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Author: Catrina Coffey

Catrina graduated from Rider University with a B.A. in English. She’s been helping students prepare for standardized tests since 2011. In her spare time, you can find her reading anything within arms’ reach, playing video games, correcting grammar, or studying word derivations. (Did you know that procrastinate comes from the Latin word cras, which means “tomorrow”?)

Catrina Coffey

Princeton ACT Scores

Hiya, Magooshers! Today I’m addressing those of you who want to come and study in my lovely home state of New Jersey. Specifically, I’m talking to those of you who want to attend Princeton University, and join the many notable alumni, like Richard Feynman, Jeff Halpern, and Aaron Burr! (I mean, who wouldn’t want to […]

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How to Improve Your ACT Score By 10 Points

Howdy, Magooshers! Today we’re going to cover a very important topic: How to Improve Your ACT Score By 10 Points. According to Google, that exact phrase was one of the most common searches after the last ACT, so it’s near and dear to a lot of you!

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Top 20 ACT Vocabulary Words

Worried about ACT vocabulary? Worry no more! We’ve collected the top 20 ACT vocabulary words you should know—along with their definitions and parts of speech—in one place for your studying ease. Without further ado… Top 20 ACT Vocabulary Words* *As I mentioned in the Top Tips post, the ACT will more commonly test secondary definitions […]

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Top Tips for ACT Vocab

Hidey-ho, Magooshers! Today I’m going to give you my top three tips for vocabulary success on the ACT, and what they mean for you in preparing for test day.   Top Tip #1: The ACT and SAT test vocabulary in different ways. Traditionally, an “SAT word” has been a vocabulary word that is both uncommon […]

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Tricksy Little Questionses: How the ACT Tests Vocabulary with Jargon

What comes to mind when you see the phrase “SAT word”? Probably some difficult, maybe even abstruse, word that you’ve never seen before and will probably never actually use. “Abstruse” might even be a good example (but it’s an adjective meaning “difficult to understand,” in case you ever need it). You may be thinking, though, […]

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Meet Catrina!

Hello, Magooshers! I’m Catrina, your new ACT Expert Blogger! For the last few years, I’ve been helping students just like you prepare for standardized tests. Before that, I worked for my college’s admissions office as a student Admissions Ambassador. I was the person who gave tours, answered questions about the school and the admissions process, […]

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