

Helpful, live customer service and tech support will be provided.

Recorded Webinars - Buy Now

If your student can't attend a live webinar, a recorded webinar is a great solution. The webinar recording is available for viewing any time through June 30th of the the school year in which you purchase it.

 

Subtest-Intensive Instructional Videos - Buy Now

Doorway to College's ACT Subtest-Intensive Instructional Videosare intended as companions to — not replacements for — a ZAPS® ACT Strategy Seminar or Webinar.

In each online ACT Subtest-Intensive Instructional Video, a subject-matter expert provides specific instruction and practice for one of these subtest areas:

  • ACT Math (1:53:22 run time)
  • ACT English (1:03:10 run time)
  • ACT Science (1:53:33 run time)

Your student will:

  • Get expert subtest tips from a skilled instructor
  • Learn tips specific to the subtest
  • Review troublesome content that is likely to be tested
  • Practice using the tips with frequently tested ACT item types
  • Boost skill and confidence through better understanding and familiarity

The videos will be available any time for one full year from the date of purchase.

Requirements

Downloadable practice materials are provided when your student accesses a video. Please print the practice items so your student will be ready for instruction. 

For best results, your student will also need the following:

  • A computer with high-speed Internet connection (Note: The Subtest-Intensive Instructional Videos cannot be viewed on a tablet or phone.)
  • A quiet location
  • A headset (extremely helpful, but optional)
  • A pen or pencil
  • A calculator, if studying Math
  • Printed copies of the pdf materials (download from the website)

 

Online Practice Test - Buy Now

Taking the ZAPS ACT-Practice Test is a great way for your child to apply the strategies learned in a ZAPS seminar or webinar. But even if they haven't taken ZAPS instruction, the ZAPS full-length, online ACT-practice test provides important practice and study to help boost their ACT score.

Learning what types of errors they make and why is one of the best ways for students to learn. As shown below, when taken untimed, the ZAPS ACT-Practice Test provides instant access to the explanation for every incorrect — and correct — answer.

When taken timed, the test provides students with a realistic estimate of the score they would likely get if they took the actual ACT on that date at that time. We encourage students to take the test timed first, so that they can see their estimated score, then take it untimed, so they can examine the answer choices and explanations in depth.

The practice test will be available any time for one full year from date of purchase.

 

College Vocabulary Challenge - Buy Now

The College Vocabulary Challenge offers the following features:

Learn

  • Study definitions and parts of speech
  • Read example sentences with words in meaningful context
  • Study synonyms, antonyms, root words, and/or prefixes
  • Flag words for further review

Challenge

  • Sentence-completion items test words in context
  • Synonym challenges test comprehension in isolation
  • Hints give strategies for understanding

Review

  • Relearn missed or flagged words
  • Get a score report for each Review
  • Earn badges for progress

The Challenge will be available any time for one full year from date of purchase.

 

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High School Student

I think this class will help me not only with the ACT, but with any test taking.

Haley, Melbourne H.S., FL

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