ASPIRE Tip of the Day

Published on Friday, February 19th, 2016 by

Pythagorean Theorem   Trevor sells TV’s and needs to mark the sizes of each TV on its tag. The TV size is determined by the length of its diagonal. One TV has a width of 24 inches and a height of 10 inches. He believes that the size of the TV is 26 inches. Is […]

ACT Reading Tip of the Day

Published on Thursday, February 11th, 2016 by

Natural Science Download and print the following passage. Your students will refer to it to answer the question.  From the passage “Our Disappearing Bees” by Robert Queenston According to the passage, who is planting hedgerows and wildflowers “for everybody else,” as quoted in the final paragraph (lines 62–69)? A. Jessa Cruz B. Chris Storm and […]

ACT Science Tip of the Day

Published on Tuesday, January 26th, 2016 by

Reading Charts and Graphs Download and print the following charts and graphs so your students can refer to them to answer the question below. Passage IV  In Figure 2, at which of the following times does a normal person’s blood glucose concentration reach its maximum after eating? A. 30 minutes after eating B. 1 hour […]

ACT Math Tip of the Day

Published on Monday, January 18th, 2016 by

Circle Area and Circumference Please solve the following problem: Circles A, B, and C have radii with measures of x centimeters, 3x centimeters, and 6x centimeters, respectively. What is the ratio of the radius of Circle B to the diameter of Circle C?   F. 1:2 G. 1:4 H. 1:12 J. 2:1 K. 4:1   Scroll […]

ACT Reading Tip of the Day

Published on Thursday, December 17th, 2015 by

Natural Science Download and print the following passage. Your students will refer to it to answer the question.  From the passage “Our Disappearing Bees” by Robert Queenston The passage states that the pollinator conservationists at the Lockeford Plant Materials Center have successfully supported bee colonies by planting: A. corn and soybeans. B. hedges and fields […]

ACT English Tip of the Day

Published on Wednesday, December 9th, 2015 by

Transitions She forgot her homework in her locker, for her mother, more than a little annoyed, had to drive her back to school. F. NO CHANGE G. so H. but J. because   Scroll down or click here for the answer!     Students need practice decoding ACT® questions so they will not feel intimidated by […]

ACT Tip of the Day: Science Tuesday

Published on Tuesday, November 24th, 2015 by

Reading Charts and Graphs Download and print the following charts and graphs so your students can refer to them to answer the question below. Passage IV  Based on Figure 1, at approximately which time of day does a person’s brain receive the greatest influx of glucose? A.     8:30 AM B.     10:30 AM C.     1:30 PM […]

ACT Tip of the Day: Math Monday

Published on Monday, November 16th, 2015 by

Solving Equations: Word Problem Please solve the following word problem: The sum of the real numbers x and y is 15. Their difference is 3. What is the value of xy? A. 3 B. 6 C. 9 D. 15 E. 54

ACT Science Tips

Published on Thursday, May 28th, 2015 by

Conflicting Viewpoints Passage 1. Identify the arguing scientists. There will be only one Conflicting Viewpoints passage on the Science test. The passage features two or more scientists, students, or theories that are in conflict with one another. Unlike other passages, there usually won’t be charts or graphs, and only rarely will there be figures. Students […]

ACT English Tips

Published on Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 by

1. Commas cause pauses Commas are not sprinkles. You can’t happily pour them everywhere. You definitely can’t use them every time the reader might pause. That being said, a comma almost always causes a pause. If an answer choice uses a comma in a place that makes a pause awkward, you should eliminate it. 2. No solo […]