ACT English Time Management: 3 Tips You Should Know

Published on Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 by

Time management is by far one of the most important factors in successfully completing the ACT, yet it remains a struggle for many students. That’s why we’ve made this series of time management tips for each section of the ACT. In today’s post, we’ll break down time management tips for the English section. Learn them, […]

Six Ways to Squeeze in ACT Prep

Published on Monday, December 31st, 2018 by

ACT Chalk Talk #7 The ACT is a few months away, but that time can fly by. In this Chalk Talk, we share six ideas that have worked for school districts to squeeze ACT prep into already hectic schedules. 1: Use structured bell ringers. Start each class with a question of the day. Structure it […]

15 Tips for the ACT

Published on Wednesday, December 26th, 2018 by

ACT got you a little freaked out? Nervous about spending several hours taking a test? Considering just filling in the blanks randomly and hoping for the best? We’re here to help. We know the ACT can be intimidating. That’s why we work hard to help you learn the skills and techniques you need to be fully […]

When and How to Guess on the ACT

Published on Tuesday, December 18th, 2018 by

ACT Chalk Talk #5 In a perfect world, students cruise through every ACT question with no problem, solve every issue they run into, and finish with plenty of time to spare. In a perfect world. But in the real world of standardized tests, students get stuck, and they need a game plan to know when […]

ACT Tip Tweets

Published on Tuesday, December 11th, 2018 by

ACT Chalk Talk #4 If you have students who are more likely to read a tweet than listen in class, you’re not the only one! We’ve prepared 9 tweet-worthy tips that will boost your students’ ACT scores all out of proportion to the time they spend reading them. Feel free to cut and paste, share […]

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 […]