February 24, 2020

To all hard working ACT students out there, we know that, for you, summer vacation and the ACT go together like Vikings and Packers fans.

You have our sympathies here at ATT! Your test day this July might loom darkly over your sunniest summer plans. But r...

October 29, 2019

To all you ACT/SAT 'test-preppers', you have a little time before December's test, if that is your next scheduled attempt. 

When you have, say, roughly a month or more of time before an exam like the ACT and SAT, it's a good opportunity to seriously build content relate...

October 15, 2019

First the news about changes to the ACT. Starting next year for September 2020's test, the ACT will allow students to retake individual sections of the exam instead of having to retake the entire test for each attempt, which is their current policy

What does this m...

September 30, 2019

What do the ACT and SAT actually test? 

The students we tutor regularly pose this question to us during their prep sessions. The short answer I try to give is that it tests nothing other than how proficient one is at taking the ACT and SAT. Instead it is closer to...

September 17, 2019

This past Saturday thousands of Minnesotan students took the September ACT. Good luck on your results!

Another ACT is barely more than a month away on October 26th. Let's take a few minutes to look at the anatomy of the reading section and lay out some important tips fo...

September 3, 2019

We have published this top ten list below before, but it is so spot on that we feel it's worth a re-post!

And overall, remember your ACT game plan:

ENGLISH: Remember the five golden rules for grammar you learned from your ATT tutor.

MATH: Know what you know and know what...

July 22, 2019

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 Adjacen...

July 12, 2019

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...

June 27, 2019

The Math Section of the ACT is unique among the "big four" sections of the exam: English, MATH, Reading and Science.

How so?

First, it is the only section with five answer choices instead of the usual four choices found in all other sections. See two examples below of a...

June 13, 2019

To all hard working ACT students out there, we know that, for you, summer vacation and the ACT go together like Vikings and Packers fans.

You have our sympathies here at ATT! Your test day this July might loom darkly over your sunniest summer plans. But r...