ACT: 2-hour Strategy-Building Session
Don't have time before April 13th for the full ACT-prep course? We are now offering a special 2-hour strategy-building session. You'll receive a brief overview of the four tests of in the exam (English, Reading, Math, and Science) and key strategies for each. Call us now ~ you'll be glad you did!
ACT -- Basic Grammar and Usage (English Test Portion of ACT)
The English Test portion of the ACT will never explicitly ask you to name a grammatical error; however, in order to identify and fix errors, you should know what they are. While you'll often be able to rely on your ear to detect errors, many of the questions will ask you to fix phrases that are fine for spoken English but not for formal written English. Click on the file below (ACT Grammar and Usage) for a review of the types of grammar issues you will see on the ACT.
SAT Getting a Redesign
The College Board is planning to redesign the SAT, less than a decade since its last revision, which introduced a writing section, eliminated analogies and raised the value of a perfect score. Click on the file below (SAT Getting a Redesign) for more information.
SAT? ACT? Both or Neither?
Help on Figuring Out if the SAT or ACT is the Right Exam for You
SAT, ACT, both, neither? Until recently, the ACT was required by colleges in the Midwest, while the SAT was the test of choice for schools in the Northeast and on both coasts. Now, however, most colleges accept SAT or ACT scores, so you may wonder if you should take the SAT,ACT, or both exams. It's even possible you won't need either exam given the growing number of test-optional colleges. On the flip side, you may find that if you take the ACT, you still need to take SAT Subject Tests. Click on the file below (SAT, ACT, Both or Neither?) for information to help you make the right decision for your student.
Do you want a better idea of what the ACT is all about? High-level overviews of the ACT English Test and Mathematics Test, including test-taking strategies for each, can be found by clicking on "ACT Outline" below. Coming soon: overview of the Reading Test and Science Test.