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  • 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 […]

     
  • SAT Reading Question Types: Part 2

    SAT Reading Question Types: Part 2

    This week we’re going to finish examining the major types of questions that appear on the SAT Reading section. Reading, like all sections of the SAT, uses the same types of questions over and over. […]

     
  • Tips for Charts, Graphs, and Tables on the SAT Reading and Writing Sections

    Tips for Charts, Graphs, and Tables on the SAT Reading and Writing Sections

    In this lesson, we’re going to cover four tips for dealing with the charts, graphs, tables, and other types of data presentations that accompany SAT Reading and Writing and Language passages. Students unfamiliar with the […]

     
  • How to Guess Effectively on the ACT and SAT

    How to Guess Effectively on the ACT and SAT

    There is no penalty for a wrong answer on either the ACT or SAT. A wrong answer adds no points to your score but deducts none either. The only question that you have a zero […]

     
  • 10 Important Differences between the ACT and SAT

    10 Important Differences between the ACT and SAT

    The ACT and SAT are more alike than they’ve ever been. The 2016 redesign of the SAT brought that exam considerably-closer in both form and function to the ACT. Some sections are virtually identical, and […]

     
  • ACT and SAT Summer Study Tips Redux

    ACT and SAT Summer Study Tips Redux

    With summer once again upon us, it’s time to revisit our ACT and SAT summer study tips. Because the ACT and SAT are aligned with the traditional school calendar, no test dates are offered over […]

     
  • What You Can Use from Old SAT Guides

    What You Can Use from Old SAT Guides

    As we have discussed many times in the past, the College Board rolled out a completely-redesigned SAT in March of 2016. Since then, just over a year has passed, and students taking the SAT or […]

     
  • Should I Take ACT/SAT Essay?

    Should I Take ACT/SAT Essay?

    In this lesson, we’re going to provide some guidance for one of the most commonly-asked ACT/SAT questions: whether a student should take the ACT or SAT essay. The simple answer is “only if you need […]