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Rita Neumann

ACT Score Reports

When and how do you get them? And what do they include? If you took your ACT recently, then these questions are probably on your mind. The good news? I have some information to offer you. The bad news? Some of it is fairly vague. Just warning you now. 🙂 When will you get your […]

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Kristin Fracchia

Notes from the February 2015 ACT

Like tens of thousands of students, I too got up early on Saturday morning to take the ACT. And, oh boy, was it draining. In addition to soldiering through the same mad dash of ACT questions as everyone else, I was also desperately trying to make mental lists of my observations so that I could […]

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Kristin Fracchia

ACT Scores

The ACT Test is scored very differently from the SAT – here’s the gist of what you need to know to plan your goals and understand your score report.   How ACT Scores Work: Top 10 Things to Know   1. Your ACT Test score is a “composite score.” You’ll get two scores for each […]

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Kevin Rocci

SAT Vocab Crossword 5

Take a break from your reading and flashcards to review words that you are bound to see on the SAT. In this crossword, the clues are the parts of speech and definitions for the words. You will find a word list at the bottom to help. If you want to know the answer to a […]

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10 Tips for Smooth-Sailing on ACT Test Day

1) Use the answer choices on the ACT Math Test If you can’t figure out how to set up the algebra to solve, using an ACT Math strategy like plugging in can definitely lead to better scores. Use the answer choices to your advantage, trying each one out, by backsolving, then looking for the choice […]

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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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Top Ten Twitter Handles to Follow While Studying for the ACT

Studying online for the ACT is a great way to improve your score – between the Official ACT website, Facebook, Twitter, and all of the private test prep companies, there’s an amazing amount of free ACT practice questions, study guides, and blogs. Studying online can help you build a community with other college-bound juniors and […]

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ACT Websites

While you should definitely study with the ACT Official Guide, there are some great free ACT practice tests, test taking tips, and practice questions on the Internet. Here are ten websites to explore in the weeks before your exam!   Start with the Official ACT Website This should be your first stop for information on […]

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Don’t Let ACT Anxiety Get You Down

Because you’re not alone! Most juniors and seniors these days are juggling the ACT Test, college admissions essays and applications, plus numerous AP and Honors classes. So how can you get it all done without falling apart?   How to Deal With ACT Anxiety Make a study schedule. Start by setting an effective routine schedule, […]

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ACT Math

How the ACT Math Section Works The ACT Test is actually made up of 5 mini-tests: English, Math, Reading, Science, and Writing. The ACT Math Test is always the second test and is always 60 minutes long with 60 questions. Concepts tested include arithmetic, algebra, coordinate geometry, plane geometry, and (unfortunately) trigonometry. The math concepts […]

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