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While the ACT and SAT math sections predominantly test the same concepts and problem solving skills, the two tests diverge in important ways–especially for those seeking the highest scores. Find out the special content areas only tested on the ACT along with essential strategic and time management insights for maximum success on test day!   This two-hour Master Class is ideal for any student seeking a high percentile Math score on the ACT who has already begun the process of preparing for the exam.   Advance registration is required. Register through our Student Information Form and specify the Advanced ACT Math Master Class. We will reply to registrants by email with the invitation to this Zoom seminar.   ABOUT YOUR HOST: After 20 years as one of New Jersey’s most successful and popular tutors and a 33-year career as an executive with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey,…

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For many, the Science section of the ACT is frightening because students think they need to be experts in different science disciplines. This master class will demonstrate the necessary skills needed to do well on the ACT Science section. Students will learn how to apply the same cognitive skills they use for the Reading section to master quantitative information. Students will review basic knowledge needed to understand ANY type of science passage, including experimental design, identifying patterns in tables and graphs, and interpreting data. We will discuss fundamental content from specific disciplines such as biology, chemistry, physics, and earth and space sciences. Finally, we will attack Science passages and see how successful completion of these passages is like playing Where’s Waldo!   This two-hour Master Class is ideal for any student seeking a high Science score on the ACT who has already begun the process of preparing for the exam.…

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With all the uncertainty swirling around school openings this fall, the last thing most families want to consider is SAT and ACT testing. However, the recent rash of colleges declaring test optional policies for the HS class of 2021 shouldn’t be viewed as respite from admissions testing. Most attributes of college applications–near-perfect grades, outstanding extracurriculars, poignant essays, and glowing recommendations–are also “optional” but 100% necessary for those seeking entry to competitive schools and maybe some merit aid to boot. Make no mistake: high school juniors and seniors should STRONGLY consider testing this fall. Of course, the rash of test cancellations over the last several months may discourage even the most proactive planners. The good news amidst so much bad is that College Board and ACT have added an unprecedented number of test dates to the beginning of the 2020-21 calendar: SAT – August 29 ACT – September 12 ACT –…

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I recently had the good fortune of being invited to take an official ACT in my own home by computer. As a lifelong student of standardized testing, I’m never going to turn down the opportunity to learn something new while challenging my skills. And now that I’ve taken the test, the educator in me demands that I share my insights on this new twist on an old test. What did I learn by taking the ACT on computer? 1. I still got it! While performing at a high level obviously matters to me, I have nothing but professional pride on the line. Elite performance can be difficult to achieve without a real incentive, and I already have my college degree, thank you. Apparently, though, I can still turn it on when needed 😉 2. Testing on a computer takes longer. I spoke at length with ACT Senior Director of Research…

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Take the June 2020 ACT at the testing center of your choice. Just be sure to register first! The regular registration deadline for the June 13 ACT is May 8, 2020. The late registration period for the June 13 ACT is May May 9-22, 2020.   Frequently Asked Questions Should you take the June ACT? What should you know about registering for the ACT? What are the other ACT dates in 2020?

While most people focus on the big numbers on the ACT score report–section scores and Composite–there’s more to learn by digging deeper. ACT included three reporting categories each for English, reading, and science, as well as eight reporting categories for mathematics. These subscores provide more granular insight into test performance by sorting test questions into smaller categories that can be used to evaluate relative strength in specific subject areas. Why don’t we spend much time on ACT Reporting Categories? Basically, these subscores are worthless from an admissions perspective; colleges don’t care about them. However, Reporting Categories have value in terms of identifying key skills test takers should master for ACT success. In this, ACT Reading Reporting Categories can be particularly helpful. The ACT Reporting Category Interpretation Guide provides valuable insight into all of the subscores on the test. The Reading Reporting Categories fall into three large proficiencies: KEY IDEAS AND…

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