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ACT Exam Prep Information

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The ACT is a standardized college admissions test that can include a writing portion along with multiple-choice sections in four other subject areas. Read on to learn where you can find preparation materials for this exam and get other important test information.

Exam Prep Materials from ACTStudent.org

The test's official web site, ACTStudent.org, offers multiple resources to help you study for the exam, some free and some offered at a low cost. Materials available for a fee include a year-long subscription to an online preparatory course as well as a test guide that includes practice exams and instructions for tackling each of the test's math, English, reading and science sections.

Other resources, such as an online pdf file that includes testing strategies, a practice test and an answer key, are available free of charge. You can also check the website to get an ACT question of the day and try your hand at sets of sample questions. Sample writing prompts and essays complete with scoring explanations are available as well.

Other Site Features

ACTStudent.org is also where you can sign up for the test online and receive instant verification from your desired testing center. Individuals under the age of 13 and students who do not wish to use a credit card to pay for the exam can receive instructions for registering by mail. The steps required to request special testing accommodations are outlined here as well. Additional information can be found on:

  • Available test dates
  • Registration deadlines
  • Score reporting

Exam Prep Materials from Study.com

Study.com also offers several resources to get you ready for the ACT, including a comprehensive study guide and courses focusing on individual test sections. Both feature short video lessons that walk you through exam content as well as practice quizzes and tests designed to measure your understanding of ACT exam material. You can access these courses on your mobile device and contact instructors if you have any questions during your studies. These items are available for a nominal fee. Use the links below to view these resources:

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