Tips For Taking The ACT

The ACT is a national college admission examination that consists of subject area tests in English, mathematics, reading, and science with an optional writing exam.

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The ACT includes 215 multiple-choice questions and takes approximately three hours and 30 minutes to complete with breaks (or just over four hours if taking the Writing Test). The actual testing time is two hours and 55 minutes (plus 30 minutes for the Writing Test).

ACT results are accepted by all U.S. colleges and universities. The basic registration fee includes score reports for up to four college choices for which a valid code is listed at the time of registration.

The ACT can be an important factor in college education. Not only is it an important criterion for admission to most universities but some degree programs also use scores to determine admission. For these reasons, it is important to prepare carefully before taking the exam.

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The best preparation for the ACT is taking a solid high school program that includes courses in English, math, science, and social studies and taking your schoolwork seriously.

But it’s also true that attitude, emotion, and physical state may influence performance. So start preparing early and know what to expect on the test day. Read all the information in the registration packet and take the complete practice test included.

On the day of the test make sure to:

Preparing for the ACT is important for your college education and your future.

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Dr. D. M. Hardy

I have a M.Ed. in Instructional Technology, and an Ed.D. in Adult & Career Education. I enjoy spreading knowledge, because we all need to be life-long learners.