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Author: Rita Neumann

Rita creates fun, inspiring, and educational resources that introduce students to Magoosh and help them prep for their exams. She earned both her BA and Master of Pacific International Affairs from UC San Diego, where she also studied Spanish, French, and Portuguese. Rita loves education and marketing, just as much as she loves vinyasa yoga and baking chocolate chip cookies.

Rita Neumann

Top Ten Things to Avoid Doing on your ACT Test Day!

To get a great ACT score you need to learn the exam format, practice effective strategies, and master the pacing for each individual test. However, even if you do lots of solid ACT preparation, it’s still possible to get a bad ACT score on ACT test day if you do any of the following. Don’t […]

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Ten Tips to Quickly Improve Your ACT Reading Score

Want to quickly improve your ACT Reading score? The keys to the ACT Reading test are strategy and pacing. You’ll need to have a plan for HOW you will read each passage, tackle the questions, and finish in the allotted time; otherwise, it’ll be hard to achieve your desired section and composite ACT score. For […]

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Ten Tips to Get More Financial Aid!

Each college or university has its own process for doling out financial aid money, and it isn’t always dependent on your ACT scores! Even if you receive what you’d consider a bad ACT score, you can still receive significant financial aid based on sports, academics, cultural heritage, and a plethora of other factors (including persistence!). […]

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3 Steps to Rock Conflicting Viewpoints Passages on the ACT

In Conflicting Viewpoints passages, on the ACT Science Test, several different viewpoints or hypotheses will be presented on a specific scientific phenomenon. The first few paragraphs will describe the phenomenon and the remaining paragraphs will outline each student or scientist’s viewpoint. These passages typically contain more words than Research Summaries or Data Interpretation passages, so […]

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Idioms on the ACT English Test

The word “idiom” tends to make many ACT students uncomfortable. What does the word refer to, and how can it help you get more ACT English questions correct? Simply put, an “idiom” is an expression, which consists of at least two words that naturally seem to “go” together. It is something that native speakers of […]

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New SAT Book Reviews

With so many SAT Prep Books on the market these days, it can be time-consuming (and very expensive) finding one or two that you like. Now that the College Board is revamping the SAT, many of the SAT prep book offerings that are known and loved are about to be come completely outdated. The redesigned […]

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Yale SAT Scores to Aim For

Is Yale one of your dream schools? Find out out which Yale SAT scores you should aim for, based on the latest data from Yale’s incoming freshman class!

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[Announcement] New Magoosh ACT Blog!

Exciting news: Magoosh now has an ACT blog! For all you future college students who are considering the ACT as well as the SAT, look no further for all your ACT info and study help! If you’re currently deciding whether to take the SAT or the ACT (or whether you should just take both), you […]

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ACT Geometry

Even if you had a terrible Geometry teacher in 9th or 10th grade, you can still get most of the ACT Math Test Geometry questions correct with the basic information in this blog! Here are all the need-to-know definitions!   Common ACT Geometry Terms Describing Angles: Angle, Vertex An angle is formed by two lines […]

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