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19 ACT Grammar Rules You Need to Know to Get a Great Score

For a top-notch ACT English score, you need to know your grammar rules inside and out. More than half of the questions in the ACT English section test your understanding of English grammar, known on the ACT as “Conventions of Standard English” questions. Although this post won’t go through ALL the English rules to know […]

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What is a Good ACT English Score?

The first sight that will greet you when you open your ACT test packet will be the ACT English section. It contains the most questions of any section on the test (75 of them!), but it only allows you 45 minutes to answer them. Your raw score will be translated into a score from 1-36 […]

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ACT English: Word Form Rules

ACT English is very conscious of varying word forms in the English language and you’ll get a lot of questions that deal with them. Here are some rules to remember as you keep an eye on word forms in the English portion of the exam.

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ACT English: Organization Questions

ACT English essays are organization freaks; your English teacher would love them. If they don’t have clear topic sentences, they want one; if sentences aren’t in chronological order, they flip out. Well not really, but your score might if you don’t look out for these question types. So here are the most important things you […]

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ACT English: How to Approach Strategy Questions

Strategy questions on the ACT English test fall under the broader category of “Rhetorical Skills” questions. To give you some context, 35 out of the 75 questions on the English test are Rhetorical Skills questions and about 11 to 15 of these are strategy questions. Strategy questions, like all rhetorical skills questions, don’t test specific […]

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Cracking the ACT English Code: Usage and Mechanics (Part 1)

With today’s smartphone-driven jargon, it is easy to lose sight of the foundational grammar upon which the rich English language is built: a texting dialogue filled with acronyms, sentence fragments, abbreviations and emojis doesn’t exactly hold us accountable for remembering these rules. Unfortunately, the ACT still does. With that, let’s take a look at the […]

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