Helpful tips for taking the ACT Test

Helpful tips for taking the ACT Test

Step 1

Study the subject of English very carefully. You will be allowed 45 minutes to complete the English portion of your ACT test, which consists of 75 questions about punctuation, grammar, sentence structure, strategy, organization and style. Make sure you are proficient in these areas. Your spelling and vocabulary skills will not be tested, so don't spend too much time on these areas.

Step 2

Make sure your math skills are up to par. The ACT test includes 60 questions that must be answered in 60 minutes. Each question is based on 11th grade math. Actstudent.org suggests memorizing only basic formulas, since complex formulas will not be used on the test.

Step 3

Brush up on your skills in science, including your understanding of scientific interpretation, analysis, evaluation, reasoning and problem solving. The test includes 35 questions, which must be answered in a 40 minute time frame.

Step 4

Practice your reading comprehension, including your referring and reasoning skills. The reading portion of the ACT test consists of 40 questions that must be answered in 35 minutes.

Step 5

Practice your writing skills if you choose to take this optional portion of the test. The writing portion consists of one question that prompts you to write about one side of a given issue. The test measures the basic writing and composition skills that should have been taught in your high school English classes. You will have 30 minutes to complete this portion of the test.

Test Day

Step 1

Pack all the supplies you will need to take to the testing center. These supplies usually include a photo ID, your test admission ticket, several number 2 pencils, erasers and a calculator.

Step 2

Get as much rest as you can the night before the test. Most people operate better when they are well-rested. 

Step 3

Eat a satisfying breakfast. Because the test takes about four hours to complete, you are likely to become very hungry if you do not eat beforehand.

Step 4

Arrive to the testing center on time. You will not be allowed to take the test if you are late.

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How can I prepare for ACT?

The best ways to prepare for the ACT is through a comprehensive study method that is efficient, effective, and guarantees results. The Y2 Academy has successfully assisted hundreds of students in attaining their goal scores and the best way to guarantee results is with a customized approach. The best thing is to start with a diagnostic ACT to determine your specific areas of weakness and then prep for the test where you have the higher starting score. Whichever test you do, you should supplement your preparation (tutoring/online course/bootcamp) with REAL practice tests from either the College Board (SAT) or the ACT organization.

Practice, practice, practice

For some students that might mean purchasing a books, by themselves, studying on a regular basis might be sufficient. Other students might benefit from taking a ACT class, and there are so many options today( at various prices ) including online classes or even working with a tutor thru Skype. Other students might find that working with a private tutor to be more effective, whether it is because they have academic challenges or that they are very bright and a class might move too slow for them. A good private tutor can focus in on how you learn best and only spend time on those sections of the exam that you need help with.

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