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 […]
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 […]
Working on improving your ACT English score? Try these hard ACT English problems to test and hone your skills!
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 […]
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.
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 […]
Below are a few verb-related grammar rules that can help you score well in ACT English and demonstrate your English ability to prospective universities.
Questions that test your ability to properly use singular and plural forms are especially common in the English section. You’ll often be presented with mistakes related to singular/plural word form errors, either in the text or in the answer choices. There are a few rules you should be aware of as you look for these mistakes and their proper corrections on the exam.
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.
In Modals Part 1, we looked at meaning and use for a few common modal sets. Next up are two more sets of modals you’re likely to deal with in ACT English.