“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”―Winston Churchill

“A mind of moderate capacity which closely pursues one study must infallibly arrive at great proficiency in that study.”―Mary Shelley


Just re-reading or re-reading & re-writing notes is an ineffective way to study. Neuroscience shows that it’s essentially a waste of your time. Here are some more effective study techniques:

  • Do practice problems (either IXL or the non-IXL).
  • Practice using the skill. That might mean forming sentences with vocabulary words or writing sentences with the relevant grammatical component (e.g. a sentence with an introductory prepositional phrase).
  • Practice sample ACT problems (e.g. Google ‘semicolon ACT practice questions’)
  • Relearn the topic in a different way (e.g. an online resource linked to on my Materials page). Compare to your notes for reference.
  • Make your own study guide, with all the material & examples summarized for easy review. Many consider making a study guide to be one of the best ways to study.


Exam 3

Exam 4

Non-IXL Practice

ACT Practice


See the Vocabulary section of my Materials page.

Flash Cards

The two best flashcard websites (as far as I’m aware) are and