Test Prep

Start Your College Plan Early

We’re about to turn the corner and head into another New Year. This has been a year like no other. That’s a phrase that we hear frequently. Literally, every year is a year like no other because it’s an entirely different year, every year. That seems obvious and almost nonsensical, but the “unlike no other ...

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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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Summertime And The Reading Is Easy

Summer begins in less than a week. How will you spend it, now that the rigors of high school have abated for yet another year? Maybe you’re between college years. At any rate, some free time should be at hand. Are you working a job? Interning? Traveling? Or, are you just hanging out, not really ...

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What to Know About Proficiency Exams (and When to Take Them)

Today’s article was submitted by Heather Hamilton. For many students, college coursework begins in high school. There are Advanced Placement classes and International Baccalaureate programs, dual credit options, and other college preparedness options like summer pre-college “camps” or tutoring. The practice of college coursework in high school might mean that a student is ready to ...

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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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