3 Ways to Improve Your Reading Skills on the ACT

One of the most challenging sections on the ACT is the reading test. It’s designed to test your reading comprehension skills with a variety of different genres, and you may not be familiar with much of the content. There are four passages, each with a set of questions and each in a different category: Prose […]


How to Boost Your ACT Score

Ever heard this before? “I’m good at English/math/etc., I’m just not a good test-taker.” Maybe one of your friends or classmates have said this. Maybe you’ve said it before. It can be frustrating to know how to solve most of the problems on the ACT, but not know how to successfully take and finish a […]


How to Properly Prepare for the ACT

We often receive requests from students and parents about how to properly prepare for the ACT. Advice is everywhere—some of it superstitious, some of it contradictory, some of it actually useful. What we want to give you are tips and strategies that have proven to be the most effective in performing well on the ACT. […]


3 Essential Items to Bring to the ACT

It’s important to be prepared for the ACT by studying, taking practice tests, and attending Boot Camps or other MasteryPrep classes. However, there are a few essential items that you should also bring with you to the ACT. Since these are easy to overlook, many students forget to bring them to test day. Don’t be […]


15 Tips for the ACT

ACT got you a little freaked out? Nervous about spending several hours taking a test? Considering just filling in the blanks randomly and hoping for the best? We’re here to help. We know the ACT can be intimidating. That’s why we work hard to help you learn the skills and techniques you need to be fully […]


Test-Taking Skills Teachers Can Learn in 10 Minutes

MasteryPrep is passionate about helping students succeed because we’re teachers and educators just like you. We understand your drive to help all of your students achieve the highest score on the ACT. We also know you’re logging long hours grading assignments and planning lessons, and you’re not looking for another “thing” to add to your […]


4 Healthy Snacks for the ACT

There’s one crucial aspect of preparing for the ACT that you may have missed. Many students overlook this, because it’s not as obvious as other test-day tips. But if you don’t prepare for it, it can derail your ACT performance. It’s called the snack attack.   Sure, you ate a good breakfast, but that was […]


5 Things You Don’t Know about the ACT

Need a break from cramming for the ACT? Here’s a few random facts about the test to give you a mental reprieve from your studying. Harvey Mudd was the last college to begin accepting ACT scores. Most universities have viewed the ACT as equivalent to the SAT for decades. Harvey Mudd College, however, refused to […]


ACT Science Test Overview: Extrapolating Results

In this, our final post of the ACT Science Test Overview we will discuss extrapolating results. We show you how this technique, used in the Science section of the ACT, will help you score better in the Science section.     If you missed any of our ACT Science Test Overview posts you can catch […]


ACT Science Test Overview: Drawing Conclusions

One of the key skills in the ACT Science test is knowing how to draw conclusions, a major part of the scientific method is taking information from an experiment and being able to draw conclusions from what you have learned. In today’s video we explain what drawing conclusion means and what the ACT is looking […]