Category Archives: ACT

Test Prep Mistakes: Fancy Pants Syndrome

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Today I want to address another problem that limits people’s scores, and that I see all too frequently with high achieving students. If that describes you (or your kid) today’s message is meant especially for you. But before I get into that, I want to ask you a couple questions: 1) How many spots do you think are open each… Read more »

Costly Test Prep Mistakes: Churn & Burn

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One common mistake I see people make with ACT and SAT prep is burning through official practice exams far too quickly. Don’t do it! You should take one full, timed official practice test (notice I said *official*) to establish a baseline before starting prep. However, you only need to burn one test for this purpose. It’s a waste to take… Read more »

How I Learned to Stop Worrying & Love ACT Science

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The ACT science section may be the most misunderstood part of the test. This misunderstanding leads to much of the fear the section so infamously strikes into the hearts of students. Stop being pummeled into cowering submission by the science section’s shifty ways! In this video, I set you straight on how to look at the section and discuss one… Read more »

How to Beat the Clock on ACT Reading – Part 2

How to Beat the Clock on ACT Reading

Time can easily slip away from us when we get caught up in reading. Though that’s usually a good thing, it can create problems on the ACT. Completing the ACT reading section within the time limit is a challenge for many, many students. In Part 1, I discussed the critical relationship between mastery and speed. If you haven’t yet read… Read more »