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.
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:
Few Tips on test day and for the test
- 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.
- Get a good night rest, double check before for everything before leaving the house and arrive early.
- On the test, remember the order of difficulty. Each section is arranged from easiest to most difficult so answer the easy questions first.
- Answer every question on the ACT even if it is just a guess; there is no penalty for wrong answers.
- Time is of the essence on the ACT so push yourself to move quickly yet effectively through each section.