## Easy Test-Taking Tips: Know Your SOH CAH TOA for the Math Section of the ACT!
(Plus a challenge ACT

Most junior class math students in America know what SOH CAH TOA stands for: The Sine (of an angle) = the Opposite divided by the Hypotenuse. The Cosine (of an angle) = the Adjacent divided by the Hypotenuse. The Tangent (of an angle) = the Opposite divided by the Adjacent. They also know these trigonometry rules apply to right triangles only and not non-right triangles. (See the diagram above) If they are solid with these rules or just need to brush up on their skills, good

## Test Taking Tips: RELAX!

Hungry for more test taking tips?? On July 2nd, we posted about P.O.E., the Process of Elimination...We hope it was helpful! Today, we are going to take a close look at another helpful test-taking acronym, RELAX. RELAX stands for: Read (the question carefully) Examine (every answer choice) Label (your answer or your proof) Always (check your answers)
X-out (answers you know are wrong) Hopefully you can see right away that the last tip, X-out, is really another way of talking

## Summary of Science ACT Test Strategies in Bullets! (for tutors and students alike:)

Summary of the Science ACT Test in Bullets ***3 MAIN STRATEGIES*** Science is the last multiple choice section of the ACT before students write their essay. They have 35 total minutes to do 40 questions. The test is split into 7 to 8 “passages”. TIMING GOAL: Try to finish each passage in about 5 minutes to finish on time! TEST SKILL REQUIRED: Stamina! It’s the final section of the big 4. Dig deep and focus to finish strong! Each of the 7 “passages” is an annoying set of vari

## Essential Standardized Test Skill for Young Students: Always Use POE!

No surprise to anyone, standardized tests like the ACT, SAT, and many others we could name often stress students out. It's easy to see why... They squeeze a student's brains between timing restrictions and too many questions to answer. They confuse a student's brains with poorly worded questions and weird formats. So let's talk about the champion of essential standardized test taking skills... POE The Process Of Elimination Educators rightly teach young students to use POE wh

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