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Easy ACT Science Test questions ask you what the passage or data tables explicitly say. More challenging questions require you to draw your own conclusions based on what is implied in the passages. Mark up the passages as you read, paying close attention to the topic, experiment set-ups, given results, author’s point of view, and […]

Not all averages are created equal on the ACT Math Test. What can be somewhat confusing is that the word “average” on the ACT Math can refer to two separate concepts: the arithmetic mean, and the average speed. It’s important not to confuse the two on the Test Day, as they require different formulas to […]

Function questions are among the toughest problems you might see on the ACT Math Test. These questions sometimes ask about domain and range, or present you with a linear or quadratic function and ask you to plug in a number for a variable and solve. Functions can also use made-up symbol. For these tricky problems, […]

How to Rock Data Analysis on the ACT Science Test The key to data analysis on ACT Science is fairly easy: actually take the time to analyze the data! Most people skip parts of the information and go straight to the questions, but you’ll need to know where to look for the correct answer!   […]

On the ACT Science Test, assumption questions will either ask you to apply a given set of information to a new situation or ask you to correctly identify the basis for a conclusion.   What is an assumption? In an argument, an assumption is an underlying basis for a conclusion. It is something that needs […]

For Data Interpretation and Research Summaries questions on the ACT Science Test, you will often be presented with a set of graphs and tables and required to answer relevant questions. Remember, it’s important to take the time and thoroughly analyze the data before jumping to the questions.   Some Tips to Remember: Tip #1 – […]

The ACT English Test consists of several short essays with underlined sections. You’ll have to determine whether there is a grammatical error in each underlined portion, and select the best answer choice. You won’t need to identify a specific word as a “conjunction,” but if you know what they are, you’ll better be able to […]

You might see passages on the ACT Science Test covering a wide range of scientific topics: biology, chemistry, physics, etc. The good news is that you don’t need to know a lot about Chemistry to get these questions correct. All you have to know is how to analyze the passages. Passages dealing with Chemistry may […]

Detail problems on the ACT Science Test ask about all the tiny pieces of information that make up an ACT Science passage. There are so many strange vocabulary words, odd data formats, and experiments to keep track of that it can be difficult to remember most of the passage once you’ve finished reading. Don’t try!  […]

Hypothesis questions can occur on different parts of the ACT Science Test. You’re definitely going to see some ACT Science questions that ask about hypotheses on the Research Summaries passages, but hypothesis questions can also appear in Data Interpretation passages. You may be asked to compare hypotheses as well!   Comparing Hypotheses When confronted with […]