The date is set for me. I will be taking the ACT on March 6, 2012. My school has decided for all its juniors to take the ACT on this date. If you are also taking the ACT sometime soon, now is the time to prepare. Open those ACT books and start preparing!
I admit I have not prepared much for the ACT. With so much homework and studying for my classes, it’s quite difficult to find a time slot for preparing for the ACT. However, in the upcoming days I am determined to find the time. I have found that if I just study in small increments, my knowledge will accumulate and I will feel more confident about taking a test. This method works especially well when taking tests such as the ACT.
Many ACT questions rely upon the same knowledge you learn in school. For example, in the English section, questions depend on your knowledge of sentence structure or your grammar. In the math section, you might find questions about calculating areas or determining angles. The good news is that if you take practice tests and study the questions, you will find that a lot of questions revolve around the same concepts; so, when you take the ACT you will recognize that the questions have the same structure as questions from an ACT prep book or online. Knowing how the questions work and exactly what they are asking will avoid confusion and help you better pace yourself.
In a few weeks, I will be taking the ACT, but for now I plan on studying maybe ten or twenty practice questions a day and becoming acclimated to the structure of the questions. By doing this, I will also find out where my weak areas are and develop them. If I follow and continue this routine, I should be ready for the ACT. I hope I’ll do well and good luck to anyone else taking it soon!