How to Study for the ACT

This April, hundreds of thousands of students will take the ACT for the first time. With college admissions tests being one of the major factors in college admissions decisions, getting a good score is vital.  While most colleges will accept either the SAT or the ACT, some students may do better on the ACT.

study for the actIf you are a student who feels pressured by time constraints, taking practice tests will be important.  Start with a practice test from the official Preparing for the ACT booklet. Make sure you time yourself to get used to the pacing of the exam. You’ll miss a few questions the first time, but that’s OK.

Once you know your score, you can work on the specific ACT section where you need the most help.   The ACT has four required sections, plus an optional writing section. Many colleges look at the combined, or composite score, instead of individual scores reported on the SAT.

Here are some of the resources has to help you score better on each section of the ACT:   sample math questions, sample English questions, sample reading questions, sample science questions, sample essay prompt.

If you come across a problem you can’t solve on your own, you can get help from one of our math, English or science tutors—they’ll be happy to walk you through your question, step by step, so you’ll get the right answer on test day.

If the idea of taking the ACT stresses you out, don’t worry— has everything you’ll need to get ready before the test.  You can also get free ACT resources at our website.

Studies show that you can improve your ACT test score by studying before the exam.  A little hard work now could really pay off, so take advantage of these free resources while there’s still time!

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