ACT Science Tips

Published on Thursday, May 28th, 2015 by

Conflicting Viewpoints Passage 1. Identify the arguing scientists. There will be only one Conflicting Viewpoints passage on the Science test. The passage features two or more scientists, students, or theories that are in conflict with one another. Unlike other passages, there usually won’t be charts or graphs, and only rarely will there be figures. Students […]

ACT Test-Taking Tips

Published on Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 by

1. Pace Yourself Students should give themselves eight minutes per passage in English and reading, about five minutes per science passage, and about one minute per math question. 2. Cherry Pick Every question is worth exactly one point. If a question is perplexing or students don’t know what to do with it after 10 or 15 seconds, they should […]

ACT English Tips

Published on Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 by

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 […]