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.
Hey there and happy TuesdACT! This week we are rounding out our ongoing series of top tips for each section of the ACT. Let’s cut to the chase: what can you do to see the biggest increases in your ACT Science score? Tip 1: Don’t read the passages first (except the Conflicting Viewpoints […]
Happy Tuesday, Magooshers! Have you watched our TuesdACT video series yet? In it, our ACT Expert, Kristin, picks a popular ACT topic and records a video with top strategies and tips for that topic. Today, I’d like to share our five most popular TuesdACTs to date. Press play, and enjoy! 🙂 1. How to Finish […]
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 […]
ACT English Punctuation Questions and an Explanation for The Real ACT Prep Guide “Red Book” Test 1 Question 57 This week I’m tackling another frequently-missed question from the The Official ACT Prep Guide, aka the “Red Book.” (I’m looking at you, Practice Test 1, English Question 57, Page 160!) Check out the video for […]
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, […]