ACT June just got over and there is another ACT in July High School Juniors the school session is about to end and summer vacation is going to start. If you decide to right away take ACT in July and would like to score higher then Socrato is here to help you with your goal.

Preparing for the ACT in just one month is no small feat, but with a focused and strategic approach, it’s entirely possible to achieve a great score. This guide will provide you with a detailed week-by-week plan to maximize your study efforts and optimize your performance on test day.

Week 1: Diagnostic and Goal Setting

Day 1: Take a Diagnostic Test

  • Objective: Establish a baseline to identify your strengths and weaknesses.
  • Action: Take a full-length ACT practice test under timed conditions.
  • Outcome: Analyze your results to pinpoint areas that need the most improvement.

Day 2: Set Clear Goals

  • Objective: Define your target score and create a roadmap.
    • Action: Based on your diagnostic test, set realistic and specific score goals for each section.
    • Outcome: Develop a detailed study schedule that includes daily and weekly goals.

    Day 3-7: Build Core Skills in English and Math

  • English:
    • Review grammar rules, punctuation, sentence structure, and rhetorical skills.
    • Practice with sample questions and passages.
  • Math:
    • Review fundamental concepts in algebra, geometry, and trigonometry.
    • Solve practice problems focusing on identified weak areas.

   Daily Routine:

  •   Morning: 1-2 hours of English practice.
  •   Afternoon: 1-2 hours of Math practice.
  •   Evening: 1 hour reviewing mistakes and understanding concepts.

Week 2: Deep Dive into Reading and Science

Day 8-11: Reading Strategies

  • Objective: Enhance reading comprehension and speed.
    • Action: Practice active reading techniques: annotating, summarizing, and predicting.
    • Outcome: Improve your ability to identify the main ideas, themes, and author’s purpose.

Day 12-14: Science Reasoning

  • Objective: Develop skills in interpreting data and scientific reasoning.
  • Action: Familiarize yourself with different types of science passages and practice extracting information from graphs, tables, and charts.
  • Outcome: Increase speed and accuracy in answering science questions.

Daily Routine:

  • Morning: 1-2 hours of Reading practice.
  • Afternoon: 1-2 hours of science practice.
  • Evening: 1 hour reviewing mistakes and understanding concepts.

Day 15: Full-Length Practice Test

  • Objective: Monitor progress and refine strategies.
  • Action: Take a full-length ACT practice test under timed conditions.
  • Outcome: Analyze performance to identify improvements and areas that still need work.

Week 3: Intensive Practice and Review

Day 16-18: Math and English Intensive Review

  • Math:
    • Focus on more advanced topics and mixed problem sets.
  • English:
    • Continue practicing grammar, punctuation, and rhetorical skills with mixed question sets.

Day 19-21: Reading and Science Intensive Review

  • Reading:
    • Practice with diverse passages to improve timing and accuracy.
  • Science:
    • Work on efficiency in interpreting scientific data under timed conditions.

Daily Routine:

  • Morning: 2 hours of mixed subject practice.
  • Afternoon: 2 hours focusing on weakest areas identified in practice tests.
  • Evening: 1 hour reviewing mistakes and solidifying understanding.

Day 22: Focused Practice Test

  • Objective: Apply learned strategies and ensure consistency.
  • Action: Take a practice test focusing on the weakest sections.
  • Outcome: Review answers to refine strategies and correct mistakes.

Week 4: Final Refinement and Simulation

Day 23-25: Targeted Practice and Review

  • Objective: Strengthen weakest areas.
  • Action: Dedicate extra time to the sections where you scored lowest in practice tests.
  • Outcome: Solidify understanding and improve accuracy and speed.

Day 26: Full-Length Practice Test

  • Objective: Simulate test day conditions.
  • Action: Take your final full-length practice test under realistic conditions.
  • Outcome: Focus on applying all strategies and maintaining endurance.

Day 27-28: Light Review and Mental Preparation

  • Objective: Ensure readiness without cramming.
  • Action: Light review of key concepts and strategies.
  • Outcome: Keep your mind fresh and avoid burnout.

Day 29-30: Rest and Final Preparations

  • Objective: Be physically and mentally prepared for test day.
  • Action: Ensure adequate sleep, nutritious meals, and relaxation.
  • Outcome: Approach test day with a calm and confident mindset.

Test Day:

  • Preparation: Gather all necessary materials the night before (admission ticket, photo ID, pencils, calculator, snacks, and water).
  • Mindset: Approach the test with confidence, trust in your preparation, and stay calm.

By following this strategic one-month study plan, you can maximize your preparation time and significantly improve your ACT score. If you want the smart strategy to score your target score check the Socrato ebook Strategies-to-prepare-act-in-an-effective-way

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 Stay focused, work hard, and believe in your ability to succeed. Following up blog on individual sections.

Good luck!