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Category: About the ACT

Elizabeth Peterson

What is a Good ACT English Score?

The first sight that will greet you when you open your ACT test packet will be the ACT English section. It contains the most questions of any section on the test (75 of them!), but it only allows you 45 minutes to answer them. Your raw score will be translated into a score from 1-36 […]

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Thomas Broderick

ACT Test Registration

Registering for the ACT doesn’t have to be stressful. Check out this guide to make the most of your experience.

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Thomas Broderick

Test Anxiety on the ACT or SAT

Test anxiety can prevent you from getting a good score on the ACT or SAT. In this article, learn how to defeat it.

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Elizabeth Peterson

What is a Good ACT Writing Score?

What’s a good ACT Writing score? Check out this up-to-date percentile data to determine what score you should aim for on the ACT Writing section.

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Thomas Broderick

ACT Time Management

Time is not on your side during the ACT. Yet with these tips and tricks for time management on the ACT, you can make every second count.

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Rachel Kapelke-Dale

How Many Questions Can You Miss for a Perfect ACT Score?

In theory, you can get up to five questions wrong on the ACT (or miss them) and still get a 36. Buty they’d have to be in precise categories for you to do that.

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Kristin Fracchia

How to Choose the Best Online Test Prep for the SAT or ACT

Since we work in the test prep world, we spend a lot of time looking at test prep options for students, so we know that a lot of stuff out there is not all that great, or it’s really expensive and therefore not accessible to all students.
So how is a student to choose? Here’s some important advice on what to look for in an online test prep product.

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David Recine

ACT Compass: How to Prepare

Due to a decline in popularity, ACT phased out its Compass exam at the end of 2016. That being said, ACT Compass will remain an important exam for colleges and universities for the next twelve months and may be replaced by a similar exam in the future. The most well-known ACT test is (of course) […]

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Jon Chang

Meet Jon Chang, our newest blogger!

Hello everyone! I’m Jon Chang, and I’m the latest addition to Magoosh’s SAT and ACT blogging squad. If you feel lost at sea the minute you open your review books, I’m there to be your navigator. It only seems fair that you should get to know me a little bit, so you know I won’t […]

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Kristin Fracchia

Love Your Scores (at 20% off) — A Valentine’s Day Surprise Video from Magoosh!

20% off Magoosh Test Prep for Valentine’s Day!   Nothing says love like…test prep?? We sure think so. Need to breakup with an old SAT or ACT score? Get a new one in your life with a flashy car and a bright future? We totally understand. Click the image below for 20% off any Magoosh […]

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