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Cassidy Mayeda

Interesting = Studying

Okay, you’re going to study for the SAT, the ACT, your AP tests, and any-test-ever-my-life-is-studying. So obviously the first thing you do is all of your other homework. Then you walk the dog, maybe get some food—basically anything except actually sitting down and studying. What can you do to combat this gut-wrenching resistance to studying? […]

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Cassidy Mayeda

Study Smarter Not Harder

It’s a cliché you’ve heard over and over again — “study smarter, not harder” — but what does it actually mean when “studying” means something different to everyone? Unfortunately, for many of us it can seem to mean spending hours on end pouring over our textbooks only to end up more confused than when we […]

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Kevin Rocci

SAT Vocab Crossword 5

Take a break from your reading and flashcards to review words that you are bound to see on the SAT. In this crossword, the clues are the parts of speech and definitions for the words. You will find a word list at the bottom to help. If you want to know the answer to a […]

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Conquering Right Triangles & the Pythagorean Theorem on ACT Math – Part 2

If you’ve read Part 1 of the “Conquering Right Triangles…” series, you’re ready to rock some more challenging ACT Math questions with a quick “Triangles” quiz! Try each question on your own, then check your answer against the explanation! Question #1: A right triangle with one length of 60 degrees has two leg lengths of […]

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10 Tips for Smooth-Sailing on ACT Test Day

1) Use the answer choices on the ACT Math Test If you can’t figure out how to set up the algebra to solve, using an ACT Math strategy like plugging in can definitely lead to better scores. Use the answer choices to your advantage, trying each one out, by backsolving, then looking for the choice […]

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Rita Neumann

Ten Tips to Quickly Improve Your ACT Reading Score

Want to quickly improve your ACT Reading score? The keys to the ACT Reading test are strategy and pacing. You’ll need to have a plan for HOW you will read each passage, tackle the questions, and finish in the allotted time; otherwise, it’ll be hard to achieve your desired section and composite ACT score. For […]

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How to Make Sense of Tricky Variables on the ACT Math Test

A “variable” in math is a placeholder for an unknown. In ACT Science, this takes on a slightly different meaning and is used to describe the factors in an experiment.  Independent variables are factors that are controlled by the scientists. Did the scientists increase the heat in the experiment? Did they add or remove pressure? […]

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Conquering Right Triangles & the Pythagorean Theorem on ACT Math – Part 1

The ACT Math Test loves triangles! Out of all the ACT math topics tested, the triangle is the most commonly tested Geometric shape. The Pythagorean Theorem and the properties of right triangles are especially tested. The Pythagorean Theorem is a formula used to find the third side of a right triangle if you know the […]

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How to Compare Two Experiments on the ACT Science

One type of ACT Science passage, Research Summaries, will present descriptions of one or more related experiments and will require you to answer questions about one or both experiments. To compare them accurately, answer the following questions as you read: How is each experiment set up? Make sure you understand the method for each experiment. […]

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Scientific Notation on the ACT Math Test

Scientific Notation is not a heavily-tested concept on the ACT. However, it may be combined with other topics for medium and hard-level questions. Use this guide to bolster your online studies and gain confidence for test day! Large numbers and very small decimals are often expressed with exponents using scientific notation. Scientific notation involves writing […]

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