Thursday, February 9, 2012

ACT and College Preparation Course for the Christian Student

actACT & College Preparation Course for the Christian Student
Published at Master Books

About the book

Your ACT score is key in determining college scholarships and admissions. Prepare to excel with The ACT & College Preparation Course for the Christian Student, written by James P. Stobaugh, an experienced ACT/SAT grader, graduate of Harvard and Rutgers, as well as Princeton & Gordon Conwell seminaries. With these 50 devotion-based lessons, Stobaugh expects “Christian students should score 4 – 5 points higher on the exam.”

Whether used over the course of a year or in 50 days, high school teens will:

  • Master stress reduction techniques and test-taking skills
  • Complete exercises designed to hone their English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science skills
  • Improve reading skills, vocabulary development, and comprehension
  • Strengthen essay skills for the optional writing portion of the exam
  • Develop and strengthen their faith in God and the authority of His Word

My Thoughts

Once again I am in awe with another college preparation course from MasterBooks.   Recently I had the opportunity to review the SAT & College Preparation for the Christian Student and I was impressed by the way it was written.  This time the ACT & College Preparation for the Christian Student is also well written and prepared to help your child to be completely ready to pass the ACT, hopefully gain access to more scholarships, and increase options for college admission.

In this book, you will get a better understanding of the ACT and how to prepare your student for the test.   I didn’t know what an AC was – being in Canada.   So I have found the information included in the introduction quite interesting.   The ACT has four individual subject of examinations: English, Mathematics, Reading/Writing and Science.  This book includes scripture memory verses, devotions, test-taking insights, test practices, math, vocabulary, reading, English, writing and science.    Ideally the student should go through this book 50 days ms or complete it 50 weeks before the exam..    The author recommend that you take 50 weeks to prepare for the exam – which is one lesson a week.

Flipping through the pages I really liked the presentation offered for each lesson.   It is not packed with words but has space throughout a lesson allowing the student to scribble note and reflections in the book.   At the end of this book you will get the answers of the exercises included, vocabulary helps, book list of suggested readings for freshmen and sophomores as well as for juniors, a reading journal example, a devotional journal example, a Greek morphemes index, and a Latin morphemes index.

The author suggest that the student can beat the ACT average score of 21.1 with the ACT & College Preparation Course for the Christian Student.  Seeing the exercises and the way it is develop, I wouldn’t be surprise that it would be possible.    At this point in time, my kids are a bit young and I am unsure of where they would pursue their studies – whether in Canada or elsewhere.    I hope to train them to be able to face any kind of situation in their lives and be able to take tests with honor and peace in their heart.    Having tools like this book will be very useful and will help me to guide their readings when they will reach higher level of school.   

If you have a child who is considering going to College or University, I would suggest that you prepare him/her with the ACT & College Preparation Course for the Christian Student.    It might make the difference between being an average or higher student.

The ACT & College Preparation Course for the Christian Student is available at your favorite bookstore, even

Disclaimer: Thanks to MasterBooks for sending me the books for review purposes. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.

1 comment:

  1. You have a great review! Very detail and encouraging to me...