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How to Make Sense of Functions on the ACT Math Test

Function questions are among the toughest problems you might see on the ACT Math Test. These questions sometimes ask about domain and range, or present you with a linear or quadratic function and ask you to plug in a number for a variable and solve. Functions can also use made-up symbol. For these tricky problems, […]

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Analyzing Data on the ACT Science Test

For Data Interpretation and Research Summaries questions on the ACT Science Test, you will often be presented with a set of graphs and tables and required to answer relevant questions. Remember, it’s important to take the time and thoroughly analyze the data before jumping to the questions.   Some Tips to Remember: Tip #1 – […]

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Chris Lele

SAT Math – Probability

Probability is actually pretty rare on the SAT. So don’t freak out about this topic. In fact, I’d only recommend this post for those looking for a near perfect—those who want to make sure they have all their bases covered. What you’ll have to know is the following: Probability (Likelihood of something happening) = #of […]

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Rita Neumann

ACT Geometry

Even if you had a terrible Geometry teacher in 9th or 10th grade, you can still get most of the ACT Math Test Geometry questions correct with the basic information in this blog! Here are all the need-to-know definitions!   Common ACT Geometry Terms Describing Angles: Angle, Vertex An angle is formed by two lines […]

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ACT Vocabulary

Even if you don’t have an impressive vocabulary, you can still get great scores on the ACT English, ACT Reading, and ACT Writing tests by keeping your focus on strategy. Here are ten tips to boost your scores on this English-language heavy sections of the ACT!   ACT Vocabulary Strategies Memorize transition words and phrases. […]

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ACT Math

How the ACT Math Section Works The ACT Test is actually made up of 5 mini-tests: English, Math, Reading, Science, and Writing. The ACT Math Test is always the second test and is always 60 minutes long with 60 questions. Concepts tested include arithmetic, algebra, coordinate geometry, plane geometry, and (unfortunately) trigonometry. The math concepts […]

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Lucas Fink

SAT Geometry: Angle Diagram Questions

There will be a number of times on your SAT when you’ll be asked to find the measurement of an angle or angles, but you’ll be given a picture with only a bit of information on it. In these questions, the SAT makers are testing you on your ability to move information around a figure. […]

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Chris Lele

SAT Math Basics – Triangles

What you need to know about triangles on the SAT is nowhere near as much as you probably learned in high school. Remember law of cosines? Exactly, most people do not. But the law of cosines, and just about every thing else from trigonometry, is not tested on the SAT. Ahh…I think I just heard […]

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