ACT English Preparation Course

Teacher: Jeremy
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0 Course Overview 02:42

This introduction video will provide students with a brief overview of the course.

1 Nouns Lesson 1 11:57

In this lesson, we learn how to identify and properly use all types of nouns.

2 Nouns Lesson 1 Practice Review 04:54

In this lesson, we go over the practice guide and discuss the correct answers.

3 Nouns Lesson 2 16:03

In this lesson, we learn about possessive nouns.

4 Nouns Lesson 2 Practice Review 04:56

In this lesson, we go over the practice guide and discuss the correct answers.

5 Pronouns Lesson 1 11:08

In this lesson, we learn how to identify and properly use pronouns.

6 Pronouns Lesson 1 Practice Review 04:02

In this lesson, we go over the practice guide and discuss the correct answers.

7 Pronouns Lesson 2 17:32

In this lesson, we learn how to identify personal and possessive pronouns.

8 Pronouns Lesson 2 Practice Review 04:06

In this lesson, we go over the practice guide and discuss the correct answers.

9 Pronouns Lesson 3 10:14

In this lesson, we learn about compounds with pronouns and how to effectively use the pronoun substitution method.

10 Pronouns Lesson 3 Practice Review 05:16

In this lesson, we go over the practice guide and discuss the correct answers.

11 Adjectives Lesson 1 18:10

In this lesson, we learn about adjectives and practice identifying predicate adjectives.

12 Adjectives Lesson 1 Practice Review 09:31

In this lesson, we go over the practice guide and discuss the correct answers.

13 Adjectives Lesson 2 13:40

In this lesson, we will learn how to identify modifying adjectives and the 7 adjective categories/classes.

14 Adjectives Lesson 2 Practice Review 05:18

In this lesson, we go over the practice guide and discuss the correct answers.

15 Adjectives Lesson 3 14:02

In this lesson, we learn how to identify the 7 different categories of modifying adjectives.

16 Adjectives Lesson 3 Practice Review 06:19

In this lesson, we go over the practice guide and discuss the correct answers.

17 Adjectives Lesson 4 21:17

In this lesson, we learn how to correctly use commas to punctuate modifying adjectives.

18 Adjectives Lesson 4 Practice Review 06:57

In this lesson, we learn how to correctly punctuate modifying adjectives by using commas.

19 Identifying Subjects Lesson 1 16:42

In this lesson, we learn how to identify subjects within a sentence.

20 Identifying Subjects Lesson 1 Practice Review 04:45

In this lesson, we go over the practice guide and discuss the correct answers.

21 Identifying Subjects Lesson 2 17:43

In this lesson, we learn how to identify compound subjects and participles acting as subjects.

22 Identifying Subjects Lesson 2 Practice Review 05:59

In this lesson, we go over the practice guide and discuss the correct answers.

23 Verbs Lesson 1 15:19

In this lesson, we learn how to identify action and linking verbs.

24 Verbs Lesson 1 Practice Review 15:19

In this lesson, we go over the practice guide and discuss the correct answers.

25 Verbs Lesson 2 13:07

In this lesson, we learn how to identify linking verbs and practice using forms of be.

26 Verbs Lesson 2 Practice Review 07:00

In this lesson, we go over the practice guide and discuss the correct answers.

27 Verbs Lesson 3 15:41

In this lesson, we learn how to change the tense of verbs in order to prove that a word is a verb.

28 Verbs Lesson 3 Practice Review 07:19

In this lesson, we go over the practice guide and discuss the correct answers.

29 Predicates Lesson 1 16:26

In this lesson, we learn how to identify simple and compound predicates.

30 Predicates Lesson 1 Practice Review 08:14

In this lesson, we go over the practice guide and discuss the correct answers.

31 Independent and Dependent Clauses Lesson 1 10:03

In this lesson, we learn how to identify Independent and Dependent Clauses.

32 Independent and Dependent Clauses Lesson 1 Practice Review 05:05

In this lesson, we go over the practice guide and discuss the correct answers.

