Both the SAT and ACT exams test comma placement between two independent clauses joined by a conjunction (FANBOYS: for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so). In this type of sentence, the comma is placed after the first independent clause and before the conjunction. Most questions on the exams that require a comma between two independent […]
Both the SAT and ACT exams test students’ knowledge of where commas should be placed in a list. Unless a list is only two items long, commas should separate items, including the one before “and.” A list can contain many types of phrases, or a combination of phrases, but items in the list should always […]
In an educational landscape drastically changed by the COVID-19 pandemic, students, parents, and schools find themselves traversing a college-readiness path marked by uncertainty.
Do you get colons (:) and semicolons (;) confused? Although they both can be used after an independent clause (a complete thought with a subject and verb), colons can be followed by a word, phrase, or clause whereas semicolons are followed by another independent clause. When you think about when to use a colon, you […]
Traditionally, the SAT® exam has been a paper exam administered at schools and testing centers; however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this may be changing (at least in the short term).
Many people think of esports as something that only professional gamers do, but that’s not the case. Students engaged in esports across the country are gaining STEM-relevant experience by working on and with technology.
If you’re like most students, you don’t use a lot of semicolons (;) when you’re writing, which means you’re not sure when to use them.
The good news is that your hard work hasn’t been wasted. You’re well-positioned for academic success and college acceptance even though it seems like life has hit the pause button.
So, let’s say the AP exam is rapidly approaching, and you’re feeling a bit underprepared. What can you do outside of school to review in a more relaxed way? Here are several ideas that have worked for students just like you!
Do grammar rules seem like a distant memory, like recess in elementary school? Some of you may not have looked at anything grammar related since middle or even elementary school. Unfortunately, you will still be expected to know selected English rules when you’re taking the multiple-choice writing section of either the SAT® or ACT®.