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ACT Test Preparation

Colleges use the ACT results to determine if students meet admission requirements, to award scholarships, to advise students on course selection and to select students for their honors programs.

The ACT includes test areas in English, math, reading and science and an optional writing section.  Many Midwestern colleges require the ACT.  Scores for each section are averaged to create a composite score.  A perfect score is 36.  Students are encouraged to take the test in the spring of their junior year, and again in the fall of their senior year.

Some tips students are encouraged to use when taking tests and apply to the ACT test are:   

1. Review the instructions and format ahead of time.  Students can find sample test questions and instructions at collegeboard.com and act.org.  

2. Answer the easy questions first.  If you get hung up on a question, mark it and move on.  The time used to solve a difficult question is better spent on four of five easy ones.  

3. Mark your answer sheet with care.  Double-check the numbers as you go, especially if you skip any questions.

4. Practice using your calculator.  You are allowed to use just about any four-function, scientific or graphing calculator.  

5. Eliminate wrong answers.  Eliminating several wrong answers for each problem will increase your chances of selecting the correct answer.  

6. Beware of trick questions.  If a question appears too easy, its probably a trick.  Try to find the underlying logic of the problem.

Beatrice High School encourages students to take the ACT and with the information and tips provided, wish students success with this important test.  

Remaining ACT Test Dates & Deadlines
Visit www.act.org for more info and practice tests. Fee waivers are available for students who qualify for free and reduced lunch. Speak  with your School Counselor.   

Test Date Registration Deadline (Late Fee Required)
September 10, 2016 August 5, 2016 August 6-19, 2016
October 22, 2016 September 16, 2016 September 17-30, 2016
December 10, 2016 November 4, 2016 November 5-18, 2016
February 11, 2017 January 13, 2017 January 14-20, 2017
April 8, 2017 March 3, 2017 March 4-17, 2017
June 10, 2017 May 5, 2017 May 6-19, 2017

Find the web site at www.actstudent.org/regist/

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