Secret Service and the ACT

Published on Monday, December 3rd, 2018 by

ACT Chalk Talk #3 The great majority of the ACT English test amounts to nothing more–and nothing less–than the time-honored task of proofreading. Students are given five passages they must edit to be grammatically and stylistically correct. One of the oldest proofing tricks in the book is to read the work aloud. But how can […]

What ACT Content Should You Focus On?

Published on Monday, November 26th, 2018 by

ACT Chalk Talk #2 The ACT assesses more than 150 distinct skills, from using semicolons properly to solving similar triangles. The frequency of these skills is unpredictable: some appear multiple times on every test, while other skills will show up occasionally. With such limited time to review and prepare for the ACT, how do you […]

What’s New in ACT WorkKeys

Published on Thursday, January 18th, 2018 by

What’s in the New ACT WorkKeys Test? For over a year, ACT has hinted at new WorkKeys tests. We’ve known about changes to names, item counts, and time limits, but ACT has finally released a practice test in the new format, and I analyzed the new items last week. The changes can be summarized in […]

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 […]

ACT Improvement Planner FAQ

Published on Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 by

We’re excited to announce the launch of our FREE ACT Prep Planner, a web app that takes a school’s or district’s ACT scores and provides educators with insight into the skills most likely to improve students’ ACT scores. The ACT Prep Planner app was built using MasteryPrep’s TruScore analytics, a data-driven score report system created […]