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ACT Test Taking Tips

Four Easy, Effective ACT® Tips for Your Students

1. Get familiar with what the ACT is testing.

The English test measures how well a student can edit different passages on the fly, improving grammar and composition.
The Math test checks problem-solving skills. Many ACT math problems are word problems, and it won't be enough to simply know how to do math operations.
The Reading test grades reading comprehension. The higher a student's reading level and the better their vocabulary, the better they'll do.
The Science test gauges a student's science reasoning ability. It isn't measuring what science facts they've memorized; it's checking to see if they can learn new science facts quickly from charts, graphs, and passages.

2. Practice your pace.

The ACT is a timed test. Time is of the essence.
It isn't just a question of whether your student knows how to answer a certain problem. It all comes down to whether they can answer it in a limited time frame.
In order to get through the test and still have enough time to double back, check their answers, and re-think any questions they skipped, have students stick to the following pacing...
English: 30 seconds per question. Math: 50 seconds per question.
Reading: 7 minutes per passage (including answering the passage's questions).
Science: 4 minutes and 30 seconds per passage (including answering the passage's questions).
Maintaining the recommended pace will give you 5-10 minutes to check answers and work on skipped problems.

3. Answer every question.

There is no penalty for guessing on the ACT. Make sure every row on your student's answer sheet is bubbled with their best guess before time is up.

4. Give students time to prepare.

The upcoming ACT test dates are as follows:
October 26th, 2013
December 14th, 2013
February 8th, 2014
April 12th, 2014
June 14th, 2014


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