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Author: Kristin Fracchia

Dr. Kristin Fracchia makes sure Magoosh's sites are full of awesome, free resources that can be found by students prepping for standardized tests. With a PhD from UC Irvine and degrees in Education and English, she’s been working in education since 2004 and has helped students prepare for standardized tests, as well as college and graduate school admissions, since 2007. She enjoys the agony and bliss of trail running, backpacking, hot yoga, and esoteric knowledge.

Kristin Fracchia

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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5 Best Free Apps for SAT and ACT Test Prep

Quality test prep doesn’t have to be only for those who can afford it. Check out our list of the five best free SAT and ACT apps for test prep!

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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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About the New SAT Reading Passages

What kind of passages are you going to encounter on the new SAT Reading test? Tests are always way less nerve-wracking when you know what to expect, so let’s talk a little bit about Redesigned SAT Reading in general:

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