Chart of GPA, ACT and SAT score ranges for Florida public universities

SAT and ACT Score Ranges for Florida Colleges and Universities

One of my favorite ACT prep students shared some information that she received from a friend of hers. As a participant in the AVID Program, her friend received information on the GPA, SAT and ACT scores of students accepted at several  of Florida’s public universities. Anyone interested in these numbers can find them in lots of guides to universities or get them from the schools, but I certainly appreciated getting these key numbers all in a nifty chart.

For those wondering what kind of SAT or ACT scores it takes to get in to a particular Florida public university, here is the chart:

Chart of GPA, ACT and SAT score ranges for Florida public universities

Thanks to SP for providing me with this chart of GPA, SAT, and ACT scores for FL Universities.

If you need help bring your SAT or ACT scores up, call Eric at 813.787.8959. He will help you with one-on-one private SAT or ACT prep at a very affordable cost.

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That versus Which: Easy Explanation by Laura Brockway at Ragan.com

Posted on 16th June 2011 in Tampa ACT Preparation

When to use that and when to use which came up in a recent session with a student preparing for the ACT.

I started talking about restrictive and non restrictive clauses.

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As his mind numbed and he slid toward unconsciousness, I resorted to blabbing on about essential versus non essential clauses.

He probably would have understood the distinction between that and which better had I pointed him to an article by Laura Brockway on Ragan.com.
Laura makes the distinction so clear that even I can understand it.

Check out her post about that versus which.

Eric is an English and history tutor in Wesley Chapel, Florida. He helps students prepare for the ACT and SAT. Call him at 813.787.8959.

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Tampa Tutor ACT Success Story

Posted on 13th May 2011 in Tampa ACT Preparation

I just got some great news from a parent of one of my students. He scored in the 98th percentile on the ACT! He writes well, understands grammar fully, and reads swiftly with high comprehension. I’m elated that his ACT score reflects his ability and his work.

Dorset Tower view of the lake Ontario, CanadaThis post written by Tampa English Tutor Eric Anderson. If your son or daughter needs help preparing for the ACT or SAT this summer, call Eric at 813.787.8959 or e-mail him at Tampatutor (at) Tampabay.rr.com.

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ACT and the Serial Comma

Posted on 11th May 2011 in Tampa ACT Preparation

I was helping one of my students prepare for the ACT today. We considered a sentence like this one.

The boys were going to the beach, park, and marina.

Some style books do not require the second comma.

The Associated Press Style Guide advises writers not to include the comma before the conjunction in a series of three or more.

If the McGraw Hill practice tests reflect the real ACT, the makers of the ACT want test takers to use the serial comma to separate the items on a list.

In other words, they regard “The boys went to the beach, park, and marina.” as correct. They regard leaving off the second comma as an error.

People who care about punctuation disagree about the need for the second comma in a series of three. I think that it’s better to include it.

Users of the MLA Style Manual and The Chicago Manual of Style generally include the second comma in a series of three. Users of the Associated Press Style Guide do not.

No matter who you think is right, know the makers of the ACT consider the second comma in a series of three essential.

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Eric Anderson is a SAT and ACT tutor in Wesley Chapel, Florida.

He can help your son or daughter score higher on the reading and writing portions of both standardized admission tests.

Call 813.787.8959 to reach Eric.

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ACT Reading and English Tutoring in Odessa

Posted on 25th January 2011 in Tampa ACT Preparation

Today, I have a full day of tutoring, I’m helping a home schooled student in Odessa prepare for his ACT and I am helping a student in Cory Lakes create a review plan to ensure that she is ready to take her final exam in Contemporary History.

If you are a student considering taking the SAT or ACT, see a post that I wrote about the differences between the two tests.

Eric Anderson is a private SAT Critical Reading and SAT Writing tutor who lives in Wesley Chapel, Florida. He works with students in Odessa, New Tampa, Wesley Chapel, and Lutz.. For full details, call Eric at 813.787.8959 or e-mail him at Tampa Tutor at Tampa Bay Dot RR Dot Com.

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