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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

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ACT Strategies: The Pacing Drill Guaranteed To Improve Your Score

If you’re struggling to finish the test, our expert ACT strategies will perfect your pacing and improve your score. Read on for our best ACT tip on timing!

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How to Get a Perfect 36 on the ACT Reading Test: The Tropical Guide

Having trouble getting your ACT Reading test score up? Magoosh’s experts explain how to get a perfect score on ACT reading in this post.

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How to Get a Perfect 36 on ACT Science: The Dark Knight’s Guide

Want to boost your score on the ACT Science test? Check out Magoosh’s expert, Batman-based guide to ACT Science.

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How to Get a Perfect 36 on ACT English: An Intergalactic Guide

A short time ago, in a galaxy that’s…well, okay, our galaxy…Tina Fey showed us all how Star Wars can be useful in everyday life:   But did you also know that it can be useful when studying for the ACT English test? That’s right: the same principles guiding the series of films in which half […]

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How to Get a Perfect 36 on ACT Math: The Jurassic Guide

New to the ACT Math test, or hoping to boost your score? Magoosh experts have all the information and practice you need for ACT Math.

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Your Magical Guide to Scoring a Perfect 12 on the ACT Essay

Not sure if you should take the ACT Writing section? Find out everything you need to know about the ACT Essay from our experts on the ACT Writing test!

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The Complete Guide to ACT Pacing and Time Management

Running out of time on the ACT? This guide to ACT pacing and ACT time management can help you get to every question and rack up those points!

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ACT Tips and Tricks

Is there a magic set of ACT tips and tricks that will bring your score up to a perfect 36 overnight? Unfortunately…no. (But you probably already knew that.) On the other hand: Is there a set of ACT tips and tricks that you can use to significantly boost your score—possibly as high as a 36? […]

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ACT English Punctuation: Everything You Need to Know

It’s finally here: test day. You open your book when the proctor prompts you, flip to that first page, and…Uh-oh. Time for some English questions. More specifically, time for some ACT English punctuation, grammar, and usage questions. It can be easy to overlook the English section during your ACT prep. After all, if you live […]

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States that Require the ACT or SAT

Is your state among the states that require the ACT or SAT? Find out what your state requires here before you start testing!

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