The best way a student can prepare for the ACT is to take as many academically challenging classes as possible throughout high school and to study and do well in those classes. However, many students choose to prepare for the ACT by attending workshops, reading study books and/or reviewing online versions of the assessment. By engaging in these activities, students are able to familiarize themselves with the format of the ACT, practice pacing themselves on each section of the ACT, and review materials they may have learned several years ago. Students also learn some "tricks" that may help them narrow down possible answer choices or figure out how to better allocate their time for more difficult questions. Listed below you will find links to several workshops in the Jackson Metro area that students may want to attend in preparation for the ACT. These links are not necessarily recommended or endorsed by Terry High School, rather they are provided for your information. Please make sure to follow the link to find information about registration deadlines, cost, dates, and areas of focus to see if they will be a good fit for you!
Get2College: Get2College is a division of Educational Services Foundation and offers ACT Prep workshops throughout the year as part of their mission to offer comprehensive college planning and payment options. Get2College offers FREE ACT Prep workshops for students who have never taken the ACT before or students who scored between 15 and 25 who want to increase their score. The workshop covers an overview of English, Mathematics, Reading and Science subject areas, tips to achieve your target score, and time-saving strategies. You will also receive review and resource materials. Each workshop covers the same information, so you should only sign up to attend one. These workshops fill up very quickly and registration opens at 6:00am one month prior to each Saturday workshop. The workshops take place from 9:00-1:00 on Jackson State University's campus (except the June workshop that takes place at the Get2College Center off of Lakeland Drive in Jackson.
Millsaps College: Millsaps usually offers ACT Test Prep Courses as part of their Community Enrichment Series. These courses usually take place on a Saturday from 10-3:30 with two brief 15 minute breaks and an hour for lunch. The fee is usually around $70. The single-day session is fast-paced and covers test taking strategies, identifying and addressing potential obstacles to optimum performance, and ways to build confidence. When the linked window opens, make sure to scroll through all options to find the ACT Prep Course at Millsaps College's campus in Jackson--sometimes it is near the bottom of the list!
Mississippi College: MC offers ACT Test Reveiws on Saturdays from 9:00-3:00 with an hour long lunch break on your own. The single-day review covers tips and techniques for each section, reading comprehension and grammar, mathematics and science reviews and sample questions. The review costs about $60 and usually happens close to an ACT Test date. MC encourages participants to register in advance, as space is limited. The ACT Test Reviews at Mississippi College take place on Mississippi College's main campus in Clinton.
Holmes Community College: Holmes CC offers an ACT workshop on several Saturdays throughout the year. The workshop takes place at the Holmes Community College campus in Ridgeland and costs about $50 (includes lunch). The Holmes ACT workshop covers how to prepare for the ACT, test-taking tips and strategies, and an overview of the major content areas.