ACT Testing

I can’t lie and say that I miss taking the ACT. While taking the test was essential to getting into my college of choice, it was not my favorite part of high school. In fact, preparing for ACT testing was a hassle I wish I could go back in time for. If I had the opportunity to do it all over again, I would give my high school self one key piece ...

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ACT Test Tips

For many high school students, preparing for the ACT exam can be one of the most stressful part of the college application process. While undoubtedly important, it is also vital to carefully examine the ACT guidelines for the different colleges you plan to apply to while preparing for the test. Different schools have a range of acceptable scores, a...

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An Apocalypse? No, just standardized testing.

“Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get.” Forrest Gump knew what he was talking about. If only test takers could write that as their answer on the ACT or SAT. You see, mandatory standardized tests that are used for college admission do not measure intelligence. The results are used to weed out candidates and...

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How To Write A Killer ACT Essay

If you are a strong writer, and looking for one more factor to help boost your ACT score, you may want to consider taking the writing portion of the ACT. The ACT writing portion is an optional 30-minute exam to test your writing abilities. A prompt is provided for you, and often calls upon you to write an argumentative essay about a current social ...

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My #1 Tip for Studying for the ACT

Any big standardized test is pretty terrifying. But when you put together the combination of a mandatory test and the ability to get into certain colleges it raises the stakes a bit. I know with my original dream school as Northwestern I couldn’t stop worrying about them. If you have your sights high or even if you just don’t want to mess it up...

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ACT Prep

ACT Prep is a tool commonly used by high school students to help them prepare for the ACT test required for college admissions. ACT prep can be done online, in a group classroom setting, or one-on-one with an instructor. Usually prep classes and practice tests help students raise their scores. What kind of ACT prep should I do? Deciding what kind o...

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ACT Prep Tips

Will you be taking the ACT soon? Before you start preparing for the exam, read these ACT prep tips! ACT Facts The ACT is a national college admission examination that comprises of 4 subject areas – math, science, English, and reading (with an optional writing section). There are 215 multiple choice questions and it takes approximately 3 hours and...

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5 Last Minute ACT Study Tips!

Tip #1 – Get plenty of sleep the night before. Don’t stay up late the night before cramming in problems from the ACT practice test. By the night before the big test, you’re going to know what you know and it’s unlikely that the last minute studying is going to impact your results. The best thing you can do is to get a good night’s sleep ...

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