Chad Cargill took the ACT test 18 times in high school raising his score 13 points and scoring in the 99.5 percentile. He is the nation's leading ACT test prep workshop presenter having taught over 200,000 students over the last 28 years. He travels the midwest each school day teaching students, faculty, and parents how to beat the ACT. His full workshop schedule can be found at calendar.chadcargill.com. His website is chadcargill.com.
October 22nd, 2020 | Season 2 | 22 mins 41 secs
act, checklist, college prep
Are you making sure you have everything you need for the morning of the ACT? This episode provides a checklist to make sure you are ready to walk out the door with everything you need to take the ACT.
October 15th, 2020 | Season 2 | 16 mins 23 secs
act, brain food, college prep, test prep
Does what you eat the morning of the ACT help you raise your score? If so, what should those foods be?
October 8th, 2020 | Season 2 | 22 mins 45 secs
act, high school, register, testing center
Students often pick their testing locations strickly on location, but there are 6 key factors you should consider to find the best test center for you.
October 1st, 2020 | Season 2 | 22 mins 52 secs
act, adoption, embryo, english, grammar, high school, indefinite pronouns, prep, qualify, scholarships, snowflake, test
Often, indefinite pronouns are used incorrectly. Even though I teach how to use them, I still make mistakes. Today I’m going to explain how to correctly use indefinite pronouns. And stick around for the end of the episode because I’ll tell you a small part of our adoptive family story.
September 24th, 2020 | Season 2 | 27 mins 7 secs
act, college prep, last chance prep, summer test prep
A lot of students want to practice for the ACT, but effectively practicing for the ACT is much different than what most students are doing. In this episode, I'll teach you how to be purposeful and intentional with your ACT practice.
September 17th, 2020 | Season 2 | 32 mins 10 secs
act, college prep, summer test prep
This week we conclude our three-part series on misconceptions about the ACT. Often, I hear people telling students what they should do to raise their ACT scores. Sometimes it's valid, but far too many times, it's not accurate. In this episode, I clear even more misconceptions about the ACT.
September 10th, 2020 | Season 2 | 27 mins 37 secs
act, college prep, summer test prep
Often, I hear people telling students what they should do to raise their ACT scores. Sometimes it's valid, but far too many times, it's not accurate. In this episode, I clear many more misconceptions about the ACT.
September 3rd, 2020 | Season 2 | 25 mins 43 secs
act, college prep, common misconceptions
Often, I hear people telling students what they should do to raise their ACT scores. Sometimes it's valid, but far too many times, it's not accurate. In this episode, I clear many misconceptions about the ACT.
Episode 29: What Tech Centers Offer and Why Every HS Student Should Consider Them with NW Tech's Karen Koehn
August 27th, 2020 | Season 2 | 47 mins 34 secs
career tech, college readiness, trades, vo-tech
Tech centers could be called "The Artist Formally Known as Vo-Tech." The programs, facilities, and awaiting jobs make tech centers a great option for many students.
August 20th, 2020 | Season 2 | 1 hr 11 mins
advisement, careers, college, counseling, tulsa union
Join Tulsa Union HS College and Career counselors Chanda Gibson and Emily Ashley as they share a wealth of knowlege to help you navigate scholarships, careers, and ACTs.
August 13th, 2020 | Season 2 | 31 mins 35 secs
academy, act, counselor, mastermind groups, mentorship
Do you wonder what to do next to raise your scores and win scholarships? Do you ever feel alone in your journey? Everyone needs mentors in life and in the pursuit of test prep, scholarships, and careers. In this episode, I’ll talk about different places to find mentorship and why mentorship is so important.
August 6th, 2020 | Season 1 | 23 mins 41 secs
high school, math, prep, qualify, scholarships, test
Do you get stuck on an ACT math question and waste tons of time? Could you backsolve more efficiently? Do you freak out at the end of the math test because the problems are difficult and you're almost out of time? If so, this episode is for you.
July 30th, 2020 | Season 1 | 19 mins 58 secs
act, concrete, reasoning, science
Students say the ACT Science section is the most confusing. Once you understand the test is reasoning and not content, the section becomes much more clear.
July 23rd, 2020 | Season 1 | 29 mins 54 secs
act, calculators, high school, math, prep, ti-83, ti-84, ti-inspire
ACT keeps changing the calculator rules. They are enforced differently at various test centers. In this episode, we discuss the latest rules, and I explain how ACT has completely lost control governing the math test.
July 16th, 2020 | Season 1 | 38 mins 9 secs
accepted, act, prep, scholarships, stanford, wait-list
How does a small-town student in rural Oklahoma get to one of the top colleges in the world? This week we visit with Stanford class of 2024 student, who also happens to be my nephew, Jackson Cargill. The road wasn't easy, and he and his parents had to figure out a lot along the way. If you've ever considered attending one of the top schools in the country, this episode is a must-listen.
July 9th, 2020 | Season 1 | 45 mins 24 secs
harvard, prestigious, stanford, university, vanderbilt
Have you ever dreamed of attending a university like Stanford or Harvard? In this episode, we look at the pros and cons of choosing between moving to attend a prestigious university versus staying close to home to attend a local university.