ACT Test Prep Takes Work

By ACT Practice Tests - Last updated: Friday, January 23, 2009 - Save & Share - Leave a Comment

Like most worthwhile things, doing well on the ACT test takes work. It is unreasonable to think that just because you have taken it several times, that your score will necessarily increase. The good news is that with some effort, perseverance, and focus, you can increase your ACT test score dramatically.

ACT practice tests should be an important part of your ACT test preparation strategy. Using them effectively will help maximize the benefit out of the time that you put into preparation.

There are two important ways you should use the ACT practice tests to prepare for the ACT test. The first is to use practice tests to increase your test taking speed. One of the big hurdles on the ACT test, is time. If you can figure out ways to speed up taking the test, you’ll have more time left to think about your answers and double check your answers, and you’ll have more time to spend working on the harder problems.

Using practice tests is a great way to practice test taking strategies that you have learned. Practicing those strategies should be a very important part of your preparation. It usually isn’t enough to just know strategies. You have to practice applying them so that when you are in the actual test, applying the strategies will be second nature. This will allow you to get through the test quicker, leaving you time to deal with problems that may take more time. In addition, the ACT test is designed to test your billing to finish all the questions and the designated time. Most students, on the average, can fit finish in the designated time. But you will have an advantage if you can speed up taking the test.

The second important way you should use practice tests in your ACT test preparation strategy, is to find your weaknesses and then correct them. Known your weaknesses will allow you to focus on and correct them. For example, if you find that you have problems answering plane geometry questions on the math tests, and you should spend some time working on understanding that area. This will also allow you more time to focus on difficult problems.

If you’ll spend regular time preparing for the ACT you can almost guarantee that you will improve. Don’t forget, that it does take work. Nothing comes for free. Giving a little time and effort each day will return you big rewards in the end.

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