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How To Prep For The ACT Math Section

How To Prep For The ACT Math Section

ACT MATH: 60 questions in 60 minutes The best approach to the math section of the ACT is to break down the various questions into categories.  That way the page doesn’t look like a mish-mash of numbers but rather: two geometry problems, an algebra problem, and a graphing problem.  You need to know several main categories and memorizing a couple of formulas will help down the home stretch. Start reviewing these by working with some ACT practice tests before diving into the real thing. Basics: Know how to determine the average of something and how to find percentages.  Know how to add and multiply fractions and how to ... Read More About How To Prep For The ACT Math Section

How To Prep For The ACT Science Section

How To Prep For The ACT Science Section

ACT Science: 40 questions, 35 minutesA lot of students worry about the science section of the test because they don’t feel very comfortable with science classes. Good news!  You do not have to memorize any formulas from biology, chemistry, physics, or any other science class.  Almost every last piece of information you need to know for this section can be found in the graphs and charts provided for each passage. Consider familiarizing yourself with this format ahead of time with ACT practice tests. There are three types of passages in the science section:  Charts and Graphs These passages will have very little writing ... Read More About How To Prep For The ACT Science Section

How To Prep For the ACT Reading Section

How To Prep For the ACT Reading Section

ACT Reading section: 40 questions, 35 minutesFor most students, reading less is better.  This might seem counterintuitive, but most people take too much time reading the passage and then remember too little of it.  The better option is to attack the passage strategically so that you don’t have to read the entire thing, or if you do, read it in small chunks. Look at the questions and see if there are any key words.  These include proper nouns, dates or other numbers, or definition or category words.  Try to find that key word in the passage and then read the couple sentences around it.  Keep in mind that any word ... Read More About How To Prep For the ACT Reading Section

What To Know About The Writing Section Of The ACT

What To Know About The Writing Section Of The ACT

The ACT Plus Writing includes an optional supplement to the standard exam. The half-hour test assesses your writing skills – especially those writing skills emphasized in your high school English courses and in entry-level college composition classes. We’ll go over if you should register to take the additional Writing Test, what the prompt looks like, how to optimize your exam grade, and exactly what the ACT scorers are looking for when they read your essay. If you think you need additional assistance, you may want to contact an ACT tutor or review an ACT prep book.What does the Writing Test look like? The writing portion of t ... Read More About What To Know About The Writing Section Of The ACT

What To Know About The Math Section Of The ACT

What To Know About The Math Section Of The ACT

The ACT Mathematics section is designed to assess the mathematical proficiency students have typically acquired in courses taken by the end of the 11th grade.  Students receive an hour to finish the 60-question math section – which boils down to roughly a minute per question.  The multiple-choice problems cover content areas such as pre-algebra, elementary algebra, intermediate algebra, coordinate geometry, plane geometry, and trigonometry.  Students must be comfortable using computational skills and basic formulas, but a knowledge of complex formulas or the ability to perform extensive computation ... Read More About What To Know About The Math Section Of The ACT