*THE NEXT ACT TEST WILL BE HELD AT TOOELE HIGH SCHOOL ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26. REGULAR REGISTRATION ENDS ON SEPTEMBER 27TH, SO BE SURE TO SIGN UP NOW! IF YOU ARE A SENIOR PLANING TO ATTEND BYU, SUU, UofU, OR USU, THIS WILL BE THE LAST ACT TEST SCORE YOU WILL BE ABLE TO USE FOR PRIORITY ADMISSION AND SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES.
The ACT college readiness test is a requirement for acceptance at all Utah colleges and universities. Did you know it is also a requirement for all college and university scholarships as well as many private scholarships? Simply put, if you are planning on going to college, you must take the ACT! The ACT contains multiple choice tests in four areas: English, Mathematics, Reading and Science. The ACT test is timed with the time broken down as follows:
ACT English Test: 75-question, 45-minute test
ACT Mathematics Test: 60-question, 60-minute test
ACT Reading Test: 40-question, 35-minute test
ACT Science Test: 40-question, 35-minute test
The ACT is difficult and can sometimes feel overwhelming, but it is definitely doable. It is important to know that the ACT isn’t just about what you’ve learned. It is also important to understand how the ACT works and have good test-taking skills in order to navigate the test successfully. You will need to prepare and study. You can take an ACT prep class or use on-line resources like Test Prep at actstudent.org. A fun and user-friendly guide is ACT for Dummies and there are many other prep guides available as well. The THS Counseling Office also has a small Preparing for the ACT booklet that is free of charge. Just stop by the Counseling Office and pick one up. The point is, make sure you’re prepared.
ACT, Inc. suggests the following general test-taking strategies for the ACT:
1. Pace yourself.
2. Read the directions for each test carefully.
3. Read each question carefully.
4. Answer the easy questions first.
5. Use logic on more difficult questions.
6. Answer every question.
7. Review your work.
8. Be precise in marking your answer document.
9. Erase completely.
For additional information and to register for the ACT test, go to actstudent.org.