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Author: Jessica Ellis

Jessica helps make the Magoosh products engaging and effective study tools. She has over eight years of experience in education and curriculum design having earned her BS in Science, Technology and International Affairs from Georgetown and her Master in Mind, Brain and Education from Harvard. When she is not thinking about product design, you will find her on the ski slopes!

Jessica Ellis

Study Timer: Test Prep Stopwatch App by Magoosh (iOS only)

Introducing the Magoosh Study Timer: a test prep stopwatch app by Magoosh.   As a Product Manager for both high school and graduate school apps, I’ve talked with over 200 Magoosh students who are studying through our product. In almost every conversation, students talk about one challenge in particular: Time Management. Time management means two […]

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Jessica Ellis

24-hrs Before Your Test

One Day ACT Study Plan *Disclaimer! You can’t fully prepare for the ACT in one day, and we would never suggest that! But you can learn how to be ready to do your best on the test tomorrow morning, and that’s what this guide is for! Step 1 If you aren’t familiar at all with […]

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Jessica Ellis

9 Tips for Making Your Study Time Count

Here are some strategies to make the most out of your time to study:  Morning   Start studying two hours after waking up. This is when you are most alert and ready to focus/learn. So, if you wake up at 8am, make sure you get to a place you can study by 10am.   Go […]

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Jessica Ellis

ACT Test Prep – Lessons for iPhone and Android

ACT Lessons Are Now Mobile!   Looking for high quality ACT test prep that will review the fundamentals and go deep on the core concepts that you need to know for the ACT? Look no further: We have put our top ACT lessons in a super sleek, new and free video app. You will have […]

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Continuing Writing Practice

Main Goal Continuing Writing practice. Today’s Tasks Estimated time: 90 minutes WATCH Writing, Essay, Top Grammar Rules for the Essay, 10 min WATCH Writing, Essay, How to Wow the Graders, 12 min WATCH Writing, Essay, Scoring, 11 min REVIEW Review the essay you wrote last week and re-work it, 10 min WATCH Writing, Essay, Time […]

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Jessica Ellis

Continuing English Practice

Main Goal Continuing English practice. Today’s Tasks Estimated time: 64 minutes DO 7 English Practice Questions, 20 min REVIEW Your practice session, 5 min WATCH English, Rhetorical Strategy: Adding or Deleting Sentences, 8 min FLASHCARDS English: Punctuation and Grammar, 10 min WATCH English, Punctuation: Semi Colons, 5 min WATCH English, Punctuation: Semi Colons, 5 min […]

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Getting Started with Writing Practice

NOTE: The essay is optional on the ACT. If the schools that you plan to apply to require it, then we recommend that you practice for it. Today’s Tasks Estimated time: 52 minutes WATCH Writing, Essay: Example Essay Prompt, 1 min WATCH Writing, Essay: Structuring the Essay, 11 min PRACTICE Writing and structuring your own […]

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Getting Started with Science Practice

Today’s Tasks Estimated time: 67 minutes DO 9 Science Practice Questions, 20 min REVIEW Your practice session, 5 min WATCH Science, Intro: Intro to Science Question Types, 12 min WATCH Science, Tables, Graphs & Figures: Linking Tables and Graphs, 7 min WATCH Science, Tables, Graphs & Figures: Understanding Tables, Graphs, and Figures, 9 min WATCH […]

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Getting Started with Reading Practice

Today’s Tasks Estimated time: 60 minutes DO 1 Reading Practice Question, 10 min REVIEW Your practice session, 5 min WATCH Reading, Basic Strategies: Approaching Passages, 11 min WATCH Reading, Basic Strategies: Wrong Answers, 7 min FLASHCARDS English: Structure and Style, 14 min WATCH Reading, Question Type Strategies: Main Idea, 9 min WATCH Reading, Question Type […]

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Getting Started with Math Practice

Today’s Tasks Estimated time: 73 minutes DO 10 Math Practice Questions, 20 min REVIEW Your practice session, 5 min WATCH Math, Geometry: Geometry Strategies – Part 1, 3 min WATCH Math, Trigonometry: Intro to SOHCAHTOA, 13 min FLASHCARDS Math: Algebra, Exponents, Roots, 10 min WATCH Math, Algebra: FOIL Method, 8 min WATCH Math, Algebra: Intro […]

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