4 Test-Taking Techniques Teachers Can Learn in 10 Minutes

Published on Wednesday, January 29th, 2020 by

Blog Chalk Talk #54 Success on the ACT starts in the classroom. By learning test-taking techniques and implementing them into the classroom, educators can equip students with the strategies they need to succeed come test day. However, we know you’re logging long hours grading assignments and planning lessons, so you’re probably not looking for another […]

Three Big ACT Changes

Published on Tuesday, January 21st, 2020 by

Blog Chalk Talk #53 Have you heard the news? Come September 2020, 3 big, long-awaited changes will go into effect for the ACT! Despite the controversy surrounding standardized tests and their desire to remain afloat, testing companies are in fierce competition with one another. While the ACT used to be at the top, it has […]

ACT Prep: Utilizing Mini-Tests for Time Mastery

Published on Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 by

Blog Chalk Talk #52 Are you utilizing mini-tests to help your students learn time management skills for the ACT? Mini-tests are small portions of a full-length ACT test and are great tools to have in your ACT test prep arsenal. Not only do mini-tests familiarize students with the types of questions they will face on […]

3 Common ACT Myths Debunked

Published on Tuesday, January 7th, 2020 by

Blog Chalk Talk #51 3 common ACT myths hinder your students’ scores in unnecessary ways. To many students, the ACT seems like a test shrouded in mystery, but its format is actually very accessible. This accessibility makes preparing for the ACT possible and improving scores even more possible. Even with this much transparency, a lot […]

Motivation and the ACT: Turn “I can’t do it” into “I can do it”

Published on Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 by

Chalk Talk #50 How often do you hear the phrase “I can’t do it” from your students? Nothing kills a student’s motivation more than feeling as though something is unachievable. When this mindset is put towards the ACT, it does much more harm than good, especially to their future. The most fundamental, widespread, and yet […]

ACT Reading: The Four S’s

Published on Tuesday, November 19th, 2019 by

Chalk Talk #49 Are your students scoring college ready in Reading on the ACT? These tips and tricks from our ACT Boot Camp will increase your students’ scores and help them tackle the Reading section with confidence. Unlike the Math or Science portions of the test, the answer to every ACT Reading question is contained […]

The Must-Know Comma Rules for the ACT

Published on Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 by

Chalk Talk #48 Commas. We love them. We hate them. And, sometimes, don’t, know, when, to, use, them. No matter how much we dislike commas, it’s hard to argue against their importance. Take these two sentences for example: “Let’s eat, Grandma.”“Let’s eat Grandma.” Without the comma, Grandma would be in big trouble come dinner time. […]

Keep Up the Pace: Pacing and the ACT

Published on Monday, November 4th, 2019 by

Chalk Talk #47 Time may be the enemy on the ACT, but as with any comic book or superhero movie, an enemy can be defeated with the right mindset and plan of action! In order to beat the clock on the ACT, students must be armed with the right time-management skills and strategies. Running out […]

High School Courses Colleges Really Want to See

Published on Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 by

Chalk Talk #46 Knowing what colleges are looking for can be a challenge⁠—especially since not all colleges desire the same things in an application. Different colleges have different standards and requirements for admission, but there are several high school courses that almost all colleges want to see.  In our recently released College Playbook, we have […]

Gameday Reminders: What Your Students Need for Test Day

Published on Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019 by

Chalk Talk #45 “Confidence comes from being prepared.”  —John Wooden Your students’ preparation and mentality for the ACT can have a massive impact on their scores. These 11 gameday reminders will help your students perform their absolute best on test day and be fully prepared for whatever may come their way! Get enough sleep: Though […]