Learn How to Spot the Signs of Test Anxiety

Published on Tuesday, February 18th, 2020 by

855-922-8773 Blog Chalk Talk #57 Breathe in…breathe out… Anxiety, in its many different forms, affects us all, but some more than others. Since there are many different types of anxiety, it is often very challenging to detect it in the classroom. Maybe you have students who go to class every day, participate in lectures, and […]

What Students Need to Know About AP Courses

Published on Tuesday, February 11th, 2020 by

Blog Chalk Talk #56 Do you have students debating whether they should enroll in Advanced Placement (AP) courses next year? If so, this is the Chalk Talk for them! AP courses are meant to give high school students a taste of college-level work, but not every student is prepared for that kind of academic rigor […]

11 Scholar Tips for Scholarships

Published on Thursday, February 6th, 2020 by

Blog Chalk Talk #55 11 Scholar Tips for Scholarships It’s no secret that college can be very expensive. That’s why many students depend on gathering different sources of financial aid—such as grants, loans, and scholarships—to attend college. Scholarships are a great form of financial aid because they do not have to be repaid; however, they […]

4 Test-Taking Techniques Teachers Can Learn in 10 Minutes

Published on Wednesday, January 29th, 2020 by

855-922-8773 Blog Chalk Talk #54 Success on the ACT starts in the classroom. By learning test-taking techniques and implementing them into the classroom, educators can equip students with the strategies they need to succeed come test day. However, we know you’re logging long hours grading assignments and planning lessons, so you’re probably not looking for […]

Three Big ACT Changes

Published on Tuesday, January 21st, 2020 by

Blog Chalk Talk #53 Have you heard the news? Come September 2020, 3 big, long-awaited changes will go into effect for the ACT! Despite the controversy surrounding standardized tests and their desire to remain afloat, testing companies are in fierce competition with one another. While the ACT used to be at the top, it has […]

ACT Prep: Utilizing Mini-Tests for Time Mastery

Published on Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 by

Blog Chalk Talk #52 Are you utilizing mini-tests to help your students learn time management skills for the ACT? Mini-tests are small portions of a full-length ACT test and are great tools to have in your ACT test prep arsenal. Not only do mini-tests familiarize students with the types of questions they will face on […]

3 Common ACT Myths Debunked

Published on Tuesday, January 7th, 2020 by

855-922-8773 Blog Chalk Talk #51 3 common ACT myths hinder your students’ scores in unnecessary ways.  To many students, the ACT seems like a test shrouded in mystery, but its format is actually very accessible. This accessibility makes preparing for the ACT possible and improving scores even more possible.  Even with this much transparency, a […]

Motivation and the ACT: Turn “I can’t do it” into “I can do it”

Published on Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 by

Chalk Talk #50 How often do you hear the phrase “I can’t do it” from your students? Nothing kills a student’s motivation more than feeling as though something is unachievable. When this mindset is put towards the ACT, it does much more harm than good, especially to their future. The most fundamental, widespread, and yet […]

ACT Reading: The Four S’s

Published on Tuesday, November 19th, 2019 by

Chalk Talk #49 Are your students scoring college ready in Reading on the ACT? These tips and tricks from our ACT Boot Camp will increase your students’ scores and help them tackle the Reading section with confidence. Unlike the Math or Science portions of the test, the answer to every ACT Reading question is contained […]

The Must-Know Comma Rules for the ACT

Published on Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 by

Chalk Talk #48 Commas. We love them. We hate them. And, sometimes, don’t, know, when, to, use, them. No matter how much we dislike commas, it’s hard to argue against their importance. Take these two sentences for example: “Let’s eat, Grandma.”“Let’s eat Grandma.” Without the comma, Grandma would be in big trouble come dinner time. […]