7 Ways to Reduce Test Anxiety on the ACT

Published on Thursday, February 8th, 2018 by

Everyone knows that heart-sinking moment: you turn over the test, skim the first few questions, and draw a complete blank on how to solve a single problem. Test anxiety equally affects students of all academic capabilities and can strike at any time, even in the middle of a test that’s going relatively well. The ACT […]

Debunking ACT Myths Part 2

Published on Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 by

This post is the second of a two-part series on busting ACT myths. You can read the first post here. Myth 5: Taking the ACT multiple times can harm your chances of getting into college. This myth stems from the old practice many colleges and universities used to follow of averaging ACT scores. Nowadays, it’s […]

Debunking ACT Myths Part 1

Published on Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018 by

Myths can be tough to bust. They seem logical, and when repeated enough times by enough people, they begin to sound quite reasonable. But they’re inaccurate, and those that apply to the ACT can completely derail all your best efforts to put your students on the right track to doing well on the test. In […]

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 […]