Author Archive | David Recine

  • David Recine

    David is a Test Prep Expert for Magoosh TOEFL and IELTS. Additionally, he's helped students with TOEIC, PET, FCE, BULATS, Eiken, SAT, ACT, GRE, and GMAT.

    David has a BS and MA from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and an MA from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Early in his career, he worked for Disney Consumer Relations, later moving on to become a business banker at Wells Fargo. Once David discovered his passion for education, he started teaching K-12 ESL in South Korea. He soon branched out into adult learning, teaching undergraduate and MBA-level communication and writing classes at American universities. During this time, David also taught business communication to employees at Hyundai, Cargill, and Nestle, and trained English teachers in America, Italy, and Peru.

    His work at Magoosh has been cited in many scholarly articles, his Master's Thesis is featured on the Reading with Pictures website, and he's presented at the WITESOL (link to PDF) and NAFSA conferences.

    Come join David and the Magoosh team on Youtube, Facebook, and Instagram, or connect with him via LinkedIn!

SAT Multiple Choice Strategies

Like most standardized tests, the SAT consists primarily of multiple choice questions. To answer these questions correctly, you’ll need to approach them not only with the right knowledge, but also with the correct strategy.

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ACT English: Word Form Rules

ACT English is very conscious of varying word forms in the English language and you’ll get a lot of questions that deal with them. Here are some rules to remember as you keep an eye on word forms in the English portion of the exam.

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ACT Compass: How to Prepare

Due to a decline in popularity, ACT phased out its Compass exam at the end of 2016. That being said, ACT Compass will remain an important exam for colleges and universities for the next twelve months and may be replaced by a similar exam in the future. The most well-known ACT test is (of course) […]

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