One of my favorite resources that we have at Magoosh is our Exam Lifehacks infographic that is chock-full of helpful tips that will enhance your performance on the ACT (or any other test) but that don’t really have anything to do with the content you are studying. Can listening to music and chewing gum improve your ACT score? It sure can!
If you’ve checked out my tips for the day before the test, you’ll know that I am a huge fan of making an ACT Cheat Sheet. Not the kind of cheat sheet you are going to peek at during the test! Definitely DO NOT do that! Rather, it’s a sheet of last minute reminders for you to review the night before and the morning of the ACT before you enter the test center.
In this episode of TuesdACT, we’re talking about appositives, those little phrases between commas that trip up a lot of students on the ACT. Ready to watch the video?
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.
There are a lot of students out there who really don’t like the fiction passage on the ACT Reading test. And then, of course, there are also those who love it. But regardless of whether you love it or hate it, the fiction passage is still is different from the other three nonfiction passages, so it requires a bit of a different eye.
I have a friend who likes to put commas everywhere in his sentences; he jokingly calls them “artistic commas.” And while artistic commas might be fine when you are writing poetry, a diary entry, or an email to your friend, they are not ok when they are breaking a fundamental English grammar rule–one of the biggest there is. This offender is called the “comma splice.” Dun-dun-DUUNNN.
Conjunctions are the mediators of the grammar world. They bring words and phrases together and say, “Hey, you guys go together like peas AND carrots.” Or, they agree to disagree: “You’re cool, BUT we have really different opinions.” Or they sometimes get feisty and issue ultimatums: “We are going to have […]
So you’ve just signed up for the ACT (or at least you know it’s coming up sometime in your future). Congratulations! You’re now ready to start some test prep. But where do you begin? How do you start preparing for such a monumental task? Whew, let’s take a deep breath and break it down in […]
In this episode of TuesdACT, we’re talking about how to improve your ACT Reading score without actually practicing with ACT questions. So basically that means working on your reading.
Wondering just what the heck test optional, test flexible, or test required means in the college admissions process? Check out the video above for the definitions and more on exactly what it means for your college applications.