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ACT Writing Test Explained

The (Optional) ACT Writing Test, Explained

Why would anyone take a test labeled as “optional”? Students aren’t required to take the ACT Writing Test—so why add it to the rest of the four sections?  Whether choose to take the Writing Test depends on the requirements of the colleges you’re considering. Because postsecondary institutions make their own decisions about whether to require the …

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Expert Guide to Taking the ACT

The Expert Guide to Taking the ACT

Achieving a top score on the ACT can help you get into the college of your dreams. Understanding the format, question types, and scoring of the test is crucial to earning great results. This helpful guide includes need-to-know info about sections, scoring, and strategies for ACT test prep, written by expert tutors on Wyzant. You’ll also …

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ACT English

A Complete Explanation of the ACT English Test

When preparing and studying for the ACT English and Writing portions of the exam, it is important to remember that the test is not like your English class in high school. The other essential thing to remember is that the ACT follows a set of rules that were the conventions of standard English in the …

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Four Cs of Coping with Homework You Never Had

The 4 C’s Of Coping With The Type Of Homework You Never Had

It’s a wonderful feeling. The moment when your busy student comes to you and asks for help. As a parent, few things are as fulfilling as lending a strong, guiding hand. You thought they’d never ask. But there’s a downside. The homework they have is a heck of a lot different than what you had …

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Yes, Calculators Are Allowed on the ACT!

If you’re like most students, you prefer having access to a calculator when you’re taking a math test. Thankfully, the ACT permits the use of a calculator for the entire Math test. You’re even allowed to use powerful devices like the TI-84 family of graphing calculators. While many students have used such calculators, they often …

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Parents Guide to Talking About the 2021 School Year

A Parent’s Guide to Talking About the 2021 School Year

For most kids, last year was different compared to other school years. Maybe they had to learn at home and only attended class on video chat software. Maybe they didn’t get to see their school friends much, or socialize during lunch and recess periods.  Going into the next school year, they may be anxious about …

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How Can I Prepare My Kids for Back To School? 5 K12 Teachers Weigh In

How Can I Prepare My Kids for Back To School? Professional K-12 Teachers Weigh In

As the summer ramps up and the fall year approaches, many parents are wondering how to best prepare their children for going back to school during this still uncertain time. The deadly pandemic and a year-and-a-half of virtual classes has taken its toll on a lot of students, and returning to in-person classes may reawaken …

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