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Category: About the ACT

Kristin Fracchia

TuesdACT: How to Make an ACT Cheat Sheet

If you’ve checked out my tips for the day before the test, you’ll know that I am a huge fan of making an ACT Cheat Sheet. Not the kind of cheat sheet you are going to peek at during the test! Definitely DO NOT do that! Rather, it’s a sheet of last minute reminders for you to review the night before and the morning of the ACT before you enter the test center.

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Dana Sinclair

All About ACT Fee Waivers

It is no secret that paying for ACT can be pricey. Many students have trouble finding the funds to pay for everything. Good news! If you qualify, you could save money by waiving the fee of your test. Just like the SAT isn’t the only standardized test a student can take to apply for college, it also isn’t the only test available that offers a fee waiver.

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Rita Neumann

The October ACT is Exactly 1 Month Away!

Don’t panic … these things have a way of sneaking up on you. In case it slipped your mind, the next ACT is on October 24, 2015 – exactly one month from today. Learn how to register and take advantage of our last-minute resources. Good luck!

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Jake Yap

ACT Test Results Reveal Students Are Not Ready for College

There were approximately 1.9 million high school graduating students who took the ACT exam this year. The results of the 2015 ACT tests show that a majority of students are still unprepared for entering a college institution, with 31% of the recent high school grads that took the ACT are still not ready for college […]

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Elise Gout

Five Things I Wish I’d Realized About the ACT

It’s simply the circle of (high school) life……that as summer slips away testing dates roll back around. Seniors are about to take their final stands with bubble-in answer sheets while juniors hunker down for the often-arduous journey ahead. There are a whole lot of things I wish I would have known prior to my own standardized testing endeavors, particularly about the ACT. But for the sake of keeping this blog post reasonable, I’ll stick with my top five.

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Kristin Fracchia

Notes from the September 2015 ACT

Did you take the September 12, 2015 ACT? Maybe you had a rough go of it. Maybe you nailed it. Either way, if it’s any comfort, I was right there with you. At least in spirit, if not in person (shout out to the twenty kids giving me weird looks in my assigned room at a local high school). And here are my thoughts on the test and how it compares to other ACTs.

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Kristin Fracchia

Are You Taking the June 2015 ACT?

You are? Well, hold the phone then because we have some important, up-to-the-minute information for you!   First of all… What have we learned from the February 2015 ACT and the April 2015 ACT? A lot of students have been reporting that they think the ACT is getting harder. In my opinion, this belief has […]

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Kristin Fracchia

TuesdACT Video: How to Have a Great ACT Test Day

  We’ve all had really bad days, and we all hope these really bad days are not going to overlap with really important days: graduation, prom, driver’s license tests, and, of course, ACT test day. Things are likely never going to be exactly as you envisioned on test day, but you can help minimize the […]

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Susanna Langholm

The ACT: A History Lesson

All you Magooshers are becoming familiar with how to conquer the ACT: its format, its timing, its array of questions. But how much do you know about the origins of the ACT- or what it even stands for? Time for a pop quiz!   The Origin of the ACT Prior to 1959, the SAT (the […]

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Kristin Fracchia

Has the Format of the ACT Science Test Changed?

Our students have been reporting that, on both the February and April 2015 tests, the ACT Science format was not at all what they expected. To be clear, the ACT Science format has always been standard in that it contains three types of passages: Data Representation, Research Summaries, and Conflicting Viewpoints. However, recently test-takers have […]

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