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Category: ACT Strategies

Kristin Fracchia

TuesdACT: Tips for the Day Before the ACT Test

So it’s the night before the ACT, and you are not feeling totally ready. Or maybe you are totally ready, but you’re just feeling totally nervous. Or maaaybe you slacked a little bit, and now you are trying to cram in whatever you can before the test tomorrow. In this video, you’ll find some tips for a few things you can do within a couple hours to greatly improve your odds of a successful test day.

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Catrina Coffey

ACT Tip: How To Use Your Calculator Wisely

Here are some tips to help you get the most out of your calculator on test day. You can use a calculator on the ACT Math Test. You cannot use a calculator on the Science Test. (Or the English and Reading Tests… not that you’d want to.) Make sure the calculator you want to use […]

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Catrina Coffey

How to Improve Your ACT Score By 10 Points

Howdy, Magooshers! Today we’re going to cover a very important topic: How to Improve Your ACT Score By 10 Points. According to Google, that exact phrase was one of the most common searches after the last ACT, so it’s near and dear to a lot of you!

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Catrina Coffey

Top Tips for ACT Vocab

Hidey-ho, Magooshers! Today I’m going to give you my top three tips for vocabulary success on the ACT, and what they mean for you in preparing for test day.   Top Tip #1: The ACT and SAT test vocabulary in different ways. Traditionally, an “SAT word” has been a vocabulary word that is both uncommon […]

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Kristin Fracchia

How Long Should I Study for the ACT?

What a great question. I know some students who have been preparing for college admissions tests since sixth grade. I also know students who don’t think about them until their mom flashes the lights on and off to force them out of bed the morning of the test. (You’ll thank her later.) But if you […]

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Kristin Fracchia

Common ACT Mistakes

If I had a nickel for every time a student hit his or her forehead and exclaimed, “Aaah! That was a stupid mistake!” I’d have….a lot of nickels. Preferably handed to me by a tiny mouse. Unlike this tiny mouse, making mistakes on the ACT is not so cute. Nothing is more frustrating than knowing […]

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Kristin Fracchia

ACT Science Strategy: Answering “Yes/No Because…” Questions

Many of the trickiest questions on the ACT Science test ask you to do more than just identify details and trends in the data, they ask you to make inferences about the presented scientific situations and experiments. Sometimes they ask you what would happen if something changed about the scientific situation or what the results […]

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Kristin Fracchia

ACT Tips for Test Day

After all this time, ACT test day is finally looming. Here are some tips to make sure it goes as smoothly as you hope.   ACT Tip #1: Pack the day before. The last thing you want to worry about as you shake yourself awake on test day is what you need to bring: Here’s […]

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Nadira Berman

The Best Study Breaks

For many of us, final exams are coming up. Which usually means long hours of studying, a lot of time spent indoors, and not much sleep. So it makes sense that our brains are feeling a little worn out. Sometimes the best cure for the finals blues is taking a break. Here are the best […]

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Maddi Lee

Food for Thought: Maximizing Mental Performance Through Your Diet

No matter how many study tips you research, none of them will matter if you’re working on an empty stomach! Eating the right food and having the right eating habits can do wonders for your productivity. You really are what you eat! Well, okay. Maybe not.   Why is eating right so important anyways? According […]

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