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What You Need to Know about the ACT English Test

What Will It Look Like? The English portion of the ACT assesses your understanding of standard English language conventions (sentence structure, punctuation, and usage), elements of writing (developing a topic, organization, unity, and cohesion), and language (word choice, tone, and style). You ...
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All About the ACT Reading Test

The ACT Reading test is one component of the ACT suite of exams. Its purpose is to assess your reading comprehension. As a high school student headed out into the world, the ACT determines your readiness for college or career by measuring your skills in English, Math, Science, and yes, Reading. ...
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The ACT is Coming...Will You Be Ready?

What is the ACT? The ACT is one measurement of your college readiness. It is a nationwide, standardized “college entrance exam” based on the skills and information you have learned during your educational journey to this point. There is also an optional writing portion to the ACT where you can s...
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Should You Take the ACT Optional Writing Test?

Let’s face it: testing for 3 hours on a Saturday is nobody’s idea of a good time, and the option of skipping a section on a test can be pretty appealing. So why should you take the ACT Writing test if they give you the choice to opt out of it? Here are several reasons why we think you should spen...
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Tips for Studying Vocabulary for the ACT Test

Neither the ACT nor the SAT test evaluates the extent of your vocabulary, as such. Both tests now focus on the correct usage of common, everyday words. They do, however, test your knowledge of words used within a greater context. This means that while the words may look “easier” on the surface, y...
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What You Need to Know about the ACT English Test

**What Will It Look Like?** The English portion of the ACT assesses

All About the ACT Reading Test

The ACT Reading test is one component of the ACT suite of exams. Its pu

The ACT is Coming...Will You Be Ready?

*What is the ACT?* The ACT is one measurement of your college readin