33 Independent and Dependent Clauses Lesson 2 13:20

In this lesson, we learn how to combine and punctuate independent clauses.

34 Independent and Dependent Clauses Lesson 2 Practice Review 04:13

In this lesson, we go over the practice guide and discuss the correct answers.

35 Adverbs Lesson 1 10:07

In this lesson, we learn how to identify adverbs that modify verbs.

36 Adverbs Lesson 1 Practice Review 05:22

In this lesson, we go over the practice guide and discuss the correct answers.

37 Adverbs Lesson 2 19:04

In this lesson, we learn how to identify adverbs that modify adjectives and other adverbs.

38 Adverbs Lesson 2 Practice Review 09:58

In this lesson, we go over the practice guide and discuss the correct answers.

39 Prepositions Lesson 1 15:55

In this lesson, we learn how to identify and punctuate prepositional phrases.

40 Prepositions Lesson 1 Practice Review 04:56

In this lesson, we go over the practice guide and discuss the correct answers.

41 Conjunctions Lesson 1 10:02

In this lesson, we learn how to identify and properly use conjunctions.

42 Conjunctions Lesson 1 Practice Review 02:04

In this lesson, we go over the practice guide and discuss the correct answers.

43 Commas Lesson 1 30:07

In this lesson, we learn the comma rules and how to properly apply them.

43 Midterm Exam 00:00

This exam is not timed.  Students should use the results from this exam to rewatch any material/concepts they missed.

44 Commas Lesson 1 Practice Review 07:57

In this lesson, we go over the practice guide and discuss the correct answers.

45 Commas Lesson 2 22:35

In this lesson, we take an in-depth look at several of the comma rules and learn some techniques that will help us to correctly use commas.

46 Commas Lesson 2 Practice Review 14:16

In this lesson, we go over the practice guide and discuss the correct answers.

47 Commas Lesson 3 10:40

In this lesson, we learn where commas should not be used.

48 Commas Lesson 3 Practice Review 10:58

In this lesson, we go over the practice guide and discuss the correct answers.

49 Apostrophes Lesson 1 17:33

In this lesson, we learn how to properly use apostrophes to show possession, create contractions, and create plural numbers and letters.

50 Apostrophes Lesson 1 Practice Review 08:29

In this lesson, we go over the practice guide and discuss the correct answers.

51 Apostrophes Lesson 2 10:13

In this lesson, we learn how to correctly use apostrophes create individual and joint possession.

52 Apostrophes Lesson 2 Practice Review 06:16

In this lesson, we go over the practice guide and discuss the correct answers.

53 Common Confusables Lesson 1 15:06

In this lesson, we learn many of the most overlooked rules and "traps" tested on the ACT.

54 Common Confusables Lesson 1 Practice Review 06:57

In this lesson, we go over the practice guide and discuss the correct answers.

55 Common Confusables Lesson 2 10:13

In this lesson, we learn how to correctly identify, use, and punctuate transitions.

56 Common Confusables Lesson 2 Practice Review 05:39

In this lesson, we go over the practice guide and discuss the correct answers.

57 Common Confusables Lesson 3 13:22

In this lesson, we learn how to identify and correctly punctuate transitions within a sentence. We also review and practice basic punctuation techniques.

58 Common Confusables Lesson 3 Practice Review 06:00

In this lesson, we go over the practice guide and discuss the correct answers.

59 Parentheses and Dashes Lesson 1 17:00

In this lesson, we learn how to properly punctuate sentences using parentheses and dashes.

60 Parentheses and Dashes Lesson 1 Practice Review 06:04

In this lesson, we go over the practice guide and discuss the correct answers.

61 Subject-Verb Agreement Lesson 1 17:36

In this lesson, we learn how to make subjects and verbs properly agree in a sentence.

62 Subject-Verb Agreement Lesson 1 Practice Review 06:58

In this lesson, we go over the practice guide and discuss the correct answers.

63 Subject-Verb Agreement Lesson 2 16:42

In this lesson, we learn common traps to look for when dealing with subject-verb agreement questions. We also learn how to properly identify tense and voice within a sentence.

