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General tips for taking the ACT Test

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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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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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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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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Making Educated Guesses

Almost everyone knows that you want to answer all the questions on the ACT test, even if you have to guess (if you don’t, now you do).  While that is certainly a tip that everyone should take advantage of, it still leaves you with a fairly small chance of guessing the correct answer. A much …

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Six Types of Triangles You Should Know

There are some special triangles that you should know. Knowing the properties of each of these types of triangles will help you on the ACT math test. In some cases, it can help you get to the right answer more quickly. Let’s find out what those triangles are.

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ACT Plane Geometry – Working Angle Problems

Learn a strategy for working angle problems. This strategy can be applied to many math problems, but works great with problems in plane geometry.

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ACT Plane Geometry – More Angle Facts

Find out some of the angle facts that you will need to know to work problems on the ACT test.

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The Seven Types of Angles You Need to Know

Angles are a big part of the ACT Math test and it is helpful, and sometimes absolutely required, that you know about the different types of angles.  There are seven types of angles that you need to know for the ACT Math test. These first three are pretty simple! Acute Angle If the angle is …

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