Ch 1: ACT: About the Test

About This Chapter

Start preparing for the ACT with lessons on test structure and scoring, the registration process and more. The short videos and self-assessment quizzes included here can equip you with the information you'll need to create a sound test-taking strategy and study plan.

ACT: About the Test - Chapter Summary

Use the lessons in this chapter to get a brief history of the ACT, and explore its role in the admissions process at colleges in the Midwest as well as on the East and West coasts. You'll also study test structure, so you can go into the exam knowing how much time is allotted for each section. An explanation of section, composite and percentile scores, as well as scores assigned to responses on the writing portion, is included as well. You'll also find out what to bring on test day and get tips for maximizing your performance. Lessons are designed to acquaint you with the following:

  • Test history and structure
  • Scoring analyses
  • Registration processes
  • Test day preparation

If you're just getting started with your ACT exam prep, this chapter's entertaining video lessons and self-assessment quizzes allow you to explore test scoring and structure at your own pace. These resources might also prove useful if you're further along in your studies and want to revisit information on acceptable calculators, registration methods or question formatting, among other topics.

ACT: About the Test - Chapter Objectives

While this chapter won't necessarily help you focus on any one area of the ACT, it can arm you with the knowledge needed to map out a study plan and select the right test date. You can also use the lessons to develop test-taking strategies that will help you complete exam sections on time and put your best foot forward on test day.

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