ACT Test

The ACT (American College Testing) college readiness assessment is a standardized test for college admissions in the United States. The ACT is supposed to measure a students’ preparedness for colleges and universities by testing skills in five core areas: English, math, reading, science, and writing (optional).

The ACT is a significant determinant in college admission and scholarship decisions. Whether your child struggles with the fundamentals, the “tricks” and testing strategy, the most advanced topics, or simply a lack of testing confidence, our instructors will identify and amend any areas of weakness and enhance areas of strength. Instead of a soft spot in a student’s academic resume, we will help ensure that these ACT test scores amplify your child’s potential.

ACT Format

The ACT is composed of four multiple-choice sections—English, Math, Reading, and Science—and one optional essay section—Writing. Total testing time is 2 hours and 55 minutes for the ACT without Writing and 3 hours and 35 minutes for the ACT with Writing. The breakdown of each section is as follows:

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Few Tips on test day and for the test

  1. Be organized and remember to bring a #2 pencil, calculator, identification, admission ticket, fresh batteries, a watch and a high energy snack on test day.
  2. Get a good night rest, double check before for everything before leaving the house and arrive early.
  3. On the test, remember the order of difficulty. Each section is arranged from easiest to most difficult so answer the easy questions first.
  4. Answer every question on the ACT even if it is just a guess; there is no penalty for wrong answers.
  5. Time is of the essence on the ACT so push yourself to move quickly yet effectively through each section.


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