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A fraction is a portion of a whole number the same as a decimal.  Think of money - 75 cents is a fraction of $1.00 and a dollar is 100 pennies so you can write it as a fraction  75/100 or reduce it  to 3/4.  You know it takes 4 quarters to make a dollar, so if you only have...

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Prepositions and prepositional phrases function in multiple ways in a sentence.  They can be adverbs, adjectives, direct objects, or just plain prepositions.  There are about 50 common prepositions.  The word around is a preposition, but in this sentence it acts as a direct object...

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"for civil rights" is a prepositional phrase being used as a modifier - in this case an adjective describing activists.  The object of the preposition in this question would be protest as feelings and activists are both nouns.   If you break the sentence down, it is easier...

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Although there are many things you will learn in your academic career that you may never use again, there are just as many that you will use on a regular basis or will come in handy when you least expect it. The basics of any subject will never let you down. You DO need to know how to add, subtract, multiply and divide in YOUR HEAD. Why? Because people make mistakes when inputting data into... read more

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The number one complaint I hear from students about the Reading section of the ACT is that they can't finish in the time allowed. The best strategy to improve your timing is to READ EVERY DAY!!!! The more you read, the faster you read with greater comprehension. Reading on a daily basis also exposes you to STANDARD WRITTEN ENGLISH. This is the type of writing you are tested on in the English... read more

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Over and over I hear from students that their teachers don't require them to use their textbooks; instead the teacher uses power point presentations and has students take notes. Here is the problem with that way of thinking. MOST students don't take really good notes which makes it difficult to complete homework or to study for tests. THINK OF YOUR TEXTBOOK AS YOUR BEST FRIEND. It is the go... read more

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It really is not as hard as it seems. One of the key skills needed to be successful on the science portion of the ACT is the ability to read and interpret graphs and tables. Graphs always represent the relationship between sets of data, ususally two sets of data, but sometimes it can be more than two. For example, the graph may show a trend in a population over a time period such as the amount... read more

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After 10 years of teaching ACT prep, I can attest to the fact that most students struggle with pronoun use. Those with which students have the most difficult time are the indefinite pronouns: someone, anyone, anybody, everyone, etc. The majority of the indefinite pronouns are considered singular. For example, the following sentence is incorrect. "Everyone put their coats on the bed."... read more