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The Dos and Don’ts of Taking the ACT

Taking the ACT can be intimidating, especially if you’ve never done it before or you don’t have a really great track record with it and you desperately need that scholarship money. While earlier this week, we did an article on how to get a 30 on the ACT — no guarantees, by the way, just […]
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10 Mistakes Standing Between You and a 30 on the ACT

The number 30 has an almost magical connotation when it comes to any discussion of the ACT Test. If only you could get your score to that benchmark, then the scholarship money would pour in and you could attend the next four years of your life without any kind of worry about student loans overtaking […]
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ACT Reading: Probably The Most Important Section

The ACT Reading part is an often controversial part of the test because you’re essentially asked to choose the “correct” answer to a reading passage where there can be multiple interpretations. Nevertheless, it is possible to understand how the questions are designed and, in so doing, finding the key that unlocks the entirety of the […]
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ACT Action Plan: Two Months To 24-Plus

The ACT test dates for 2015 and 2016 have been released, and the nearest one to this post is September 12, 2015. That means you have until August 7 to beat the late fee and until August 21 to get registered for the test itself. Total amount of study time: 82 days if you start […]
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Breaking Down the ACT

With all of the talk of test prep and college readiness, high school students often sign up for standardized entrance exams like the ACT and the SAT, but have no idea what either test truly entails. Let’s examine the ACT in more detail. The ACT has four required sections (English, math, science and reading) and […]
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SAT and ACT Week: The Ultimate Mind and Body Prep Ritual

Tutoring students for the SAT an ACT isn’t just a random assortment of meetings – it’s a process. Do yourself the world’s biggest favor and follow these 7 steps to better your SAT and ACT scores.


Standardized Testing: A Useful Or Misused Tool?

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Standardized testing gets a lot of grief in the education community. (Some would say with good reason.) But is it really as bad as students and many teachers say? And should we consider abandoning a reliance on these assessments or continue to use them in an attempt to bring the system up to speed? For […]
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ACT Test: Observations On Getting A Perfect Score

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The ACT Test is one of the most common indicators of where high school students stand regarding their college preparation in relation to their peers. The test covers math, science reasoning, reading, and English. To get a perfect score on the ACT, one would have to have a final composite of 36. It doesn’t happen […]
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Developing Your Late in the Game ACT Study Plan

With just a week to go until exam day, you may feel pressure start to build and your nerves grow more jittery. That’s okay. The ACT test is one of the most important steps yet in your path towards college, and if you gave it the same respect as a normal math or science quiz, […]
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The Process of Elimination and Using the Power of Choice to Your Advantage

Multiple choice questions can make or break your test scores if you don’t know how to approach them. Most people understand the concept of the process of elimination, but they forget a key part of actually making it effective. It isn’t about picking between the two best choices. Sure, that’s part of it, but you […]
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