It’s important to stay calm and relaxed during the test. We should be aware of a few key points tips before the test day.
There are some helpful tips and strategies you can apply on test day.
Some important Tips for Upcoming ACT
You should know –
- Study the direction of each ACT section and get familiar with section directions before the test. On test, day-use your time for the test, not for section directions.
- Get familiar with the time and number of questions in each section.
- Bring your watch or timer and set the time 5 minutes early before the end time to review all the answers.
- Read all the questions of each section first and mark the easy questions.
- Use the answer booklet if you are not sure of the correct answer. Mark the final answers in the bubble sheet.
- Avoid leaving marks on the bubble sheets as the machine scores them. Usually, machines cannot distinguish between stray marks and correct answers.
- Fill the grid-in answers correctly and neatly in the Math Grid-in section.
- Use #2HB pencil to fill the bubble sheet.
How to fill the Bubble sheet
- Mark the circles in the ID section. One circle per row.
- Mark the circles in the Name section (First, Middle, and last name)
- No points will be earned if the circle is marked half or some line.
- No point will be earned if multiple circles are marked in a row.
- Mark the circles with a #2HB pencil.
Strategy to answer the questions –
- Review all the questions first in each section.
- Mark the easy, difficult and unknown questions.
- In the 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.
- Manage your time while test-taking, spend a few moments on easy questions, spend the rest time on hard questions.
- Eliminate the incorrect answers so you can narrow down the correct answer selection.
- All the questions will have only one correct answer.
- There is no penalty for incorrect answers, so Do NOT SKIP the questions guess the correct answers.
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