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The ACT, like all standardized tests, can be beaten. Through systematic preparation, TutoringBoston positions students to be in the best possible environment for success.
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ACT Math Content
The ACT Math section is multiple choice only, and is designed to test a student's ability to solve Academic Math problems. Questions can take various forms including Word Problems, Graph Questions, and Algebraic Expressions. An approved calculator is permitted on this section.
ACT Reading Content
Questions in the ACT Reading section can ask students about specific details, main ideas, vocabulary in context, or other reading comprehension topics from the given passages. Reading categories can include Literary Narrative, Humanities, Social Science, and Natural Science.
ACT Math Strategy
To maximize scores, TutoringBoston shows students specific ACT math strategies that are not usually taught in school. Additionally, we teach students calculator tip and tricks that can help save time and answer otherwise difficult questions.
ACT Reading Strategy
Since the ACT Reading section is focused on evidence and support from the passages, TutoringBoston teaches students how to find facts and select the best answer. This is unlike a typical high school test that is based on interpretation and "thinking outside the box."
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ACT English Content
The ACT Writing section tests conventions from Standard English. Students can expect to see questions on punctuation, writing strategy, and word choice. Problems can include correcting grammatical errors, improving sentences, and organizing paragraphs
ACT English Strategy
There is no substitute for knowing Standard English conventions, so we teach students the rules on grammar, punctuation, and writing strategy. In addition, we show students how identify which rule is being tested, and how to quickly find the correct answer.
ACT Science Content
The ACT Science section can test content from passage about Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Earth Science. Questions are based on graph interpretation, reading comprehension, and data analysis. Students can expect to see passages with accompanying charts and data points.
ACT Science Strategy
To beat the ACT Science section, TutoringBoston teaches students how to quickly interpret relevant information and analyze meaningful data from the passages. A science section has 40 questions in just 35 minutes, so both speed and accuracy are important.
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