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  • ACT and SAT Reading Passage Introductions

    ACT and SAT Reading Passage Introductions

    Each passage on the ACT and SAT Reading sections is preceded by a brief introduction to the passage itself. The introduction provides the name of the author or authors, the work from which the passage […]

     
  • Similarities between ACT Reading and Science

    Similarities between ACT Reading and Science

    Students are often intimated by the ACT Science section. The very word “science” conjures up images of tedious lab classes and densely-worded textbooks packed with advanced terminology. Despite the name, however, the Science section contains […]

     
  • SAT Reading “Great Global Conversation” Passages

    SAT Reading “Great Global Conversation” Passages

    One of the more substantial changes to the SAT Reading section is the inclusion of one passage from the “Great Global Conversation.” The Great Global Conversation (GGC) involves U.S. founding documents, such as the U.S. […]

     
  • 3 Benefits of ACT and SAT Scaled Scores

    3 Benefits of ACT and SAT Scaled Scores

    I’ve had a fair number of my students and their parents ask why the ACT and SAT use scaled scoring systems instead of simply providing raw numbers or percentages. While the reasoning behind the ACT’s […]