Sign up or log in to Magoosh ACT Prep.

Category: ACT English Test

Anika Manzoor

19 ACT Grammar Rules You Need to Know to Get a Great Score

For a top-notch ACT English score, you need to know your grammar rules inside and out. More than half of the questions in the ACT English section test your understanding of English grammar, known on the ACT as “Conventions of Standard English” questions. Although this post won’t go through ALL the English rules to know […]

continue reading
Rachel Kapelke-Dale

How to Get a Perfect 36 on ACT English: An Intergalactic Guide

A short time ago, in a galaxy that’s…well, okay, our galaxy…Tina Fey showed us all how Star Wars can be useful in everyday life:   But did you also know that it can be useful when studying for the ACT English test? That’s right: the same principles guiding the series of films in which half […]

continue reading
Rachel Kapelke-Dale

ACT English Punctuation: Everything You Need to Know

It’s finally here: test day. You open your book when the proctor prompts you, flip to that first page, and…Uh-oh. Time for some English questions. More specifically, time for some ACT English punctuation, grammar, and usage questions. It can be easy to overlook the English section during your ACT prep. After all, if you live […]

continue reading
Rachel Kapelke-Dale

Hard ACT English Problems

Working on improving your ACT English score? Try these hard ACT English problems to test and hone your skills!

continue reading
Thomas Broderick

5 Most Frequently Tested ACT English Topics

Here is an overview of the 5 most often tested ACT English topics with links to resources you can use to up your English game.

continue reading
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 […]

continue reading
David Recine

ACT English: Word Form Rules

ACT English is very conscious of varying word forms in the English language and you’ll get a lot of questions that deal with them. Here are some rules to remember as you keep an eye on word forms in the English portion of the exam.

continue reading
Kristin Fracchia

How to Use the ACT Website in Your ACT Prep

It’s crazy how many students don’t take advantage of the free resources on the ACT website. Lucky ducks, we made you this complete guide to all the best stuff…

continue reading
Kristin Fracchia

ACT English: Organization Questions

ACT English essays are organization freaks; your English teacher would love them. If they don’t have clear topic sentences, they want one; if sentences aren’t in chronological order, they flip out. Well not really, but your score might if you don’t look out for these question types. So here are the most important things you need to know about organization questions on the ACT English section.

continue reading
Kristin Fracchia

ACT English: Style Questions

Some ACT English questions are about choosing the best answer — not based on grammatical correctness, but rather style or tone. Quite frequently, you’ll come across a phrase or sentence that isn’t technically grammatically incorrect, but nevertheless is confusing, wordy, or poorly written. Learn how to answer these tricky ACT questions.

continue reading