Preparing for the ACT

The ACT mathematics test: 6 tips for test day

The ACT mathematics test is one of four multiple-choice tests you will encounter on ACT test day (along with the optional writing test, if you signed up to take it). This test measures the math skills students have typically gained at school up to the beginning of grade 12. The test contains 60 questions, and you will have 60 minutes to complete them. You may use an ACT-approved calculator on the test, but it is not required. It covers math skills related to real and complex number systems, algebra, functions, geometry, and statistics and probability, and how well you can synthesize and apply your understanding of these concepts to solve complex problems. Here are six tips to keep in mind while taking the ACT mathematics test: 1. Use your calculator wisely. All of the mathematics problems ...

The ACT English test: 6 tips to remember on test day

The ACT English test is one of four multiple-choice tests you will take on ACT test day. (There is also an optional writing test.) The test puts you in the position of a writer or editor who makes decisions to revise or edit the presented text. It measures the following skills: Your understanding of the English language and its conventions—Sentence structure, punctuation, word usage Your understanding of the writing process—Identifying a purpose and focus of a passage Your knowledge of language skills—Using the correct word choice and consistency in style and tone There are 75 questions on the English test, and you will have 45 minutes to complete them. The test is structured around five essays or passages, each followed by a set of multiple-choice questions. Some questions refer to portio...

5 key test day strategies: Do your best on the test!

ACT® test day doesn’t have to be a stressful or anxious situation. It’s an exciting first step toward your future, and knowing how to take the test will help give you a more relaxed and productive test day experience. Using good judgment and caution while you take the test is just as important as knowing the test’s content. To do your best on the ACT, remember not to rush yourself. Be mindful and careful. Remember these tips: Pace yourself. Make sure you have enough time to read the questions and figure out your responses. Spend less time on the questions you are confident you got right so you can use the remaining time to review questions that were difficult for you. Avoid spending too much time on any single question. Read the directions carefully. You will notice that ...

ACT Online Prep: Prepare for the ACT Anytime, Anywhere!

Are you looking to get an edge on taking the ACT test with the flexibility to prepare whenever and wherever you have time? ACT Online Prep is your answer. ACT Online Prep is the only online test preparation tool from the makers of the ACT test. ACT Online Prep can give you the confidence and readiness to achieve your best score on the ACT test. Featuring real questions from previous versions of the ACT test, ACT Online Prep helps you become familiar with the test content (and receive a predicted ACT test score) while receiving personalized learning paths to track and improve your progress. With your six-month subscription to ACT Online Prep, you will receive: Full-length practice tests to simulate the actual ACT exam A free mobile app Tools to track your progress A game center to further t...