How to Improve Your ACT English Score

By attending any of our ACT Boot Camps, workshops, or classes, you’ll receive many tips, tricks, and techniques that help you successfully prepare for and take the ACT. We’ve seen those students who come to us perform better and score higher in all four subjects on the ACT. That is why we do what we […]


ACT English Time Management: 3 Tips You Should Know

Time management is by far one of the most important factors in successfully completing the ACT, yet it remains a struggle for many students. That’s why we’ve made this series of time management tips for each section of the ACT. In today’s post, we’ll break down time management tips for the English section. Learn them, […]


10 Bullet-Points You Need to Remember for the ACT English Test

We’ve given you valuable insights about the ACT English test in previous blog posts. But with this post, we wanted to share with you a few of the best tips from MasteryPrep’s ACT Boot Camp. This list will give you some insight into the ACT English test, and if put to use, will help improve […]


Better ACT Scores in 2 Minutes or Less: Swap Semicolons with Periods

Do you want to learn a trick on how to do better on the ACT? Do you have 2 minutes? Then we have the video for you! Today, we’ll show you how the ACT English section uses semicolons to trick you into the wrong answer. If you learn our secret skill in the video below, […]


Strategies for Taking the ACT English Test

  Even the highest achieving student can find the English section of the ACT challenging. However, the ACT is just like any other test; you can be confident in finishing it if you familiarize yourself with the content beforehand. MasteryPrep removes the mystery of the ACT by getting you acquainted with the rigor and question […]


Boost Your Score on the ACT English Test

We at MasteryPrep work hard to find the best tips and strategies that will boost your ACT score as much as possible. In our one-day Boot Camps and daily ACT prep classes, we have helped students achieve an average 2–5 point increase in their overall ACT score. All they did was follow the strategies we […]


ACT English Tip of the Day

Redundancy Read the following sentence to determine the best answer.  At first glance, the cryptic directions (you couldn’t figure them out) seemed impossible to understand. A.  NO CHANGE B.  seemed impossible C.  seemed impossible so you couldn’t figure them out D. seemed so impossible you almost couldn’t figure them out   Scroll down or click here […]


ACT English Tip of the Day

Transitions She forgot her homework in her locker, for her mother, more than a little annoyed, had to drive her back to school. F. NO CHANGE G. so H. but J. because   Scroll down or click here for the answer!     Students need practice decoding ACT® questions so they will not feel intimidated by […]


ACT English Tips

1. Commas cause pauses Commas are not sprinkles. You can’t happily pour them everywhere. You definitely can’t use them every time the reader might pause. That being said, a comma almost always causes a pause. If an answer choice uses a comma in a place that makes a pause awkward, you should eliminate it. 2. No solo […]


Tips for Time Management on the ACT English Test

With only 45 minutes to answer 75 questions, you must answer a question every 30 seconds. Give yourself eight minutes per passage to help you keep track of time! If you maintain this pace, you’ll get through the entire test with five minutes to spare. Most students miss the last questions because they run out […]