SAT-ACT-Related

4 Commonly Tested ACT English Grammar Rules

Today’s article was written by David White. For those planning to pursue an education after high school, the ACT could very well be an important part of your application process. The ACT is a standardized test that measures students’ abilities in four basic categories: English, reading, mathematics, and science. Although each college or university prioritizes ACT ...

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How to Improve Your ACT Math Score

Today’s article was submitted by Rachel Kapelke-Dale.  If you’re worried about your ACT math score, first of all: take a deep breath. You’re not alone! Every single test-taker has areas that he or she is stronger in—and areas that could use improvement. You may be nervous about approaching the ACT math section for the first time; ...

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5 Ways to Embrace ACT Prep this Summer

Today’s article was written by Heather Hamilton.  While the change of scenery is nice, summer break represents a great time to get started on or continue your ACT prep. You are free from homework, extracurriculars, and a strict beginning and end time for your day. Best of all, ACT prep doesn’t have to be a drag—embrace ...

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5 Tips for Last-Minute AP Exam Prep

Today’s article was written by David White. It goes without saying that, if you want to get a good grade, you’re probably going to need to study. While this applies to small tests, like quizzes, it most certainly applies to major tests like advanced placement (AP) exams. AP exams can help you advance more quickly at ...

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How to Approach Paired Passages on ACT Reading

The reading section on the ACT is made up of 40 questions across four sections, for which you’ll be given 35 minutes to complete. Each question relates to one of the five passages you’ll be asked to read before answering the questions. If you’ve ever taken a test in a class like English or history, ...

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5 Tips for Answering Usage and Mechanics Questions on ACT English

Once you’ve taken ACT practice tests and identified particular areas you could use more focus, the real work begins. For many students, knowing how to proceed in a particular subject area can be challenging. Usage and Mechanics is all about your foundational knowledge of grammar, word usage, sentence structure, and punctuation. As you can imagine, ...

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You’ve Received Your ACT/SAT Scores: What to Do Next

Today’s article was written by Heather Hamilton. After months of preparing for a test as large as the ACT or SAT, it can be kind of anticlimactic to actually enter the room and take the exam. Once you leave the room, this feeling is further amplified. Typically, we feel the pressure to perform well on ...

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Last-Minute ACT Tips

Today’s article was written by Thomas Broderick. Thomas is a test prep expert at Magoosh. The ACT is just days away. Like hundreds of thousands of students around the country, you’re probably looking forward to a well-deserved break from studying. Yet these last few days are an important time, and there are a few commonsense things ...

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So You Want to Retake the ACT? 5 Tips to Improve Your Score

So the ACT didn’t quite go the way you planned? Don’t get down on yourself. Many end up retaking the test. In fact, many end up doing better the second time around. But that’s likely because they followed at least one—if not all—of the tips below. 1. Do your best to pinpoint what went wrong ...

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5 Last Minute SAT and ACT Test Prep Strategies

Today’s article was submitted by Chris Lele. You’ve probably heard many times before that you shouldn’t leave things to the last minute. But sometimes that’s all you have left. When it comes to the grueling rite of passage that is the SAT and the ACT, last minute prep strategies might actually make a significant difference ...

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