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.
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 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 2nd, 2020 | Season 1 | 29 mins 17 secs
act, comprehension, prep, speed reading
How do some read so quickly and remember what they read? Using a few simple techniques, you can greatly increase your speed and comprehension too.
June 18th, 2020 | Season 1 | 18 mins 6 secs
act, commas, english, grammar, high school, prep, qualify, scholarships, test
Master these five comma rules and watch your ACT English score soar.
April 23rd, 2020 | Season 1 | 47 mins 1 sec
act, prep, publishing, test, thomas umstaddt jr., writing
Author and publishing coach Thomas Umstaddt Jr. joins the podcast to discuss how to become a great writer. Have you ever considered writing a book or being a published author? Maybe you just want to become a better writer. This episode is for you.
April 16th, 2020 | Season 1 | 19 mins 45 secs
act, chad cargill, high school, prep, qualify, scholarships, test, time
The way most students keep time on the ACT is wrong. Listen to this episode to learn the right way. This episode teaches the easiest way to lower test anxiety and raise scores by effectively keeping your own time and working all the way to the end.
April 9th, 2020 | Season 1 | 17 mins 27 secs
act, guessing, prep, scholarship, science, test
For most students Science is the easiest section to raise your score. The fourth quarter of the ACT is the most important quarter of the test. This game is won or lost in Science.
April 2nd, 2020 | Season 1 | 18 mins 19 secs
act, prep, reading, test
Many say you should always preview the questions before you read the passage. Who is right? Listen as Chad reveals the percent of students that do best using three top methods.