GPA vs. ACT Score

Published on Thursday, June 20th, 2019 by

ACT Chalk Talk #28 It’s easy to think that a student with a high GPA will score highly on the ACT and, therefore, not require as much test prep as a student with a low GPA. In all actuality, high GPA’s do not always correlate to high ACT scores and vice-versa. There is a fundamental […]

5 ACT Prep Motivation Killers

Published on Wednesday, June 12th, 2019 by

ACT Chalk Talk #27 Schools work hard to build a college-going culture, to make ACT prep accessible, and to motivate their students to plan for success after high school. However, all that work is for naught if your ACT prep approach actually demotivates students. Watch out for these common motivation killers: Testing too much. Random […]

Test Anxiety Destroys Test Scores

Published on Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 by

ACT Chalk Talk #26 Test anxiety destroys test scores and causes even top-performing students to struggle. Cognitive psychology provides an interesting method for reducing text anxiety. Watch this chalk talk (8:54) to learn more: Click here: Feel free to share with your teachers. Looking for summer professional development opportunities for your teachers? Check out our […]

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, […]

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 […]

Things NOT to Bring on ACT Test Day

Published on Thursday, May 11th, 2017 by

We’ve spoken before about the materials you should bring to the testing facility on the ACT test-date. However, many students don’t realize that there are things you CANNOT bring to the ACT testing facility. Bringing these items can cause you to be rejected from taking the test or have your score not count among other […]

Things to Bring on ACT Test Day

Published on Thursday, May 11th, 2017 by

You’ve studied and prepared for months and it’s finally here: ACT test day. However, in preparing for the ACT, students often forget some very important things they need to successfully take the test. Below, we’ve listed 5 key items you’ll need on test day. While they may seem obvious or even unnecessary, they shouldn’t be […]

5 Reasons You Should Take the ACT

Published on Friday, February 3rd, 2017 by

Although some students have a choice whether or not to take the ACT, many states have made it mandatory for every high school junior to take the test. This is actually a good thing! Before, only the students who already knew they were going to college typically took the ACT. Now that it’s mandatory, students […]

7 Pre-Test Tips for Your Students

Published on Monday, January 30th, 2017 by

We like sharing on this blog all the tips, tricks, and techniques that have helped thousands of students improve their test scores. Sometimes it is easy to overlook the simpler tips – ones that have nothing to do with studying but can still have an impact on test scores. Below are 7 Pre-Test Tips to give your students before their […]