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ACT Reading Tactics: Focus on the Passage

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Many people understand that the answer to every single ACT reading question is right there in the passage. Unfortunately, people’s tactics aren’t always in alignment with that truth. When answering an ACT reading question, people’s first instinct is often to go straight to the answer choices. However, except for a very limited class of questions, that is not the best… Read more »

ACT English Question Types: Redundancy

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A key to doing well on ACT English is being able to quickly identify question types and their rules/tactics. A common question type is the redundancy question. As long as you identify these questions correctly, they are relatively easy. But students often fail to identify them. For practice, I recommend going through a full English section (official exams only) and… Read more »

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 »