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  • Brain teaser question: The number of frogs in a pond double every day. If the pond reaches maximum frog capacity on the 16th day, on what day is the pond one quarter full of frogs? ANSWER: It’s tempting to think that the answer is ‘4’. After all, don’t we just have to divide 16 by 4, to get the 4th day? But wait, let’s try a thought experiment first. Exactly one day before the pond was filled to ...

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  • In this Tuesday ACT video, Magoosh's ACT expert Kristin Fracchia discusses how many paragraphs ACT essays should have. You've probably learned the five paragraph essay structure in school - an introduction, three body paragraphs, and a conclusion. It just so happens that it's best to use this exact structure when you're writing the ACT essay! :) Your essay doesn't absolutely have to be exactly f...

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  • In this Tuesday ACT video, Magoosh's ACT expert Kristin Fracchia talks about four things that you should NOT to do on ACT test day. This video will help you avoid common student pitfalls! :) Here's what you need to avoid on test day. 1. Don't forget the essentials. Make sure you pack your bag the night before! That way you won't forget your number two pencils, your calculator, a photo ID, a sna...

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  • In this Tuesday ACT video, Magoosh's ACT expert Kristin Fracchia talks about how many times you should take the ACT. Many students have asked us about this, so we decided to make a video to answer this question! :D You should take the ACT somewhere between 1 and 4 times. Taking the ACT one time: some students are very fortunate (or have been working very hard), and get the score that you want ...

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  • In this Tuesday ACT video, Magoosh's ACT expert Kristin Fracchia reviews the New ACT Official Prep Guide 2016 - 2017. When we filmed this video, this book's Amazon page (https://www.amazon.com/Official-ACT-Prep-Guide-2016/dp/1119225418) had some pretty bad reviews! Keep watching to find out why :) Kristin starts off by discussing the pros of this book. First, it has good, specific lists of the c...

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  • Welcome to Tuesday ACT! In today's episode, we'll be talking about the differences between rational and irrational numbers — a key distinction you'll need to know to master the math section of the ACT. First, some quick definitions: Rational numbers: any real number that *can* be expressed as a fraction. Irrational numbers: any real number that *cannot* be expressed as a fraction. Here's some co...

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  • Welcome to this week's Tuesday ACT video! Today we'll be talking about a tricky punctuation mark: the colon (see what I did there?). While certainly not the most common punctuation mark, it is nevertheless something you will need to know and practice to succeed on the ACT English section. Colons can be used to introduce an example, or a list of examples. For example: "The grocery list had three...

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  • Welcome to another episode of Tuesday ACT! Today we'll be discussing a specific question format: adding & deleting sentences. This question type is almost guaranteed to show up on the English section of your exam, so study up! In these types of questions, the prompt will typically look something like: "At this point the author is considering adding the sentence '________.' Should the writer make ...

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  • Welcome back to Tuesday ACT! Today, Kristen will be discussing similar triangles. Triangles themselves are all over the math portion of the exam, and a number of these questions will involve similarity. Two triangles are said to be similar if they have congruent angles and proportional sides. In the practice question in the video, we are told ∆XYZ and ∆ABC have congruent angles. Thus, we can conc...

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Magoosh
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  • Welcome to this week's edition of Tuesday ACT! Today we'll be tackling the important question: "Should I take the ACT with writing?" The answer depends largely upon your own unique situation. Definitely yes: * If you're planning to apply to any top colleges (e.g. in the US News & World Report top 50) * If any of the colleges you're even remotely interested in require the essay Probably yes: * If...

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Magoosh
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  • In today's installment of Tuesday ACT, we'll be talking about the ACT Test Information Release service (or TIR). This service allows you to receive a copy of all your test's questions, a list of all your answers, an answer key of all the correct answers, and tables to convert your raw scores into scaled scores. However, it is only available for the Saturday testing dates in December, April, and Ju...

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Magoosh
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  • Yum! In this week's episode of Tuesday ACT, we'll be taking a break from studying so we can discuss the best snacks for test day! Before we get to the snacks, don't forget to eat a healthy breakfast the morning of your exam. The ACT is 3-3.5 hours long, so it's important to bring some food to keep you energized — a hungry stomach makes for a distracted brain! That being said, energy bars and trai...

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Magoosh
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  • This video introduces Magoosh's ACT Lessons App! This app is available for both iOS and Android, and allows you to watch lesson videos on your phone. It includes videos from every section of the ACT (English, Math, Reading, Science, and Writing), for a total of over 200 videos. Each section is subdivided into different topics. You can download the ACT Lessons app for Android here: https://play.go...

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  • APP DOWNLOAD LINKS: Magoosh ACT Prep App: http://bit.ly/2nNPxb5 Magoosh SAT Prep App: http://bit.ly/2mRYelM My Study Life: http://bit.ly/2nB4M83 Study Blue: http://bit.ly/2nwEpUh Got It: http://bit.ly/2mRDTNu Be Focused (iOs): http://apple.co/2mBuN5s Brain Focus (Android): http://bit.ly/2nNPxb6 Whether you want to boost a low grade or get straight A's, there are some great study apps that can he...

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  • […] The Magoosh Team Blog, where we talk about Magoosh more as a company– no GRE prep articles there, but if you’d like to know more about us, it’s worth checking out, as are the social media channels below!  […]

Magoosh
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  • APP DOWNLOAD LINKS: Magoosh ACT Prep App: http://bit.ly/2nNPxb5 Magoosh SAT Prep App: http://bit.ly/2mRYelM My Study Life: http://bit.ly/2nB4M83 Study Blue: http://bit.ly/2nwEpUh Got It: http://bit.ly/2mRDTNu Be Focused (iOs): http://apple.co/2mBuN5s Brain Focus (Android): http://bit.ly/2nNPxb6 Whether you want to boost a low grade or get straight A's, there are some great study apps that can he...

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