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How is the ACT Scored?

How is the ACT Scored?

The ACT consists of an overall result – the Composite score – and individual marks for four sections: English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science. Writing, which is not required by all colleges and universities, is assessed separately. These are some great tips on how to improve your ACT score that you may find useful. For the above multiple-choice sections and the composite score, the ACT utilizes a four-step process: 1. The number of correct questions is determined. There is no penalty for incorrect answers or unanswered questions. 2. A raw score is calculated. For example, if 48 of 60 answers are correct on ... Read More About How is the ACT Scored?

ACT Reading Tips

ACT Reading Tips

The Reading section on the ACT can certainly seem daunting – there are long passages to comprehend, as well as complex questions to answer. Often, the selections will be about a subject or topic you are unfamiliar with, which can be frustrating. However, the ACT does not test your knowledge of content, but instead your skills in identifying point of view, the meaning of specific words, and the main ideas of the passage, among other things. You may want to take a few ACT practice tests to help you prepare and also check out this great information on how the ACT is scored. Here are several tips for increasing your score on t ... Read More About ACT Reading Tips

ACT Math Tips

ACT Math Tips

The Math section on the ACT can be overwhelming. It may include any component of algebra (pre-algebra to intermediate), geometry, and trigonometry, and the questions increase in difficulty as you progress through the section. Unlike the SAT, you do not receive formulas, which means you must remember them. However, there are several useful strategies to keep in mind as you approach this portion of the ACT. You may also want to consider taking a few ACT practice tests to help your prepare or enlisting the help of an ACT math tutor. 1.    Conquer easy questions first Remember, the Math section begins simply and bec ... Read More About ACT Math Tips

ACT to Offer a Computer-Based Test

ACT to Offer a Computer-Based Test

In recent years, the ACT has increasingly proved itself to be a serious competitor to the SAT. The creators of the ACT, however, continue to search for ways to improve the exam; one such strategy is to launch a computer-based version of the test. A paper-and-pencil version of the ACT will still be available for quite some time, but starting in 2015, students will have the opportunity to take a computer-adaptive version. The test-makers hope to move beyond simple multiple-choice questions to a truly interactive experience. Students will be prompted to write answers to certain types of problems and may even be asked to engage in virtual tasks. ... Read More About ACT to Offer a Computer-Based Test

How To Prep For The ACT English Section

How To Prep For The ACT English Section

ACT English: 75 questions in 45 minutes First off: don’t panic.  You don’t have to memorize every last bit of English grammar in the world.  That would take far too long and be confusing in the long run.  Rather, break down your knowledge in several sections and strategies that will help you score the best you can. You may also want to consider taking a few ACT practice tests or reviewing a prep book to help you prepare.  Punctuation  -        Semi-colons: Used like periods in that they separate two complete sentences.  The only catch is that these s ... Read More About How To Prep For The ACT English Section