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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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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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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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How to Make Sense of Tricky Variables on the ACT Math Test

A “variable” in math is a placeholder for an unknown. In ACT Science, this takes on a slightly different meaning and is used to describe the factors in an experiment.  Independent variables are factors that are controlled by the scientists. Did the scientists increase the heat in the experiment? Did they add or remove pressure? […]

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Conquering Right Triangles & the Pythagorean Theorem on ACT Math – Part 1

The ACT Math Test loves triangles! Out of all the ACT math topics tested, the triangle is the most commonly tested Geometric shape. The Pythagorean Theorem and the properties of right triangles are especially tested. The Pythagorean Theorem is a formula used to find the third side of a right triangle if you know the […]

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How to Compare Two Experiments on the ACT Science

One type of ACT Science passage, Research Summaries, will present descriptions of one or more related experiments and will require you to answer questions about one or both experiments. To compare them accurately, answer the following questions as you read: How is each experiment set up? Make sure you understand the method for each experiment. […]

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Scientific Notation on the ACT Math Test

Scientific Notation is not a heavily-tested concept on the ACT. However, it may be combined with other topics for medium and hard-level questions. Use this guide to bolster your online studies and gain confidence for test day! Large numbers and very small decimals are often expressed with exponents using scientific notation. Scientific notation involves writing […]

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ACT Science – Research Summaries Strategy

The ACT Science Test will always be the fourth test you’ll take. It will have 7 passages and you’ll have 35 minutes to complete them. That’s about 5 minutes per passage so moving confidently through this test is essential! It takes practice to gain confidence in interpreting data and understanding the meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary. […]

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