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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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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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Kristin Fracchia

ACT Reading Strategy: Vocabulary in Context Questions

On every ACT Reading test, you’ll find a few questions that fall into the category the ACT calls “Meaning of Words,” or what is often referred to as “Words in Context.” This episode of TuesdACT is all about the perfect strategy to get this question type right.

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Kristin Fracchia

The New SAT Reading Paired Passage

There will always be one paired passage on every New SAT Reading Test. Here are the specific question types you’ll see and the strategies you should use.

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Kristin Fracchia

ACT Scores of Famous People

Ever wonder how your ACT scores compare to the scores of celebrities? Check out the video; the answer may surprise you!

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Kristin Fracchia

Can I Skip Questions on the ACT?

Don’t. Just don’t. There’s no penalty for wrong answers on the ACT, so make sure you have an answer bubbled in for everything before time is called. This means before you finish each section because the rules explicitly forbid going back and answering questions in previous sections even if you are just blindly pencilling in “C” for everything.

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Kristin Fracchia

Pacing for the New SAT Reading Test

We won’t beat around the bush. There’s a lot to read on the new SAT Reading test. And if you aren’t careful with balancing your time between reading and question answering, you very well might find yourself in a panic when the proctor announces 5 minutes left. So let’s talk about how you can learn to pace yourself appropriately.

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Kristin Fracchia

What is a Good ACT Aspire Score?

ACT Aspire tests are scored on kind of a funky scale that changes between subjects and between grades tested. For the ACT Aspire test given in grade 10 (the one that predicts your ACT scores for 11th grade), here’s how the scoring breaks down in the table below:

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Kristin Fracchia

What is a Bad ACT Score?

Chances are your opinions of what makes a good or bad ACT score are influenced by your friends, your school, your parents, so let’s take a look at some numbers to help broaden your perspective.

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Kristin Fracchia

ACT Essay vs New SAT Essay

There were big changes this year to both the ACT essay and SAT essay. In this episode of TuesdACT, we’re comparing both essays. Want to find out which essay is going to be better for you?

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Kristin Fracchia

How to Use the ACT Website in Your ACT Prep

It’s crazy how many students don’t take advantage of the free resources on the ACT website. Lucky ducks, we made you this complete guide to all the best stuff…

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