During the global pandemic COVID-19, ACT testing will be held on Saturday, 13 June 2020. You only have a couple of days before the ACT. And you’re determined to ace this test! Whether you’re looking for last-minute study tips, advice on how to prepare the day of the test, or test-taking strategies to maximize your scores.

Social Distancing Guidelines

ACT will be following CDC-recommended guidelines for social distancing at our test centers for June and July. 

Source: http://www.act.org/content/dam/act/secured/documents/pdfs/ACT-National-Test-Center-Social-Distancing-Guidelines.pdf

Tips for the Day before Test


  • It is important to be well-rested.
  • Make sure to get a good night’s sleep in a few days before the test.


  • Take a proper diet right before the test.

Stress can negatively affect test prep

  • Being too stressed about the exam can negatively affect your performance.
  • Be aware of whatever nervousness you’re feeling.


  • Occupy some time each day relaxing.

Imagine a successful experience

  • You also know where you are strong and where you are weak.
  • Picture yourself positively answering questions correctly, and smoothly.

Tips for the Examination Hall

Use the process of removal

  • Crossing out choices as you go along really helps when you get that feeling that you might need to guess.
  • If you have no knowledge of how to answer a question, try to eliminate any obviously wrong choices.

Cover up the answers

  • Always try to come up with an answer on your own before you even look at the choices.

Pace and Trust yourself

  • Skip questions that are going to take longer.

Bubble in groups

  • Complete at least five questions, and then bubble the answers in on the answer sheet.
  • It will also save time.

Use any extra time cleverly

  • If you find yourself with extra time at the end of a section, make good use of it.
  • Make sure your answer choices are in the right bubbles.

To score high students can use Socrato to practice online and get insights beyond scores. Socrato’s Companion Series helps you get the most from your Official Study Guide.

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