64 Subject-Verb Agreement Lesson 2 Practice Review 07:50

In this lesson, we go over the practice guide and discuss the correct answers.

65 Noun-Pronoun Agreement Lesson 1 15:48

In this lesson, we examine noun-pronoun agreement questions and learn how to correctly make nouns and pronouns agree within a sentence.

66 Noun-Pronoun Agreement Lesson 1 Practice Review 05:03

In this lesson, we go over the practice guide and discuss the correct answers.

67 Clear and Concise Lesson 1 12:26

In this lesson, we learn how to identify and correct issues regarding redundancy, wordiness, and awkward sentence construction.

68 Clear and Concise Lesson 1 Practice Review 04:42

In this lesson, we go over the practice guide and discuss the correct answers.

69 Misplaced Modifiers Lesson 1 17:54

In this lesson, we learn how to identify and properly fix misplaced and dangling modifiers.

70 Misplaced Modifiers Lesson 1 Practice Review 09:19

In this lesson, we go over the practice guide and discuss the correct answers.

71 Run-On Sentences and Sentence Fragments Lesson 1 12:31

In this lesson, we learn how to identify and properly correct issues with run-on sentences, sentence fragments, wordiness, and awkward construction.

72 Run-On Sentences and Sentence Fragments Lesson 1 Practice Review 05:03

In this lesson, we go over the practice guide and discuss the correct answers.

73 Clauses vs Phrases Lesson 1 14:45

In this lesson, we learn how to correctly identify and punctuate clauses and phrases.

74 Clauses vs Phrases Lesson 1 Practice Review 05:22

In this lesson, we go over the practice guide and discuss the correct answers.

75 Introducers and Interrupters Lesson 1 14:03

In this lesson, we learn how to correctly identify and punctuate introducers and interrupters.

76 Introducers and Interrupters Lesson 1 Practice Review 05:27

In this lesson, we go over the practice guide and discuss the correct answers.

77 Rhetorical Skills Lesson 1 24:00

In this lesson, we learn how to identify, approach, and correctly answer rhetorical and strategy questions on the ACT.

78 Rhetorical Skills Lesson 1 Practice Review 12:27

In this lesson, we go over the practice guide and discuss the correct answers.

79 Vocabulary & Tips and Strategies Lesson 1 18:53

In this lesson, we learn how to identify commonly misused vocabulary on the ACT. We also learn some tips and strategies to use when taking the ACT.

80 Vocabulary & Tips and Strategies Lesson 1 Practice Review 04:50

In this lesson, we go over the practice guide and discuss the correct answers.

81 ACT Information and Skills Lesson 1 17:51

In this lesson, we examine essential information that you need to know about the ACT and discuss tips that will help you to perform your best.

82 ACT Information and Skills Lesson 1 Practice Review 03:13

In this lesson, we go over the practice guide and discuss the correct answers.

83 Final Exam 2: ACT Diagnostic Test 00:00

Students should use this final/diagnostic exam to test their understanding of the knowledge and skills taught within this course.  In any section(s) where a student misses a question, the student should go back to that section material within the course and re-watch the lessons.  The Diagnostic Test Video Review is located in the Resources Section.

83 Final Exam 00:00

This is the Final Exam. The exam is not timed, so take your time and examine each answer option closely. Answer Key is located in the Resources.

Course Overview

No Prior Knowledge or Experience Necessary!  The ACT English Preparation Course is designed to help both first-time test takers and advanced test-takers to significantly improve their English ACT score.  The course is unique because it starts with the very basics of English, grammar, and punctuation and builds to the most advanced concepts covered on the ACT. The goal of the course is to take complicated content and make it easy, relatable, and enjoyable for all students.  

My years of experience have shown that helping students to fully understand the basics of grammar and punctuation helps students to significantly improve their scores.  If you are a beginning student, then the course will start with the basics and help you to build a strong foundation before learning advanced concepts. If you are experienced in English and grammar, then a review of the basic concepts can help you strengthen your fundamentals before moving to the advanced concepts covered within this course.

