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Kristin Fracchia

10 Most Difficult ACT Questions

If you’re planning on taking the ACT, you might have some anxiety about the questions you’ll encounter. How hard will they be? What are some of the most difficult ACT questions like? In our experience, students find that some of the most difficult ACT questions take several steps to solve. In Math, problems can always […]

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Kristin Fracchia

Book Review: Barron’s ACT

As far as third-party ACT test prep books go, Barron’s ACT (2014) is one of the best. It’s straightforward, friendly, and thorough–it will feel as comfortable to students as one of their high school textbooks. It’s missing the hip flair of some other test prep books, but it gets the job done. Most importantly, it’s practice questions are pretty good.

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Kristin Fracchia

Book Review: Barron’s ACT 36: Aiming for the Perfect Score, 2nd Edition

Generally speaking, Barron’s ACT 36 is one of the best third-party ACT prep books out there (but not necessarily for the purpose stated in its title–see below). I do love the tone of it; it’s straight to the point without being boring; it’s engaging without trying too hard to be hip (thus vastly reducing eye-rolling […]

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Kristin Fracchia

ACT Reading Practice Questions

Working on improving your ACT Reading score? Try these ACT Reading practice questions to test and polish your skills!

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Kristin Fracchia

TuesdACT Video: Red Book Math Test 4 #48 – Integers

  In this episode of TuesdACT, we are taking a look at the principles of multiplying and adding even and odd numbers using an example from The Real ACT Prep Guide that lots of students struggle with. Real ACT Prep Guide Test 4 Question 48 on page 599, we are coming for you! Check out […]

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Kristin Fracchia

TuesdACT Video: Red Book Science Test 2 #13 – Science + Math

  This week, we are solving another tricky problem from The Real ACT Prep Guide, aka the “Red Book.” This time it is the Science section we are targeting–specifically Test 2, Question 13 on page 332. This is a question that unsettles a lot of students because it involves a little bit of math. Most […]

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Kristin Fracchia

TuesdACT Video: Red Book Math Test 5 #60 – Functions

  In this special episode of TuesdACT (and the next few episodes), we are going to work through solutions to some of the questions in The Real ACT Prep Guide, 3rd Edition that students are always asking about. We’re kicking it off with a math question on functions from ACT Practice Test 5, Question 60, […]

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Catrina Coffey

Top 20 ACT Vocabulary Words

Worried about ACT vocabulary? Worry no more! We’ve collected the top 20 ACT vocabulary words you should know—along with their definitions and parts of speech—in one place for your studying ease. Without further ado… Top 20 ACT Vocabulary Words* *As I mentioned in the Top Tips post, the ACT will more commonly test secondary definitions […]

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Kristin Fracchia

ACT Book Review: Cracking the ACT Premium 2015 Edition

Along with Kaplan, Princeton Review is generally one of the most popular go-tos for test prep materials. But this doesn’t mean it’s the best. Princeton Review’s 2015 edition of Cracking the ACT is definitely better than a lot of what is out there, but it has some serious flaws. Generally speaking, Cracking the ACT does […]

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Kristin Fracchia

ACT Book Review: ACT Prep Black Book

If I were a student, the cover of Mike Barrett’s ACT Prep Black Book alone would sell it to me. It’s stylish, alluring and its subtitle pronounces it to include “The Most Effective ACT Strategies Ever Published.” Whaaat?!?! I’m in. When you open its cover though, the style factor falls off quite a bit. You […]

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