What is the ACT?
The ACT is a national college admissions examination that consists of subject area tests in:
|English ||Mathematics ||Reading ||Science |
The ACT Plus Writing includes the four subject area tests plus a 30-minute Writing Test.
The ACT includes 215 multiple-choice questions and takes approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes to complete, including a short break (or just over four hours if you are taking the ACT Plus Writing). Actual testing time is 2 hours and 55 minutes (plus 30 minutes if you are taking the ACT Plus Writing).
ACT results are accepted by all four-year colleges and universities in the US.
|ACT Information: |
Sparknotes on ACT
ACT English Section Analysis
|Before you study for the ACT, you need to know your strengths and weaknesses, and these diagnostic tests can do that: |
Barron’s Diagnostic Test
Princeton’s Diagnostic Test – free registration
McGraw-Hill Diagnostic Test
Test Guide Sample Test Questions
|Test-taking Helpful Links: |
Tips and Strategies
Test Day Checklist
Test Day Tips
About the Calculator
Why should I take it?
SparkNotes Tips for English
Are your scores good enough?
Three Types of Science Passages
Instant Score Boosters
ACT Tips, Strategies, etc.
Three Insider Tips
ACT Reading Tips
ACT Science Tips
Difference between the SAT and ACT
|English Quizzes: |
Punctuation Quiz- Semicolons, colons, etc.
Clarity & Agreement
Usage and Mechanics
Peterson's English Practice
Kaplan- Scroll down to the bottom to find the link.
Grammar Flash Cards
Practice Released ACT English tests
Grammar Rules – links found on this page address common grammar issues found on the ACT
ACT Org Practice English Grammar Quizzes
|Reading Quizzes: |
Roman History Reading- Click Download Here to see the passage and then answer the ten questions.
Domestic Violence Reading Passage- Follow the directions on this page.
The American Republic Reading- Follow the directions.
Banneker Passage- Arrangement and clarity
ACT Org Practice Reading Quizzes
|Writing the Essay: |
Sample Prompts with Essays and Scores
SparkNotes ACT Sample Prompt with Essays
Essay Writing Strategy
ACT Org Sample Prompt with Essays
|SAT Vocab that can help with ACT |
SAT Vocab quizlet
More SAT Vocab
Vocab and the ACT
Barrons Science Vocabulary Quizlet
|Math Quizzes: |
Several Math Quizzes
Quizzes to Download
60 Questions with Detailed Answers and Solutions
ACT Prep Math Quizlet (Formulas, etc.)
ACT Org Math Practice Quizzes
Varsity Tutors Math Practice
Practice Math Tests
Math Test Taking Tips with Practices
|Science Quizzes: |
Charts & Graphs
Charts & Graphs Quiz
Quizlet - Science Terms
ACT Org Practice Science Quizzes
Varsity Tutors Science Practice Tests
ACT Exam Science Practice
Science Test Taking Tips with Practices
Prep Scholar for Science - Tips and Practices
|COLLEGE BOARD |
College Board is a site where you can sign up for the SAT, get access to scholarships, find programs to help with ACT, SAT, and AP tests, and help transition from high school to college. EVERY college-bound person should create a College Board account and take both the ACT and SAT no later than 2nd semester junior year (preferably early in the semester).
|Extra help available to everyone: |
Free ACT Prep Book
ACT Prep Activities
Quizlet ACT Prep