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Category: ACT Vocabulary

Susanna Langholm

Boost Your Vocabulary, Boost Your ACT Score: Part 2

You’re already on your way to a building a prolific word stock, but before test day, make sure to add these habits to your repertoire (quick- what does that mean?) for your optimal ACT composite score (because remember: even though the ACT- unlike the SAT- doesn’t directly test vocabulary, recognizing and being able to correctly employ a wide range of words will help you in all departments of the test.)

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Susanna Langholm

Boost Your Vocabulary, Boost Your ACT Score: Part 1

Developing a rich vocabulary has many benefits: you can better convey what you mean, you can command respect for your well-expressed ideas, and you can even appear more romantically appealing (there is even a term now for people who are attracted to intelligence.) If landing that job interview or that date are not on your list of biggest concerns now, however, I have even better news: a built-up inner word bank can easily help you add points to your ACT score (and that’s what brought you here, right?)

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Rita Neumann

How to Use Your SAT Vocab to Impress Your Family at Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is this Thursday! If you couldn’t tell by all the Christmas decorations already being sold in stores, the holiday season has officially begun. Let’s study while we celebrate! In the spirit of Turkey Day, we pulled eight common SAT vocabulary words from our Magoosh SAT Vocab Flashcards (download the app for free) and gave […]

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Nadira Berman

Check Out Magoosh Vocabulary for Google Chrome!

Do you feel like you never have enough time in your life to spend studying for the SAT? Does sitting down to go over flashcards seem impossible when you’re trying to balance school, college apps and extracurricular activities? Well Magoosh’s new vocabulary extension for Chrome may be your solution! It’s simple but effective. Every time […]

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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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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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Catrina Coffey

Tricksy Little Questionses: How the ACT Tests Vocabulary with Jargon

What comes to mind when you see the phrase “SAT word”? Probably some difficult, maybe even abstruse, word that you’ve never seen before and will probably never actually use. “Abstruse” might even be a good example (but it’s an adjective meaning “difficult to understand,” in case you ever need it). You may be thinking, though, […]

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Rachel Wisuri

QUIZ: Who is your vocabulary soulmate?

Have you ever wondered: how does my vocabulary compare to that of famous figures? Am I as creative and eloquent as Shakespeare? Could my skills use a bit of work like Justin Beiber’s? Well, you’re in luck! Take this quiz to find out how you stack up. [playbuzz-game game=”http://www.playbuzz.com/rachelw/who-is-your-vocabulary-soulmate”] [playbuzz-hub=”false”] [playbuzz-recommendations=”false”] PS. For more help […]

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Magoosh ACT

ACT Vocabulary

Even if you don’t have an impressive vocabulary, you can still get great scores on the ACT English, ACT Reading, and ACT Writing tests by keeping your focus on strategy. Here are ten tips to boost your scores on this English-language heavy sections of the ACT!   ACT Vocabulary Strategies Memorize transition words and phrases. […]

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