Making Success Tangible: Sharing Success Stories

Published on Thursday, January 11th, 2018 by

A student’s ACT score is a gateway to opportunity and success. Universities use it to compare applicants, determine entrance acceptance, and allocate scholarships. In fact, it almost always carries more weight than a student’s GPA! Because it is used in so many different ways, an excellent ACT score can completely alter the course of a […]

Why College Matters

Published on Thursday, January 11th, 2018 by

Bring up the topic of college in some classrooms, and you’ll be met with a litany of reasons why it’s not worth it: “I can make more money working at the plant after high school.” “Steve Jobs never finished college.” “Tuition is too high.” Tapping into a student’s intrinsic motivation to attend college is not […]

ACT Motivation and Gaining Student Buy In

Published on Thursday, January 11th, 2018 by

The First Step is Motivation All teachers and administrators are familiar with the pain of watching capable, clever students perform poorly in school because they simply don’t care. At MasteryPrep, we know student motivation is just as important to test success as content knowledge and being test savvy. That’s why we want to equip you […]

Using a Pre-Test to Kick-Start ACT Prep

Published on Monday, January 8th, 2018 by

An important first step in learning is first developing an awareness of what exactly you need to know. At MasteryPrep, we’ve learned that pre-testing is a valuable way to earn student buy-in when it comes to test prep. The following pre-test evaluates knowledge students should have by the time they take the test on February […]

Better ACT Scores in 2 Minutes or Less: Pig Latin

Published on Monday, September 25th, 2017 by

Can Pig Latin really help you do better on the ACT science section? In a word, esyay! Learn our trick in today’s video. ACT Blitz: Pig Latin We hope you have enjoyed our series of short videos. We’re confident that if you put these little “secrets” to work, you will boost your ACT score. If […]

Better ACT Scores in 2 Minutes or Less: It’s All in the Timing

Published on Monday, September 25th, 2017 by

Do you tend to run out of time on the ACT? You’re not alone. Many students, even those in advanced classes, struggle with finishing each section in time. Fortunately, MasteryPrep is here to help! In today’s short video, we’ll share with you the secret to pacing and tell you how to structure your time on […]

Better ACT Scores in 2 Minutes or Less: “Divide and Conquer”

Published on Monday, September 25th, 2017 by

Can you really learn a skill in less than 2 minutes that will improve your ACT score? With MasteryPrep, you absolutely can. In today’s video, we’ll show you one of our favorite secret weapons for the ACT reading section. We call it “Divide and Conquer.” Check it out below: ACT Blitz: Divide and Conquer

Better ACT Scores in 2 Minutes or Less: “Plug and Chug”

Published on Monday, September 25th, 2017 by

Useful ACT prep in under 2 minutes may sound implausible, but with MasteryPrep’s videos, you can learn valuable skills that will help you excel on the ACT. Today, we want to show you one of the best ways to tackle the ACT math section. This small-but-mighty technique is called “Plug and Chug.” ACT Blitz: Plug […]

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

Published on Monday, September 25th, 2017 by

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, […]

Better ACT Scores in 2 Minutes or Less: Know Before You Go!

Published on Monday, September 25th, 2017 by

 If you’ve been following our posts, you already have a small arsenal of secret weapons that will help you get the score you want on the ACT. These videos—less than 2 minutes long—are a great way to dip your toes into MasteryPrep’s style and quality of ACT prep. They provide quick and exciting preparation that […]