If you're considering signing up for the June 11, 2015 ACT, don't put it off 'til the last minute! Here are the important dates you must remember so that your registration can be processed on time.
Topics: ACT prep
Similar triangles are like look-alike fathers and sons. A chip off the ol' block, the smaller son is a spitting image of his larger dad:Read More
Apostrophes have two uses on the ACT and SAT:
1. To form possessive nouns.
2. To replace missing letters in contractions.
Let’s examine these two situations--as well as when to avoid apostrophes--in this week's blog.
Questions about the Author’s Attitude ask you to interpret the author’s feelings toward her subject, often employing one of the following words:Read More
This week's post is provided by guest blogger Jocelyn Paonita, founder of The Scholarship System.
Winning scholarships is always a hot topic with students. Who doesn't want free money? Scholarships are free dollars that universities, organizations, and companies give to students to help them pay for college. While some of the money may be strictly for tuition, many external scholarships can be used for anything, including rent, groceries, books, a laptop, and more.
The issue is that students sabotage themselves before they even get started. Here's why most students never get scholarships and how to make sure it doesn't happen to you!Read More
Topics: College Admissions
Geometry has been relegated to only 10% of the SAT but it still composes 15% to 20% of the ACT. You may need to know the sum of the interior angle measurements of regular polygons on both tests, but no formulas are provided on either. So how should you prepare for these types of questions?Read More
When the College Board, the makers of the SAT, published its test specifications for the redesigned SAT in 2015, the authors boldly stated that the SAT would be “the most transparent exam in the assessment field” and that “all would know what was on it and why.” But since the test debuted earlier this month, the only thing that’s transparent is that the new test is even more opaque than its predecessor and its competition, the ACT.Read More
Comparisons errors occur on both the ACT English Test and the SAT Writing and Language Test. When you find a comparison in a passage on one of these tests, ensure that the two items being compared are alike; it's acceptable to compare an apple to an orange but it's likely questionable to compare a green bean to a rocket ship. The omission of words in SAT and ACT questions can cause the comparisons to fall apart, creating Illogical or Incomplete Comparisons.Read More
On the days SAT and ACT scores are released, I wait for the one phone call that never fails: that from a distraught parent who cannot understand why her daughter with a 4.5 GPA received an 18 on the ACT. Teachers and administrators at her daughter’s school may be quick to jump on the test anxiety bandwagon, even though the girl clearly does well on her classroom tests given her high GPA. In situations like this, however, the most likely culprit is grade inflation.
If you're considering signing up for the April 9, 2015 ACT, don't put it off 'til the last minute! Here are the important dates you must remember so that your registration can be processed on time.
Topics: ACT prep