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 […]

I Could Lie or Tell You Reading Is Important

Published on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020 by

Blog Chalk Talk #59 We often tell students, “Readers are leaders,” but does this really get students to read on their own? Many students read to escape, to take a mental respite from the stress of everyday life, or simply because they enjoy diving into a good book. But some students just do not find […]

How to Instill a Healthy Testing Culture

Published on Monday, February 24th, 2020 by

Blog Chalk Talk #58 A healthy testing culture is always desired, but often tricky to achieve. Testing often feels like the bane of existence for educators, primarily due to the significance of standardized testing in today’s academic landscape. Since test scores are linked to school performance and teacher evaluations, this can lead to high pressure […]

Learn How to Spot the Signs of Test Anxiety

Published on Tuesday, February 18th, 2020 by

Blog Chalk Talk #57 Breathe in…breathe out… Anxiety, in its many different forms, affects us all, but some more than others. Since there are many different types of anxiety, it is often very challenging to detect it in the classroom. Maybe you have students who go to class every day, participate in lectures, and do […]