Category Archives: ACT

Deciphering Meaning from Reading Passages on the SAT and ACT

Overview Questions about longer reading passages on the SAT, ACT, and other standardized tests tap students’ abilities to find and use meaning from what they read.  These skills are important to college success, as students are expected to read and understand textbooks in unfamiliar subjects.  Students are expected to extract the main ideas from what […]

Math Review of Binomial Distributions

Overview A binomial experiment  has a fixed number of independent trials, and each trial has only two possible outcomes.  Each of the trials has the same probability of success.  The probability distribution is called a binomial distribution. What Types of Problems Are Binomial? All the characteristics of a binomial experiment are present, then the distribution […]

Appropriate Sentence Construction for the SAT and ACT

Overview: Some grammar questions on standardized tests such as the SAT and ACT ask students to apply the rules they have learned about sentence construction.  Sentence prompts may include dangling clauses, free-standing phrases, and run-on sentences.  The task is to choose the rewritten sentence that makes the most sense without changing the author’s intended meaning. […]