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 […]

Update on Standardized Testing

Published on Friday, May 15th, 2020 by

Blog Chalk Talk #67 In the past few weeks, many states have started re-opening while others are still fighting COVID-19. This can make keeping up with standardized testing difficult for everyone. We are here to help! Read below for a current update on the status of standardized testing. ACT Update: The ACT has moved its […]

ACT Mastery Now Available Online

Published on Thursday, April 30th, 2020 by

Blog Chalk Talk #66 Burning the midnight oil to convert your entire summer programming into an online experience? You’re not alone. We’re here to help. To further our mission of helping every student graduate high school with a college-ready ACT or SAT score, we are readily adapting our college readiness solutions to impactful, fun, and […]

Free Distance Learning Resources for Educators and Students

Published on Thursday, April 23rd, 2020 by

Blog Chalk Talk #65 Are you looking for free high-quality distance learning resources for you, your teachers, or your students? We have been hard at work creating valuable content that teachers and students can benefit from as they continue adjusting to a “new” way of learning. By staying active in learning, we can also reduce […]

Keeping Students Connected During Isolation

Published on Wednesday, April 15th, 2020 by

Blog Chalk Talk #64 While schools remain closed for the foreseeable future, our options are either continue educating students through distance learning or not educate students at all and potentially face further academic regression. Though distance learning comes with a plethora of disadvantages, it is necessary if we wish to continue educating students and flatten […]

How to Study for Standardized Tests at Home

Published on Thursday, April 9th, 2020 by

Blog Chalk Talk #63 This is a period of adapting: adapting how we interact, how we teach, and how we learn. With standardized testing being pushed back to June, students are going to have to prepare for their tests from home. Many students are finding that studying from home comes with a multitude of challenges […]

8 Great Distance Learning Tools

Published on Wednesday, April 1st, 2020 by

Blog Chalk Talk #62 Having to face the challenge of quickly adapting educational practices due to COVID-19 comes with a myriad of questions and stresses. One of the biggest struggles is finding and implementing digital, distance learning solutions ASAP. Traditional, face-to-face education will resume at some point, but no one knows when this will be. […]