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Watch a preview:chapter 1 / lesson 1Structure of the ACT Science Reasoning Section
Course SummaryIf you're looking for a comprehensive guide to help you get ready for the science portion of the ACT, check out our mobile-friendly practice course. Short video lessons will walk you through the test topics, and the multiple-choice quizzes help you gauge your understanding so you can know what to study further.
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About The Course
The ACT is designed to test high school students' readiness for college-level work through an assessment of reading, math, science, and English knowledge. There is also a timed writing component. The science section of the exam tests reasoning skills in areas including chemistry, meteorology, geology, physics, biology and astronomy.
This exam is given six times per year in the U.S. and five times per year internationally. Students who sign up for the ACT must take the exam at a designated testing center. Colleges and universities may consider ACT scores as part of a student's application package; some schools may require submission of ACT scores.
ACT Science Registration and Preparation
The registration and fees for taking the ACT science component are covered in your registration and fees for the general ACT test; in some cases, students may be able to have their fees waived if they qualify for a need-based program. Scores can be reported to four schools; additional score reporting generally requires additional fees. There are also fees for changing your test date or testing center and for telephone re-registration. Registration is accepted online, and viewing your scores online is free.
This ACT science section prep course allows you to review the science knowledge covered on the test and practice the exam at your own pace. Lessons include an instructional video and a quiz so that you can measure your own progress and see where you may need to spend additional time studying. On test day, you'll need a testing admission ticket (which you can print out when you register online) and photo identification. You'll also need some #2 pencils. Test administrators will allow approved calculators for the math portion of the test, but no other books, writing implements, cell phones or devices are permitted in the testing center.
ACT Science Scoring and Score Reports
The ACT science test is a 40-question test; 35 minutes are allowed for completion. Using a calculator on the test isn't allowed. Only correct answers are counted in your score. A composite score is assigned based upon your performance in all parts of the test; your writing sub-score is also reported. Score reports are available online two weeks after the test; mailed score reports are generally sent out 3-8 weeks after the test.
ACT: Science Section
Reasoning is one of the topics covered in the ACT science portion of the ACT exam. Questions may cover areas such as Earth science, physical science, and biology. The lessons in our Science Reasoning: Overview chapter demonstrate how to approach the science reasoning questions, from understanding data representation, research summaries or conflicting viewpoints passages to tips for answering related questions.
The Science Reasoning: Fundamentals of Science chapter covers key science vocabulary, concepts, and methods. Study the scientific method, experimental design, interpretation of scientific charts and graphs, and related activities. Materials include examples for review and practice problems.
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