General Preparation for the ACT TEST Two test options:
ACT (No Writing):
Multiple choice test
ACT Plus Writing:
30 minute writing test; higher fee Some colleges do not required to take the ACT test. Check directly with the colleges you are considering to find out their requirements, or as your counselor which Test option you should take.
Strategies for The ACT
Do not expend to much time on one passage.
Read directions and the questions for each test carefully:
Read and consider all of the answer choices and choose the answer that best responds to the questions.
Answer easy questions first:
Answer the questions and skip the questions you find difficult.
Use logic on more difficult questions:
Try to use logic to eliminate incorrect answer to a question.
Answer every question :
Your score on the test will be based only o the number of the questions that you answer correctly, there is no penalty for guessing.
And review your work:
Go back and check your work on that test.
Strategies Familiarize yourself with the content of the act tests. Note which content areas make up a large proportion of the tests and which do not. Refresh your knowledge and skills in the content areas. Review those content areas you have studied but are not fresh in your mind. Identify the content areas you have not studied. Consider taking coursework to help you gain knowledge and skills in these areas before you take the ACT.
English and Math TEST English Mathematics
Reading and Science Test Reading Science
What to expect Report to the test center by the time stated on your admission, ticket, normally at 8:00 a.m. DON’T BE LATE! Only pencils, erasers, a permitted calculator ( for the Mathematics Test only)
The practice test Taking the practice tests can help you become familiar with the ACT. If you take the practice test under the same conditions as if you would in the real test, expect to be possibly more experience on test day. a Good tips to follow for test conditions: Four multiple-choice test: 2 hours and 55 minutes. 10- to 15- minutes break between Tests 2 and 3 No. 2 pencil with eraser. Remove all books and aids from your desk.