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Conquering Right Triangles & the Pythagorean Theorem on ACT Math – Part 2

If you’ve read Part 1 of the “Conquering Right Triangles…” series, you’re ready to rock some more challenging ACT Math questions with a quick “Triangles” quiz! Try each question on your own, then check your answer against the explanation! Question #1: A right triangle with one length of 60 degrees has two leg lengths of […]

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10 Tips for Smooth-Sailing on ACT Test Day

1) Use the answer choices on the ACT Math Test If you can’t figure out how to set up the algebra to solve, using an ACT Math strategy like plugging in can definitely lead to better scores. Use the answer choices to your advantage, trying each one out, by backsolving, then looking for the choice […]

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Measurements on the ACT Science Test

Measurements questions on the ACT Science Test involve the numbers and corresponding labels that appear in the graphs and tables of the Science passages. Questions that involve measurements sometimes allow you to approximate if the answer choices are far apart. Measurements questions are almost like Math questions with a Science theme. It helps to recall […]

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What You Need to Know About Scoring on the ACT Test

The ACT Test is scored very differently from the SAT – here’s the top ten things you need to know about what you’ll see on your score report after taking the ACT exam! Your ACT Test score is really a “composite score.” It’s arrived at by averaging the four major subject scores (English, Math, Reading […]

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Physical Sciences on the ACT

Just like other areas of the exam, the ACT Science Test wants to know what you can do rather than what you already know, so you won’t be required to have a vast knowledge of physical sciences. You already know all the Science knowledge you’ll need on Test Day from your high school Biology and […]

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Top Ten Twitter Handles to Follow While Studying for the ACT

Studying online for the ACT is a great way to improve your score – between the Official ACT website www.ACTStudent.org, Facebook, Twitter, and all of the private test prep companies, there’s an amazing amount of free ACT practice questions, study guides, and blogs. Studying online can help you build a community with other college-bound juniors […]

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ACT Math: What’s a Logarithm?

  If you find logarithms super-strange looking, you’re definitely not alone! They’re rarely tested on the ACT Math Test, but just in case you see 1 or 2 of these unusual questions, you’ll want to know the basic rules for solving them. We’re used to seeing exponents in a format like y = xa. In […]

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How to Follow the Procedure in an Experiment on the ACT Science Test

For some ACT Science Test questions, you will need to be able to answer questions on how certain experiments are set up. These questions can appear in any of the three Science passages: Data Representation, Research Summaries, and Conflicting Viewpoints, but are much more common in Research Summaries. It’s important to extract the set-up from […]

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Physics and the ACT Science Test

According to the Official ACT website: “Advanced knowledge in these subjects is not required, but background knowledge acquired in general, introductory science courses is needed to answer some of the questions.” The Physics passages on the ACT Science Test tests what you can do rather than what you already know and if you’ve taken a […]

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ACT Math: Should I Pick Numbers or Do the Math?

The most interesting thing about some of the tough ACT Math word problems is that you can potentially solve them in more than one way! “Do the Math” refers to using traditional algebra to solve. “Picking Numbers” is an awesome strategy and can work on a wide range of questions: problems with unknown starting values, […]

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