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  • Four Types of ACT English Questions That Students Usually Miss

    Four Types of ACT English Questions That Students Usually Miss

    Some ACT English questions give students more trouble than others. In this lesson, we’re going to look at four types of questions that, in my own experience teaching, students consistently have difficulty mastering. These are […]

     
  • Acceptable Sentence Structures on the ACT and SAT

    Acceptable Sentence Structures on the ACT and SAT

    As we’ve discussed in the past, the ACT and SAT require a painstakingly-literal interpretation of traditional grammar rules. However, the number of rules that appear on the exam is actually quite limited and the options […]

     
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    Test Rules that Apply to Both the ACT and SAT

            This week, we’re going to look at test “rules” that apply equally to both the ACT and SAT. While the ACT and SAT have several important design differences, they also operate […]

     
  • 3 Common ACT/SAT Studying Distractions

    3 Common ACT/SAT Studying Distractions

    When you hear the word “distraction,” you probably think of the high tech variety: television, internet, cell phones, and social media. However, distractions can take many forms. In this lesson, we’re going to discuss three […]

     
  • Strategies for Overcoming Test Anxiety

    Strategies for Overcoming Test Anxiety

      Most students experience some degree of anxiety when taking the ACT or SAT. These exams contribute significantly to a student’s acceptance into the college of his or her choice, so it is natural to […]

     
  • 3 Tricks for Remembering Grammar Rules on the ACT and SAT

    3 Tricks for Remembering Grammar Rules on the ACT and SAT

    The ACT and SAT love to test students on tricky grammar rules. Both exams are especially fond of small but difficult to master concepts such as homophones (words with the same pronunciation but different spellings […]

     
  • A Quick Reference Guide for Understanding ACT Reading Passages

    A Quick Reference Guide for Understanding ACT Reading Passages

    ACT Reading always contains the same four types of passages: Literary Narrative, Social Science, Humanities, and Natural Science. One of these passages will randomly be a pair of two shorter passages. To effectively comprehend the […]

     
  • 3 Things to Know About ACT English

    3 Things to Know About ACT English

    ACT English can be a difficult section for students to wrap their heads around. Even those skilled with grammar and writing are often baffled by the English section’s preference for borderline-obsolete grammar rules and painstakingly-literal […]

     
  • 3 Common Persuasive Writing Errors

    3 Common Persuasive Writing Errors

    This week we’re going to look at three common persuasive writing errors. These are mistakes that I’ve seen several students make on the ACT Writing section, but they apply equally to all types of persuasive […]

     
  • Improve Your SAT scores!

    Spring 2017 ACT and SAT Test Dates

    In our effort to keep ACT and SAT students aware of the most recent test-related developments, we’re providing an updated list of ACT and SAT test dates for the remainder of the 2016-2017 school year. […]