Evan Pengra Sult

About Evan Pengra Sult

Evan holds a Master of Music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and a Bachelor of Music from the Eastman School of Music. He was a National Merit Scholar. He is the Principal Flutist of the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra.

ACT Test Strategies

Getting an outstanding score on the ACT isn’t just a matter of knowing all of the concepts that are being tested; it’s also important to have a collection of tried-and-true ACT test strategies in your arsenal. The ACT is the second most popular admissions test for applying to college in the United States, so [...]

By |2021-03-03T20:13:05-06:00January 11th, 2021|ACT, Analysis|0 Comments

How to Improve Your ACT Score

If you’ve taken the ACT before and are planning to take it again, you’re likely trying to figure out how to improve your ACT score. Without question, the best way to improve your ACT score is to take practice tests and study practice questions. However, not all study strategies are made equal; you can [...]

By |2021-03-03T19:58:52-06:00January 4th, 2021|ACT, Analysis|0 Comments

Top Wisconsin High Schools by ACT Scores

Although a majority of Wisconsin’s 2019 high school graduates plan to attend college—and many hope to stay close to home—they are, on average, performing at the lowest rates in recent years. This is a key takeaway from an analysis of Wisconsin students’ 2019 ACT Scores. In the 2019 graduating class, 66,729 Wisconsin students took [...]

By |2021-02-10T16:35:36-06:00December 9th, 2020|ACT, Analysis|0 Comments

Top Kansas High Schools by ACT Scores

Kansas’ Class of 2019 is better prepared for college than their peers nationwide, analysis of their ACT scores reveals. In the 2019 graduating class, 25,684 Kansas students took the ACT; their mean composite score was a 21.2 out of a possible 36. For comparison, 2018’s graduating class had about 500 fewer students and scored [...]

By |2021-02-10T16:35:49-06:00December 3rd, 2020|ACT, Analysis|0 Comments

Mississippi National Merit Semifinalists 2020-2021

15% of Mississippi's National Merit Semifinalists attend the Mississippi School for Mathematics & Science For 142 Mississippi high school seniors, the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Competition brought good news: these super-smart students have earned the celebrated “Semifinalist” designation. In order to do so, they had to score among the top 1% of [...]

By |2020-12-24T01:59:50-06:00December 2nd, 2020|Analysis, SAT|0 Comments

Sample Essay Explanations to the Previously Released 2015-2018 ACT Writing Test

The 2015 official practice ACT Writing Test presented the prescient topic of "Public Health and Individual Freedom." Below are sample essays and score explanations to the full-length Writing test of the previously released ACT from the 2015-2018 “Preparing for the ACT Test” (Form 72CPRE) free study guide available here. For more general tips and strategies for [...]

By |2020-11-23T13:27:34-06:00November 23rd, 2020|ACT|0 Comments

Sample Essay Responses and Explanations to the Previously Released 2020 ACT Writing Test

Below are sample essays and score explanations to the full-length Writing test of the previously released ACT from the current 2020-2021 “Preparing for the ACT Test” (form 1874FPRE) free study guide available here from ACT for free. For more general tips and strategies for the ACT writing test, click here. The ACT Writing test explained below [...]

By |2020-12-24T02:00:16-06:00November 18th, 2020|ACT|0 Comments

ACT Writing Test Scoring, Tips, and Strategies

This prep guide will arm you with tips and strategies to ace the ACT Writing Test and explain the scoring methodology. The ACT Writing Test is an optional fifth and final section of the ACT college admissions exam. Students are allotted 40-minutes to write an argumentation-style essay based off of a controversial topic and [...]

By |2021-03-03T20:16:29-06:00November 18th, 2020|ACT, Analysis|0 Comments

Top Nebraska High Schools by ACT Scores

What do we know about Nebraska’s Class of 2019? They are overwhelmingly white, and only slightly less prepared for college than their peers nationwide. Their college-readiness, as determined by their ACT scores, is directly correlated with their socio-economic status. And when they do go to college, many opt to stay in the familiar surroundings [...]

By |2020-11-09T10:46:25-06:00November 9th, 2020|ACT, Analysis|0 Comments
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