The ACT is a college entrance exam 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 students’ skills in five core areas: English, Math, Reading, Science, and Writing (optional). Students of all four years from 9th-12th grade take the ACT so that they can submit their scores to colleges as part of the college application process.

### Smart Strategy for the ACT Preparation: Case Study:

1. Take a Practice Test: There are a lot of online resources to practice tests or you can go over the Real ACT study guide. Go over all the sample questions and then take the practice test. Solving lots of practice test improve your scores. Math and Science section is more scoring.
2. Finding your strong subjects: With the help of practice tests find the vital subject, try to solve more difficult and find out the weak subject, topics and work hard, by solving practice tests and scoring more.
3. Setting the ACT targeted composite score: To figure out your ACT target score, look up the score range requirements of colleges.

Usually on average score range requirements of many colleges
are 34-36.
For example:

Assume, you are targeting 34
And your Baseline ACT Composite Score = 32 as per
the mock-up test.

The score difference between a targeted score and a mock-up
test score.

Difference between ACT Composite Score and Baseline
ACT Composite Score ie. 34-32=02

### Smart Strategy for ACT preparation:

Before the ACT, there are several things you can do that will help you get a high score. There is no such thing as a “good” ACT score. Scores for the test are determined by grading each of the four sections on a scale of 1-36.

In a given section, your raw score is the number of questions you answered correctly. We will convert the raw scores into scaled scores between 1-36 and then average the four numbers.

• Enroll in challenging classes.?Taking difficult courses in high school will prepare you for college entrance exams. It is more likely that you will succeed on the test if you take a challenging class.?
• Practice a test.?Also, you can familiarize yourself with the format and types of questions asked by taking a practice test. Make study time a priority. Spend small amounts of time studying over a long period of time. Organize your time between homework assignments, extracurricular activities, and fun by scheduling it on your calendar.?
• Maintain a positive attitude. However Think positively. Take a moment to imagine yourself sitting in a quiet test room and filling in the correct answers.
• Answer easy questions first: Start by answering questions you are confident you will be able to answer correctly. In your exam booklet, mark each question you skipped so you can easily find it later.
• On the test, there is only one correct answer per question: Even if there appear to be two correct answers, you can only choose one.
• Know who you are and what you are capable of. Make sure you practice your skills in areas where you can improve, but don’t stop progressing in your strong subjects.?
• Use test prep materials. Preparing for the ACT can help you gain confidence, learn the format, and prepare for the actual test. Explore all of our test prep options to find free online practice tests, helpful study guides, and interactive study tools.

To prepare for the ACT test in a month download the ACT free e-Book. Grade your ACT practice test bubble sheet online to get a detailed Socrato diagnostic report. For a test prep strategy, check out the Socrato Youtube channel.

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