This course includes:

  • Over 40 Video Lessons

  • 41 Worksheets with Counterpart Answer Guides

  • Over 375 Practice Exercises/Problems

  • 41 Exercise Review Videos (I explain step-by-step how to reach the correct answer)

  • 1 Midterm Exam - PDF Version

  • 1 Midterm Exam Answer Key - PDF Version

  • 2 Final Exams  - PDF Version (One final exam also serves as a diagnostic exam with video review and explanation.)

  • 2 Final Exam Answer Keys - PDF Version

  • Over 15 Hours of Video Lessons!

 

Course Goals

Upon course completion, students will be able to significantly improve their scores on the English portion of the ACT.  

Target Audience

This video-course is primarily intended for high school students who want to improve their ACT English scores.  

Course Requirements

Students do not need any prior experience in order to take this course.  The course teaches students all the foundational elements of English, grammar, and punctuation before moving to advanced concepts.  

 

COURSE TOPICS

Unit 1 . Parts of Speech: Building a Strong Foundation

Lessons

Nouns (Common and Proper)

Nouns (Possessive, Singular and Plural)

Pronouns (Personal and Indefinite)

Pronouns (Possessive)

Adjectives (Predicate Adjectives and Modifying Adjectives)

Subjects

Subjects (Compound and Gerund)

Verbs (Action and Linking)

Predicates

Independent and Dependent Clauses

Independent and Dependent Clauses (Punctuation and Combining)

Adverbs (Modifying Action Verbs)

Adverbs (Modifying Adjectives and Other Adverbs)

Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases

Conjunctions

Coordinating Conjunctions

 

Unit 2 . Punctuation

Lessons

Commas (Basics)

Commas (Advanced Rules)

Apostrophes (Possessives and Contractions)

Parentheses and Dashes (Nonessential)

Colons

Semicolons

Essential vs. Nonessential (Words, Phrases, Clauses)

 

Unit 3 . Rhetorical Skills, Sentence Construction, and Test Taking Strategies

Lessons

Subject-Verb Agreement (Indefinite Pronoun with Prepositional Phrase)

Noun-Pronoun Agreement (Noun-Pronoun Antecedent)

Clear and Concise

Redundancy

Misplaced Modifiers

Wordiness

Awkward Sentence Construction

Run-on Sentences

Sentence Fragments

Clauses vs. Phrases

Vocabulary

ACT Information and Skills

ACT Test Taking Tips and Strategies

Rhetorical Skills (Rhetorical and Strategy Questions)

 

Testing

Practice Guides after every lesson

Video Review (step-by-step) of Practice

Midterm Exam

Final Exam

Diagnostic Exam (End of Course)

Diagnostic Exam Video Review and Answer Guide

 

 

 

  • Teacher: Jeremy
  • Areas of expertise: I specialize in working with under-performing and disadvantaged students in the areas of college preparedness and ACT English and Reading Preparation.
  • Education: Bachelor's Degree in Secondary English Teaching Master's Degree in Educational Leadership.
  • Interests: My hobbies include working out, playing basketball, camping, playing music, and spending time with my family.
  • Skills: ACT and College-Readiness Specialization.
  • Associations: Kentucky Education Association, National Education Association, and National Council of Teachers of English.
  • Issues I care about: I am passionate about helping under-performing and disadvantaged students achieve success. I believe that all students are gifted, and I love to help my students find their gifting. I believe that all students should have post-secondary opportunities.

I absolutely love teaching. I am passionate about helping others achieve their goals. I like to take complicated subject matter/material and teach it to my students in an easy and enjoyable way. My goal is for each of my students to have an opportunity to pursue a post-secondary education. I want each of my students to create opportunities for future success.

Final Exam 1 Answer Key

This is the Final Exam 1 Answer Key.

Final Exam #2: ACT Diagnostic Test - Answer Key

Please have students watch the video review and mark all answers that they got incorrect.  After viewing their results, students should go back and rewatch/review any content that they missed on the exam.

Midterm Exam - Answer Key

This exam should not be timed.  Please have students use their results to review or re-watch any related lesson/material that they miss.

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