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Author: Rachel Kapelke-Dale

Rachel is one of Magoosh’s Content Creators. She writes and updates content on our High School and GRE Blogs to ensure students are equipped with the best information during their test prep journey. Rachel has helped students around the world prepare for various standardized tests, including the SAT, ACT, TOEFL, GRE, and GMAT, and she is one of the authors of our Magoosh ACT Prep Book. Rachel has a Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature from Brown University, an MA in Cinematography from the Université de Paris VII, and a Ph.D. in Film Studies from University College London. For over a decade, Rachel has honed her craft as a fiction and memoir writer and public speaker. Her work has appeared in over a dozen online and print publications, including Vanity Fair Hollywood. When she isn't strategically stringing words together at Magoosh, you can find Rachel riding horses or with her nose in a book. LinkedIn

Rachel Kapelke-Dale

The Official ACT Prep Guide 2020-2021 | Book Review

Wondering whether The Official ACT Prep Guide 2018 is worth your time and money? Magoosh’s experts give their expert opinion!

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Top 9 ACT Science Tips (With Video)

If you’re planning on taking the ACT, the ACT Science section may have been a deciding factor in your decision…or it may have been something you grudgingly accepted. But whether you think of yourself as a science person or not, you can still master this section! These ACT Science tips will help you kick your […]

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Rachel Kapelke-Dale

How to Prepare for the 2020 At-Home ACT Test

Editor’s note: This post has been last updated on April 30, 2020. While this post may have some useful information regarding ACT testing during the COVID-19 crisis, please check out our live COVID-19 updates post for the latest information. If you’re applying to colleges right now, figuring out standardized test options can be a confusing […]

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Is the SAT Cancelled? Digital Tests Possible by Fall

Editor’s note: This post has been last updated on June 10, 2020. While this post may have some useful information regarding SAT testing during the COVID-19 crisis, please check out our live COVID-19 updates post for the latest information. Due to coronavirus concerns, the College Board (SAT test-maker) has cancelled several tests. These include the […]

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What You Need To Know About At-Home AP Exams

Editor’s note: This post has been last updated on April 16, 2020. While this post may have some useful information regarding AP testing during the COVID-19 crisis, please check out our live COVID-19 updates post for the latest information. If you’re enrolled in an AP class, you’re probably wondering how COVID-19 will affect your AP […]

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What Is the Highest SAT Score?

The highest score on the Redesigned SAT is now 1600, not 2400. But there’s more to the story; here’s what you need to know about highest scores on the SAT.

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ACT Section Retesting: How to Retake Individual ACT Sections

Great news for ACT test-takers! Starting in September 2020, the ACT will give you the new option to retake individual sections of the ACT exam, rather than taking the entire test again. So if you love your ACT score in one, two, or three of the four ACT test sections, but have a particular area […]

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How COVID-19 Impacts College Admissions and Applications

Wondering how the college applications process will be affecting by COVID-19? Check out this post for all that you need to know.

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Average ACT Scores by State (2020 Update)

In this article I go over average ACT scores, what they mean for competition, and how to make your state’s average ACT score work to your advantage.

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When Do ACT Scores Come Out? Score Release Dates and FAQ

  After you take the ACT, you might feel like a big weight’s been lifted from your shoulders. But, as the days pass and you still don’t have your test score, the tension starts setting in again. If you’re refreshing your ACT account page and wondering, When do ACT scores come out?—don’t worry! Your ACT […]

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