When should juniors take the ACT test?

When should juniors take the ACT test? Juniors are advised to take the ACT in the spring of their junior year. Taking the test during the junior year gives students ample time to retake the test if they need to improve their scores. In addition, getting their goal...

Why is the ACT English Test so hard?

Why is the ACT English Test so hard? The ACT English test is something of  a paradox.  Though it is undeniably the easiest test on which to make significant score gains, it is also the test that causes most students trouble the first time they take it–their low...
Traps to Avoid on the ACT Reading Test

Traps to Avoid on the ACT Reading Test

Traps to Avoid on the ACT Reading Test   Stefan Melnynk Avoiding traps on the ACT Reading Test is essential to raising your score. You are given so little time to complete the test (35 minutes to answer 40 questions!) that it’s easy to fly past questions without...

Effects of ACT Coaching

Effects of ACT Coaching By Ene-Kaja Chippendale Around a million and a half students take the ACT test annually. However, despite the large amount of money spent on ACT prep, there is virtually no research supporting the effects of ACT prep on score improvement. To...

The Right ACT Prep Makes a Difference

The Right ACT Prep Makes a Difference By Ene-Kaja Chippendale Despite the hope of many students that colleges will abandon standardized testing scores from the ACT or SAT, their place in the college admissions process remains secure for the time being. In Missouri,...