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ACT Math Tips

ACT Math Tips

The Math section on the ACT can be overwhelming. It may include any component of algebra (pre-algebra to intermediate), geometry, and trigonometry, and the questions increase in difficulty as you progress through the section. Unlike the SAT, you do not receive formulas, which means you must remember them. However, there are several useful strategies to keep in mind as you approach this portion of the ACT. You may also want to consider taking a few ACT practice tests to help your prepare or enlisting the help of an ACT math tutor. 1.    Conquer easy questions first Remember, the Math section begins simply and bec ... Read More About ACT Math Tips

ACT to Offer a Computer-Based Test

ACT to Offer a Computer-Based Test

In recent years, the ACT has increasingly proved itself to be a serious competitor to the SAT. The creators of the ACT, however, continue to search for ways to improve the exam; one such strategy is to launch a computer-based version of the test. A paper-and-pencil version of the ACT will still be available for quite some time, but starting in 2015, students will have the opportunity to take a computer-adaptive version. The test-makers hope to move beyond simple multiple-choice questions to a truly interactive experience. Students will be prompted to write answers to certain types of problems and may even be asked to engage in virtual tasks. ... Read More About ACT to Offer a Computer-Based Test

How To Prep For The ACT English Section

How To Prep For The ACT English Section

ACT English: 75 questions in 45 minutes First off: don’t panic.  You don’t have to memorize every last bit of English grammar in the world.  That would take far too long and be confusing in the long run.  Rather, break down your knowledge in several sections and strategies that will help you score the best you can. You may also want to consider taking a few ACT practice tests or reviewing a prep book to help you prepare.  Punctuation  -        Semi-colons: Used like periods in that they separate two complete sentences.  The only catch is that these s ... Read More About How To Prep For The ACT English Section

How To Prep For The ACT Math Section

How To Prep For The ACT Math Section

ACT MATH: 60 questions in 60 minutes The best approach to the math section of the ACT is to break down the various questions into categories.  That way the page doesn’t look like a mish-mash of numbers but rather: two geometry problems, an algebra problem, and a graphing problem.  You need to know several main categories and memorizing a couple of formulas will help down the home stretch. Start reviewing these by working with some ACT practice tests before diving into the real thing. Basics: Know how to determine the average of something and how to find percentages.  Know how to add and multiply fractions and how to ... Read More About How To Prep For The ACT Math Section

How To Prep For The ACT Science Section

How To Prep For The ACT Science Section

ACT Science: 40 questions, 35 minutesA lot of students worry about the science section of the test because they don’t feel very comfortable with science classes. Good news!  You do not have to memorize any formulas from biology, chemistry, physics, or any other science class.  Almost every last piece of information you need to know for this section can be found in the graphs and charts provided for each passage. Consider familiarizing yourself with this format ahead of time with ACT practice tests. There are three types of passages in the science section:  Charts and Graphs These passages will have very little writing ... Read More About How To Prep For The ACT Science Section