One Logic Trick That Works Every Time

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Wouldn’t it be convenient if there were one thing you could say that would win any...

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Conclusions the Easy Way

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Imagine going on a date with a really cute guy or girl you’ve had your eye on for a...

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ACT Writing Prompt: THINK CHART

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The ACT Essay is meant to test your thinking skills as much as your writing skills. Make...

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Why Just 30 Minutes?

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Most classes that required you to write an essay in one sitting at least give you a full...

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How to Write a Killer Introduction

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You’ve got to make a great first impression. Your essay depends on you ensuring that the...

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Why you Should NOT Write a 3-point Thesis

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There’s nothing less scary than a movie where you know who the killer is going to be at...

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The Three Things Every Intro MUST Do

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When you shake someone’s hand and introduce yourself, what are you trying to accomplish?...

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Oh, the Stories You’ll Tell

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Lots of students know that stories make a good impression.  But deciding WHAT stories to...

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Tell STORIES to Make an Impression

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You probably heard by now that 10 years from now you’re not going to remember much about...

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How to GET ATTENTION Right Away

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It might be easy to get someone’s attention if you could shout, do a dance, show...

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A Conclusion to Remember You By

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How would you rather have a date with a cute guy or girl end?  Would you rather the last...

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FIVE Phrases that Will Boost Your Score

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Believe it or not, the difference between a good score and a great one on the ACT...

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Acknowledge Others’ Perspectives

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Teenagers – well, most people, actually – are famous for being narrow-minded and...

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One Quick Trick for a POWERFUL Thesis

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If there’s one sentence that you’ve got to get right, it’s the thesis.  The thesis...

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What Your ACT Score is Based on

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Before you can sit down and pound out that perfect essay, you want to make sure that you...

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Quicklist: Top 20 ACT Essay Dos and Don’ts

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It can feel a little overwhelming to try to take in all of the tips and tricks for acing...

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How to Budget Your Time in a 30-Minute Essay

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Thirty minutes goes by very, very quickly when you’re trying to pound out an essay. ...

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Can I use “I” in my essay?

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The good news is that yes, you may use “I” in the ACT Essay!  Normally, students are...

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How to Put Your Argument in a Context

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If you look at the ACT website and the guidelines for the ACT Writing score, you’ll...

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It’s Really About Your THINKING Skills

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Writing Skills < Thinking Skills Contrary to what many people believe about the ACT...

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PRACTICE Makes Perfect

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Have you ever read a book about snowboarding, then tried to snowboard down the toughest...

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Why Should I Take the ACT Writing Test?

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Most students are delighted to hear that the ACT Writing portion of the exam is...

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The ONLY Three Answers Possible

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Did you know that there are ONLY three possible answers that you can give to the ACT...

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Understanding the Prompt

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Before you jump right away to writing down your essay, you must make sure that...

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Do Spelling and Grammar Count?

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Yes, they do. But they are not the most important things that you want to concern...

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