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Commonly Confused Words to Know for the ACT

Memorizing vocabulary lists is not the best strategy for the English or Reading sections. However, there are tons of commonly confused words that the ACT will test you on (or expect you to know how to properly use). So to help you clear up any words you may be mixing up (affect vs. effect, anyone?), we created this big list of Commonly Confused Words to Know for the ACT!

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What to Expect on the PSAT

The 2019 PSAT test is coming up on October 16. To help you prepare for the big day, we’ve created a rundown of what’s on the test, how it’s scored, and how you should prepare; not to mention some details on becoming a National Merit Scholar.

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ACT (or SAT) Math Vocabulary Terms to Know

You will find some math vocabulary on the SAT and ACT: words that may sound familiar and whose meaning may be the key to finding the correct answer. You’ll want to familiarize yourself with them in order to do your best on the math section of either of these tests! The list of terms below covers the main math vocabulary terms you should know for the ACT or SAT:

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October Reading Round-Up

This month, we wanted to share the books that we’ve been reading for fun and would recommend to a friend (you!). From popular fiction to creative treatises and non-fiction, The Olive Book staff has been reading quite a variety of material recently, and we hope there is something that piques your interest:

How to Get a 36 on the English Section

If you’re trying to boost your ACT score, the English section is the easiest to tackle. Here’s why: there is only a handful of technical grammar content covered and there are really only a handful of rhetorical skills covered.

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Strategies for the ACT Math Section

The ACT Math test is a marathon: you will have 60 minutes to answer 60 multiple-choice questions. In order to prepare for the race, you’ll want a thorough knowledge of the content of the test and to train yourself in timing and problem-solving strategies.