Test Prep

ACT Test Preparation

The Northern Illinois University ACT Test Prep program promotes individualized attention in a small classroom setting and offers students a chance to best prepare themselves for the ACT test. The program covers English, Math, Reading and Science Reasoning.

Dates for the fall session are:  October 28, November 4, November 11, November 18, and November 25 or December 2.

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Please contact: NIU Continuing and Professional Education at 815-753-5200 or NIUCPE@niu.edu

 

SAT Test Preparation

The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), a three-hour test, measures verbal and mathematical reasoning skills students have developed over time and skills they need to be successful academically. Many colleges and universities use the SAT as one indicator among others-class rank, high school GPA, extracurricular activities, personal essay, and teacher recommendations-of a student's readiness to do college-level work. SAT scores are compared with the scores of other applicants, and the accepted scores at an institution, and can be used as a basis for awarding merit-based financial aid.

The SAT is scored on a scale of 200-800 and is typically taken by high school juniors and seniors. The test is administered several times a year.

Dates for this fall's SAT Test Prep course are September 23 (Pre-test), September 30 (Writing and Language Arts), October 7 (Reading), October 14 (Math, calculator and no calculator) and October 21 (Post-test).

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GRE Test Preparation

On-Campus GRE Review Schedule

Fall Session I

September 29: Reading Comprehension, 9am-1pm, GH 342
September 29: Verbal Reasoning & Essay, 2-6pm, GH 342
October 6: Discrete Quantitative I, 9am-1pm, GH 342
October 6: Discrete Quantitative II, 2-6pm, GH 342
October 20: Quantitative Comparisons/Data, 9am-1pm, GH 342

Fall Session II

November 3: Reading Comprehension, 9am-1pm, GH 342
November 3: Verbal Reasoning & Essay, 2-6pm, GH 342
November 10: Discrete Quantitative I, 9am-1pm, GH 342
November 10: Discrete Quantitative II, 2-6pm, GH 342
November 17: Quantitative Comparisons/Data, 9am-1pm, GH 342

GMAT Review

On-Campus GMAT Review Schedule

Review Segments

Reading Comprehension
This section of the test measures your ability to understand what you read. The GMAT Review instructor will guide you with certain tachniques to enhance your knowledge and insight.

Critical Reasoning
This review of logical reasoning will help you identify conclusions, dicover hidden assumptions, and critically evaluate the strengths or weaknesses of an argument.

Mathematical Skills
This section tests your knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, weighted averages, proportions, factoring polynomials, and more. The instructor will teach you strategies so you can apply these concepts to the word problems you will see on the test.

Sentence Structure
It has probably been a long time since you last studied grammar, but this review helps you avoid the grammatical and verbal traps that will be on this section of the test.


Presenters

Sandra Polanco, Esq. Northern Illinois University
Associate Director of Compliance and Investigations

Materials include Computer Adaptive CD-ROM* (tutorial; diagnostic test; adaptive logic, analytical, and grammar skill builders; practice tests). Fee includes comprehensive workbook, several actual previous exams and a practice CD ROM.

Cost

$545 ($495 if registered one week before the first class)
$445 for NIU Students, Alumni, and Employees ($395 if registered one week before the first class)
Registrations cannot be confirmed without payment

*Book and CD will be distributed during first class session.

LSAT Test Preparation

On-Campus LSAT Review Schedule

2018 Fall Session I:

September 22:
Analytical Reasoning, 9am-1pm, Swen Parson 150
September 22:
Logical Reasoning, 2-6pm, Swen Parson 150
September 29:
Reading Comprehension & Writing Sample, 9am-1pm, Swen Parson 150
September 29:
Analytical Reasoning II & Logical Reasoning II, 2-6pm, Swen Parson 150

2018 Fall Session II:

October 27:
Analytical Reasoning, 9am-1pm, Swen Parson 150
September 22:
Logical Reasoning, 2-6pm, Swen Parson 150
September 29:
Reading Comprehension & Writing Sample, 9am-1pm, Swen Parson 150
September 29:
Analytical Reasoning II & Logical Reasoning II, 2-6pm, Swen Parson 150

Review Segments

Reading Comprehension
This section of the test measures your ability to understand what you read. The LSAT Review instructor will guide you with certain techniques to enhance your knowledge and insight.

Logical Reasoning
The review of logical reasoning will help you identify conclusions, discover hidden assumptions, and critically evaluate the strengths or weakness of an argument.

Analytical Reasoning
If you don't have a strategy, this section of the test will be difficult-if not impossible. In this part of the review, you will learn strategies for diagramming and coding conditions to solve problems and draw correct conclusions.

Writing Sample
You will be given a system for generating ideas on a surprise topic, so you can skillfully express and support the position you take.


Presenters: 

Instructor: Greg C. Anderson, J.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Director of Career Opportunities and Development, NIU College of Law

Materials include Computer Adaptive CD-ROM* (tutorial; diagnostic test; adaptive logic, analytical, and grammar skill builders; practice tests). Fee includes comprehensive workbook, several actual previous exams and a practice CD ROM.

Cost

$495 ($445 if registered one week before the first class)
$445 for NIU Students, Alumni, and Employees ($395 if registered one week before the first class)
Registrations cannot be confirmed without payment

* Book and CD will be distributed during the first class session.

Contact Us

NIU Continuing and Professional Education
148 N 3rd St.
DeKalb, IL

815-753-5200
NIUCPE@niu.edu

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