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What Is the ACT Red Book? Do I Need It?

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There are actually very few worthwhile resources when it comes to ACT test prep. The ACT Red Book is one of them. If you’e serious about increasing your score on the ACT, the Red Book is a must-have. Why? One reason and one reason only – it’s the only book with *real* ACT practice tests. You should *never* practice with… Read more »

ACT Questions Explained: Reading Question 3

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This ACT test prep video is from my ACT Questions Explained series. This installment is a walk-through of ACT Practice Test 1, Reading Question 3, from the ACT Red Book (the only book that has *real* ACT questions/tests). The question appears on pg. 181. Summary: This is a “not” type question, which means the process is backward. Normally, we eliminate 3… Read more »

ACT Grammar – Sentence Fragments (Part 1)

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Grammar questions account for up to 65% of ACT English. If you’re not a grammar geek, that may sound like bad news. But, here’s the thing – the ACT tests a small handful of grammar rules over and over, in very predictable ways. Thus, you don’t need to become a grammar expert to crush it. To win ACT English, just follow… Read more »

Should I Take the ACT or new SAT? (2016 Mix)

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Many students taking college entrance exams in 2016 are unsure if they should take the new SAT or the ACT. In this video, I provide some insight to help you decide. If you have questions, post them in the comments, and I’ll answer! I post new SAT / ACT test prep videos every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday – subscribe to… Read more »

ACT Questions Explained: Reading: Question 2

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This is a video walk-through of ACT Practice Test 1, Reading Question 2, from the ACT Red Book (the only book that has *real* ACT questions/tests). This question appears on page 181. Summary: Look at the test as a game, and yourself as a player. This is not only an accurate metaphor, it is useful. Treating the test as a game… Read more »