Archive | June, 2011

Parallelism: this picture from Yuniversity is quirky, helpful, and memorable

24 Jun

(Yes, that title was a great example of parallelism).

Parallelism is big on the English section of the ACT. Look for similar structure in a pair or seriesĀ of related words, phrases, or clauses. Here’s a great example:

What would faulty parallelism look like? Well, for example, you can’t say that Chris Brown likes to tear down dressing rooms, throwing temper tantrums, and apologizing for them later. Make sure your verb forms match!

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When will the June ACT scores be available?

22 Jun

If you’re off gallivanting in Ecuador, make sure you’re near an internet cafe at the end of the month. The June ACT scores will be released starting Monday, June 27, 2011.

The ACT folks release several waves of scores, so if you don’t receive your scores right away, check back on Wednesdays and Fridays — that’s when they typically update the online accounts. Scores will be released through August 5th.

ACT grammar love

5 Jun