The upcoming ACT is now approaching – furthermore, it will be taken in October 2021. Many or most registered students should have invested sufficient time in practicing and preparing for the test by now so that they are not under heavy stress during the last days before its administration.
- The ACT is a college entrance exam, so that many colleges and universities in the United States use as part of the college admissions process.
- The ACT is a standardized test that assesses a student’s skills in five core areas: English, Math, Reading, Science, and Writing (optional).
- Students of all 4 years from 9th-12th grade take the ACT so that they can submit their scores to colleges as part of the college application process. Usually, 11th and 12th-grade students take the ACT.
- ACT scores are valid for five years, from the date that they are taken.
Smart Strategy to Prepare for the ACT
- Decide the target score goal.
- Take the practice test.
- Find the difference between the Test score and the Targeted score.
- Analyze the practice test.
- Identify the strengths and areas of improvement subject-wise and topic-wise.
- Prepare first high-priority subjects and topics.
- Take practice individual subject tests to check the improvement.
- Take a full-length test before the actual test.
Strategy to answer the questions –
- Review all the questions first in each section.
- Mark the easy, difficult and unknown questions.
- In ACT usually, easy questions are preceded by hard questions, answer all the easy questions first.
- Read the hard questions at least a couple of times to make sure you understand the question correctly.
- Spend a few minutes on simple questions and the rest of your time on difficult ones when taking the test.
- Eliminate the incorrect answers so you can narrow down the correct answer selection.
- There will only be one correct response to each question.
- There is no penalty for incorrect answers, so Do NOT SKIP the questions guess the correct answers.
- Finally, the bonus tip is usually, your first response is correct.
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