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Category: ACT

Rachel Kapelke-Dale

Complete Guide to the PreACT

The PreACT is basically a mini-ACT that you take before the ACT. Most students will take the ACT their junior year, making sophomores the official target group of the exam. Other than being a little bit easier and a little bit shorter, the test is exactly like the ACT.

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Rachel Kapelke-Dale

ACT Study Guide

While finding the right ACT test study guide for you may seem overwhelming, given all the material that’s out there, we have the perfect resources to help you navigate those muddy waters of ACT prep! So let’s start our journey by taking a look at Magoosh’s ACT prep study guide and what you can expect to find in it.

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Kristin Fracchia

One Week ACT Study Schedule

Your ACT is in one week! Prepare using one of our One Week ACT Study Plans. We have one for ACT newbies who haven’t studied before, one for students looking for a quick score improvement, and one for those of you who just need a last-minute refresher course. Good luck!

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Thomas Broderick

ACT English: Ambiguous Pronouns

Well, Magooshers, it’s time for another installment of my (non) patented ACT English advice. Today’s topic is ambiguous pronouns. To get us started, here’s an example, something one of my students in sophomore English may have written years ago: Mark decided to go out for coffee. At the coffee shop he ran into his old […]

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Thomas Broderick

How to ‘Read’ on the ACT Reading Test

To succeed on the ACT Reading Test, you’re going to have to re-learn how to read. In this article, learn the tips and tricks that will help you on test day!

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Rachel Kapelke-Dale

Who Should Take the New July ACT?

It’s true: the ACT is launching a new July ACT date in 2018! Find out who should sign up for this new ACT date, and how you can use it to your advantage.

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Rachel Kapelke-Dale

ACT Score Range: What is a Good ACT Score?

ACT scores range from a low of 1 to a max score of 36. Overall, ACT test scores are the average of test-takers’ sectional scores (also 1-36) in English, Math, Reading, and Science. So what is a good ACT score? The ACT score range for students admitted to different colleges varies, and the average ACT score is 20.8. However, various factors will affect what a “good” ACT score is for you.

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Rachel Kapelke-Dale

States That Provide the ACT for Free

There are several states that provide the ACT for free. This page lists those states and explains how to take advantage of this service.

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David Recine

The New Scoring System for the ACT Essay

You probably already know about the “new” ACT essay– it was released September 2015. But did you know the ACT Essay scoring system changed in late 2016?

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Thomas Broderick

How Parents Can Help with ACT Prep

No matter how good of a test taker you were in high school, you can still help your child have a successful ACT test day.

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