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Minnesota State University, Mankato
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Sharpen Your Skills

This page lists websites that are dedicated to a topic of study. These are self paced tutoring and information sites designed to help you succeed.

I've always considered myself to be just average talent and what I have is a ridiculous insane obsessiveness for practice and preparation.--Will Smith



Khan Academy

Video turorials and exercises that break down topics from addition to Z-scores. You do not have to create an account to use this site.

From the About page:

Practice math at your own pace with our adaptive assessment environment. You can start at 1 + 1 and work your way into calculus or jump right into whatever topic needs some brushing up.

Each problem is randomly generated, so you never run out of practice material. If you need a hint, every single problem can be broken down, step-by-step, with one click. If you need more help, you can always watch a related video.
Click below to see a list of avilable topics

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How-To site

This site has many articles that explain a wide variety of elements of the ACT Math section




This section does not test you on specific information you have learned in Bio/chemistry. Rather, it tests your ability to interpret data and make reasoned inferences. Here are some of the prep and practice sections for Science.

Official ACT sample passages
Helpful tips on ACT Science section from SparkNotes
More practice passages and questions



The Bedford Handbook

Interactive writing and grammar exercises to help you hone your writing skills. You do not have to create an account to use this site.

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Specific requirements for the Writing portion of the ACT. Keep these in mind when writing your essay to receive full points!
ACT Writing Rubric


Reading Comprehension


Microsoft Office

official training site

You use Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other applications included in Microsoft Office. Learn how to make these applications work for you. Set up styles to make formatting reports easier then create an auto-generated Table of Contents and Biblagraphy before turning your assignment in. Don't wait until your second or thrid year in College to learn about the features that will make your life so much easier!!!
Microsoft Office Training