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Preparing for the ACT


This booklet is a valuable resource to help prepare for the ACT.


The information here is intended to help you do your best on the ACT - the test taken by the majority of US high school students gain admission to colleges and universities. Included are helpful hints and test-taking strategies, as well as a complete practice ACT, with "retired" questions form earlier tests given on previous test dates at ACT test sites. Also featured are a practice writing test, a sample answer document, answer keys, and self-scoring instructions.

Content Guide

  • Message to Students
  • Overview of the ACT
  • Test-Taking Strategies
  • Prohibited Behavior at the Test Center
  • Content of the ACT Tests
  • Taking the Practice Tests
  • Practice Multiple-Choice Tests
  • Practice Writing Test
  • How to Score the Multiple-Choices Tests
  • Reviewing Your Performance on the Multiple-Choice Tests
  • How to Score the Writing Test
  • Sample Answer Document

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