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Doing well on the ACT can translate into additional scholarship money, so it is worth your time to prepare. Use these test taking tips:


Before the Exam

  • Register for an exam, giving yourself enough time to prepare
  • Understand format of the exam (see below)
  • Take practice tests and identify areas to improve
  • Practice ACT testing strategies
  • Consider purchasing an ACT Prep Book or taking an online course

Day of Exam (Tips from )

  • Wear comfortable clothes; dress in layers
  • Be On Time
  • Bring snacks to eat during break times

What to Bring

What NOT to Bring

  • Textbook
  • Highlighters, Colored Pens, White Out
  • Any electronic device (other than calculator)
  • Reading material
  • Tobacco
  • Cell Phone or other communication device

Format of Exam

ACT format