60 episodes of Chad Cargill's ACT Test Prep since the first episode, which aired on February 13th, 2020.
Episode 44: How to Determine if You’re a First Instinct Test-Taker
December 10th, 2020 | Season 2 | 22 mins 21 secs
act, first instinct, standardized test, strategy
Are you a first instinct test-taker? Sometimes you're told, "Go with your gut" or "Pick whatever you initially thought was best." Is this true? If so, is it true for everyone? In this episode we dive into the strategy of first instinct test-taking. We'll identify what it is, examine why you would do it, and discuss how you can determine if you should use it.
Episode 43: How To Do Scholarship Projects That Leave a Legacy with Drew Files
December 3rd, 2020 | Season 2 | 27 mins 12 secs
act, athlete, qualify, scholarship
Drew Files was a great high school softball player at Moore High School in Moore, OK. While in high school, she wanted to use her talent as a way to inspire and help others. She decided to organize a softball game at her high school to raise money for a great cause. This softball game is now an annual event at the high school, making a huge difference for some amazing kids. Drew's legacy lives on through this game. In this episode, Drew shares her story and challenges students to make a difference as she did.
Episode 42: Thanksgiving: Why I'm Thankful for School with Creed and Clarity Cargill
November 26th, 2020 | Season 2 | 37 mins 36 secs
Clarity and Creed spent the first several years of their lives in an extremely impoverished area of the world. Their original home is Kinshasa which is the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo. After almost 5 years in the United States, they have a much different perspective of school than most who have always lived here in the United States. In this episode, Creed and Clarity share why they are thankful for their school and the United States.
Episode 41: ACT Writing - When You Should Take It and How To Get a Great Score
November 19th, 2020 | Season 2 | 24 mins 17 secs
act, high school, prep, qualify, scholarships, test, writing
Students wonder if they should take the ACT writing test. And if so, how should the essay be written to get a great score. In this episode, we break down the ACT writing test and look at the strategies needed to maximize your score.
Episode 40: How To Correctly Use Who and Whom
November 12th, 2020 | Season 2 | 18 mins 55 secs
act, english, grammar, high school, prep, qualify, scholarships, test, who, whom
In high school, choosing between who and whom was very difficult for me. But once I learned a simple trick, this became one of the easiest things in the English language. In this episode, we dive back into the English section of the ACT and learn when to pick who and when to choose whom.
Episode 39: Interested in an Engineering Degree? Types of Engineering Explained
November 5th, 2020 | Season 2 | 23 mins 8 secs
chemical, electrical, engineering, industrial, mechanical
Many students say they want to be an engineer, but what kind of engineer is a difficult question. In this episode, I explain the main types of engineering degrees and the general purpose of each type.
Episode 38: Best in Class: What Some Schools Do That All Schools Should Do
October 29th, 2020 | Season 2 | 20 mins 53 secs
act, best in class, best practices, high school, prep, qualify, scholarships, test
As I work with high schools across the country, I often say, "Man, every school should do this." In this episode, we discuss a few of these and what I label "Best in Class."
Episode 37: Your Test Day Checklist - What You Must Bring to the ACT
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.
Episode 36: Does Eating Certain Foods Help Raise ACT Scores?
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?
Episode 35: 6 Things to Consider When Choosing Where to Take Your ACT
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.
Episode 34: How to Correctly Use Indefinite Pronouns and Raise English ACT Scores
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.
Episode 33: How To Effectively Practice for the ACT
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.
Episode 32: Even More Misconceptions About the ACT and How to Avoid Them Part 3
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.
Episode 31: More Misconceptions About the ACT and How to Avoid Them Part 2
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.
Episode 30: Common Misconceptions About the ACT and How to Avoid Them
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.