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Transition words and phrases help the reader to understand the relationship between ideas you write and the movement of your ideas from one to another. Transition words and phrases serve a number of specific functions. For each of the eight functions that follow, you will find a number of words and phrases that represent the function, and an example of their use.  
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ACT Test Taking Tips

The ACT is a widely used college admission standardized test. It contains four mandatory subject tests: English, Reading, Mathematics, and Science. There is also an optional Writing test which some colleges require. Read on to learn some general tips for taking the ACT. Then read about specific tips for taking each of the five sections of the test.
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It is important to take written notes in class. Taking notes requires you to focus on what your teacher is saying. Further, your notes will contain important information that may not be in your textbooks. Good notes will help you prepare for tests. Here are some tips that will help you take good notes.
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Free Study Tip Use a tape recorder to help you remember things for the test.
submitted by Vincent Head
Student, 6th Grade
New Market, Alabama, USA
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Another free Study Tip When I have long assignments I work on one for a while and then another. I switch back and forth. This way I don't get too bored and tired with one.
  submitted by Sandra L
Student, Entering high school
Atlanta, Georgia
A random study tip submitted by one of our visitors Never procrastinate. If you do, you won't be able to turn in work and you'll get bad grades.
  submitted by Zack Edwards
Student, 10
South Ogden, Utah, USA
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