Five Ways to Correct Run-on Sentences

Are you puzzled by run-on sentences?  Do you know how to recognize them and correct them?  If not, read on!  Learn what to look for and how to fix run-on sentences. Run-on sentences occur when two or more independent clauses are incorrectly joined. Independent clauses are clauses that can stand themselves. Run-on sentences are incorrect …

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The Wording Will Give You Keys

It’s easy to gloss over the words of a question and think you know what they are going to ask you.  Don’t be fooled. Many questions have words that are keys to the correct answer.   One example is the use of absolutes.  These are words like “always”, “never”, “all of the following”, and so …

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What To Take to the ACT Test Tomorrow

Tomorrow is the ACT test and you’ll want to make sure that you are prepared.  To save yourself the stress of gathering everything up in the morning, I suggest that you get everything you need to take with you gathered up the previous night.  Put everything in a visible place, ready to go. What do …

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Podcast 4: ACT Test Taking Strategies

Podcast #4 is now uploaded and ready for you.  In the podcast, I discuss some general ACT test taking strategies.  I hope that these help you, particularly since the next ACT test is just days away at this point.  If you are taking the ACT test this week, good luck!  I hope that all your …

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Podcast 3: What To Do If You Forget to Register For The ACT

Podcast #3 is now up.  Since the deadline for late registering for the Dec ACT test has now passed, I talk about what to do if you forgot to register.  There is one final option that you have.  Check out the podcast to see what it is. I also give some thoughts about some things …

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A New “Preparing for The ACT” Guide

I just recently realized that the ACT group has published a Preparing for the ACT for the 2012-2013 academic year.  I’ve noticed that their practice has been to publish an update guide every two years, so I had not expected a new booklet until 2013. You can find the new booklet at the normal address …

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SOHCAHTOA – What The Heck is That?

Ever heard of SOHCAHTOA?  Ring a bell at all?  It’s likely that you learned this as part of learning about trigonometry, which is basically the study of triangles the relationships between the sides and the angles in a triangle. Sine, cosine, and tangent are just words that describe how sides of a right triangle relate …

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Podcast 2: ACT Test Format and ACT Practice Tests

Podcast #2 is now up!  I discuss the predictable format of the ACT Test and how you can use that to your advantage.  In case you didn’t know, there are specific numbers of questions for certain areas on each of the test portions.  For example, there’s only 4 (four!) trigonometry questions.  If you don’t get …

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Check Your Colons

Every ACT test will likely have a couple of problems that test you on your knowledge of the proper use of colons.  Let’s review the tips for using colons properly. A colon is used after a complete sentence to add additional information.  The information is usually a list, an explanation, or a quotation.  When you …

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Six Triangle Facts To Know

Triangle problems show up frequently on the ACT Math test.  Here are six triangles facts that you should know and that will help you answer triangle problems correctly and get them done quickly. 1.  Triangle Height Knowing how to get the area of a triangle is important. As you probably know, the area of a …

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