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Book Review: Barron’s ACT 36: Aiming for the Perfect Score, 2nd Edition

Generally speaking, Barron’s ACT 36 is one of the best third-party ACT prep books out there (but not necessarily for the purpose stated in its title–see below). I do love the tone of it; it’s straight to the point without being boring; it’s engaging without trying too hard to be hip (thus vastly reducing eye-rolling […]

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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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ACT Book Review: Cracking the ACT Premium 2015 Edition

Along with Kaplan, Princeton Review is generally one of the most popular go-tos for test prep materials. But this doesn’t mean it’s the best. Princeton Review’s 2015 edition of Cracking the ACT is definitely better than a lot of what is out there, but it has some serious flaws. Generally speaking, Cracking the ACT does […]

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ACT Book Review: ACT Prep Black Book

If I were a student, the cover of Mike Barrett’s ACT Prep Black Book alone would sell it to me. It’s stylish, alluring and its subtitle pronounces it to include “The Most Effective ACT Strategies Ever Published.” Whaaat?!?! I’m in. When you open its cover though, the style factor falls off quite a bit. You […]

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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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