Three Tips for Getting the Most Out of the Chat Box

Published on Friday, July 24th, 2020 by

Blog Chalk Talk #74 We are facing unprecedented times in education this school year. With student and faculty safety as a top priority, we must rely on virtual instructional educational practices to keep education afloat. But as educators everywhere know, technology can be very distracting for students! So keeping students engaged in a virtual platform […]

Three Tips to Prepare for a Blended Learning Environment

Published on Friday, July 17th, 2020 by

Blog Chalk Talk #73 Here are three tips to prepare for a blended back-to-school learning environment: 1. Use virtual classrooms while in-person. If students will be attending in shifts, or you expect a high absentee rate, consider having all students sign into your virtual classrooms, not just students who are remote. Then, all students can […]

ACT Science Tip: Understanding Conflicting Viewpoints

Published on Friday, July 10th, 2020 by

Blog Chalk Talk #72 Since the Science portion of the ACT is at the very end of the almost three-hour test, many students tend to struggle with timing in this section due to sheer exhaustion. Conflicting viewpoints passages in the Science section can lead to students wasting valuable time due to the length of the […]

ACT Reading Tip: Understanding Author Intent and Purpose

Published on Thursday, June 18th, 2020 by

Blog Chalk Talk #71 One of the biggest challenges many students face when it comes to the Reading portion of the ACT exam is understanding why an author wrote what he or she did, including author intent and purpose question types. In this short video, taken from our new Study Hall feature found in TruScore […]

Study Hall: ACT English Test Tip

Published on Friday, June 12th, 2020 by

Blog Chalk Talk #70 If you’ve been following our recent Chalk Talk posts, then you are already aware of the new Study Hall feature added to our TruScore Practice Testing and Analysis solution. If not, here’s a quick refresher! Study Hall provides students with over 100 answer explanation videos —all less than 2 minutes long— to […]

ACT Math Tip Found in New Study Hall Experience

Published on Friday, June 5th, 2020 by

Blog Chalk Talk #69 At MasteryPrep, we are always looking for ways in which we can improve our college readiness solutions to make them better than ever at helping students conquer test day. One of these new improvements we are excited to announce is the new Study Hall feature found in our TruScore ACT Practice […]

College Playbook Series: Why College?

Published on Wednesday, May 27th, 2020 by

Blog Chalk Talk #68 The college application process can be intimidating and overwhelming. Oftentimes, people question if pursuing a four-year college degree is even worth it. In our recently released College Playbook, we provide students with valuable guidance and down-to-earth advice to help them set up their high school years for college success as well […]

Update on Standardized Testing

Published on Friday, May 15th, 2020 by

Blog Chalk Talk #67 In the past few weeks, many states have started re-opening while others are still fighting COVID-19. This can make keeping up with standardized testing difficult for everyone. We are here to help! Read below for a current update on the status of standardized testing. ACT Update: The ACT has moved its […]

ACT Mastery Now Available Online

Published on Thursday, April 30th, 2020 by

Blog Chalk Talk #66 Burning the midnight oil to convert your entire summer programming into an online experience? You’re not alone. We’re here to help. To further our mission of helping every student graduate high school with a college-ready ACT or SAT score, we are readily adapting our college readiness solutions to impactful, fun, and […]

Free Distance Learning Resources for Educators and Students

Published on Thursday, April 23rd, 2020 by

Blog Chalk Talk #65 Are you looking for free high-quality distance learning resources for you, your teachers, or your students? We have been hard at work creating valuable content that teachers and students can benefit from as they continue adjusting to a “new” way of learning. By staying active in learning, we can also reduce […]