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. […]

Keep Up the Pace: Pacing and the ACT

Published on Monday, November 4th, 2019 by

Chalk Talk #47 Time may be the enemy on the ACT, but as with any comic book or superhero movie, an enemy can be defeated with the right mindset and plan of action! In order to beat the clock on the ACT, students must be armed with the right time-management skills and strategies. Running out […]

High School Courses Colleges Really Want to See

Published on Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 by

Chalk Talk #46 Knowing what colleges are looking for can be a challenge⁠—especially since not all colleges desire the same things in an application. Different colleges have different standards and requirements for admission, but most want to see that students have taken certain high school courses. In our recently released College Playbook, we have gathered […]

Gameday Reminders: What Your Students Need for Test Day

Published on Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019 by

Chalk Talk #45 “Confidence comes from being prepared.”  —John Wooden Your students’ preparation and mentality for the ACT can have a massive impact on their scores. These 11 gameday reminders will help your students perform their absolute best on test day and be fully prepared for whatever may come their way! Get enough sleep: Though […]

Top Three Time Management Skills

Published on Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 by

Chalk Talk #44 There are ultimately three areas that must be mastered to maximize score gains on the ACT: content mastery, test mastery, and time mastery. Many students know the importance of practicing content mastery and test mastery, but they frequently underestimate the importance of time mastery. So, when they take the 3-hour-and-30-minute ACT test […]

Second-Guessing: A Test-Takers Worst Dilemma

Published on Tuesday, October 8th, 2019 by

Chalk Talk #43 Think back to when you were a student and your teacher would give back your graded test for you to look through. You would eagerly skim through it, searching for those questions that gave you a hard time. Then you would get to the one with all the eraser marks. The one […]

Mark and Move: The Must-Have Strategy for Test Day

Published on Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 by

Chalk Talk #42 October isn’t scary just because of Halloween–it’s also terrifying test time! Come October 27TH many juniors and seniors will take the ACT, possibly for their first time. To help your students to achieve their highest possible scores, they need the right strategies in place. After all, you wouldn’t fight a vampire without garlic, […]

What Colleges Are Looking For—The Big Five

Published on Tuesday, September 24th, 2019 by

Chalk Talk #41 Applying to college can be a daunting process. With so many different moving parts working together to build one solid application, it can all feel very overwhelming. That’s why it’s important for your students to know what colleges really want to see in an application and what, to them, constitutes a strong […]

How to Leverage Your Intuition

Published on Tuesday, September 17th, 2019 by

Chalk Talk #40 “The only real valuable thing is intuition.” Albert Einstein Have you ever been stuck on a problem where you just can’t think of the right solution and then, as you’re going about your day, the solution suddenly comes to you? You can thank your intuition for that. Intuition gives us the ability […]