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Author: Kristin Fracchia

Dr. Kristin Fracchia currently focuses on our MCAT and LSAT Prep, but she also has expertise in a wide range of standardized tests, including the ACT, SAT, GRE, and GMAT, as well as college and grad school admissions. With a PhD from UC Irvine and degrees in Education and English, she’s been working in education since 2004. She enjoys the agony and bliss of long distance trail running, backpacking, hot yoga, and esoteric knowledge.

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ACT vs SAT: Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Right Test

Our infographic, cartoons, videos, and top tips from SAT and ACT experts will help you see the differences between the ACT and SAT and pick the right test for you!

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Best Snacks for the ACT

Here are the 6 best snacks to help you maximize your performance on ACT test day….along with the worst snacks you could eat.

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Four ACT Test Hacks You Can’t Live Without

One of the things I love most about the ACT is all the tricks and hacks you can employ to get the right answer. Here are few of my favorites.

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ACT Math Logarithms: What You Need to Know

ACT math logarithms are challenging for many test takers. We break them down in this post to make them simple.

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When Should You Take the ACT?

When should you take the ACT? The answer depends on a lot of factors. Check out the video for our best tips.

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Is the ACT a Good Test for International Students?

If you are an international student, here are some things to think about to determine if the ACT is a better test for you. Check out the video for our tips for international students!

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ACT Math Tips: The One Equation of a Line You Need to Know

In Geometry class, there are several forms of an equation of a line that most students learn.
You learn standard form, slope-intercept form, point-slope form, etc., but for basically every single question that the ACT Math section asks you about lines on a coordinate plane, there’s only ONE you really need to know. Only ONE that is really useful.

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How to Choose the Best Online Test Prep for the SAT or ACT

Since we work in the test prep world, we spend a lot of time looking at test prep options for students, so we know that a lot of stuff out there is not all that great, or it’s really expensive and therefore not accessible to all students.
So how is a student to choose? Here’s some important advice on what to look for in an online test prep product.

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ACT Scores for Ivy League Schools

In this episode, we take a look at the average ACT scores of admitted students at the prestigious Ivy League, including composite scores and writing scores.

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Complete Guide to ACT Question Types

We have a lot of great stuff on our blog here about the ACT’s question types, but not all in one place! So here’s your complete guide to all of the question types that appear on the ACT exam, with links to sample questions (with video and text explanations for the answers) and more help! […]

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