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Episode 119, ACT Essay – An Organizational Strategy that Works!

ACT instructor Terri K. shows you how to structure the new ACT essay to achieve a high score.

  1. It sets up structure for essay
  2. Body paragraph 1. Evaluation of first perspective that you did not choose
  3. Body paragraph 2. Evaluation of other perspective that you did not choose
  4. Body paragraph 3. Evaluation of perspective that you like
  5. Brief conclusion. Make a final case for your argument

Bonus Tip: Brainstorm and write a brief outline first using this structure.

Bonus Tip 2: Prepare by reading socially relevant editorials in newspaper, magazine, and online. Listen to debated issues

Episode 119, ACT Essay - An Organizational Strategy that Works!

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April 21st, 2016
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ACT Essay: An Organizational Strategy that Works!

ACT instructor Terri K. shows you how to structure the new ACT essay to achieve a high score.

  1. It sets up structure for essay
  2. Body paragraph 1. Evaluation of first perspective that you did not choose
  3. Body paragraph 2. Evaluation of other perspective that you did not choose
  4. Body paragraph 3. Evaluation of perspective that you like
  5. Brief conclusion. Make a final case for your argument

Bonus Tip: Brainstorm and write a brief outline first using this structure.

Bonus Tip 2: Prepare by reading socially relevant editorials in newspaper, magazine, and online. Listen to debated issues

ACT Essay An Organizational Strategy that Works

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March 3rd, 2016
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Episode 91: Get Ready for ACT Essay Changes, Fall 2015

Terri Karol of Prepped & Polished talks about the changes to the ACT Essay section that take effect Fall of 2015.

Episode 91: Get Ready for ACT Essay Changes, Fall 2015

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August 25th, 2015
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Get Ready for ACT Essay Changes, Fall 2015

Terri Karol of Prepped & Polished talks about the changes to the ACT Essay section that take effect Fall of 2015.

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July 20th, 2015
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ACT Crash Course

ACT Crash Course

 

ACT Instructor, Terri K. of Prepped & Polished, gives you four tips to help you perform at your best on the ACT, especially if your test is just weeks away!
1. Practice tests make perfect
2. Memorize the format
3. Have a pacing gameplan
4. Focus on strategies
Bonus Tip: Relax

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January 25th, 2015
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ACT 2015 Changes

ACT Changes 2015

Founder, President of Prepped & Polished, LLC Alexis Avila shows you three content changes as well as five section score changes to the ACT 2015. The ACT changes 2015 will be:

Content changes:
1. The ACT essay question will ask students to “evaluate multiple perspectives on a complex issue and generate their own analysis based on reasoning, knowledge and experience,
2. There will be more probability and stats qs on the math section.
3. In the reading section, rather than answering qs on a single passage, some qs will ask you to answer qs on two passages.

Score changes:
1. Your math and science score will be combined to create a STEM score.
2. Your English, reading, and writing score will be combined to create an English language score.
3. A brand new score called the Progress Toward Career Readiness score will be give to help measure how well you will perform in the work place.
4. The test complexity progress indicator score will now be given for all writing passages.
5. On the optional writing test, you will also get score on ideas and analysis, development and support, organization, and language use.

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November 18th, 2014
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How to Structure a High Scoring Persuasive ACT Essay – ACT Essay Tips

ACT Essay Tips

ACT Writing Instructor Terri of Prepped & Polished, LLC in South Natick, Massachusetts teaches you four tips to writing a high scoring persuasive ACT essay.

1. Before writing, spend some time planning your attack!
2. Present your case in the body paragraph.
3. Anticipate the reader’s doubts in the next body paragraph.
4. Come up with a clear, well-developed conclusion.

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April 26th, 2014
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Gary R. (Boston, MA)

“We hired Alexis and Prepped & Polished to help prepare our son for the ACT test. Before Prepped & Polished our son came in with a 21 (55%) ACT. Alexis set up a rigorous tutoring plan over several months which composed of twelve tutoring meetings, homework assignments, and nine practice tests. Alexis was clear of his expectations and our son was responsive to the tuteladge. The end result was a game changer for my son’s college prospects. Our son took the April and June ACT tests and super scored a cumulative of a 29, with a high of 31 on both the reading and the math (93% and 96% respectively). Thanks to Prepped & Polished, my son is confident that he will get into a top-tier university.”

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