How to Read for the SAT and ACT: Three Methods

Posted by Colleen on 11/15/17 5:57 PM

One of the hardest sections to prepare for on the SAT and ACT is the reading section. For the other sections, like math and English, there is particular content to learn. For the reading section, however, the exam is testing how well you understand and interpret what you read. Most importantly in this section, you need to manage your time well. What are some strategies for approaching the section efficiently and thereby gaining maximum points? I break down three methods below.

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How do I use Punctuation on the ACT and SAT Exams? Part II

Posted by Colleen on 8/25/17 4:36 PM

College entrance tests require that you know the rules of punctuation. There’s no way around it, so let’s get right to it.

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The Key to Selecting the Right Answer on the SAT & ACT: Part 2

Posted by Colleen on 8/16/17 4:56 PM

Welcome to part 2 of my blog on English strategies. If you didn’t read part 1, you can check it out here.

Picture it now: you’re breezing through the ACT English or SAT Writing and Language section. Every question come easily to you, as you follow what your ear tells you is right. You didn’t need to learn grammar after all!

And then on one question it hits you: all of the answers sound right. Your ear cannot hear which one is wrong. You look at the next question and your ear has failed you again: all of the answers sound wrong.

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The Key to Selecting the Right Answer on the SAT & ACT: Part 1

Posted by Colleen on 8/11/17 7:00 PM

Here I bring you a two-part series about methods for the English/Writing and Language sections of the ACT and SAT.

Many students approach the English sections of the ACT and SAT with the mindset that they will go with whatever answer sounds right. Everyone who is taking college entrance exams already has a high aptitude in English. Isn’t this enough? 

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SAT/ACT Tutor: The Benefits of Working With a One-on-One Tutor

Posted by Helena Fitzgerald on 10/10/14 12:12 PM

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The ACT Tutor: ACT English vs SAT Writing

Posted by Helena Fitzgerald on 9/12/14 10:53 AM

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ACT tutor: What's the Science Section About on the ACT?

Posted by Helena Fitzgerald on 7/11/14 7:49 AM

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Writing Tutor: The ACT vs The SAT Part Two - The Essay

Posted by Helena Fitzgerald on 6/29/14 8:58 AM

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The ACT Tutor: ACT Math vs SAT Math--What's the Difference?

Posted by Helena Fitzgerald on 6/18/14 12:42 PM

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The ACT Tutor: Everything You Need to Know About the ACT

Posted by Helena Fitzgerald on 5/7/14 10:19 AM

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